Hosted by Negin Farsad, Fake the Nation is all the comedy about politics without any of the politics about politics. Every week Negin and a cast of her funniest, smartest and most politically astute friends (John Fugelsang, Lizz Winstead, Dean Obeidallah and others) gather 'round the political roundtable to break down the news, make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the American political system.
Ruffling Our Panties (w/ Sarah Pappalardo, Dustin Chafin)
Sarah Pappalardo and Dustin Chafin join Negin to discuss the aftermath of the Capitol riots, including the Republican response to calls for Trump's impeachment. Later, they analyze their own love/hate relationships with food during the pandemic.
Eastern European Coup Vibes (w/ Mic Nguyen, Shalewa Sharpe)
On this week's bonus episode, Mic Nguyen and Shalewa Sharpe return to break down the chaos of what went down at the US Capitol on Wednesday.
Make C-SPAN Boring Again (w/ Mic Nguyen, Shalewa Sharpe)
Mic Nguyen and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to break down the results of the Georgia Senate runoff elections and what they hope to see happen under a Democrat-controlled Senate. They also discuss whether a person should disclose their depression to their employer. Shalewa describes the best way to nap in a bathroom stall.
A Snifter of Jägermeister (w/ Lizz Winstead, Seena Ghaznavi, Ophira Eisenberg)
Lizz Winstead and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to look back at their most memorable New Year's Eves. Later on, Ophira Eisenberg reminisces about an incident involving a "drive-by-puke".
The Smells Of Christmas (w/ Paula Poundstone, Dorian Warren, Samantha Bee, Wajahat Ali)
The tree! The smells! Paula Poundstone and Dorian Warren join Negin to talk about their favorite Christmas traditions. Later on, Samantha Bee and Wajahat Ali share their funniest memories which include an embarrassing moment at a children's recital and a language mix up in Istanbul.
Lollipops For Everyone In America (w/ Benari Poulten)
Benari Poulten joins Negin to discuss the Georgia Senate race and the role money plays in electoral politics. They also look back at the insanity that was 2020 and share a touching tribute to Fake the Nation favorite Catie Lazarus.