28 episodes

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.

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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.

    Netflix and Be Solitary (w/ Shalewa Sharpe, Ashley Ford, Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

    Netflix and Be Solitary (w/ Shalewa Sharpe, Ashley Ford, Myq Kaplan, Dan Ahdoot)

    Shalewa Sharpe and Ashley Ford join Negin to explore their relationships with noise pollution. Later, Negin dives into the history of loneliness with Myq Kaplan and Dan Ahdoot. Dan shares what it's been like living with his parents during quarantine. 

    • 45 min
    We Need More Female Dictators (w/ Ziwe Fumudoh, Dustin Chafin)

    We Need More Female Dictators (w/ Ziwe Fumudoh, Dustin Chafin)

    Ziwe Fumudoh and Dustin Chafin join Negin to share their thoughts on California's Covid-19 aid fund for undocumented immigrants, reopening the entertainment industry, and why female leaders are thriving during the pandemic. They also get into how lockdown has affected friendships between single and coupled friends. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Happy 200th! (w/ John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani)

    Happy 200th! (w/ John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani)

    John Hodgman and Maz Jobrani join Negin to celebrate 200 episodes of Fake the Nation. They cover the latest White House chaos, what it's like being in lockdown with kids, and whether or not the handshake will survive in a post-pandemic world. This special episode also features voicemails from past guests and fans telling us what they hope to see change in the next 4 years.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Emotionally Horny (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sharron Paul)

    Emotionally Horny (w/ Tochi Onyebuchi, Sharron Paul)

    Tochi Onyebuchi and Sharron Paul join Negin to discuss the complications of reopening the economy, Justin Amash's presidential bid, and Joe Biden's response to the Tara Reade allegations. They also reveal which exes have slid into their DMs during lockdown.  

    • 59 min
    Survive and Thrive (w/ Joan Walsh, Aaron Jackson)

    Survive and Thrive (w/ Joan Walsh, Aaron Jackson)

    Joan Walsh and Aaron Jackson join Negin to weigh in on Trump's meat processing mandate and the rent strike. They also have tips on how to make a love connection at a Zoom wedding. 

    • 1 hr
    The Rosa Parks of COVID-19 (Leah Bonnema, Jody Avirgan)

    The Rosa Parks of COVID-19 (Leah Bonnema, Jody Avirgan)

    Leah Bonnema and Jody Avirgan join Negin to share their thoughts on the anti-lockdown protests, Trump's immigration ban, and what we can learn from Sweden's approach to Coronavirus. They also review 'Tiger King' and its treatment of poverty.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

Memphis Jay ,

First listened to #200 & subscribed

I am a casual fan of Negin but hadn’t seen this show before. John Hodgman & Max Jobrani appeared in episode 200, and it’s a fantastic dive into current events. Looking forward to future episodes

ki11ersqurria11 ,

Happy 200. Thank you for the excellent coverage of politics in a very strange time of politics.

Thank you for rekindling my love of politics.

Loquita08 ,

Enjoying

New listener but really enjoying this podcast and the perspectives brought to national events. I also sincerely appreciate the humor.

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