106 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.

    249. He's Gay, Not Magic (w/ Steven Phillips-Horst, Sally Kohn)

    249. He's Gay, Not Magic (w/ Steven Phillips-Horst, Sally Kohn)

    Steven Phillips-Horst and Sally Kohn join Negin to talk about Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict. They also discuss The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood’s coming out and the complicated situation in Northern Ireland. It’s been quite a week, but we do know one thing to be true, people being pissed begets people being pissed. Follow Steven @gossipbabies, Sally @sallykohn, and Negin @neginfarsad. Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support the patreon at patreon.com/neginfarsad.

    Thank you to Helix and Stamps.com for sponsoring this episode. Advertise with Fake the Nation at Gumball.com

    248. Blood Clot Johnny Come Lately (w/ Caleb Hearon, Selena Coppock)

    248. Blood Clot Johnny Come Lately (w/ Caleb Hearon, Selena Coppock)

    Caleb Hearon and Selena Coopock join Negin to talk about J&J, vaccine passports, and Daunte Wright. They also discuss a new article that proves you can actually change your personality, but only if you want to! (no pressure). You can follow Caleb @calebsaysthings, Selena @selenacoppock, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    247. Society Is Not For Everybody (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema)

    247. Society Is Not For Everybody (w/ Amir Blumenfeld, Leah Bonnema)

    Amir Blumenfeld and Leah Bonnema join Negin to talk about the Chauvin trail, Matt Gaetz, and Bohner’s new memoir. They also celebrate Jill Biden’s fishnets, debate the merits of text-based therapy on a scale of nothing to therapy, and potentially end society! You can follow Amir @blumenfeld, Leah @leahbonnema, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. 

    246. Limp Dick Bipartisanship (w/ George Civeris, Christian Finnegan)

    246. Limp Dick Bipartisanship (w/ George Civeris, Christian Finnegan)

    George Civeris and Christian Finnegan join Negin to talk out Biden’s first presser and his exciting $2 trillion infrastructure plan. They also chat about the GOP’s targeting of transgender girls and their sad attempts to “own the libs." Plus, Negin and her guests dive into this week’s dumb media controversies which somehow involve both Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon! Oy, what a week!

    You can follow George @georgeciveris , Christian @ChristFinnegan, and Negin @neginfarsad.

    We'd love to hear from you! Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    245. Too Fungible (w/ Bassem Youssef, Benari Poulten)

    245. Too Fungible (w/ Bassem Youssef, Benari Poulten)

    Bassem Youssef and Benari Poulten join Negin to talk about hate crimes against Asians and gun violence. They also dive into the weird world of NFTs, the other weird world of Chuck Lorre shows, and discuss what they'd do differently if they had a pandemic year re-do.

    Follow Baseem @baseem on IG and check out his new children’s book, “The Magical Reality of Nadia.”

    Follow Benari @benarilee on IG and Twitter and order his new comic book, “True War Stories." 

    And please let us know what you think! Follow Negin @neginfarsad, write to her at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad

    244. Forkability, Sauceability and Toothsinkability (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Dan Pashman)

    244. Forkability, Sauceability and Toothsinkability (w/ Baratunde Thurston, Dan Pashman)

    Baratunde Thurston and Dan Pashman join Negin to talk about the growing number of migrants at the border. They also check in with the latest on Cuomo, vaccine hesitancy, and most importantly, pasta! 

    Subscribe to Baratunde's podcast How To Citizen with Baratunde and follow @baratunde

    Follow @TheSporkful and subscribe to Dan's podcast The Sporkful with Dan Pashman as he wraps up Mission: ImPASTAble

    And as always, follow @NeginFarsad. Advertise on Fake The Nation via Gumball.fm.




    Listeners, what do you think? We'd LOVE to hear from you. Email Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
879 Ratings

879 Ratings

nataliamarie18 ,

Music to my Earballs

Listening to Fake the Nation is always a highlight of my week. I love how Negin and her guests weave comedy into sometimes difficult, but always intellectually stimulating topics.

Victoria_Parra ,

National treasure

I adore this podcast. It helps me stomach the crazy political situation in the USA and helps me laugh my a** off. Negin brings together humor and facts in a beautiful matrimony, and she also has the best people on the show. I love her and I recommend her show to my friends and family.

Buster83843 ,

I appreciate Negin

I appreciate her ability to swear like a trucker

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