168 episodes

Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country we all love, America. It's like a really fun dinner party where nothing is off limits but you don’t have to pretend to like salad. 

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    • 4.4 • 969 Ratings

Hosted by Negin Farsad, everyone's favorite Iranian American Muslim Comedian Podcast Host with Black Hair and Red Glasses, Fake the Nation is a comedy show that isn't afraid to talk about news, culture, and humanity’s weirdness. Every week Negin is joined by her funniest, smartest, and most politically astute friends. People like Samantha Bee, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Paula Poundstone, Margaret Cho, Larry Wilmore and others. They’ll make you laugh, think, and deliver a gut punch to the country we all love, America. It's like a really fun dinner party where nothing is off limits but you don’t have to pretend to like salad. 

    1,000 Band-Aids (w/ Yedoye Travis & Justin Robert Young)

    1,000 Band-Aids (w/ Yedoye Travis & Justin Robert Young)

    Negin is back as host this week and is joined by Yedoye Travis and Justin Robert Young to discuss everything from SCOTUS overturning Roe to bringing party vibes to your political party.

    ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:

    Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/FAKETHENATION.

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    Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original.

    ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon

    ——Host - Negin Farsad

    ——Producer - Andrew McGuire

    ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar 

    ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter

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    • 54 min
    Reboot the Courts (w/ Justin Krebs & Keisha Zollar)

    Reboot the Courts (w/ Justin Krebs & Keisha Zollar)

    Benari Poulten steps in as guest this week and is joined by panelists Justin Krebs and Keisha Zollar to discuss the continued January 6th hearings, the separation of church and state, and what films unite us a nation.

    ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:

    Outschool - Head over to Outschool.com/fakethenation and use code fakethenation to learn all about Outschools’s summer programs and save fifteen dollars on your child’s first class.

    Made Cozy - Use this link or go to madecozy.com and enter promo code FAKETHENATION at checkout to get 15% off quality and unique statement pieces for your home today.

    Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original.

    ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon

    ——Host - Negin Farsad

    ——Guest Host - Benari Poulten

    ——Producer - Andrew McGuire

    ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar 

    ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    Backseat STDs (w/ Jeet Heer & Leah Bonnema)

    Backseat STDs (w/ Jeet Heer & Leah Bonnema)

    Jeet Heer and Leah Bonnema join Negin to discuss the January 6th hearings, why everyone may be marrying the wrong person for them, and why one woman is drawing connection between having Geico insurance and HPV.

    ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors:

    TrueBill - Use this link or go to TrueBill.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of dollars on subscription scams. Start cancelling today!

    Made Cozy - Use this link or go to madecozy.com and enter promo code FAKETHENATION at checkout to get 15% off quality and unique statement pieces for your home today.

    Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in The Big Lie, a riveting new Audible Original.

    ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon 

    ——Host - Negin Farsad

    ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar 

    ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 48 min
    #NotAllKathys (w/ Danielle Durschlag & Shalewa Sharpe)

    #NotAllKathys (w/ Danielle Durschlag & Shalewa Sharpe)

    Danielle Durschlag and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to discuss California primaries, a bubbling Google controversy, and (hopefully) the last thing anyone will ever say about the Depp-Heard trial.

    ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor:

    Helix - Use this link or go to HelixSleep.com/fakethenation for up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders AND two free pillows

    ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon 

    ——Host - Negin Farsad

    ——Engineer - Stepfanie Aguilar 

    ——Theme Music - Gaby Alter

    ——Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    • 48 min
    Passive Aggressive Venmo Requests (w/Pete Dominick, Rebecca Soffer and Benari Poulten, Eddie Geller)

    Passive Aggressive Venmo Requests (w/Pete Dominick, Rebecca Soffer and Benari Poulten, Eddie Geller)

    Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin in Part 1 of this episode and chat about people who charge for attending house parties --- and the social norms around hosting a party. In part two of this episode, Benari Poulten and Eddie Geller chat with Negin about the hierarchy of relationships. 

    ——
    Thank you to this week’s sponsor:

    Aurate - Use this link or go to AurateNewYork.com/Fakethenation for 20% off your first Aurate purchase

    ——
    Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon 

    ——
    Host - Negin Farsad
    Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley
    Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar
    Theme Music - Gaby Alter

    ——
    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    • 34 min
    It's Not Working For Us (w/ Evan Gregory, Brian Brushwood)

    It's Not Working For Us (w/ Evan Gregory, Brian Brushwood)

    Evan Gregory and Brian Brushwood join a tearful Negin as they mourn the senseless murder of elementary school children in Ulvlade, Texas. Then, a political round up convo featuring John Fetterman's primary win in Pennsylvania, Dr. Oz's recount against David McCormick and Stacy Abrams in Georgia. Last, the panel chats about, BeReal, a newer social media site that calls itself the "anti-instagram” and Brian and Evan give their full review.

    ——
    Thank you to this week’s sponsor:

    Outschool - Use code fakethenation to save fifteen dollars off your child’s first class.

    ——
    Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review!
    Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter
    Email Negin fakethenation@headgum.com
    Support her Patreon 

    ——
    Host - Negin Farsad
    Producer - Danielle Jones-Wesley
    Engineer - Stephanie Aguilar
    Theme Music - Gaby Alter

    ——
    Advertise on Fake the Nation via Gumball.fm.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
969 Ratings

969 Ratings

PhotoRobin1 ,

It’s my happy day when this podcast drops!

I LOVE Fake the Nation and I LOVE Negin Farsad! She is insightful, intelligent, always topical, and incredibly funny. Her guests are great and always hilarious! Negin is the real deal! Best podcast out there!!!

Aimee aka Freyacat ,

Brilliant

I love the diversity and it gets your mind in the right place

Ernynwithay ,

Guest Traci Thomas!

I was pleasantly surprised to hear the familiar voice of Traci as a guest! I heard about her podcast through another pod I listen to. She makes every single book sound amazingly interesting even though I’m more of a fiction reader and she is not. I haven’t listened in a while because I’m in a reading slump but this made me want to start tuning in again.

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