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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 w ...
 
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!
 
The Business is a weekly podcast featuring lively banter about entertainment industry news and in-depth interviews with directors, producers, writers and actors. The show is hosted by award-winning journalist Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter and produced by KCRW. Past guests include Norman Lear, Ava DuVernay, Matt Damon and Ice Cube.
 
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Larry is joined by writer and filmmaker Elvis Mitchell to discuss his new documentary on Netflix, 'Is That Black Enough For You?!?', which focuses on the unsung heroes of African-American cinema during the 1960s and '70s. They begin their conversation by talking about the genesis of the project and some of the legendary actors who serve as inspirat…
 
Actor, comedian, writer, and producer Larry Wilmore has been in show biz for four decades. He has written for dozens of iconic TV shows, including “In Living Color,” “The Office,” and “Black-ish.” But early in his career, he says a Black comedian who didn’t fit a stereotype didn’t have a job.By KCRW
 
After writing and starring in the film “The Big Sick” in 2017, actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani says writer-director and producer Robert Siegel (“Pam and Tommy,” “Big Fan,” “The Wrestler”) approached him with an idea to make a drama film about the American stripper troupe Chippandales. At the time, Nanjiani turned it down.…
 
In this two-part holiday edition of Fake the Nation, Negin is joined by Isaac Mizrahi and Marcella Arguello as they discuss why a 91 year old Minnesota woman went skydiving. In part two, Negin is joined by Sally Kohn and V Spehar as they talk about the art of sexting. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving …
 
For Peter Kujawski, chairman of Focus Features, it was “very simple and easy” to greenlight James Gray’s drama “Armageddon Time.” Gray had written the script before the pandemic shut down of March 2020. By that Summer, Kujawski got a call from Roeg Sutherland, a talent agent from CAA, saying he had something that he should look at. Sutherland knew …
 
Come to America and bring some new recipes with you – it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! Greg Wyshynski is the Senior NHL writer for ESPN. He writes about hockey after a lifetime of being a fan of the sport; as such, he’s seen it change a lot over the years. While he thinks making changes for player safety should always be applauded, the…
 
Negin is joined this week by comedians, Jacquis Neal and Harry Terjanian, to discuss the state of post-midterm politics, people who are angry on Broadway, the latest Astrology dating show, and the American obsession with lawns. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Brooklinen - Go to brooklinen.com out Brooklinen's luxurious home and bedding essenti…
 
Larry weighs in on 'Reasonable Doubt', the midterm elections, and Herschel Walker. He's then joined by acclaimed writer and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss his new documentary 'Say Hey, Willie Mays!' on HBO.(18:12) They begin their conversation by detailing Nelson's beginnings as a young baseball fan in New York and talking about Willie Mays's i…
 
Negin is joined this week by returning guest and host of the podcast, Teaching Texas, Grace Lynch, as well as Tony Award winner and host of the podcast, Vibe Check, Zach Stafford. They all break down the midterm results, why Gen Z has a problem with the thumbs up emoji, and the epidemic which is being quiet fired. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsor…
 
Larry is joined by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Jon Meacham at the Gloria Kaufman Performing Arts Center for Live Talks LA to discuss his book 'And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle'. They begin their conversation by talking about why Meacham wanted to write the book and detailing Lincoln's challenges in regards to slavery…
 
This week, The Business revisits a conversation with filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is now being tapped to direct an upcoming “Star Wars” movie, along with Damon Lindelof, who will develop and co-write it. Obaid-Chinoy will be the first woman and person of color at the helm of this movie franchise. Recently, the two-time Academy Award winner …
 
** Come see us record LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 6! ** Avengers, Assemble – at the Center for Inquiry for a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! Rob Corddry is perhaps best known for “Childrens Hospital,” the comedy show that he created and starred in. It was so well-received, it earned him four Emmy awards. But his first Emmy award …
 
This week Negin is joined by David Cross to talk Obama's recent speech, the Paul Pelosi attack, midterms, the state of Twitter, Iran protests, if we should be allowed to curse on license plates, and date night debates. It's fun! We promise. ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad on Twitter Email …
 
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