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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.
 
Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik became fast friends while working as temporary workers at a huge law firm in Manhattan. They share a love of laughing and giving each other hell. They may be called hipsters, old school, mainstream, irreverent, classic, country, gangster, or rock n' roll. All labels apply. Special guests, music, and attitude every episode.
 
Travel, at its best, changes the way we see the world. Join us each week as we dig into stories from people who took a trip—and came home transformed. Though COVID-19 has stalled many travel plans, Travel Tales by AFAR is your ticket to the world—no passport required. You can find more information at afar.com/traveltales.
 
Taking a new look at “you are what you eat,” comedian Dan Ahdoot brings listeners in on conversations about food, life, and more, with some of his most entertaining friends. Not your typical, holier-than-thou food show, Green Eggs and Dan is the type of food podcast you’d make with your friends around the table, roasting more than just the food.
 
Make My Day is a pop culture and politics game show where comedians compete to put a positive spin on the news and cheer up host Josh Gondelman. Josh is an optimist at heart, but even he needs some help from his friends to stay upbeat. If you want to know what's going on in the world without actually reading the news or wading through the cesspool of social media, Make My Day is the show for you. For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com
 
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Negin Farsad (Fake The Nation podcast, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me) competes to cheer Josh up. Negin plays a game of Non-P.R., answering questions about things she can't get away with saying on public radio. Then, she donates her $100 grand prize to One Fair wage to help tipped workers and hourly workers make a fair wage. Plus, pep talks for the year 2…
 
Part 3 (of 4) of our Marathon Special Election Day Ep. 86 opens with the Godfather of Alt-Rock Tyson Meade who has been cited by Kurt Cobain as one of his influences. Tyson performs Feel Like A Drugstore in front of Midway Grocery in Oklahoma City, OK. Writer, comedian, actress Negin Farsad joins us from NYC. She celebrates Election Day by purchasi…
 
Tom Thakkar and Tommy McNamara (Stand By Your Band podcast) compete to cheer Josh up. Tommy and Tom play a lazily-named game of Crowd Pleasers, choosing the ultimate songs to take various occasions to the next level. Then, they contribute their $200 total prize money to We Act for Environmental Justice. Plus, pep talks for people celebrating birthd…
 
We end this grueling 2020 year with two awe-inspiring guests & Covid-19 survivors: Activist for the Homeless & Writer Shams DaBaron a.k.a. Da Homeless Hero and drummer extraordinaire & style guru Ramsey "Satellite" Jones with a special introduction by Jason "the Elf!" He discusses his flex spending account issues. Justin The Intern is here but is h…
 
Mummies! Mitochondrial DNA! Austrian crystals! All these treasures and more in this week’s episode with Afiya Augustine (Adult-ish podcast), whose muse is most decidedly back in town. Note: We had some minor audio difficulties in this recording. We did our best to remove every pop and distortion from the recording but there may be a few that slippe…
 
OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder joins Dan to dive deep into the origins of Pad Thai, his beverage brand, Mad Tasty, and how he would rather commit suicide than ever eat eggplant again. This episode is brought to you by: Bombas Socks were made to give. For every pair of socks Bombas sells, they'll donate a pair to someone experiencing homelessness. Go to …
 
Writer and filmmaker Emily Yoshida competes to cheer Josh up. Emily plays a game of The Prestige, creating the ultimate Oscar-bait movie. Then, she contributes her $100 grand prize to Mutual Aid Los Angeles. Plus, pep talks for background actors and people who are bad at taking care of plants. Follow Emily on Twitter (even though she might not be t…
 
In our final edition, Part 4 of the WDEK Election Special Episode, comedian Katie Compa shares with us ways she copes with ongoing Election Day anxieties. Musician Brad Lauretti brings us the fire. We talk the John Lewis graphic novel, existential threats & good people believing false propaganda. He gives us his Election Day predictions along with …
 
On a last-minute trip to Rio de Janeiro, author Carmen Maria Machado luxuriates in beach feasts, practices small talk—and confronts her travel anxiety. Carmen's website: https://carmenmariamachado.com/ Buy now: "In the Dream House: A Memoir," https://bookshop.org/a/2660/9781644450383 Buy now: "The Low, Low Woods," https://bookshop.org/a/2660/978177…
 
This week I'm joined by my food writing IDOL, Ruth Reichl (Save Me The plums, Comfort Me With Apples), and we go deep! We discuss fish sauces of the world, her hate of HONEY of all things, and the potentially dismal future of restaurants after COVID. This episode is brought to you by: Bombas Socks were made to give. For every pair of socks Bombas s…
 
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.…
 
Dan joins his Cobra Kai counterpart, Brett Ernst (Louie), and they discuss first hating each other, then loving each other, then eating their faces off together in Atlanta while shooting. This episode is brought to you by: Bombas Socks were made to give. For every pair of socks Bombas sells, they'll donate a pair to someone experiencing homelessnes…
 
EPISODE SUMMARY: Matt Braunger (This Might Help podcast, hilarious comedian and actor) competes to cheer Josh up. Matt dominates a game of New Year's Re-small-lutions, coming up with many tiny ways to make your life better over the coming year. Then, he donates his $100 grand prize to the Oregon Food Bank. Plus, pep talks for high school students a…
 
How are we supposed to make any sense out of this year in comedy, 2020? There’s only one way I know how…that’s by reuniting with Jason Zinoman of The New York Times, the Siskel to my Ebert in comedy criticism, to hash out 2020 and give some shout outs to the most valuable players in comedy…so let’s get to it! Among those shouted out: Dave Chappelle…
 
Linda Holmes (Pop Culture Happy Hour, Evvie Drake Starts Over) competes to cheer Josh up. Linda lists things that are likely to make someone happy during a game of Glad to the Bone. Her grand prize donation goes to ImprovBoston, a nonprofit theater that lost its physical space during the pandemic. Plus, pep talks for new year's resolutions and for …
 
We continue with Part 2 (of 4) of Ep. 86 our Election Day marathon special begins with the wonderful Kendra Cunningham. She's a comedian, actress, writer who voted on Election Day. We discuss her new Brooklyn apartment with a BACKYARD, Kendra look-alikes, and making a lot of money. Our 2nd guest is restaurateur and children's book author Jeff Golds…
 
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.By Earwolf & Negin Farsad
 
Dan and Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls, Netflix) discuss taking parents to expensive tasting menus, drinking prohibition booze, and (clicking heals) there’s no place like Tokyo. This episode is brought to you by: Bombas Socks were made to give. For every pair of socks Bombas sells, they'll donate a pair to someone experiencing homelessness. Go to bom…
 
Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch of the recently-concluded Night Call podcast compete to cheer Josh up! Molly and Tess propose things to do late at night during a game of Insomniactivities, and they donate their $200 in grand prize winnings to NARAL Pro-Choice. Plus, pep talks for 4:30am, paprika, and squirrels. Follow Molly and Tess on Twitter: www.tw…
 
Recalling her first trip to Africa, a Black journalist reflects on missed opportunities—and a legacy she’s finally ready to explore. Follow storyteller Heather Greenwood Davis's family travels on her website, https://globetrottingmama.com/. And watch archival footage of the trip here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=999321583590629…
 
Twin Peaks! Black Dahlias! Breakfast burritos! This week JV geeks out with one of her podcast host crushes, Dr. Shiloh (LA Not So Confidential), who talks police reform, psychology, cheerleading, LA noir, and generally proves that she’s every bit as cool as JV suspected she would be!By Janet Varney, interview, LA Not So Confidential, podcast, breakfast burrito, black Dahlias, Twin Peaks, JV, Dr. Shiloh
 
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