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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 ...
 
Tune in every Monday to If I Were You as Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld offer advice in areas they're qualified to talk about. Also in areas they're not qualified to talk about. Email them with your own sticky situations and they’ll find the solution: IfIWereYouShow@gmail.com.
 
Hosted by Kendra Cunningham (Sirius XM, Rooftop Records, Last Comic Standing), Listen as Kendra talks with fellow creative types and shares live performances. Kendra is a Boston-born stand-up comic, comedy writer, actress and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, where she owns a super comfortable bed. She also bartends and has an MA in Forensic Psychology. Patreon https://www.patreon.com/kendracunningham
 
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Pharrell originally pitched this song to Prince, and we can confidently say, we’re glad Prince said no! This song rules! Makes you think, maybe Prince should have said no to more things! Negin Farsad returns to the pod bringing some personal history with this Pharrell feat. Jay-Z classic, and frankly more personal history than we needed as she reco…
 
Imagine a world that is in every possible respect different from our own. Yeah, just give it a whirl. It's easy if you TRY. ...So says history's biggest imagination bully, John Lennon. We rip off the uplifting latex face mask of this song and bare the dark soul within: this song thinks it's better than you. Our very very prepared guest Arthur Meyer…
 
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 wit…
 
Mookie Blaiklock (YOU ARE WORTHY with LilMookieB) joins the 'boys to discuss Boogie Nights and DALL-E before entering the Dough Zone. Plus, Drank or Stank with the Drop King. Recorded live at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle 6/11/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://moneyinc.com/okc-thunder-owner-clay-bennett/ https://theculturetrip.com/asia/ch…
 
ARE YOU OKAY? Gianmarco Soresi stops by the podcast to discuss goths, outsized teenage emotions, music made in response to 9/11, debate the attractiveness of a sulky man, and much more. Read the bad, bad book that is this episode because unlike your jock boyfriend, this podcast just gets you. Guest: Gianmarco Soresi Walk-in music: 'Get Free' by The…
 
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 ab…
 
Mookie Blaiklock (YOU ARE WORTHY with LilMookieB) joins the 'boys to discuss their thoughts on seafood and their flight to Seattle before a review of Ivar's. Plus, another edition of Let Me Be Frank. Recorded live at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle 6/11/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://balladofamerica.org/old-settlers-song/ https://www.his…
 
In this episode we discuss jealousy, Only Fans, and musical theater. Advertise on If I Were You via Gumball.fm. Download the IMPACT by Interactive Brokers app today and use code IFIWEREYOU to get $30 of stock credit! Note: The podcast ad for the IMPACT app is unscripted and being recorded live. It may contain some slight differences. Please visit h…
 
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 sub…
 
Mookie Blaiklock (YOU ARE WORTHY with LilMookieB) joins to 'boys to rap about their preferred burritos before a review of El Farolito. Plus, Snack or Wack with cookies from Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. Recorded live at The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco 6/10/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://www.esquire.com/news-politi…
 
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 pi…
 
If you spent 6 weeks in a Swiss chalet, you'd probably write a beloved, feel-good rock hit too. Evan and comedian Amy Miller get into airplane etiquette like a couple of 90's stand-ups, an Elmer Fudd-ELO conspiracy like a couple of academic theorists, and wax problematic on humans having koala babies. Tune in to hear Evan punch-up this classic! Gue…
 
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 …
 
I’m beggin, beggin you, to listen to this tale of how evil bond-style supervillains are conspiring to take over society with This One New Sound that is actually old and grates on your ears. Daniel Thrasher stops into the pod before going out on tour to share the reason he hates this Måneskin song (apparently it’s a C#). Michael Gregory guest hosts …
 
Jon Gabrus (Action Boyz, High and Mighty) and Carl Tart (Grand Crew, The Flagrant Ones) join the 'boys to discuss sit-down pizzerias before a review of Bertucci's. Plus, a special tribute, and another edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at The Wilbur in Boston 5/7/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/ovid ht…
 
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 m…
 
Evan's losing his mind and has Friend of the Pod and Beachboyologist Tim Daniels (The Complete Guide to Everything) in for triage. The Beach Boys: They got around in every way you’re thinking. In the fictional but sort of autobiographical world of this song there’s drag racing, hot promiscuous sex, bragging about fat stacks, and “cool head”, yikes.…
 
Jon Gabrus (Action Boyz, High and Mighty) and Carl Tart (Grand Crew, The Flagrant Ones) join the 'boys to discuss Mitch's hometown of Quincy and bulkie rolls before a review of Kelly's Roast Beef. Plus, the 'boys go Sippin' Up to Boston with a special guest. Recorded live at The Wilbur in Boston on 5/7/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://www…
 
The song that launched a million emo kids! Have you ever felt like you can’t wake up? Did you try having a random dude yell CANT WAKE UP at you? Evan, set adrift as a solo host, sorely missing his cohost Andrew (who’s on paternity leave), pulls in the next best thing, his other brother Michael, who proceeds to hit a home run with a stunning GUEST P…
 
This week Pete Dominick and Rebecca Soffer join Negin and talk about the shooting in Buffalo and solutions to stop something like this from happening again. Rebecca talks about her new book, The Modern Loss Handbook, and the words to use when speaking to someone who is grieving. Then, a 'cultural grab bag of topics' from himbos, big companies annou…
 
Jon Gabrus (Action Boyz, High and Mighty) and Carl Tart (Grand Crew, The Flagrant Ones) join the 'boys to talk gambling and Mitch's pants before a review of D'Angelo. Plus, a special edition of Snack or Wack. Recorded live at Foxwoods Resort Casino 5/6/22. Sources for this week's intro: https://www.gq.com/story/dangelo-gq-june-2012-interview?curren…
 
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