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Shonali Bhowmik and Christian Felix

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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. Past guests include: Jeremy O. Harris, Chelsea Peretti, Hannibal Buress, Keisha Zollar, H Jon Benjamin, Amber Tamblyn, JD Samson, Sanji ...
 
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 ...
 
Bridezillas is back! The show that became a pop culture phenomenon has bigger meltdowns, louder roars, and even more rage. Now, the Zillas are taking over the podcast world. Say “I do” to Bridezillas: The Podcast! Join comedians Selena Coppock and Giulia Rozzi as they pull the veil off the dream of a ‘perfect’ wedding and prove what it really means to be a Bridezilla! Take the plunge with Selena and Giulia in this irreverent podcast as they vow to expose the biggest meltdowns, insider secret ...
 
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Wendy Morrill and Kevin May

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MetaPod unpacks the web's most interesting podcasts and the stories behind them. Presented by Wendy Morrill and Kevin May, each episode of MetaPod features an in-depth interview with a different podcast host or creator.
 
In partnership with NPR's WSHU, Host and Storyteller, Bridget O’Neill, interviews some of the biggest storytellers who also partner as hosts, comedians, and writers. Off-stage and un-guarded, she gets under the hood and probes her storytelling guests for naked truths. Ever listen to a five-minute story on the Moth and wonder what happened to them since, or how it has affected their life? Who is that person is on a daily basis? Come, find out! —> Find out more about Bridget at https://bridget ...
 
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This week Negin is joined by Niccole Thurman and Benari Poulten as they talk about the return of Trump (sort of) and his odd endorsement. Negin and the panel discuss Bad Art Friend and what exactly is the right amount of social media praise you should receive after donating a kidney. Then they discuss the discourse around Dave Chapelle’s latest sta…
 
“A podcast documentary about Cheltenham, the home of British spying, and the cracks of lying and deception that run through this seemingly perfect Cotswolds town.” The Town That Knew Too Much shines a light on the English town of Cheltenham and how the “pomp and ceremony” of this upper-middle-class town has been “subverted in the seedy world of esp…
 
Ophira Eisenberg and Andrew Heaton join Negin to discuss how Facebook could be improved post-whistleblower and whether Andrew Yang is wise to leave the Democratic Party. They expound on William Shatner's upcoming trip to space and Russia's plans to film a film in space. Last they talk about the reality of fame in the social media era and why we are…
 
It's September! Fall has arrived and WDEK is not looking forward to the pumpkin spice lattes signage that will soon be everywhere! Justin the Intern joins us from Duluth, Minnesota. Christian and Shonali have just returned from visiting their parents in Chicago and Nashville. They discuss the Jedi mind tricks of their respective parents. The brilli…
 
Negin is joined by Lizz Winstead and Lane Moore to chat about the new gender gap in education and ask — should we give men priority registration? They discuss reproductive rights and Lizz’s foundation Abortion Access Front and the work being done in Texas to support women. All before sinking their teeth into some Dribs & Drabs about R. Kelly’s verd…
 
“Seeing how it all started and seeing where I am now, one of the things that’s so different than before is that now it’s fancy.” If you had an iPod in 2006 and synced podcasts from iTunes, you might have seen Elsie’s Yoga Class. The class was one of the first female-led yoga podcasts available. Remember, this was a time when you could browse most o…
 
Negin is joined by Murray Hill and Cody Lindquist to dish about the Emmys and Instagram's terrible algorithm. They discuss parasocial relationships and Murray's unhealthy obsession with A-Rod and JLo. Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad Write to Negin at fakethenation@head…
 
Hari Kondabolu and Shalewa Sharpe join Negin to talk about the show stopping looks and political statements made at the 2021 Met Ball. They also discuss the vaccine mandate and what America would look like if it had 6 political parties. Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @NeginFarsad …
 
“How did an American family end up in the heart of the ISIS caliphate?” Samantha Elhassani (nee Sally) insists, “I’m not a bad person — I’m not a monster”. Yet she lived in the ISIS caliphate. Her ten-year-old son could make a suicide belt and be featured in ISIS propaganda. She owned slaves. And travelled to Hong Kong to deposit large sums of cash…
 
Christian Finnegan and Selena Coppock join Negin to share their thoughts on the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11 and discuss why Costa Ricans live way longer than us. They also stick around to dive into the current crisis of white guys on TV. Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitter: @Negin…
 
Justin The Intern is the father of a month old baby! Whoa! Christian was mask shamed in Justin's home state. Shonali learns what "bussin" means. It's US Open Tennis Tournament time in NYC and we needed this! Our guests are comedian, performers, writers Merrill Davis and Táhlia Audrí! Merrill currently lives in Los Angeles. She generously shares her…
 
In this special LDW cultural grab bag episode, Negin is joined by a panel of fantastic friends, Chris Gethard, Jacquis Neal, Monét X Change, and Ophira Eisenberg! Chris and Jacquis talk about bus carpentry and how to be a gentle dirtbag, while Monét and Ophira let out their frustrations with Apple tapbacks and the messy Jeopardy! host-replacement s…
 
“Standup comedian, writer, and candlehead Selena Coppock talks with guests about their individual candle journeys, including candle stories, favorite scents and #wickpics.“ Who doesn’t like a candle burning away on their desk, on the kitchen table or while you’re having a bath?! Well, maybe the last one is more of a required taste but very few peop…
 
Benari Poulten guest hosts this week's episode and is joined by the lovely Jody Avirgan and Leah Bonnema to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and break down the upcoming California recall election. They also talk about OnlyFans' absolutely wild week. Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Follow Negin Farsad: Twitt…
 
Monét X Change (Sibling Rivalry podcast) and Ophira Eisenberg (NPR's Ask Me Another) join Negin to talk about everyone's favorite grocery store aisle, the ethnic aisle! They also discuss the importance of bold queer representation in Hip Hop, and celebrate Monét's new single, Love Like This! Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on Apple Podcasts and leave …
 
“Unexplainable is a science show about everything we don’t know, looking at the most fascinating unanswered questions in science and the mind-bending ways scientists are trying to answer them.” Dark Energy – what the heck is it? And what about UFOs – surely there’s some kind of analysis available that can shed some light on those mysterious objects…
 
Marcella and Dan join Negin to talk about Cuomo’s resignation and how homeownership brings out the a-hole in us all. They also discuss how we can save our plant by Making Preventative Measures Sexy, and share their thoughts on the famous BBL (brazilian butt lift). Follow Marcella @marcellacomedy, Dan @TheSporkful, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to N…
 
Congratulations to Justin the Intern and his fiancée Laura on the birth of their baby boy Zachary! While Justin is having a baby, Jason Lam takes over introduction honors. Within a month, tides have turned and Covid-19 (Delta variant) is back. The "normalcy" we discussed last month is no more. Shonali attended her first super spreader event and Chr…
 
Sherrod Small and Seena Ghaznavi join Negin to talk about the Frenchification of New York, Olympic updates, and smell dating! Plus, Sherrod explains how he got his PhD from the Comedy Cellar. Follow Sherrod @Sherrod_Small, Seena @SeenaNow, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/Ne…
 
“Permanent Record Podcast is a look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres.” Think back to your favourite bands, songs and albums before the Internet – the songs you recorded off the radio or the albums that your friend let you borrow and copy with your dual cassette deck. How much do you really know about these beloved artefacts …
 
Maz Jobrani and Jeff Maurer join Negin to talk about the weird world of blind dating shows. They also discuss Tucker Carlson and how to raise kids who won’t be racist. Follow Maz @MazJobrani, Jeff @jeffmaurer1980, Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreon www.patreon.com/NeginFarsad. Thank you to RISE S…
 
Chris Gethard and Jacquis Neal join Negin to talk Cat Person 2.0, Facebook's role in the spread of vaccine misinformation, and how they could all benefit from a Twitter break, or at least a 15 min a day limit. Follow Chris @ChrisGethard, Jacquis @jacquisneal, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at fakethenation@headgum.com and support her Patreo…
 
“In the early days, it really was this group of geeks and hardcore people that wanted to create media and hardcore audiences that wanted to listen to it.” How do you go from a career in the military to one in podcasting? Just ask Todd Cochrane, the founder and CEO of Blubrry, a podcast hosting company. “Life has these right and left-hand turns and …
 
Happy Pride Everyone! We celebrate our friends and our fashion icon former guest Jack Dwyer! June was the first month in a year and a half that we were social in a seemingly "normal" way. Shonali's exhausted already. Our first guest is Cisco Bradley! He's an Author, Professor of Cultural & Social History, Free Jazz & and Experimental Music Aficiona…
 
Clark Moore and Benari Poulten join Negin to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Fake the Nation! They discuss celebrities taking over the podcasting world, Texas lawmakers fleeing to DC, and debate Biden’s boring problem / boring advantage. They also discuss Adam Grant’s new piece about the power of collective effervescence (think concerts, sports ga…
 
In this special 4th of July ep, Mo Rocca and Cody Lindquist talk to Negin about how tricky it is to end a conversation. Also, Judy Gold and Paula Poundstone share their thoughts on women going into STEM vs. Photo Breast Modification, and what it would take for them to move cities. Follow Mo @MoRocca, Cody @Codylindquist, Judy @jewdygold, Paula @pau…
 
“Smart Enough To Know Better is a podcast of science, comedy and ignorance.” It’s a unique skill to be able to apply humour to science – and get it to work. Greg Wah and Dan Beeston have been doing this for over 10 years with Smart Enough To Know Better, creating an extremely listenable podcast that tackles big subjects with an accessible style. Th…
 
Jordan Morris and Andrew Heaton join Negin to talk about why Covax didn’t work and how Britney absolutely deserves to be freed! They also discuss the merits of homework and Negin gives us a taste of what kind of knowledge she’d like to drop on the class of 2021. Follow Jordan @Jordan_Morris, Andrew at mightyheaton.com, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write…
 
A. Zell Williams and Greg Proops join Negin to talk about police reform, the Breathe Act, and critical race theory. They also discuss whether having more than 150 friends is possible, and if running into someone at the airport is never not awkward. Follow A. Zell @AZellWil, Greg @GregProops, and Negin @NeginFarsad. Write to Negin at fakethenation@h…
 
“When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner.” Stay Away from Matthew MaGill is an unusual podcast. It’s the st…
 
Corey Forrester and Sarah Pappalardo join Negin to discuss George Packer’s piece titled, “How America Fractured Into Four Parts.” They also talk about the ridiculousness of Trump's justice department and whether or not cops should attend Pride in uniform. Follow Corey @CoreyRForrester, Sarah @yourpappalardo, and Negin @neginfarsad. Write to Negin a…
 
Judy Gold and Paula Poundstone join Negin to talk about whether or not they should be covering Trump and his backwards pants, and why Joe Manchin does what he does! They also talk about Naomi Osaka and act out their ideal version of her next press conference. You can follow Judy @jewdygold, Paula @paulapoundstone, and Negin @neginfarsad. We'd love …
 
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