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Editors’ Notes: “I want to give everybody the tools to solve their own etiquette problems,” says Nick Leighton, cohost and producer of Were You Raised by Wolves?, a weekly podcast in which he and cohost Leah Bonnema look into the many sticky social situations we all face. “With each of the questions that we get, from the bonkers to the ordinary, I always try to take a step back and ask, ‘What are the bigger principles here?’ I'm always looking for topics that help us make a larger point.” In ...
 
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 ...
 
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Negin is joined this week by host of the By the Book podcast, Jolenta Greenberg, and host of Yo, Is This Racist podcast, Andrew Ti! They talk about all the democratic emails they've been receiving, why wearing ties to work might be coming to an end, and their thoughts on Will Smith's apology video. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: GodPod - You …
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about harvesting cilantro at the office, returning dirty aprons, painting nails on airplanes, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com …
 
Negin is joined this week by hosts of the Unorthodox podcast, Stephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz! They discuss two pretty terrible men in the news this past week, list off celebrities with the worst private jet CO2 emissions, and unpack the latest Netflix reality television series. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Helix - Use this link or go to…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle slurping ice cream sodas, shopping at farmers markets, finding silver linings, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Ice…
 
Negin is joined this week by comedian, Mary Houlihan, and journalist, Mike Pesca, to talk about everything from Joe Manchin, to teenagers getting jobs, to finally finding out how normal we are! ——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 Pat…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about giving people shopping lists, receiving gifts from mysterious senders, ruining people's weddings, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.…
 
Negin's "Not Okay" director, Quinn Shephard, and co-star, Nadia Alexander, along with comedian, Gaby Dunn, all join in conversation to talk about all the things going on this week. What's going on with gay marriage bills? How is social media affecting our brain? And how should we feel about Bennifer being married? ——Rate Fake The Nation 5-stars on …
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle behaving properly in group fitness class, being nosy about people's engagement rings, littering in Rome, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EPISODE …
 
Chris Gethard and Jeff Nussbaum join Negin this week to discuss Hershel Walker and why he sucks, some of history's most famous undelivered speeches of all time, and everything that makes up a terrible house guest. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Athletic Greens - Athletic Greens is giving you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about houseguests leaving items behind, using postcards for wedding thank you notes, talking loudly on airplanes, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or …
 
Pete Dominick and Solomon Georgio join Negin to discuss Biden’s executive order on abortion, why air travel is having problems, and everything you need to know about the latest movie watching trend known as, "Gentleminions." ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: TrueBill - Use this link or go to TrueBill.com/fakethenation to stop paying hundreds of …
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating soup dumplings, navigating airport security, waving while driving, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE: Xiao Lon…
 
Negin is joined by Joel Kim Booster and Traci Thomas as they talk about the weird stuff on Wikipedia. In part 2, Negin is joined by Danielle Durschlag and Shalewa Sharpe as they give advice to a late bloomer. ——Thank you to this week’s sponsors: Audible - Use this link or go to audible.com/thebiglie to listen to Jon Hamm lead an all-star cast in Th…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! This week, Nick and Leah are enjoying a well-deserved break, but they'll be back next week with an all-new episode. In the meantime, here's one of their favorite summer episodes from the archives in which they tackle attending polo matches, inquiring about missing invitations, receiving outrageous emails, and much mo…
 
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…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about sharing disposable combs at the gym, hijacking hiking plans, starting toilet paper rolls, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.co…
 
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…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah tackle eating pizza the right way, singing karaoke in groups, criticizing other cultures, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CALL-RBW or visit ask.wyrbw.com EPISODE CONTENTS AMUSE-BOUCHE:…
 
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…
 
Etiquette, manners, and beyond! In this episode, Nick and Leah answer listener questions about removing your shoes at wedding receptions, accidentally opening neighbors' mail, showing up empty handed to potlucks, and much more. Please follow us! (We'd send you a hand-written thank you note if we could.) Have a question for us? Call or text (267) CA…
 
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…
 
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