January 18, 2017
EP. 42 — The Trump Inauguration Special with Big Grande
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, Mark and Pete are live on the scene with some of the A-list performers headlining the festivities (Big Grande’s Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg and Drew Tarver). 3 Doors Down comes out in favor of slavery. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir reveals they all sleep in the same giant organ. The “B Street Band” is dripping with sarcasm. And Mark deconstructs Chik-Fil-A!
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March 28, 2018
EP. 104 — Mark and Pete Hard Finally Kiss
Guest Paul F. Tompkins D’Arcy Carden Carl Tart Henry Zebrowski Jessica McKenna Zach Reino
Jeff Foxworthy is at the door, and Mark & Pete are closing the borders with help from Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Paul F. Tompkins), former presidential candidate Jill Stein (D’Arcy Carden), prominent Trump supporter Velveteen Carter (Carl Tart), patriotic singer Miguel Wargo (Craig Rowin), conservative media personality Alex Jones (Henry Zebrowski), video game legend Mario and his talking hat Cappy (Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino), and maybe more. Secret alliances are revealed, murder will be attempted, and things get surprisingly intimate. Plus: Mark offers some words to live by.
March 20, 2018
EP. 103 — The Capitol Steps Pound It Out Their Peehole (w/ Baby Wants Candy)
DC musical legends The Capitol Steps (Baby Wants Candy’s Chris Grace, Ashley Ward, John Hartman and Scott Passarella) return to Hard Nation with catheters in tow, and songs about Sophie’s Choice, Laura Bush’s DUI, the complete history of America and Mockin Jay Pt. 1. Plus: Mark was in an all white male version of West Side Story, and Pete is taking a lot of Fentanyl. And don’t forget about Matthew Broderick…
March 13, 2018
EP. 102 — Sarah Huckabee Sanders Can’t Do Sit-Ups (w/ Pam Murphy)
Guest Pamela Murphy
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Pam Murphy) returns to do shuttle runs around the Hard Nation studios. She reveals her true feelings about Hope Hicks, defends her handling of the Stormy Daniels scandal, and reads more real letters that real children wrote President Trump. Plus: Mark leads Pete on a meditative journey.