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Why does the President of Belarus always imprison his political opponents? What does the UAE-Israel Deal mean for the Arab World? Comedians Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan turn comics stationed around the globe into embedded reporters so you can know what's really going on.
 
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Ari Shaffir has spent the last six months living in Ecuador and he joins the show today to report on the insane presidential election race that his adopted country is in the middle of. It's down to a banker named Guillermo Lasso, an indigenous populist named Yaku Perez and a pseudo-populist named Andres Arauz who's campaign promise is to pardon for…
 
Mexico is legalizing weed! Today we have comedian Mister Marco in Cabo San Lucas back on the show to explain to us how Mexico got to this point, what it means for the average Mexican citizen and what kind of effect it will have on the cartels. Also, Kaplan interrogates Marco about all of the Jewish weddings he has been presiding over recently. Mini…
 
On March 7, 2021 Philippine security forces systematically killed nine political activists who President Duterte accused of being communists. To find out what is so bad about being a communist, we welcome back Filipino comedian Chino Liao to explain the history of the Communist Party of the Philippines and their New People's Army. Yeah, it turns ou…
 
Armenian Comedian Narek Margaryan calls in while driving through Yerevan traffic to explain why the reported "military coup attempt" in Armenia was not a coup attempt at all. After Armenia lost a 44-day war to Azerbaijan in late-2020, the blame for not only the defeat, but also the weak peace deal, fell on the head of Prime Minister Pashinyan. The …
 
French comedian Adrien Arnoux joins us from his home in Paris to explain why former French President Nicolas Sarkozy just got convicted of corruption charges, and what this unprecedented ruling means for the rest of his country's politicians. We also find out the difference between Sarkozy and Macron politically (previously we had no idea) and dig …
 
Peru has another exciting presidential scandal and here to tell us all about it is Peruvian comedian Jaime Ferraro straight from his home in Lima. This time the scandal involves former President Martin Vizcarra and his cohorts, who all secretly took the covid vaccine five months before it was made available to the public, and long before anyone was…
 
Spanish comedian Danny Boy-Rivera joins us from his home in Madrid to explain Catalonia's quite serious attempt to leave Spain, and their most recent state election where the pro-independence parties won more than 51% of the seats. Before researching this pod not only did we know nothing about Catalonia's secession movement, we didn't even really u…
 
Russian comedian Oleg Denisov joins the show from Moscow to report back on the anti-Putin protest he attended in Pushkinskaya Square surrounding Alexi Navalny's arrest. Russians are upset with the treatment of Putin critic and political rival Alexi Navalny, who was not only poisoned by the FSB late last year, but after spending months in a coma in …
 
German comedian Stefan Danziger joins the show from his home in Berlin to answer every question we have about Angela Merkel, and give his thoughts on which direction the country might head next now that she is stepping down in September. Stefan Danziger is one of the premier comedians in Germany and performs on German television regularly. Check hi…
 
Indian comedian Daniel Fernandes joins us from his home in Mumbai to explain why India's farmers have been on strike since November, 2020. They have built Burning Man style campsites on the outskirts of New Delhi in protests of Prime Minister Modi's laws to privatize their previously subsidized farming industry. With donations coming in from around…
 
Brazilian comedian Carol Zoccoli joins the guys to answer every question they have regarding her country's loose-cannon of a President, Jair Bolsonaro. Where did he come from? How did he rise to power? What are his craziest ideas? Carol goes through everything with answers that include Steve Bannon, escaped German Nazis, The Hague and a real-life m…
 
Michael Ira Kaplan and Turner Sparks get together for their monthly World's Smartest Podcast Network roundtable with Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy to discuss the QAnon cult's future, the good/ bad sides of presidential pardons, the vaccine rollout and the appropriate amount of power for a US President to have. This episode is brought to y…
 
Malaysian comedian Kavin Jay joins the guys from his home in Kuala Lumpur to recount the wildest story of political corruption that this pod has ever heard. Sit back, relax and enjoy as he lays out the key figures in Malaysian politics that include Mahathir Mohamed, a 95-year old Prime Minister who resigned last year for no known reason, Najib Raza…
 
Balkan comedian extraordinaire Pedja Bajovic joins the guys from his home in Croatia to tell them the wild and crazy tale of Kosovo's recent political history over the last year. First the Prime Minister and President both got indicted for war crimes and sent to the Hague. Then the election for a new PM got annulled six months after it took place, …
 
Israel's government has collapsed again, forcing their fourth election in two years, and that's not the crazy part. In the last election neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor challenger Benny Gantz could gain a majority so they decided to split the Prime Minister duties with each serving 18 months, and Netanyahu going first. Now that the government has co…
 
British comedian Ollie Horn returns to give Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan a full breakdown of what the UK won and what they lost in their Brexit deal with the European Union. Ollie is a world-touring comedian based in the UK (although currently stuck in Malaysia), he has a law degree from the UK and hosts the Japan By River Cruise podcast: h…
 
Russian hacking group Cozy Bear has executed one of the most widespread hacks of American companies and government organizations in US history. This week Russian comedian Oleg Denisov joins the guys from his home in Moscow to explain the culture of hacking and espionage in Russia. Oleg Denisov tours Europe doing comedy and has performed at the Edin…
 
Due to climate change, every year 25% of Bangladesh floods. Today comedian Naveed Mahbub joins the show from his home in Dhaka, Bangladesh to discuss the problem and some of the innovative solutions that people have communities have come up with to live with the reality of flooding as opposed to resisting it. Naveed is the host of "The Naveed Mahbu…
 
Michael Ira Kaplan and Turner Sparks get together for their monthly World's Smartest Podcast Network roundtable with Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy to discuss digging into the Earth's core for natural energy, North Korea hacking the covid vaccine and more news from today's headlines. Check out the World's Smartest Podcast Network brand new…
 
Uh oh. The guys skip the normal format today to do a full report on Kaplan's visit from the Covid Grinch. Turner asks the questions and Kaplan tells us all about what it's like dealing with a mild case of corona virus. Don't worry, it's funny. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.Lo…
 
Myanmar's November elections once again appear to have been unfair, but this time it was "The Lady" Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy that tampered with it. As the leader of the governing party it is now clear that she repressed the vote of 1.5 million Rohingya minorities who almost certainly would have voted against her. Why w…
 
When the Chilean government tried to raise the price of a metro ride by $0.04 in late 2019, the public said "No thank you, and also we want an entirely new constitution". Just a few weeks ago it became official when the public voted in favor of throwing out the old constitution with roughly 80% of the vote. What will the new one look like? How long…
 
Peruvian comedian Gerardo Manuel joins the guys from Lima, Peru to explain why Peru has had two presidents leave office in disgrace in the last week. President Martin Vizcarra was in office from 2018 - Nov. 9, 2020, then Manuel Merino held the office from Nov. 10 - Nov. 16. Just moments after we finished recording, author Francisco Sagasti became t…
 
Belarusian comedian Misha Kalhin joins the guys from his home in Minsk to update them on the turmoil that has taken place in his country since his last appearance on Episode #192 (listen to this too). Former President Alexander Lukashenko's term has now ended yet he has refused to give up power and claims he won the last election. Opposition party …
 
A school teacher in a suburb of Paris was beheaded by an Islamic extremist on October 16 after he showed his class a political cartoon depicting Muhammed, while teaching a lesson on free speech. Days later, three people in Nice were killed, one of which was beheaded, by a different Islamic extremist. This has all brought up the question of who has …
 
Kap and Turner get back together for their monthly World's Smartest Podcast Network roundtable with Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrew Jones-Rooy to discuss the wild and crazy propositions that are on state ballots across the United States. Check out the World's Smartest Podcast Network brand new website here: https://www.worldssmartestpodcastnetwork.com…
 
With the passing of anti-abortion laws a few days ago and the expansion of LGBT Free Zones covering an estimated 1/3rd of the country, it is clear that Poland's society is moving further to the right than they have in a long time. How did we get here? What does it all mean? Where does it go from here? Polish comedian Piotrek (Peter) Szumowski is he…
 
Kiwi Comedian Nick Rado joins Turner and Kap from his home in Aukland, New Zealand to answer every question they have on his country's celebrity Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. How did she rise to power? Did she really defeat COVID in New Zealand? Is she still Mormon? Do Kiwi's miss semi-automatic weapons? And also, what does she plan to do in her n…
 
Armenian Comedian Narek Margaryan joins Turner and Kap from his home in Yerevan to answer every question they have about the current Armenia - Azerbaijan conflict. When did it start? Why are Russia and Turkey involved? Did Putin really negotiate a peace treaty? Did the peace treaty last more than 5 minutes (No)? What's the best solution? And as alw…
 
British comedian Ollie Horn joins Turner and Kap to answer every question they have about Brexit. What has happened since the vote in 2016? Why is it taking so long? How will it effect the daily lives of the average Brit in reality? What is the hullabaloo in Northern Ireland? Ollie's got all the answers. Ollie Horn is a world-touring comedian based…
 
Turner and Kap announce the launch of the World's Smartest Podcast Network and Lost In America be one of the network's founding podcasts. Joining them will be Andrew Heaton and his show "The Political Orphanage" and Andrea Jones-Rooy and her show "Ask a Political Scientist". Please subscribe to The Political Orphanage here: https://podcasts.apple.c…
 
Russian comedian Oleg Denisov joins Turner and Kap to explain who politician Alexi Navalny is, how he has gained support over time amongst Russians and why Putin (allegedly) poisoned him. Oh, and we also find out what Russians think of Donald J. Trump. Oleg Denisov tours Europe doing comedy and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scot…
 
Balkan Comedian Pedja Bajovic joins the guys to try to figure out if this supposed peace deal that the Trump administration brokered between Serbia and Kosovo actually did anything. Pedja Bajovic was born in Montenegro, grew up in Serbia, has Bosnian citizenship and now lives in Croatia (where he is also a citizen). He founded the Croatian stand-up…
 
Thai comedian and mentalist Sarin Suriyakoon explains to Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan how Facebook has been a catalyst for the current youth protests against Thailand's authoritarian regime. https://sarinmindreader.com/ Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them an…
 
Comedian Minister Marco joins Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan from his home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to talk about the largest presidential corruption scandal in his country's history. Emilio Lozoya, a disgraced former international affairs co-ordinator for Mexico's ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto as well as the head of oil company Pemex, has…
 
Egyptian Comedian Mohammed Magdi joins Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan to discuss what the UAE-Israel deal means for the Arab world going forward and why winning the hearts of the government and the people are two separate things. Mohammed tours the world performing comedy and most recently appeared on Comedy Central Arabia's "Stand Up!" in Du…
 
Comedian Nataly Aukar was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and still has all of her immediate family there. As she attempts to explain the reason for why and how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was left unattended for almost seven years in downtown Beirut, she gives Turner and Kap a history of the country's inept government and once culturally thr…
 
Comedian Chino Liao joins Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan from his home in Quezon City, Philippines to give a crash course on President Duterte's rise to power, the new Russian vaccine and Point of View Comedy in his country. Check out Chino's group Comedy Manila and his podcast Class Clown on Spotify. Watch + Subscribe To Lost In America on Y…
 
Misha Kalhin calls from his home in Minks as protesters and rioters throughout Belarus challenge the results of the recent presidential election. The internet has been shut down by the government for the past three days, the opposition candidate has fled the country and the previous opposition candidates are still in prison. It's total chaos. http:…
 
Shanghai-based comedian Ben Frank was just the first person to headline the comedy club in Wuhan, China since the city gave birth to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today he gives us the whole story. http://www.benfrankcomedy.com/ Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": …
 
Comedian Isak Jansson calls in from Stockholm to educate the guys on how his country never went into lockdown, never implemented a mask rule, socially distanced by only 5 feet and somehow is already past the worst of the pandemic. Frankly it defies all logic. http://isakjansson.com/english.html Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com…
 
Ester Steinberg gave birth at New York Presbyterian Hospital during the hight of NYC's COVID outbreak. From the lamaze classes on Zoom to the mommy corona tests, Ester tells all. Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ester.steinberg/?hl=en Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://www.patreon.com/Lost…
 
NYC Comedian Mike Cannon performed in a parking lot in Queens recently and has two shows in Central Park coming up. The guys talk about the state of NY comedy as shows pop up in parks, parking lots and empty lots across New York City while clubs remain closed. Watch Mike's new stand-up special "Life Begins" on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
 
James Mattern is the best emcee in New York City and now the self-appointed Commissioner of Comedy. This week Turner and Kap ask him to lay down rulings on questions like "Should there be a comedy bubble?", "Should comedians start a union?" and more. Subscribe to James' podcast "The Commissioner of Comedy": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…
 
Playwright Jeremy Kareken contracted COVID-19 in early February in New York City and now donates his plasma to give antibodies to current patients. Kareken talks about all of that plus the future of his Broadway play "Lifespan of a Fact" as it travels around the world. -Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://ww…
 
From getting a standing ovation on America's Got Talent to being the face of a New York Times article on an illegal comedy show, Usama Siddiquee has had a hell of a month. Today he joins Kaplan and Turner to talk about all of it. Follow Usama at http://www.usamastandsup.com/ and listen to his podcast Mango Bae. -Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - F…
 
Daniel Pomerantz of Honest Reporting checks-in from Jerusalem to tell the guys what successes and challenges they have had with re-opening amidst COVID-19 in Israel. Follow Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielspeaksup Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica To watch Turner …
 
American comedian Jorge Castellanos joins the guys from his home in Shanghai to discuss the 14-hour, state mandated Corona testing process he went through when returning from the US to China in March. Follow Jorge on Twitter @Jorge_Cast Listen to Turner and Kap every Tuesday-Friday on "Live From the Bunker", The World's #1 Quarantine Podcast by sub…
 
Larry the Cable Guy calls Turner and Kaplan from his home in Lincoln, Nebraska to talk comedy after Corona, his opinions of the virus and what its like to do comedy for a crowd of over 50,000 people. Follow Larry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GitRDoneLarry Watch his new special "Remain Seated" on Amazon Prime Get a signed copy of Turner Sparks' d…
 
Former professional basketball player Daniel Artest joins the guys to talk NYC hoops, playing on the Sacramento Kings summer league team, his brother's (Ron Artest) career at Circuit City and how his old neighborhood of Queensbridge is handling the pandemic. Oh, and he also commits to playing on Kaplan's hipster bookstore rec league basketball team…
 
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