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Lost in America

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Turner Sparks and Sir Michael Ira Kaplan are on a quest to explore every town in America through the eyes of the scumbags, scoundrels and world touring comedians who grew up there. Who knows what they’ll find out? This is Lost In America.

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Turner Sparks and Sir Michael Ira Kaplan are on a quest to explore every town in America through the eyes of the scumbags, scoundrels and world touring comedians who grew up there. Who knows what they’ll find out? This is Lost In America.

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Come on We got a guy they let on stage at the Fryers

By OkieLane - Jun 04 2019
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A great way to widdle away the hours, and not think about the drudgery of life

Get 'Lost'

By Andrew Miller la90210 - Oct 30 2017
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iTunes Ratings

367 Ratings
Average Ratings
356
3
3
1
4

Come on We got a guy they let on stage at the Fryers

By OkieLane - Jun 04 2019
Read more
A great way to widdle away the hours, and not think about the drudgery of life

Get 'Lost'

By Andrew Miller la90210 - Oct 30 2017
Read more
Listen to this. Do it now!
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Lost in America

Latest release on Feb 18, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 11 hours ago

Rank #1: #32: Ari Shaffir - Disappearing from America

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Ira Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) have Ari Shaffir (@AriShaffir) on the pod this week to talk about his decision in late 2016 to leave the US and take a one-man journey through South-East Asia. Ari turned off his phone, cut the cord on email, stopped recording his popular podcast (Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank), put his successful television/ stand-up comedy career on hold and bought a one way ticket to Myanmar. He tells us why he did it, how it's changed him and why he wanted to tell the story on Lost In America. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

May 17 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #2: #102: Ari Shaffir - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Ari Shaffir (@AriShaffir) joins Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) to answer every question they have about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The guys also discuss Norm Macdonald, Hannah Gadsby and every other hot topic in comedy at the moment. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

For all of Turner's tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all episodes and to find our Amazon link go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Sep 19 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: #123: Andy Curtain - The End of Kung Fu Komedy in China

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Andy Curtain (@AndyCurtain) joins Turner and Kap to talk about the Chinese government's closure of the Kung Fu Komedy Club in October of 2018. Andy and Turner co-founded Kung Fu Komedy in mainland China in 2010, since then Andy has gone on to be a professional stand up comedian and is now the Head of Comedy for Live Nation in Asia. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

April 10th, Live Podcast at Stand Up NY! Get tickets here:https://standupny.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=525856&cart

For all of Turner's tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all episodes of the podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Mar 27 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #4: #3: Joe Schaefer and Dating In America

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This week comedian Joe Schaefer (@CloseSchaef) joins the Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) to talk about his experience dating in America after 12 years living abroad. Turner and Kap also announce their new sponsor, fill out Turner's California voters and have their worlds turned upside down by a surprise ending. This episode is sponsored by Lips By Ense, available in the Itunes App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lips-by-ense/id1161572561?mt=8

Oct 26 2016

59mins

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Rank #5: #59: Brian "Mr Bing" Goldberg - Bringing Chinese Crepes (Jianbing) to America

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Brian Goldberg, founder of one of New York's most popular new eateries "Mr Bing", sits down with Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Mordecai Kaplan (@KapInAmerica)to talk about his wild life. Brian tells the guys about his early-life adventures as the founding member of the Israeli Luge Federation and later his odyssey through Asia which culminated in him bringing jianbing, China's most popular street food, to New York City.

For more info on Mr Bing go here: https://www.mr-bing.com/

Lost In America is Live at Stand Up NY on Nov. 30! Tickets here:http://standupnyc.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=498387&cart

Turner Sparks is touring New Mexico, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Philadelphia and more in the next few months. All dates here: www.TurnerSparks.com

Nov 22 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: #119: Kaplan Had a Heart Attack

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After almost a month long break the guys are back for the Season 1 finale with the 90 minute story of Kaplan's heart attack. From the first moment of pain in a hotel room in Vermont all the way through to Kaplan's newfound ability to get out of any commitment, the guys go through it all.
This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www. Ense.nyc

See you soon for the start of Season 2!
For all episodes go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Feb 22 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #7: #93: Live From Stand Up NY with Donnie Does, Monroe Martin, DC Benny and Eman El-Husseini

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) are live from Stand Up NY Comedy Club in Manhattan with Donnie Does (@DonnieDoesWorld) from Barstool Sports, DC Benny (@DCBenny), Eman El-Husseini (@Emanifique) and Monroe Martin (@MonroeMartinIII).

This action-packed live show is brought to you by Ense (www.Ense.nyc) and Ming River Baijiu, which you can find at www.MingRiver.com

Jul 18 2018

56mins

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Rank #8: #24: Tyler "Babyface" Sparks - US Diplomat

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This week Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) have United States diplomat, and Turner's brother, Tyler Sparks on the pod to talk about his crazy life in the US State Department. Tyler was Wikileaked while stationed in Malawi, Africa, he was wrongfully accused of being a CIA operative during a Nicaraguan election and now he is the head of the Serbian Desk for the United States in Washington DC. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the APP Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

Mar 22 2017

58mins

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Rank #9: #157: Jim Norton - Playing Don Rickles in The Irishman

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Jim Norton joins Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) to talk about his role as Don Rickles in The Irishman, his trips to Brazil and his thoughts on comedy in 2019. Enjoy.

To get an extra episode of this show every Thursday, go to Patreon.com/LostInAmerica

For all of Turner Sparks' stand up comedy tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all episodes of this podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Nov 25 2019

58mins

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Rank #10: #4: Venmo Founder Iqram Magdon-Ismail and Halloween in America

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The guys start by recounting their disastrous "Lost In America" moments on Halloween and then welcome Venmo Founder Iqram Magdon-Ismail (@Iqramband) to the podcast to find out why he bought a shirt off of Kaplan for $1,000. They also discuss the origin story for Venmo, his new project Ense and why he wants to buy the Philadelphia Eagles. This episode is sponsored by Ense, available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

Nov 02 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #11: #96: Matt Davis - Arrested in Shanghai

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Matt Davis (@MattDavis) got arrested in Shanghai two weeks ago while on a comedy tour and he the guys all of the dirty details. This plus Kaplan's daughter decides she is African. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

Turner is on tour in California in late August, dates and ticket links below:

Aug 28 - Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley Ca - https://tickets.throckmortontheatre.org/Online/seatSelect.asp

Aug 29 - Punch Line Comedy Club, Sacramento Ca -http://www.punchlinesac.com//EventDetail?tmeventid=1C0054E2BDFD55D9&offerid=86083

Aug 08 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: #156: Kap and Turner Get Invited to an Immigrant Jam

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Turner calls Kap from his California tour get caught up on the events of the week including Joe Gerics' campaign win, Iqram's uber-aggressive marketing tactics and Kap's new neighborhood library.

*To get the guy's weekly wrap up show every Thursday go to patreon.com/LostInAmerica.
*For Turner's upcoming tour dates including California and Connecticut go to www.TurnerSparks.com
*For all episodes of the podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Nov 18 2019

59mins

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Rank #13: #21: Drew Morgan - A Liberal Redneck Explains the South

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) have Drew Morgan (www.wellredcomedy.com) on to teach a couple of Damn Yankees how to be Southern. They also have a very special guest drop by to bury an old hatchet. Pick up Drew's book The Liberal Redneck Manifesto wherever books are sold. This episode is proudly sponsored by Ense: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

Mar 01 2017

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Rank #14: #143: Jared Freid - His Comedy Tour of England

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Comedian Jared Freid from the wildly popular "U Up?" Podcast and the "J Train Podcast" stops by to talk about his recent tour of England with Michelle Wolf and promote his upcoming week of shows in Sacramento at the Punch Line Comedy Club (Aug 22-24). Get Tickets Here: http://www.punchlinesac.com/

All this plus the guys preview the debut episode of the "Wrap Up Show" available every Thursday to Patreon subscribers at https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica.

Go see Turner live! All dates available at www.TurnerSparks.com

Aug 19 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: #121: Screenwriter Michael H. Weber - Glamping in Thailand

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Screenwriter Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist, 500 Days of Summer) returns to the pod to tell Turner and Kap what its like to travel to Thailand when you are really rich. From glamping (glamorous camping), to elephant training to taking a private boat to a secret Chinese gambling city in Laos, Weber did it all. Stick around to the end to hear a preview of his next streaming television project "Daisy Jones and the Six". This podcast is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

To get all episodes of this podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com. While there, click the "Daisy Jones and the Six" banner in the top right corner, go to Amazon and shop shop shop. Part of the money you spend will go to Turner and Kap.

To get LaughPass go to www.StandUpNY.com/Laughpass and enter the promocode "LOSTINAMERICA".

For all of Turner's tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com

Mar 11 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #16: #20: Audrey Murray - Lost In America Dating Game!!

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Miguel Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) have comedian Audrey Murray (@ACMWrites) back on the podcast for an old-school dating game. Turner gets his friends and former Suzhou residents Big Josh, Medium Josh, Dom and Texas John on to take turns wooing Audrey with their best moves from 2007-2008 Suzhou. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the App Store: itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

Feb 22 2017

55mins

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Rank #17: #127 - Cardiologist Dr. Sree Grandhi - Is Everyone About to Have a Heart Attack?

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In this special medical pod the guys have real life cardiologist Dr. Sree Grandhi on to answer the listener's number one question: "If Kap had a heart attack does that mean I'm about to have one too?". This is an hour of heart attack questions, and then some news. Enjoy!

Turner is recording his debut comedy album live at The legendary Friars Club in New York City on Saturday, June 7th and he wants you all to come. Show are at 7:30pm and 9:30pm with drinks in the Barbara Streisand Room to follow. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turner-sparks-live-album-recording-at-the-friars-club-tickets-59549912391

Turner will be in Miami at Ocho Live on May 25. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedian-turner-sparks-live-in-miami-tickets-60279375234?aff=eac2

Apr 24 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #18: #141: Zain Sharif - Banned From a Saudi Arabian Mall (After 8pm)

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Comedian Zain Sharif (@ZSharifComedy) just got back from a trip to Saudi Arabia and boy does he have stories. The expat compounds where booze is legal, the odd shopping mall rules and more. All this plus Turner reveals why he took a trip to Mexico by himself last week. Enjoy!

Follow us on Instagram at @LostInAmericaPod and get all episodes of the podcast at www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Turner will be performing in and around New York City for all of August. Get all of his dates at www.TurnerSparks.com

Aug 05 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: #89: Andrea Razali was AT The Trump/ Kim Summit in Singapore

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Andrea Razali (@andrearazali on Instagram) calls in from Singapore to tell Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) about her unique experience witnessing the Trump/ Kim Summit in Singapore first hand. Andrea is a make up artist based in Singapore and walks us through her full day doing make up for a German television station at the Singapore Summit last week. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

This episode and every episode can be found at www.LostInAmericaPod.com

For tickets to the Lost In America live podcast at Stand Up NY on July 11 go to www.StandUpNY.com

Jun 20 2018

58mins

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Rank #20: #13: Year in Review with Michael H. Weber

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Happy New Year! Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Mordecai Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) welcome back their pod ombudsman and 500 Days of Summer screenwriter Michael H. Weber (@ThisIsWeber) to review Year 1 of the show. They hand out awards, make resolutions and Turner reviews his last second attempt to register for Obamacare. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the App Store.

Jan 04 2017

58mins

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