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Lost in America

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Turner Sparks (Founder of Mister Softee China and Shanghai's Kung Fu Komedy Club) and Michael Kaplan (Just Had a Heart Attack) Skip the Mainstream Media to Interview Journalists, Comedians, Documentarians and International Entrepreneurs to Find Out What's Really Going on Around the World

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Turner Sparks (Founder of Mister Softee China and Shanghai's Kung Fu Komedy Club) and Michael Kaplan (Just Had a Heart Attack) Skip the Mainstream Media to Interview Journalists, Comedians, Documentarians and International Entrepreneurs to Find Out What's Really Going on Around the World

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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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Listen to this. Do it now!

iTunes Ratings

439 Ratings
Average Ratings
429
3
2
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!
Cover image of Lost in America

Lost in America

Updated 12 days ago

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Turner Sparks (Founder of Mister Softee China and Shanghai's Kung Fu Komedy Club) and Michael Kaplan (Just Had a Heart Attack) Skip the Mainstream Media to Interview Journalists, Comedians, Documentarians and International Entrepreneurs to Find Out What's Really Going on Around the World

Rank #1: #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
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #2: #113: Broadway Playwright Jeremy Kareken - The Lifespan of a Fact

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Playwright Jeremy Kareken returns to the show to talk about his new Broadway smash-hit The Lifespan of a Fact starring Daniel Radcliffe (yes Harry Potter). Jeremy gives Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kap (@KapInAmerica) all of the ins and outs of putting on a big-time Broadway production and hints at the future of the show.
This episode is brought to you by Sudio Headphones, use the promo code "LOST IN AMERICA" at checkout for a 15% discount: https://www.sudio.com/us/.
This episode is also brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

Get tickets to The Lifespan of a Fact here: https://www.lifespanofafact.com/.
For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates including Boston, Dallas and New York City go to www.TurnerSparks.com.
Do your holiday shopping on Amazon by going to www.LostInAmericaPod.com first and clicking through our banner in the top-right corner.
Dec 12 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #3: #98: Turner and Kap - Kids Comedy Show Heckler and Ense Party Insanity

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Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kap (@KapInAmerica) get back to their roots this week with a two-man pod. The guys tell all of the behind the scenes insanity that went down when a kid of the pod heckled Turner at a comedy show in Queens last week and also the madness that was the Ense launch party in Manhattan. All this plus the guys have a familiar face drop by for the news.

This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc

Turner will be performing at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA on August 28 and the Punch Line Comedy Club in Sacramento, CA on August 29. Get tickets and info at www.TurnerSparks.com
Aug 22 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #4: #112: Kaplan Takes the Family Back to Disney World

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Mordecai Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) and Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) skip the guests this week and catch the listeners up on their trip to Staten Island and Kaplan's family trip back to Disney World in Orlando. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.NYC.

For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates including Detroit, Boston, Dallas and New York City go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all episodes of this podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Dec 05 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #5: #101: Kap Explains Rosh Hashanah

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Kaplan tells Turner all of the stories and traditions of Rosh Hashanah this week before the guys make their Jewish New Year's Resolutions and officially endorse their first candidate as the spokesmen for the Alt Middle. All this plus hate mail, intern applications and a new enemy of the party. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc

For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
To support the pod go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com and click the Amazon link in the upper-right hand corner before doing your Amazon shopping.

Happy Rosh Hashanah!
Sep 12 2018
55 mins
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Rank #6: #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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #7: #103: NY Times' Jonah Kessel Went to the Russian Arms Expo 2018

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New York Times videographer Jonah Kessel (@Jonah_Kessel) joins Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and CIS Gender Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) to talk about his recent trip to the 2018 Russian Arms Expo outside of Moscow. Yep, countries from around the world get together in Russia once a year to sell arms to each other right out in the open.

All this plus the guys have some somber news regarding the future of the podcast. Possibly for the last time, this episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

For all of Turner's stand up comedy tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Sep 26 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #8: #110: Harrison Greenbaum - Performing Magic in Kazakhstan

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Comedian and magician Harrison Greenbaum (@HarrisonComedy) joins Turner and Kap to talk about his recent tour of Kazakhstan with one of the world's biggest touring magic companies, The Illusionists. All this plus Kaplan asks the listeners to watch his dog while he is gone for Thanksgiving. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www. Ense.nyc.

For all of Turner Sparks' upcoming tour dates including Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Detroit and Dallas, Texas go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Nov 21 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #9: #108: Gov. Gary Johnson - Running for US Senate in New Mexico

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Election Special! Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) joins Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) to talk about his current campaign as the Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate in his home state.

For act two of this election special the guys are joined by Andrea Jones-Rooy (@JonesRooy) of FiveThirtyEight.com for a discussion on why we are so polarized as a voting nation, or why the news makes us believe we are.

This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.
For all episodes of this podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Nov 05 2018
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #10: #114: The Economist's Roseann Lake - Cuba's Free-er Market

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Journalist and Author Roseann Lake (@Roslake) joins Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kap (@KapInAmerica) to talk about her life as The Economist's woman on the ground in Havana, Cuba. Roseann updates the guys on Cuba's struggle with capitalism and where things stand for entrepreneurs and free market minded individuals today.

Get Sudio Headphones at www.sudio.com/us/earbuds/vasa-bla-black and use the promo code "LOSTINAMERICA" at checkout for a 15% discount.

Get LaughPass at https://standupny.com/laughpass/ for a year of unlimited comedy shows plus more at Stand Up NY comedy club in Manhattan. Use promo code "LOSTINAMERICA" to get an entire year for $139 which is $20 off the regular purchase price.

As always, this episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates including Dallas, Boston and more go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all of our podcasts go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Dec 19 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #11: #126: Live From Stand Up NY w/ T.J. Miller, Paul Mecurio, Naveed Mahbub, Joe Schaefer and Jon B

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Turner and Kap host this live comedy extravaganza with guests T.J. Miller (@NotTJMiller), Paul Mecurio (@PaulMecurio), Naveed Mahbub (@NaveedMahbub), Joe Schaefer (@CloseSchaef) and the Chief of Staff at Stand Up NY, Jon B (@Boreamayo). All this plus Kaplan makes his stand up comedy debut.

For all episodes of this podcast go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Apr 14 2019
41 mins
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Rank #12: #109: Graham Kay and Alex Pavone - Canadian Politics Deep Dive

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) are joined by Canadian comedians Graham Kay (@mrgrahamkay) and Alex Pavone (@MrAlexPavone) from the Friends and Sports Podcast to take a deep dive into Canadian politics. What are their elections like? What is a parliamentary system? What if they forget to tell the French about new laws? Its all here.

This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Nov 14 2018
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #13: #107: Kaplan Gets Pipe Bombed

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On a very special episode Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) and Turner (@TurnerBSparks) rehash the pipe bomb incident at Kaplan's office in New York's Tribeca neighborhood last week. Who was this bomber? Why would he want to come after Kaplan? What does he have against the alt-middle? The guys answer those questions and more. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc

For every episode of Lost in America go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

For all of Turner Sparks tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Oct 31 2018
49 mins
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Rank #14: #111: Suzanne Lea Shepherd - Singapore's Comedy Scene

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Suzanne Lea Shepherd joins the guys to talk about her comedy origins in Singapore, her experiences with Comedy Central Asia and her 2015 transition to the New York City stand up scene. All this plus Kaplan teaches Turner about the 2008 housing crisis. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc.

Turner Sparks will be performing in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 30. For discounted tickets use the promo code "TURNER" and go to the following address: https://www.phillycomedyclub.com/events/joe-gerics-turner-sparks-sean-murphy-2018-10-191211455617.

Turner will be coming to Detroit, Boston, Dallas and all over the Northeast in the next few months. For tickets to all of those shows go to www.TurnerSparks.com

For all of our podcasts go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Nov 28 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #15: #129: Ollie Horn - The Biggest Brit in Japanese Comedy

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British comedian Ollie Horn (@OllieHornTweets) tells the guys the tale of how he became a television star and stand up comedian in Japan. All that plus Turner and Kap call for an end to all biking events in New York City.
For all episodes go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

To see Turner Sparks record his first comedy album LIVE at the Friars Club on Friday, June 7, get tickets here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turner-sparks-live-album-recording-at-the-friars-club-tickets-59549912391?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

For all of Turner's upcoming tour dates including Northern California, Miami and Washington DC go to www.TurnerSparks.com
May 08 2019
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #16: #106: Florent Beng - Starting a Basketball Shoe Company in France

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International business talk! French entrepreneur Florent Beng (@LouisBeng) joins the guys to talk about his former career as a basketball player in France and his new basketball shoe brand 24 Secondes (www.24secondes.fr/).

Unlike Nike and Adidas his shoes are made in France and currently marketed solely to the French consumer, although Brooklyn hipsters would love these things. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www. Ense.nyc.

For all of the Lost In America episodes plus pictures, our Amazon link and more go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com

For all of Turner Sparks' upcoming tour dates go to www.TurnerSparks.com
Oct 24 2018
55 mins
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Rank #17: #130: Turner and Kap Bid So Long To Ense Studios

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The time has come for Turner and Kap to bid farewell to their beloved Ense Studios and move on to greener pastures. This week the boys recount all of their great times at Ense and announce the new home of the Lost In America podcast. For the very last time, this episode is brought to you by Ense. You can get it at www. ENSE.nyc

Turner is in Miami on Saturday, May 25. Get tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comedian-turner-sparks-live-in-miami-moved-to-racket-in-wynwood-tickets-60279375234

On Friday, June 7th Turner will be recording his first live comedy album from The Friars Club in Manhattan. To get tickets go HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turner-sparks-live-comedy-album-recording-at-the-friars-club-tickets-59549912391
May 23 2019
58 mins
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Rank #18: #105: Sean Finnerty - An Irish Boy Comes to America

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Irish comedian Sean Finnerty (@SeanyFinnerty) regales the guys with his lovely story of immigrating to America. Its just like the movie Brooklyn except for he lived with 15 guys in Queens and then got shot at in Orlando. All this plus Bradley Cooper almost kills Kaplan's kid. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.ENSE.nyc.

To get free tickets to see Turner audition for Eastville Comedy Club on 10-22-18 in Brooklyn email reservation@eastvillecomedy.com and tell them you want to see Turner Sparks.

All of Turner's tour dates are available at www.TurnerSparks.com
All podcasts are available at www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Oct 17 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #19: #104: Daniel Louis Vezza - 5 Years in Berlin's Comedy Scene

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The guys are back! They didn't get cancelled, and this week Daniel Louis Vezza tells Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) about the five years he spent in Berlin's comedy scene and his rocky transition back to America. For the first time Turner becomes the teacher as he gives Daniel pointers on how to navigate New York's rough and tumble comedy scene. This episode is ONCE AGAIN brought to you by Ense (and Kaplan's drinking/ schmoozing abilities), get Ense at www.ENSE.nyc and talk to the world.

Announcement! Turner is trying to get passed at Eastville Comedy Club in downtown Brooklyn. That means he has a show at 8pm on Oct. 22nd where he needs a bunch of people to come, and if the club likes him he will be on their regular lineups! Support Turner and get your FREE tickets by emailing reservations@Eastvillecomedy.com and mentioning the name Turner Sparks.

All of Turner's show dates are available at www.TurnerSparks.com
All episodes of this podcast are available at www.LostInAmericaPod.com
Follow us on Instagram at @TurnerSparks, @KapInAmerica and @LostInAmericaPod.
Oct 10 2018
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #20: #128: Turner Goes Back to China

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Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks)tells Michael Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) all about his trip to China and the benefits of Chinese people thinking he is an idiot. Plus, Amazon is back on board and Turner pleads with the audience to get tickets to his first ever live album recording, happening at The Friars Club in New York City on June 7th. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turner-sparks-live-album-recording-at-the-friars-club-tickets-59549912391.

In lead up to the recording Turner will be touring the USA. See him in Mill Valley, California, Miami and Washington DC throughout May. Get tickets at www.TurnerSparks.com

For all episodes of this podcast and our Amazon link go to www.LostInAmericaPod.com
May 01 2019
56 mins
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