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Lost in America

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Comedian Turner Sparks just got married and has moved home to America after twelve years living in China. Writer Michael Kaplan has two kids, a wife, a job and has spent his entire life in the USA. Neither one can figure their country out.

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Comedian Turner Sparks just got married and has moved home to America after twelve years living in China. Writer Michael Kaplan has two kids, a wife, a job and has spent his entire life in the USA. Neither one can figure their country out.

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By Andrew Miller la90210 - Oct 30 2017
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Listen to this. Do it now!

I feel like a stranger here too. . .

By 77drg77 - Jun 03 2017
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Kaplan - drop that knowledge!!!

iTunes Ratings

435 Ratings
Average Ratings
426
3
2
1
3

Get 'Lost'

By Andrew Miller la90210 - Oct 30 2017
Read more

Listen to this. Do it now!

I feel like a stranger here too. . .

By 77drg77 - Jun 03 2017
Read more

Kaplan - drop that knowledge!!!

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Lost in America

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Comedian Turner Sparks just got married and has moved home to America after twelve years living in China. Writer Michael Kaplan has two kids, a wife, a job and has spent his entire life in the USA. Neither one can figure their country out.

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
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #2: #2: Chinese Food In America

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This week Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) gets "Lost In America" during his trip to an American style Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn and Michael Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) reviews his best man speech from his brother's wedding. Finally, as money gets tight the guys reach out to their parents to sponsor the podcast.

Oct 19 2016
58 mins
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Rank #3: #122: Ariel Sobel - The Lost Jews of China

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Writer and documentary filmmaker Ariel Sobel (@ArielSobelle) joins the show to talk about her new film "The Lost Tribe". Ariel tracked down a group of Chinese people in KaiFeng City, Henan, China who claim to be descendants of Isreali Jews from thousands of years ago. The group practices Judaism and even speaks Hebrew yet they are not recognized by Jewish leadership internationally. Turner and Kap find out why. Come see Lost In America LIVE at Stand Up NY in Manhattan on April 10! Get tickets here: http://standupny.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=525856&cart Today's show is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc This episode and all episodes are available at www.LostInAmericaPod.com

Mar 20 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #4: #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
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #5: #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 #6: #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 #7: #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
59 mins
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Rank #8: #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
1 hour 15 mins
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Rank #9: #95: Audrey Murray - Open Mic Night in Moscow

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Author Audrey Murray (@ACMWrites) joins the guys to talk about her new book "Open Mic Night in Moscow" and why she decided to take a rolling suitcase instead of a backpack for her one year journey through Eastern Europe and Central Asia. They also discuss how weird it is that Turner is friends with both her and her ex boyfriend who is a major character in the book. Get the book by going to www.LostInAmericaPod.com and clicking through our Amazon link (top right corner). This episode is brought to you by Ense, now available for Android at www.Ense.nyc Turner Sparks will be at the Punch Line Sacramento on August 29, 2018. Get tickets here: http://www.punchlinesac.com//EventDetail?tmeventid=1C0054E2BDFD55D9&offerid=86083

Aug 01 2018
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #10: #16: Misha Han - Chinese New Year in America

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Mordecai Kaplan (@MiKaplan11) is back! He kicks off the show by telling Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) about the President's Ride at DisneyWorld and then the guys guess what features will be added to pay homage to our new overlord. Next they bring in Chinese-American comedian Misha Han (@MikeNotReally) to talk about how American's celebrate Chinese New Year, and Turner tells him how the Chinese do it in the motherland. This episode is brough to you by Ense, available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8

Jan 25 2017
58 mins
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Rank #11: #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
58 mins
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Rank #12: #56: Jimmy Shubert - Performing for The US Military

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Powerhouse comedian Jimmy Shubert (@JimmyShubert) performs a hostile takeover of the podcast this week sounding off on topics like the US election, abortion laws in America and country club memberships. Once that's taken care of, the guys settle into a discussion about Jimmy's extensive experience performing for the US troops in the Middle East and South America and how that has shaped his perspective on life. Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Hollywood Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) are still the hosts of this podcast. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ense/id1136044148?mt=8 To Support the Podcast, click the advertisement at the top right hand corner of our website before you shop on Amazon and a percentage of what you buy will come to the show: www.LostInAmericaPod.com To see Turner live in San Francisco on Nov. 2-3 at The Set Up get tickets here: http://setupcomedy.com/san-francisco/#intro-shift To get tickets to our live show on Nov. 30 (8pm) at Stand Up NY go to their website here: http://www.standupny.com/lineups/

Nov 01 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: #118: Jimmy Shubert - Skipping Netflix with "Zero Tolerance"

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Pod Favorite Jimmy Shubert (@JimmyShubert) returns to talk about his newest comedy special "Zero Tolerance" which is available at www.JimmyShubert.com. This episode is NSFW as Jimmy drops about a million F bombs and also offends about half of the free world with his opinions on politics, society, culture and more. Enjoy unfiltered Jimmy Shubert. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.nyc To get a year of live comedy shows for $139 go to https://standupny.com/laughpass/ and use the promocode "LOSTINAMERICA" at checkout. Go see Turner live on Jan. 31 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Get tickets at www.TurnerSparks.com

Jan 25 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #14: #55: Anthony DeVito - Bartending in Paris

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Comedian Anthony DeVito (@AnthonyDeVito_) joins Turner Sparks (@TurnerBSparks) and Kaplan (@KapInAmerica) to talk about the year he spent as a bartender in Paris from 2007 - 2008. Also, something happens between DeVito and Turner in the middle of the hour which has never previously happened on the pod. Enjoy! To use the Amazon link and contribute to the show so Turner and Kap don't quit comedy and the pod, click the amazon ad in the top right corner of this page before doing your regular shopping: www.LostInAmericaPod.com To find out more about Anthony DeVito and get his new album on Comedy Central Records go here: http://www.anthonydevitocomedy.com/ For all of Turner Sparks' tour dates go here: www.TurnerSparks.com

Oct 25 2017
59 mins
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Rank #15: #100: Kap, Turner and an All-Star List of Pod Guests Celebrate 100

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Kap and Turner celebrate episode 100 by welcoming back former pod guests Joe Schaefer (@CloseSchaef), Andrea Jones-Rooy (@jonesrooy), Gary Sparks and more to help them determine who of the two is more Lost In America after 100 weeks. All this plus the guys finally reveal the official Alt-Middle Platform. 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 Thank you for listening!

Sep 05 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #16: #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 #17: #97 - Ben Fox Rubin: How Smart Phones Helps Syrian Refugees

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CNET Senior Reporter Ben Rubin (@BenFoxRubin) joins the guys today to talk about his adventures covering technology in places like Israel's West Bank and the slums of Athens, Greece. Also Kaplan is flagged as suspicious by his kid's summer camp counselors. This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.ENSE.nyc. Turner Sparks will be at the Punch Line Sacramento Comedy Club on August 29. Get ticket before they sell out: http://www.punchlinesac.com//EventDetail?tmeventid=1C0054E2BDFD55D9&offerid=86083

Aug 15 2018
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #18: #91: Comedian Peter Wong - Being a DACA DREAMer

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Comedian Peter Wong (@PeterWongComedy) came to the United States illegally as a one year old when his parents decided to overstay their tourist visa. Now he is an adult comedian, and also officially classified as a DACA DREAMer, or a Dreamer, or a DACA member, or however you say it. This week Turner (@TurnerBSparks) and Kap (@KapInAmerica) ask Peter every question they can think of on the history of the topic and Peter gives them his life story and current status. All this plus pod CPA Gary Sparks calls in for the debut of "Cooking the Books with Gary Sparks". This episode is brought to you by Ense, available at www.Ense.NYC For tickets to the live Lost In America podcast on July 11 at Stand Up NY Comedy Club go here: http://standupny.laughstub.com/event.cfm?id=511760&cart For all of Turner's tour dates including shows in Sacramento, Mill Valley (California) and more go to www.TurnerSparks.com

Jul 04 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #19: #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
56 mins
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Rank #20: #21: Drew Morgan - Explaining Dixie

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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
1 hour
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