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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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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 would they vote against her? Because, as we learn, she has spent the past five years in power overseeing an in-country genocide of their people. Here with the full story as well as a refresher on her colorful history as a one-time Nobel Peace Prize Winner and champion of peaceful protest is the man who founded the stand-up comedy scene in Myanmar, Atlanta-based comedian William Childress. Follow William on twitter: https://twitter.com/heyitschili Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for a $10 subscription get a Lost In America T-Shirt: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw This show is proudly part of the World's Smartest Podcast Network. www.WorldsSmartestPodcastNetwork.com for all of our shows. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 will it take to arrive? Who is in control of its construction? Chilean comedian Paloma Salas is here to answer those questions and more. After you listen to her here, subscribe to her show "Constitution Club" which will follow this entire process as it unfolds: https://open.spotify.com/show/36UKTtfkV5JhZj1lolMLN6?si=GIwzIJhSSwmZqV9TbVHGKw. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for a $10 subscription get a Lost In America T-Shirt: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw This show is proudly part of the World's Smartest Podcast Network. www.WorldsSmartestPodcastNetwork.com for all of our shows. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan release a free sample of their full-throttle comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker". For $5 a month you can have access to this show three days a week. Sign up at https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica. On this episode Kap and Turner try to envision what the holiday season will look like in 2020 and they come up with an ingenious solution to the "Mall Santa" issue. Music is by a little band out of Detroit you probably haven't heard of called Kiss. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 the third president in a week. Why has every Peruvian President left office under bad circumstances since the 1990's? Gerardo is here to give us the answer. Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gerarmanu/?hl=en. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for a $10 subscription get a Lost In America T-Shirt: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw This show is proudly part of the World's Smartest Podcast Network. www.WorldsSmartestPodcastNetwork.com for all of our shows. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is living in exile in Lithuania after having her husband jailed and her life threatened. The EU is supporting her while Russia begrudgingly supports Lukashenko. Major protests have been happening every Sunday since August yet no clear path forward has emerged. Who is in charge now and where does the country go from here? The guys go to Misha for answers. Follow Misha Kalhin at http://mishakalhin.com/. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three episodes a week of Turner and Kap "Live From The Bunker" at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw This show is proudly part of the World's Smartest Podcast Network. Go to www.WorldsSmartestPodcastNetwork.com for all of our shows. Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 the right-of-way when religion and free speech go head-to-head? The French government is defending their citizen's "right to offend" and is sticking by the country's strong free speech laws. At the same time, Muslims across the world are protesting France for allowing the cartoons to be published. Here to sort it all out is Algerian-born, French comedian Wary Nichen, who also happens to be Muslim. Wary tours the world performing stand-up comedy and can be found at https://www.warynichen.com/. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three episodes a week of Turner and Kap "Live From The Bunker" at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw This show is proudly part of the World's Smartest Podcast Network. Go to www.WorldsSmartestPodcastNetwork.com for all of our podcasts Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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/ Subscribe to Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy's show "Ask A Political Scientist" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-a-political-scientist/id1534440528 Subscribe to Andrew Heaton's "The Political Orphanage" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-political-orphanage/id1439837349 Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three episodes a week of Turner and Kap "Live From The Bunker" at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 here to answer as many of Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan's questions as possible. https://www.facebook.com/piotrekszum/ Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three episodes a week of Turner and Kap "Live From The Bunker" at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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, did she really have to partner with an anti-immigration party to get elected? Nick Rado is the Best Male Comedian in New Zealand and was awarded as such at the 2019 NZ Comedy Guild Awards. He is a panelist and head writer (over 250 episodes) for TV3’s award-winning topical news comedy show ‘7 Days’ and is the only comedian to win the NZ Comedy Guild Award for 'Best Comedy MC' five times. Catch him and all of his funny friends on tour at https://www.laughclub.co.nz/. Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three episodes a week of Turner and Kap "Live From The Bunker" at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 always, why haven't we heard more about this? Narek Margaryan is one-half of the popular sketch group ArmComedy, he hosts ArmComedy on Arm News TV and has appeared on CONAN in America. https://www.youtube.com/user/armcomedyvideos Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 in the UK (although currently stuck in Malaysia), he has a law degree from the UK and hosts the Japan By River Cruise podcast: https://japanbyrivercruise.com/ Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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.com/us/podcast/the-political-orphanage/id1439837349 Please subscribe to "Ask a Political Scientist", now a YouTube show and soon to be a podcast as well, here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSk4eWAHQYnG4CgyGjXnxHw To get a full show of just Turner and Kap three days a week subscribe to "Live From The Bunker" for $5 a month here: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 Scotland numerous times, most recently with his show "Russian Troll" in 2019. He is also the owner of the Steal The Show Comedy Club in Moscow, with regular shows in Russian, English and Spanish. https://www.stealtheshow.net/ Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 comedy scene, performs in multiple languages and tours all of the Balkans (and the world) performing comedy. https://pedjabajovic.com/english/ Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 ( https://www.turnersparks.com/lost-in-america-podcast ) This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week at: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 been accused of taking bribes and has a warrant out for his arrest. In retaliation, Lozoya has released documents implicating many of Mexico's top government officials and three former presidents in the scandal. Minister Marco tours the world performing comedy and has appeared on Nextflix, Amazon Prime and more: https://www.ministermarco.com/ Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com This show is 100% supported by listeners like you. Join them and for $5 a month get three extra episodes a week. Go Here: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 Dubai. https://www.mohammedmagdi.com/ Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw https://www.TurnerSparks.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 thriving capital city. To donate to the rebuilding efforts in Beirut go to https://helplebanon.carrd.co/ and also check out Nataly on Instagram @NatYourColor. Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Watch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: Click Here Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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 Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw? Listen to "Live From The Bunker" on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Follow our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LostInAmericaPod/ Find Everything on our Website: www.LostInAmericaPod.com Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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://mishakalhin.com/ Subscribe to this podcast: http://www.LostInAmericaPod.com Listen to Turner and Kap Tuesday - Friday on "Live From The Bunker": https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmerica Subscribe to Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4Gzdscw? Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Fiston Lenge

Love these stories. Can I go back to the first episode

Oct 5th
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