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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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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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Paulo Hernandez: Colombia Elects Former Guerrilla as President I 273 Colombian comedian Paulo Hernandez gives us a quick history of Colombia's Narco Wars from 1958-2016 and explains why his country now decided to elect their first leftist President in recent history. Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Paulo Hernandez: Colombia Elects Former Guerrilla as President I 273 Colombian comedian Paulo Hernandez gives us a quick history of Colombia's Narco Wars from 1958-2016 and explains why his country now decided to elect their first leftist President in recent history. Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Saudi Golf Tours, Sky High Oil Prices & What to do w/ Russian Oligarch Charitable Donations? I World's Smartest Podcast Network Roundtable We get the World's Smartest Podcast Network gang of Professor Andrew Heaton and Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph. D. back for another whirlwind roundtable where we solve all the world's problems in an hour. This week we open by asking "Is the oil crisis fixable in the short term?". Then we ask "Should golfers be held to a higher standard than the US government?" as the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour hits the scene. From there we decide what to do with Russian Oligarch's charitable donations, and finally ask if math can help us understand politics.Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 42 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwSubscribe to Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy's show "Majoring in Everything" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/majoring-in-everything/id1534440528Subscribe to Andrew Heaton's "The Political Orphanage" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-political-orphanage/id1439837349This 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Chino Liao: Philippines Elects Ousted Dictator's Son as President I 272 The Philippines has elected Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the country's disgraced dictator by the same name, as president of the country. How did it happen and what does it say for the future of strong-men leaders worldwide? Filipino comedian Chino Liao is here with all of the answers. Check out Chino's podcasts Class Clown on Spotify and The Wrestling Wrestling Podcast on Patreon.Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Malinda Perera: Sri Lanka Defaults on Debt, What Happens Now? I 271 Sri Lankan comedian Malinda Perera tells us what Sri Lanka's options are now that they have defaulted on all of their loans, and how they got here in the first place. This is a wild tale involving empty cricket stadiums, defunct airports, civil war and China. Malinda Perera is a Sri Lankan comedian currently based in Dublin, Ireland. He will be touring Europe all this summer. Find all dates by following him on Instagram at @Malinda.Perera. Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Litkai Gergely: Hungary Caught Between Russian Oil & EU Money I 270 Hungarian comedy legend Litkai Gergely joins us to explain the rise and reign of Hungarian strong-man Prime Minister Viktor Orban. PM Orban was just reelected in April to a third 4-year term, although he currently finds himself on shakier ground than ever as he can't survive without the financial support of the EU and the oil and gas support from Russia.Our guest Litkai Gergely not only founded his Hungary's first stand-up comedy club, he also created Comedy Central Hungary, Comedy Central Poland, Comedy Central Serbia and expanded Comedy Central to many other countries throughout Eastern Europe. Oh, and also he is a lawyer! His stand-up clips have amassed millions of views on YouTube. Check one out here: https://youtu.be/iX_VnVyxvQILost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Gabi Rivera: El Salvador's President Arrests 22,000 I 269 On March 27, 2022, sixty two people were murdered in El Salvador in gang related killings. In response, President Nayib Bukele declared a state of emergency and has arrested over 22,000 suspected gang members (in a country of just 6.5 million people). While President Bukele now has more power than is comfortable and he has arrested many non-gang members along the way, still 91% of Salvadorans support his regime.Today Gabi Rivera, a Salvadoran comedian based in San Salvador, joins us to talk through the pros and cons of having Nayib Bukele in charge. Check out Gabi at http://gabirivera.com/.Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Misha Kalhin: Ukraine Goes On the Offensive I 268 Comedian Misha Kalhin joins us from the 18th floor of his Kyiv, Ukraine apartment to catch us up on his life since we last spoke on March 9th, 2022. Misha is doing well, his family is doing well and he says life is returning to normal in Kyiv as shops reopen and people take back to the streets. Alongside all of this, Ukraine (with the help of the United States) has begun to see this as an offensive war and no longer strictly a defensive one. Misha tells us the new goals of the Ukrainian people and government, and what he envisions life will look like after the war. For regular updates on the war, and to see his stand-up clips, follow Misha on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/misha_kalhin_standup/Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Burger King's Russia Problem, SCOTUS Nomination Circus, Don't Say Gay & More I World's Smartest Podcast Roundtable We get the World's Smartest Podcast Network gang of Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy back for another whirlwind roundtable where we solve all the world's problems in an hour. This week we tackle "When American brands pull out of Russia, does it effect anything?", "Should the Supreme Court justice hearings be televised?", "What does Florida's Don't Say Gay law actually do?" and "Can privatizing the Moon wipe out poverty?".Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 47 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwSubscribe to Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy's show "Majoring in Everything" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/majoring-in-everything/id1534440528Subscribe to Andrew Heaton's "The Political Orphanage" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-political-orphanage/id1439837349This 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Jorge Castellanos: Locked Down in Shanghai I 267 American comedian Jorge Castellanos joins us from his home in Shanghai, China to discuss the hardcore lockdown he has been in for the last 13 days. He and his wife cannot leave their apartment, they cannot open the door and they are encouraged to not open the window all in the name of stopping the spread of Omicron variant in their city. With every restaurant and grocery store in the business closed, Jorge has been coordinating with his neighbors to buy the delivery minimum of RMB 3,000 (roughly $500 USD) worth of food, water and supplies in order to keep from going hungry during this time. This is a fascinating episode. Follow Jorge on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jorge_cast/.Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.This episode is also brought to you by all 45 of our Patreon subscribers. Join them in supporting the pod for $5/ month. Beyond the satisfaction of making the Lost In America podcast possible, you will get our other 30-min comedy podcast "Live From The Bunker" three times a week. Do it here and we'll give you a shout out on next week's pod: https://www.patreon.com/LostInAmericaWatch and Subscribe To Our Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymNeMbu9FC5Ty-t4GzdscwThis 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/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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