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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.

    Graham Kay: Will Canada's Trudeau Lose Next Week's Election? I 246

    Graham Kay: Will Canada's Trudeau Lose Next Week's Election? I 246

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an election last month, two years ahead of schedule, because he was ahead in the polls and you can do stuff like that in Canada. Now with the election one week away there is a good chance he will lose to the conservative Erin O'Toole, thus ending his reign two years early, and by his own doing.
    Here to explain how someone can just CALL for an election, and what might happen if Trudeau loses, is the great Canadian comedian Graham Kay. Check him out on tour this year and listen to The Edge Lords Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-edge-lords/id1550671795
    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. Get Tickets to see Turner Sparks and Andrew Heaton LIVE in Dallas, Texas on September 16 here: https://www.prekindle.com/event/18983-turner-sparks-and-andrew-heaton-dallas
    This episode is also brought to you by all 52 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/LostInAmerica
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    Sonja Pikart: Who Will Be Germany's Next Chancellor? I 245

    Sonja Pikart: Who Will Be Germany's Next Chancellor? I 245

    German comedian Sonja Pikart joins us from her home in Vienna, Austria to explain why all three major candidates in Germany's upcoming election are tragically flawed. From a painfully boring center-left dude, to the Green Party candidate who is a known plagiarist, to the heir apparent to Angela Merkel who laughs at tragedies on TV, nobody is looking good. Find out more about Sonja at her website: https://www.sonjapikart.com/
    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. This episode is brought to you by all 52 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/LostInAmerica
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    Russian Dogs Explode in Outer Space & A Future Without Traffic Jams? I World's Smartest Podcast Roundtable

    Russian Dogs Explode in Outer Space & A Future Without Traffic Jams? I World's Smartest Podcast Roundtable

    We get back together with the World's Smartest Podcast Network gang of Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy for another roundtable. This week we discuss the possibility of less traffic due to permanent remote working, the extension of the child tax credit, rich people islands and exploding Russian space dogs. Oh also, Kaplan is drunk and high during the intro. Get tickets to see Turner Sparks and Andrew Heaton live on Sept. 16, 2021 in Dallas, Texas here: https://www.prekindle.com/event/18983-turner-sparks-and-andrew-heaton-dallas

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    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. This episode is brought to you by all 54 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/LostInAmerica

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    Andy Curtain: Australia is Back in Lockdown I 244

    Andy Curtain: Australia is Back in Lockdown I 244

    After having multiple lockdowns, shutting off the country to foreigners and restricting travel between states, Australians have done everything possible to stop COVID and yet they are now experiencing their biggest outbreak ever. Faced with another winter of harsh lockdowns, Australians are beginning to protest and everyone in wondering if it's all even been worth it. Australian comedian Andy Curtain (and Turner's former business partner at Kung Fu Komedy) is here to weigh in and give us an inside look at the two weeks he just spent in a quarantine hotel with his family as he returned to Australia from his life abroad. Follow Andy at Instagram.com/AndyCurtain.

    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. This episode is brought to you by all 50 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/LostInAmerica

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    Kavin Jay: Malaysia's Prime Minister Steps Down I 243

    Kavin Jay: Malaysia's Prime Minister Steps Down I 243

    The Malaysian Prime Minister has stepped down and comedian Kavin Jay joins us today from his home in Kuala Lumpur to tell us why it happened and who might take over next. Along the way he catches us up on the highly entertaining key figures in Malaysian politics including Najib Razak, a former Prime Minister who is currently facing 14 years in prison but is still a member of Parliament, Anwar Ibrahim, a Prime Minister hopeful who was imprisoned in the 90's for sodomy and Muhyiddin Yassin who is currently the Prime Minister yet has never actually been elected. Please follow Kavin Jay at https://www.kavinjay.com/, check out his Netflix Comedy Special "Every Body Calm Down" and listen to his podcast The Macha Men.

    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. This episode is brought to you by all 50 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/LostInAmerica

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    Francisco Ramos: Will Venezuela Have Fair Elections Soon? I 242

    Francisco Ramos: Will Venezuela Have Fair Elections Soon? I 242

    Francisco Ramos from Last Comic Standing, the animated film Rio and SHAMELESS on Netflix joins us to talk about his home country of Venezuela. After two decades of Hugo Chavez and now eight years of President/ Dictator Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela is beaten down economically and socially, and desperate for some kind of change. We talk about how to country got to this point and what the upcoming Mexico summit between Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido might mean for future free elections. Check out Francisco's HBO Max short-film ZOO ANIMALS, and for more info go here: https://franciscoeramos.com/

    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan. This episode is brought to you by all 50 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/LostInAmerica

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