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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.

    Danny Boy-Rivera: Catalonia Wants to Secede From Spain, Apparently I 220

    Danny Boy-Rivera: Catalonia Wants to Secede From Spain, Apparently I 220

    Spanish comedian Danny Boy-Rivera joins us from his home in Madrid to explain Catalonia's quite serious attempt to leave Spain, and their most recent state election last week where the pro-independence parties won more than 51% of the seats for the first time.

    Before researching this pod not only did we know nothing about Catalonia's secession movement, we didn't even really understand that Catalonia was a place. We thought it was a culture, a language, maybe a state-of-mind, like Margaritaville. Turns out it is real, part of it is in France and they voted to leave Spain in 2017. Follow Danny on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dannyboyrivera/.

    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Oleg Denisov: Putin Sends Navalny to Russian Prison; Can Putin Be Stopped? I 219

    Oleg Denisov: Putin Sends Navalny to Russian Prison; Can Putin Be Stopped? I 219

    Russian comedian Oleg Denisov joins the show from Moscow to report back on the anti-Putin protest he attended in Pushkinskaya Square. Russians are upset with the treatment of Putin critic and political rival Alexi Navalny, who was not only poisoned by the FSB late last year, but after spending months in a coma in Germany, has now been arrested by Putin's goons upon returning to Russia. With Putin's only rival now out of the way, the question becomes "Can Putin be stopped?"
    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 us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Stefan Danziger: Germany's Merkel Steps Down, What Happens Now? I 218

    Stefan Danziger: Germany's Merkel Steps Down, What Happens Now? I 218

    German comedian Stefan Danziger joins the show from his home in Berlin to answer every question we have about Angela Merkel, and give his thoughts on which direction the country might head in next with her not seeking a fifth term in September. We also ask a bunch of question about East Germany when we find out Stefan was born there. Stefan Danziger is one of the premier comedians in Germany and performs on German television regularly. Check him out at stefan-danziger.de

    Lost In America is hosted by us AKA Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.

    This episode is brought to you by all 51 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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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Daniel Fernandes: India's Farmers Revolt Explained I 217

    Daniel Fernandes: India's Farmers Revolt Explained I 217

    Indian comedian Daniel Fernandes joins us from his home in Mumbai to explain why India's farmers have been on strike since November, 2020. They have built Burning Man style campsites on the outskirts of New Delhi in protests of Prime Minister Modi's laws to privatize their previously subsidized farming industry. With donations coming in from around the world the farmers have been able to hold firm, but Modi seems set in his decisions on the other side as well. Who will give in first? We go to Daniel for the answers.

    Daniel Fernandes is one of India's premier stand-up comedians. Watch all of his comedy including his new special "Shadows" here: https://www.youtube.com/user/absolutelydanny

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Carol Zoccoli: Brazil's President Bolsonaro Might Be Impeached l 216

    Carol Zoccoli: Brazil's President Bolsonaro Might Be Impeached l 216

    Brazilian comedian Carol Zoccoli joins the guys to answer every question they have regarding her country's loose-cannon of a President, Jair Bolsonaro. Where did he come from? How did he rise to power? What are his craziest ideas? Carol goes through everything with answers that include Steve Bannon, escaped German Nazis, The Hague and a real-life monkey senator. This is a wild one. Check out Carol at https://www.facebook.com/ZoccoliCarol/

    Lost In America is hosted by Turner Sparks and Michael Ira Kaplan.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    QAnon's Future, Presidential Pardons and More I World's Smartest Podcast Round Table

    QAnon's Future, Presidential Pardons and More I World's Smartest Podcast Round Table

    Michael Ira Kaplan and Turner Sparks get together for their monthly World's Smartest Podcast Network roundtable with Andrew Heaton and Dr. Andrea Jones-Rooy to discuss the QAnon cult's future, the good/ bad sides of presidential pardons, the vaccine rollout and the appropriate amount of power for a US President to have.

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    • 1 hr 11 min

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