80 episodes

Explore life just outside New York City!  Meet the captivating characters connected to New Jersey,  from celebrities to photographers and farmers. Co-hosted by Rachel Martens and Janette Afsharian, two former city dwellers now based in Montclair, NJ.

Lost in Jersey Rachel Martens and Janette Afsharian

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Explore life just outside New York City!  Meet the captivating characters connected to New Jersey,  from celebrities to photographers and farmers. Co-hosted by Rachel Martens and Janette Afsharian, two former city dwellers now based in Montclair, NJ.

    411 to MTV, VH1, and Beyond: Scott Moore's Creative Odyssey

    411 to MTV, VH1, and Beyond: Scott Moore's Creative Odyssey

    Scott Moore has followed his curiosity and passion. From making a bold call to land an internship at MTV, to producing influential music documentaries at VH1, to an amazing career as a musician, Scott's journey is a magical mystery ride. His honest discussion about his family's history is heartwarming and inspiring. Join us to discover Scott's story and the depth and beauty of his life's journey in Jersey and that little city right near us (NYC).Follow us: Website | Apple | Spotify | Aud...

    • 43 min
    The Accidental Dentist: From India to New Jersey

    The Accidental Dentist: From India to New Jersey

    What if a simple clerical error could alter the course of your entire career? Listen to Natasha Mathias as she recounts her serendipitous journey from pediatric dentistry and fashion design. Natasha's story takes us from India, where she was mistakenly placed into dental school, to the United States, where she discovered her passion for pediatric dentistry at Rutgers. After years of running Sparkles Dentistry and making a real difference in children's lives, Natasha transitioned into the glam...

    • 44 min
    Montclair Through the Ages: Redlining, Migration, and More

    Montclair Through the Ages: Redlining, Migration, and More

    Step back in time with us as we uncover the fascinating history of Montclair, New Jersey, through the expertise of Angelica Diggs, the executive director of the Montclair History Center. Our engaging conversation with Angelica unravels the township's journey from its early colonial days to its present-day diversity. You'll be captivated by tales of local landmarks, including the cemeteries on Church Street and the unique distinctions between Upper and Lower Montclair. Discover how the town’s ...

    • 41 min
    TV and Book Reviews - June/July

    TV and Book Reviews - June/July

    We both agree Robert Downy Jr. jumped the shark in The Sympathizer. Learn why in this month's edition of what to watch and read. TV Show and Movie ReviewsThe Sympathizer loved the book but had mixed feelings about the show, particularly Robert Downey Jr. playing multiple roles.Unfrosted Think Spaceballs so bad it's good. A light-hearted, self-aware movie about Pop-Tarts, recommended for a fun family watch.Hitman An enjoyable, light watch directed by Richard Linklater.Hitler a...

    • 20 min
    Confessions from a Online Quiz-Aholic

    Confessions from a Online Quiz-Aholic

    Join us today for quizzes and laughs. We took the New York Times, "Butterfly or Firefly: What's Your Friendship Style?" quiz and live to tell about it. We also took a look at the comments section and were shocked at the intensity of the feedback! Why do humans love taking tests to tell them about themselves? Partly because......it's fun!Our conversation also gets serious for a bit when we turn to the impact of social media on emotional intelligence, the evolving social interactions of y...

    • 17 min
    From the Forest to New York Film: Yana Collins Lehman's Journey

    From the Forest to New York Film: Yana Collins Lehman's Journey

    In this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing Yana Collins Lehman, the CEO of Trevanna Post, a film post-production company based in New York City. Yana shared her fascinating journey from growing up in a small forest in Northern California to becoming a significant figure in the post-production industry.We delved into the intricacies of post-production work, including the importance of tax credits, the role of post-production advisors and accountants, and the challenges of managing bu...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Worth it for the cheese episode alone

This is a good podcast that I came to on my wife's suggestion as she knows a host. It's a good range of NJ-focused topics. Personally I would listen and re-listen to the cheese episode which provides a lot of information about types of cheeses and entertaining. There's also a good one about Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska album, which is coming in a box set soon. You will like this show more if you are in Montclair but even as a non-Montclairian, I like it: Montclair is pretty much known as a key culture town for all North Jersey, which means millions of people.

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