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Lost in Jersey
Podcast

Life in New Jersey,
Just Outside NYC!

Welcome to “Lost in Jersey,” the podcast hosted by Rachel Martens and Janette Afsharian. After outgrowing their New York City apartments, they made the leap to New Jersey with their families, embarking on a journey of discovering the perks and quirks of life just outside NYC.

Join them as they sit down with local friends, business owners, celebrities, parents, and tourists to explore life in New Jersey. Dive into stories, the paths that led their guests to New Jersey, their current or dream occupations, and what they love most about the Garden State.

Our topics span the spectrum: from Local Events, New Books, Folks like Us, Famous People in New Jersey, Tech, AI, Journalism, Startups, Health, Family, Education, the Best Food in Montclair and across the state, Parenting, School, Health, and even some New Jersey Local News and Trivia! 

Tune in on Spotify, iTunes, Audible, Buzzsprout, and YouTube, and join the journey produced by Rachel Martens and Janette Afsharian.

Reviews!

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One week after launch we have, 5 -Stars on Apple Podcast! Thank you! 

Jorge's Family Reviews Are In!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 11, 2023

Oldest Sister: “Oh wow, Jorge. I’m watching now! I loved that they could pronounce your name properly. Both ladies are cute and smart.” Btw I’m following their podcasts now because I loved it. ”

Second Youngest Sister: “This was great!”

Youngest Sister: “Loved that podcasts! Your hostesses were funny and nice! Loved your story telling!!! Feel like you should have more quickly clarified you DID NOT get a dui 😆 I learned some about you and that was fun! I think you were prob very good at accounting. You downplayed this. “

Cousin in Australia: “Hola primo! I’m listening Lost in Jersey Podcast, it’s such a great interview. Very funny as well”

Aguirre Family

Warren's Episode, Nice Work

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 23, 2023

Nice work on the Zanes’ podcast.

William

Really great episode!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 14, 2023

I listened to the Craigslist’s episode on the way home and was so impressed by Craig’s openness to share about his growth to becoming a better person. Great episode!

Roger

You're my new favorite people!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 6, 2023

You’re my new favorite people. I actually smiled the entire time I was listening. Thanks again for having me. It was a lot of fun chatting. – It’s Kimmunity approved!

Kim

One of my favorite podcasts!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 18, 2023

I’ve listened to all the episodes and it might be one of my favorite shows. Every Monday, I want to hear who is on.

Maria

You guys did a great job!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 28, 2023

We need part 2 of Roger’s episode.

Steve

Listened to every episode of Lost in Jersey

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 28, 2023

We were driving back from Vermont today and listened to every episode of lost in jersey. Rob described it as an introvert’s dream – it’s like being at a fascinating dinner party. Congrats to you, Rachel, and all your guests. 😘 👏

Elizabeth

I meant to tell you...

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 1, 2023

I thought the funniest thing you said was that you time how long it takes you to get home from the city, let people know, and that you are in your jammies. I truly laughed out loud on that one. It is hard to believe this is your first podcast. Stay the same, don’t change.

Maria

What a great idea!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Okay, what do I have to do to be a guest on this? What a great idea! – Julie

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Just spent my morning listening!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Just spent my morning listening to this amazing first episode! So inspiring to spend my morning with three talented, creative, and cool women. – Georgette

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I am blown away!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 30, 2023

Whoa! Ladies! Just finished listening to your first episode and I am blown away! I giggled with you, I learned so much and it was really fun. Great interview with Chanda and great voices all around! Everyone needs to hop on and listen! – Liz

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Enjoying the convo

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 30, 2023

I’ve listened to 25 mins of the podcast so far! 👏 👏 👏 I have no notes so far. Enjoying the convo and getting to know your friends! – Yana

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Meet the Guests! 

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Rachel Martens

Co-Host

Voice-over artist, writer, violinist, Montclair Story Salon member, and former engineer. Has some kids, one husband, and a decent amount of friends. Finds life is okay most of the time, other times, it’s hilarious. Lives – in Jersey, just outside of NYC.

Janette Afsharian

Co-Host

Graphic artist, coder, painter of an excessive amount of straight lines on canvas, and titan of digital design with a few awards. Has some kids, one husband, and a decent amount of friends. Finds life is okay most of the time, other times, distractions are needed. Lives – in Jersey, just outside of NYC.