Laurence Brown is creating videos about Britain and America
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I am Laurence Brown—a British writer, comedian, and presenter with an immutable affection for the history, language, and landscape of the United States of America. I live in Chicago with my wife and producer, Tarah. We have one cat named Kafka.

Lost in the Pond is my very own YouTube channel. The name relates to the things that were lost in translation between Britain and America (i.e. the Pond), but it has expanded to become so much more than that. In short, the channel's ongoing success is driven by the following two shows: 

  • Distant Words: Rapid-fire narrated series, detailing some of the lesser-known aspects of British and American English. The perfect show for word nerds and fans of English etymology.

  • Finding America: Documentary travel series capturing the landscape and history of the 50 states of America.


"Compelling... smart."
- Rhett & Link

"Bravo! Writing, delivery, and production - all excellent. Also, I learned something too."
- YouTube user, DJ K

"Well, that was truly an emotional visit and I must say that I truly enjoyed it. I think this may be the first of your Finding America series videos I have seen, now I gotta watch some more."
- YouTube user, Doug Thebigdp

Simply put, the work I do relies heavily on the generosity of my brilliant patrons! The monthly pledges I've received so far have funded the purchase of top quality video editing software, as well as crucial writing and editing expenses, research time, and documentary shoots in various Midwestern states. However, my ambitions for the channel don't end there.

To continue producing Distant Words, and Finding America, I'm going to need help along the way. Please consider making a pledge today. A monthly contribution, no matter how big or small, will go a long way toward keeping the channel alive and well. For one-time donations, please use this link to donate via PayPal.

The truth is, while Lost in the Pond's visual output has steadily grown beyond just videos of me in my bedroom, I need your help to take things to the next level. In all, your monthly pledges go a long way toward the following:

1. Writing, Researching, Filming, and Editing
The bulk of the work I do falls under this category. I'm proud of the videos I publish and love that my subscribers derive enjoyment from them. But what most people don't get to see are the countless hours spent on creating the end product.

2. Travel Expenses
Creating great travel content comes at a price. Unless I were to walk from point A to point B (actually, I have genuinely considered that), the cost of trains, planes, and automobiles is always a consideration. 

3. Tech
Ultimately, I want to produce the highest quality videos possible. I am in the market for numerous technical upgrades, including a professional grade camera, audio software, and more.

As a patron of Lost in the Pond, you will get to enjoy the following exclusive perks:

  • NEW TIER: First in line to ask a question on #AskABrit ($2 or more a month)
  • Access to our patrons-only feed (if you pledge $5 or more a month)
  • The above, plus access to exclusive outtakes ($10 or more a month)

Monthly Patronage, no matter how small, matters to us. As a show of our appreciation, Lost in the Pond occasionally runs special offers or monthly drawings for all our Patrons. Currently, we will give away a copy of Lynn Murphy's The Prodigal Tongue to one lucky Patron if we maintain our $250 per month goal. Become a Patron today to be entered to win!
Tiers
NEW: ask first on our #AskABrit series!
$2 or more per month

 A monthly pledge of $2 or more gives you access to the following:

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month.
Join our patrons-only feed
$5 or more per month

A monthly pledge of $5 or more gives you access to the following:

 

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month.
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
Get exclusive videos
$10 or more per month

A monthly pledge of $10 or more gives you access to the following:

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month. 
  • Access to Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
  • Exclusive video outtakes.
Goals
71 of 100 patrons
It doesn't matter how much you give! When we grow our community to 100 Patrons per month, we will announce our next Finding America destination and have a meet-up there!
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I am Laurence Brown—a British writer, comedian, and presenter with an immutable affection for the history, language, and landscape of the United States of America. I live in Chicago with my wife and producer, Tarah. We have one cat named Kafka.

Lost in the Pond is my very own YouTube channel. The name relates to the things that were lost in translation between Britain and America (i.e. the Pond), but it has expanded to become so much more than that. In short, the channel's ongoing success is driven by the following two shows: 

  • Distant Words: Rapid-fire narrated series, detailing some of the lesser-known aspects of British and American English. The perfect show for word nerds and fans of English etymology.

  • Finding America: Documentary travel series capturing the landscape and history of the 50 states of America.


"Compelling... smart."
- Rhett & Link

"Bravo! Writing, delivery, and production - all excellent. Also, I learned something too."
- YouTube user, DJ K

"Well, that was truly an emotional visit and I must say that I truly enjoyed it. I think this may be the first of your Finding America series videos I have seen, now I gotta watch some more."
- YouTube user, Doug Thebigdp

Simply put, the work I do relies heavily on the generosity of my brilliant patrons! The monthly pledges I've received so far have funded the purchase of top quality video editing software, as well as crucial writing and editing expenses, research time, and documentary shoots in various Midwestern states. However, my ambitions for the channel don't end there.

To continue producing Distant Words, and Finding America, I'm going to need help along the way. Please consider making a pledge today. A monthly contribution, no matter how big or small, will go a long way toward keeping the channel alive and well. For one-time donations, please use this link to donate via PayPal.

The truth is, while Lost in the Pond's visual output has steadily grown beyond just videos of me in my bedroom, I need your help to take things to the next level. In all, your monthly pledges go a long way toward the following:

1. Writing, Researching, Filming, and Editing
The bulk of the work I do falls under this category. I'm proud of the videos I publish and love that my subscribers derive enjoyment from them. But what most people don't get to see are the countless hours spent on creating the end product.

2. Travel Expenses
Creating great travel content comes at a price. Unless I were to walk from point A to point B (actually, I have genuinely considered that), the cost of trains, planes, and automobiles is always a consideration. 

3. Tech
Ultimately, I want to produce the highest quality videos possible. I am in the market for numerous technical upgrades, including a professional grade camera, audio software, and more.

As a patron of Lost in the Pond, you will get to enjoy the following exclusive perks:

  • NEW TIER: First in line to ask a question on #AskABrit ($2 or more a month)
  • Access to our patrons-only feed (if you pledge $5 or more a month)
  • The above, plus access to exclusive outtakes ($10 or more a month)

Monthly Patronage, no matter how small, matters to us. As a show of our appreciation, Lost in the Pond occasionally runs special offers or monthly drawings for all our Patrons. Currently, we will give away a copy of Lynn Murphy's The Prodigal Tongue to one lucky Patron if we maintain our $250 per month goal. Become a Patron today to be entered to win!

Recent posts by Laurence Brown

Tiers
NEW: ask first on our #AskABrit series!
$2 or more per month

 A monthly pledge of $2 or more gives you access to the following:

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month.
Join our patrons-only feed
$5 or more per month

A monthly pledge of $5 or more gives you access to the following:

 

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month.
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
Get exclusive videos
$10 or more per month

A monthly pledge of $10 or more gives you access to the following:

  • The first priority on our #AskABrit Series every month. 
  • Access to Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
  • Exclusive video outtakes.