Laurence Brown is creating videos about Britain and America
36

patrons

$219
per month

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 two cats. 

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 three shows: 

  • Ask A Brit: Lively Q&A series in which I respond to audience questions on a different theme each week. As the name suggests, the central idea behind the show is to provide my mainly American audience with a British perspective on various topics.

  • 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.


"Your AskABrit series is pure genius. I love it! It's become my favourite part of your channel. And as you know I've been watching your channel for some time."
- YouTube user, Mark OldGeezer

"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 Ask A Brit, 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.

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:
  • 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)
  • All of the above, plus a special, personalized "thank you" video ($25 or more a month)
  • All of the above, plus an exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next video. ($50 or more a month)
  • All of the above, plus a signed, handwritten "thank you" letter mailed to you, along with a mystery gift. ($100 or more a month)
Rewards
Every little bit helps
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
Monthly pledges, no matter how big or small, matter to us.
Join our patrons-only feed
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
A monthly pledge of $5 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
Get exclusive videos
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
A monthly pledge of $10 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
  • Exclusive video outtakes.
Enjoy a personalized video from Laurence himself!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • A monthly pledge of $25 or more gives you access to the following:
    • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
    • Exclusive video outtakes
    • A special, personalized "thank you" video
Get exclusive mentions in all our videos!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A monthly pledge of $50 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
  • Exclusive video outtakes
  • A special, personalized "thank you" video
  • An exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next YouTube video (unless you're uncomfortable)!
Receive a signed letter and mystery gift!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
A monthly pledge of $100 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
  • Exclusive video outtakes
  • A special, personalized "thank you" video
  • An exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next YouTube video (unless you're uncomfortable)!
  • A signed, mailed letter and mystery gift
Goals
$219 of $300 per month
Reaching the goal of $300 will allow us to visit and set up production in states just outside of the Midwest region!
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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 two cats. 

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 three shows: 

  • Ask A Brit: Lively Q&A series in which I respond to audience questions on a different theme each week. As the name suggests, the central idea behind the show is to provide my mainly American audience with a British perspective on various topics.

  • 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.


"Your AskABrit series is pure genius. I love it! It's become my favourite part of your channel. And as you know I've been watching your channel for some time."
- YouTube user, Mark OldGeezer

"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 Ask A Brit, 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.

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:
  • 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)
  • All of the above, plus a special, personalized "thank you" video ($25 or more a month)
  • All of the above, plus an exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next video. ($50 or more a month)
  • All of the above, plus a signed, handwritten "thank you" letter mailed to you, along with a mystery gift. ($100 or more a month)

Recent posts by Laurence Brown

Rewards
Every little bit helps
$1 or more per month 14 patrons
Monthly pledges, no matter how big or small, matter to us.
Join our patrons-only feed
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
A monthly pledge of $5 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
Get exclusive videos
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
A monthly pledge of $10 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed.
  • Exclusive video outtakes.
Enjoy a personalized video from Laurence himself!
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • A monthly pledge of $25 or more gives you access to the following:
    • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
    • Exclusive video outtakes
    • A special, personalized "thank you" video
Get exclusive mentions in all our videos!
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A monthly pledge of $50 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
  • Exclusive video outtakes
  • A special, personalized "thank you" video
  • An exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next YouTube video (unless you're uncomfortable)!
Receive a signed letter and mystery gift!
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
A monthly pledge of $100 or more gives you access to the following:
  • Lost in the Pond's patrons-only feed
  • Exclusive video outtakes
  • A special, personalized "thank you" video
  • An exclusive, affectionate shout-out in our next YouTube video (unless you're uncomfortable)!
  • A signed, mailed letter and mystery gift