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RVtravel.com podcast #16, July 16, 2021

Your Host Scott Linden

Host Scott Linden is back with another dose of RV news, information and entertainment. Listen to the podcast below.

July 16, 2021 edition

Program lineup: #16

RV travel podcast – exclusive info! Meet Nomadland movie breakout star Bob Wells. His tips, philosophy, and what we can learn from “van life”

Ep. 16: [1:30] Host Scott Linden shares survey results from RVTravel.com on our buying habits. [5:10] Bob Wells, breakout star from the Academy-Award-winning film Nomadland, joins host Scott in a wide-ranging and deeply-moving discussion. “Just another event in a very strange life,” he says of the film. But it’s much more than that. He talks about the van life, the nomadic lifestyle, and why he serves fellow travelers. He relates an uplifting, optimistic take-away from a movie that is stark, desolate and full of personal challenges for the characters in the film – and in life. Listen here in one click!


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Bob outlines the hard costs of leading a nomadic life, and at [13:13] how you can lead a high-quality life on limited funds. [27:45] He walks us through the making of Nomadland, how it differs from the book, working with Academy-Award-winner Frances McDormand, his own challenges, and what we should really get from RV travel.– depending on how you define “life.”

At [32:36] Bob talks about working with Jessica Bruder, author of the Nomadland book, how it differs from the film, and how the real nomads portrayed in her book became characters in the movie.

Bob also touches on practical aspects of RV travel, especially in a smaller vehicle. He shares some case studies of nomadic lifestyles and how one can balance “real life” and nomading.

Bob’s website is all about helping others break “the tyranny of the dollar,” and find freedom. His YouTube channel, ditto. [20:20] As co-founder of Homes on Wheels Alliance, he is providing direct assistance to those in need.

This podcast is also available on these popular platforms:
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