Nomadland-Reaction-Review-Bob Davis Podcast 992

Nomadland Reaction and Review

Above all I am not a movie critic but I am a nomad and I did see the movie Nomadland, so here’s my reaction and review. Learn more by listening to Nomadland-Reaction-Review-Bob Davis Podcast 992.

Have You Seen It?

In addition my listeners want to know if I’ve seen Nomadland.

Not An Action Movie

First of all we’re drowning in an ocean of super action hero movies.

It’s Real And That’s Why It’s Great

Therefore it’s easy to see why Nomadland is winning so many awards.

Did I Say Real?

Firstly this is a movie about a very real topic.

American Workers Crisis

Companies that disappear. Workers who are thrown away and forgotten.

Struggles

Secondly some people struggle with grief, loss and other issues.

Forced Into Nomad Life or Freedom?

Consequently I can be forgiven for thinking the main character in Nomadland is ‘forced’ into life as a nomad.

However not everyone agrees with my assessment.

How Do You Do it?

In addition I often get questions from people about “how I do it”.

Cue The Raised Eyebrows from Dad

Furthermore Nomadland will only intensify raised eyebrows and questions of concern.

Certainly the movie got that right.

Life With No Tether

I’ve already discussed life with no tether.

Not Instagram

In short let’s just say Nomadland isn’t the movie version of the Instagram Van Life feed.

To sum up that is why it’s a great movie.

Real Nomads

Most of the people in Nomadland are real nomads.

Life Doesn’t Pack Neatly Into A Box

And there are elements about their lives and experiences that aren’t neatly wrapped up in a box

We Don’t All Have Brand New Sprinter Vans

Or summed up in that Instagram pic of that young sun kissed blonde woman and her boyfriend taking a shower on the back of their one hundred thousand dollar Sprinter Van.

Bureau Of Land Management Camping Isn’t Yellowstone

Even more let’s not forget the golden sunset on gorgeous beaches and fantastic vegan meal spreads.

Sense Of Freedom

But the movie gets the sense of freedom right.

Your Experience May Vary

In conclusion Nomadland is not every nomad’s experience.

My truck is heated.

Pan frying steaks is my specialty. Obviously I eat meat. Not soup out of a can.

I don’t use a bucket.

This nomad gets along just fine in truck stops.

Diesel #2 is pretty awesome fuel.

A New Trend

Finally mobile workers and a nomad lifestyle may be the coming thing for many reasons.

If you’re considering it don’t let the movie scare you away.

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

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Nomad-Relaunch-Go-West-Bob Davis Podcast 990

Nomad Relaunch Going West Next

Above all it has been a minute or two and now it’s time for a nomad relaunch to go west. Details in Nomad-Relaunch-Go-West-Bob Davis Podcast 990.

Florida and Outer Banks

First of all, just returned from my trip to Florida and along the Outer Banks.

Podcast Avoidance

In addition I avoided doing a podcast for at least week.

Coming To The End Of Family Work

Most importantly we were coming to the end of our work here in Richmond related to family.

No More From The Driveway Podcasts

Secondly it did not feel right to me, doing another spate of podcasts from my mom’s driveway in Richmond.

Back On The Road

Consequently I made the decision to get back on the road.

Questions About Nomad Life

Meanwhile time for a podcast with some of the questions people keep asking me about my decision to go nomad

Future Travel

And some plans for future travels.

Normies With Questions

For example people wonder why I don’t “live somewhere” and travel for a few weeks and “come home”.

We’re Worried About You

Moreover I’ve been told people are “worried” about me.

Getting The Nomad Thing Explained

Finally it’s clear the so called normal world just doesn’t get the nomad thing.

No Half Million Dollar RV For Me

Certainly I did not sell a big house and buy a half million dollar RV. Nothing even close.

Actually Having Fun

However people I’ve met actually having fun are driving aged trucks in various states of disrepair.

Flight Of Fancy

Lots of flights of fancy in Nomad-Relaunch-Go-West-Bob Davis Podcast 990 to clarify some of these ideas.

Pure Freedom Through Forever Travel

In the same vein there’s really nothing that compares to the feeling of pure freedom which is part of travel without having to come home, because you are home.

Are We Really Free?

In short I wonder whether we are truly free in this country.

Burdens

Burdened with debt.

Uncomfortable

Forced to work in situations we don’t feel comfortable in.

Restrictions

Restricted in one way or another these days.

We Can Drive If We Want To

In conclusion for the time being the one thing we can do is drive. See the country when, where and how we want.

I can’t wait to head back out.

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Full-Gonzo-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 959

Full Gonzo Nomad

First of all there’s Full Gonzo Nomad and then there’s touring the freeways in a six figure RV. Learn more in Full-Gonzo-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 959.

Back Roads Forever

Second of all there’s travel always on the back roads. I’ve certainly done my fair share of it. Even more travel in a Twenty year old ambulance with very few comforts of home.

Hit The Road

That is to say I decided to get rid of everything I own and hit the road. Forever.

Few Comforts

Above all that means hitting the road with a camp stove, hammock and a few other ‘comforts’.

Crazy? I’ve Been Tested!

Certainly people think I am crazy. Where do you get your mail? What do you do when you want to sleep in a bed? How can you function without a toilet and a shower?

New Comforts

Well. I have a toilet. I have a Jet Boil. A camp stove. An awesome new sleeping bag from REI. Stuff like that.

First Podcast Of The Rest of The Podcasts

Because this is the first podcast of the rest of the podcasts, the rest of your questions will be answered going forward.

Time To Take Action

Most importantly I made this decision because it is time to take action. Learn why I am doing this in Full-Gonzo-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 959.

Meeting The Future Together

Finally I plan to maintain my business networking contacts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul and the Upper Midwest. On the other hand there is so much more on the back roads. We’ll meet the future together.

Leap Into The Unknown

In conclusion this is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. A huge leap into the unknown.

Feels Wonderful

In the same vein getting rid of everything but essentials and driving away from an empty house feels wonderful.

Might try it sometime!

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