Parting Shots-Backroads-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 845

Cooking Dinner

Join me while I cook dinner and talk about the mega trip I just took. These days no one does anything alone, and I have a lot of people to thank in Parting Shots-Backroads-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 845.

Thanking Sponsors

First of all I have to thank the sponsors. Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul and Reliafund Payment Processors.

Thanking Subscribers and Supporters

In addition many people donated cash to the Bob Davis Podcasts through the donate button, over there to your right under the pic of Mobile Podcast Command.

Critical Help

These contributions are most noteworthy because they meant a fill up at critical times. Especially relevant is how those contributions became critical, when I lost an alternator and had to pay for service calls. Learn more in Parting Shots-Backroads-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 845.

Travel Layers In Lessons

Moreover lessons learned from travel do not live on the surface of our minds. Perceptions of reality change because of overall experience. I do these travel podcasts, and travel this way, because we’re drowning in a sea of partisan persuasion. Someone needs to take the time to travel and experience America without judgement. I don’t think too many analysts or commentators are following this path. It’s time consuming, expensive and it is not a vacation. But so worth it.

Antidote To Motivated Reasoning

I have learned getting out there on the back roads goes a long way to break down motivated reasoning processes about what is actually happening out there.

New Shakedown

It’s been awhile since my mega trips of 2016 and 2017. Mobile Podcast Command needed another shakedown. All this in preparation for the mega trip of all time which will be to run the border between Brownsville, Texas and San Diego, California.

Shameless Pitches

To a certain extent this podcast is a shameless pitch for businesses to sponsor that trip. For the record, the travel podcasts I do have great demographics and interest. A great platform for advertisers. Direct Message me through this website if you’re interested.

Home

Truth is it’s nice to be home pan frying a steak in an iron skillet on my own stove.

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Backroads-Iowa-Real-Farmers-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 843

Time For Real Talk

I think it’s time to talk to real farmers. I want to know about the issues effecting their lives and businesses these days. Time for a trip to rural Iowa in Backroads-Iowa-Real-Farmers-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 843.

People Media Doesn’t Have Time For

Moreover farmers know big city media doesn’t have time for them.

Beware 2020 Political Coverage In Iowa Focused On The Cities

As a result most political coverage for 2020 is already coming out of the urban centers in the state.

Staged Events

I covered the Iowa Caucuses in 2016. Most of events were staged toward network television.

Operatives and Activists

In addition the crowds portrayed in the news as ‘grassroots’ were in fact political operatives and activists.

Truth is nobody is talking to real people. Moreover farm institutions don’t always speak for them either.

Family Farmers

Meet Mark Haselhuhn. Mark and his family have been farming in Iowa for generations. What’s most noteworthy about Mark?  He’s not a big corporate farmer.

Trade and China

Especially relevant are his opinions concerning trade issues and the recent dust up with China over Tariffs. Later we’re joined by Mark’s recently retired friend and helper, Leo.

Real People

While media continues to spend it’s time telling us all what to think, seems like we should listen to some real people for once. That’s what I do in Backroads-Iowa-Real-Farmers-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 843.

Unvarnished Opinions

From economics to immigration the unvarnished opinions of real voters and influential family farmers might surprise you. Above all it isn’t surprising that in this neck of the woods, politicians aren’t knocking on doors or walking through fields to ask farmers what they think. Even more the media isn’t either. Until the Bob Davis Podcasts came along.

Quit Bickering

Finally one of the key points of our conversation involves the desire for these two farmers to see politicians quit their bickering and work together. They don’t like the ‘My Way Or The Highway’ approach of either side of the so called political spectrum.

No Illusions

In conclusion it’s sad that Mark and Leo don’t have any illusions about whether politicians will start working together anytime soon.

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(Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Mark’s daughter Emma for arranging this interview on a moment’s notice. In addition, guiding me to the farm via Facetime in real time! I know your time is precious, and I really appreciated the opportunity to talk to Mark and Leo. We’ll check in with them early next year.)

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Back-Road-Night-Drive-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 842

Seven States On This Tour

People ask me what it’s like to roll through seven states in nine days. From Eastern Tennessee to the Ozarks in this podcast. Most noteworthy is a night drive. Summertime. Windows down. Join me in Back-Road-Night-Drive-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 842.

Angling Up

My big thing is ‘angling up’. Rolling out of Eastern Tennessee to Nashville, and then Northwest on US 70 West. Through the night.

All Back Roads

Especially relevant? All back roads and small towns. Some of them county roads and bad state roads. It’s late. A full moon. Warm and humid.

Going With The Flow. Nothing Else Matters

The theme for this podcast is the question of what’s it like to ‘go with the flow’. Sometimes you end up in a Walmart parking lot and sometimes you end up in a beautiful campsite with a fire already lit and plenty of wood.

Heading Northwest In Tennessee

From Atwood to Milan, Trenton to Dyersburg and Tiptonville it’s most noteworthy that I am visiting places in the Volunteer State I have never seen. Moreover I see the same development in some of the small towns visible in cities.

Travel Alone

Most importantly people wonder what it is like to travel alone. First of all you have to be okay with single person travel. Moreover if you take someone with you, they have to be a good spur-of-the-moment traveler. Seems like the best things happen when you are just in the moment. This is not pin-point efficiency.

Primitive Systems

Mobile Podcast Command is not a plush RV. And…we use maps!

Major Lessons Learned

Above all every now and then there’s a miscalculation that takes you many miles off course. Travelers have to be okay with those kinds of outcomes. On this drive, a major miscalculation meant a major lesson learned. It’s all good though. Learn more in Back-Road-Night-Drive-Bliss-Bob Davis Podcast 842.

Covering A Lot of Space

Finally there are a lot of people out on the road today. Whether they’re doing the Van Life thing, or camping in one of the national or state parks every now and then, I don’t know too many who cover the space I do in a short time frame.

Happiness is…

In conclusion at the end of this day of travel, I am convinced there are so many lessons learned on the back roads, this is what it’s all about. It really is true. Happiness is a clean windshield and a full tank of gas!

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