Nomad Podcast

Ep 3: Eddie Contento of Remote Year Darien

An episode of Nomad Podcast

By Sean Tierney
Nomad Podcast helps you transition to the location-independent lifestyle and become a successful digital nomad. You'll find interviews with nomads, founders and domain experts who share their road wisdom and special expertise. For videos, links, show notes, interview questions, transcripts, travel photos and more visit
Ep 15: Biking across Panama, 7 years of road wisdom and crafting winning sponsorships for GoPro, Lufthansa & Under Armor
Andrés Piñeiro Coen has been nomadic for the past seven years and has backpacked all over South & Central America, engineered and sold creative sponsorships to some of the world's largest brands like GoPro, Lufthansa and Under Armor. In this interview he shares experiences of converting a failed graffiti store business into a profitable mural contest event in Panama, road wisdom from his travels and his philosophy of hustle.  For transcript, show notes, photos and links to all the resources mentioned in the show visit
May 25, 2019
Ep 14: Alex Hillman of 30x500
For links, show notes, transcript, photos and more visit: Funding is typically the biggest roadblock that precludes more people from living the nomadic lifestyle. Unless you have massive savings you'll need a fountain of income to sustain you during your travels which means either a) taking a job or b) making a job for yourself. We covered option A with Luke Tierney of Nomad Playground. Today we're covering option B with Alex Hillman of 30x500. Alex is cofounder of an academy designed to take first-time entrepreneurs from zero to $15k in sales. In this interview we discuss the pitfalls commonly faced by new entrepreneurs, the gist of the 30x500 method involving an intensive "Sales Safari" market research phase, construction of eBomb lead magnets, list building, the strategy for product development, crafting a winning launch sequence and ultimately all that's involved in making your first $15k in revenue. Alex and his partner Amy have coached hundreds of students and are indirectly responsible for millions in sales by virtue of cultivating skills of successful entrepreneurship in these folks. Please enjoy our conversation.
October 5, 2018
Ep 13: Bernie Miller of Mayo Clinic
For links, transcript, show notes and interactive video questions visit: Getting good sleep has a dramatic impact on one's quality of life. It can be particularly challenging in the nomadic lifestyle to get consistently good sleep when you're bedroom environment is constantly changing. Today we talk with Bernie Miller, a sleep specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, about things you can do to ensure you get the best possible sleep while on the road. In this conversation we cover ramifications of getting poor sleep, the factors that contribute to getting good sleep, the distinction between REM and deep sleep, pro's and con's of various natural and artificial sleep remedies and how to know when it's appropriate to seek an appointment with a sleep specialist. With seventeen years of experience Bernie is a domain expert and very knowledgeable on this subject. Enjoy our conversation.
September 26, 2018
Ep 12: Kara Mosesso of Nomadic Nourishment
For links, show notes, photos, transcript and more visit Health and wellness on the road can be tricky when you don't have the luxuries of your home kitchen. Today we're chatting with Kara Mosseso of Nomadic Nourishment on the topic of how to maintain a healthy diet while on the road. Kate travelled with Remote Year Kublai for a year and now runs a nutrition and health coaching business on the side of her full-time job as a registered nurse. In today's conversation we delve into topics around maintaining a healthy diet abroad, resources for meal planning while on the road, the value of a primarily plant-based diet, sources for information on evidence-based nutrition, techniques for making lasting habit changes and more. Kara challenges listeners to take her 30-day plant-based challenge (I'm trying it) and shares a number of useful resources (linked in the show notes) for learning more about these subjects. Enjoy!
September 19, 2018
Ep 11: Luke Tierney of Nomad Playground
For links, show notes, photos, transcripts and more visit The single biggest obstacle to more people trying the nomadic lifestyle is ability to fund the adventure (and by extension since the travels of a nomad are usually funded from income vs. savings, this means access to quality remote work). Today's guest is Luke Tierney (no relation) of Luke is on a quest to save you time and heartache by curating the best remote work sites out there that cater to nomads. Luke was a nomad himself from an early age and found a huge discrepancy in the quality of job listings depending on the source. Reputable, big-name sites often consumed disproportionately large amounts of time and yielded poor results relative to some of the lesser-known alternatives. Luke tackled this problem by creating essentially the "Yelp of job sites" by aggregating reviews from job seekers and categorizing the sites on various dimensions to hel
September 11, 2018
Ep 10: Sean Tierney of Pagely
For links, show notes, transcription, audio-only version, photos and more visit: For our 10th episode we're flipping the tables and I'm the one being interviewed today. My first foray into nomadic working travel was via Remote Year. I was in the Darien group that travelled from May 2016-2017 and it was one of the most transformative experiences of my life. I've invested a considerable amount of my free time since then in helping to encourage others to take the leap of trying this lifestyle with the hope that it can be as transformational for others as it was for me. In this conversation I'm interviewed by the talented Dr. Laura Gallaher and we drill into some of the same questions I ask my guests. We cover the circumstances that led me to Remote Year and why I chose to continue traveling and eventually settle in Lisbon, Portugal. We discuss what it means to be a tribe and posit a hypothesis of why this return to a tribal existence feels r
September 7, 2018
Ep 9: Greg Caplan of Remote Year
For photos, links, show notes, interactive video questions and transcript visit: ‎ What's it like to be at the helm of the aircraft carrier in the space of nomadic travel programs? Greg Caplan is CEO of Remote Year, a travel program platform that is working to create a more peaceful, productive world one group of nomads at a time. Greg had a unique upbringing that gave him early familial exposure to youngsters from many different cultures. Years later he and his co-founder Sam Pessin tried an audacious experiment posting an idea to Reddit that quickly gained interest and went viral garnering 50,000 applicants for the first Remote Year group. In this interview Greg talks about the origin story of Remote Year, the RY values and mission, what they're doing to promote diversity and inclusion amongst both their participants and employees, the future of their "Citizen Program," analysis of some of the macro trends in the space and more.
August 29, 2018
Ep 8: Jonathan Kalan of Unsettled
For photos, links, show notes, transcript and interactive video questions visit: Science shows there are neurological benefits to blowing our own minds on a consistent basis and that, conversely, failing to do so causes brain atrophy Jonathan Kalan joins us today from Unsettled, a semi-structured retreat program with activities co-created by its participants designed to inspire and cultivate personal and professional growth. Jonathan was a photojournalist in a past life exposed to different perspectives in his coverage of events around the world and felt compelled to develop a platform that would help others gain perspective from traveling. In this interview Jonathan shares what it was like going through the TED Residency program in the early days of Unsettled, the value of diversity amongst their program participants, how their retreats work, who they're best suited for and his take on the future of the nomadic travel space. Enjoy!
August 23, 2018
Ep 7: Diego Bejarano of Wifi Tribe
For photos, show notes, links, transcription and more visit: Diego Bejarano was in a rut and looking to shake things up by working remotely with a group of his friends. He sent out emails to 100 friends inviting everyone to experiment with this idea of living and working remotely in South America. The experiment proved successful and Wifi Tribe was born. Fast forward two years and Diego and his co-founder now run a service that brings location-independent workers together to be able to have a communal living and working experience while exploring the world. In this conversation Diego talks about the origin story of Wifi Tribe, their community-centric philosophy, the qualities that make great candidates for their program, how he uses anchors to be productive on the road, the role of diversity in the experience and more. We also get into interesting topics of intermittent fasting, cold showers and other body hacks. I hope you enjoy
August 16, 2018
Ep 6: Joey Karam of Krav Maga XD
Find time-stamped show notes, links, photos, audio transcript and more via this link: In this episode world-renown Krav Maga instructor Joey Karam talks with us about the basics of situational awareness, avoidance, de-escalation, social vs. asocial violence, physiological responses to combat situations, escaping freezes, and the mindset of what it takes to escape with your life from a threatening situation.
August 8, 2018
Ep 5: Matt Dunsmoor of Start With Why
What if there were a process by which you could reliably discover what your purpose in life is? Could you imagine anything more fulfilling than discovering what unique contribution you have to make - what you were born to do? Matt Dunsmoor is a facilitator for Start With Why, a company devoted to helping others discover and live their true purpose. Matt happens to be currently traveling the world with the Remote Year "Denali" group. In this conversation we catch up with Matt and learn about the importance of connecting with your Why, the impact that doing so can have and the mechanism by which the Start With Why process works. Get video, photos, episode transcript, links, show notes, pre-interview questions and more here:
August 2, 2018
Ep 4: Andrew Hyde of Origin Protocol
Andrew Hyde has traveled to eighty countries over 3.5yrs practicing what he calls "extreme minimalism." Listen in to hear how and why he did it, hear his travel hacks, stories from the road and more. For video, photos, links, show notes, transcript, comments and other goodies go here:
July 24, 2018
Ep 3: Eddie Contento of Remote Year Darien Eddie Contento shares insights from his time traveling the world while working for a consultancy and creating compelling videos for his vlog. Visit the link above for video, photos, links, show notes, interactive video questions, transcript and more.
July 18, 2018
Ep 2: Paige Soucie of Remote Year Cousteau Hear from Paige about the challenge of building a startup from the road. Video, links, show notes, transcript, photos and more at the link above.
July 8, 2018
Ep 1: Trevor Gerhardt of Remote Year “OG” This is the first episode of Nomad Podcast with Trevor Gerhardt of Remote Year "OG's" Find links, show notes, photos, transcription and more at the link above.
May 19, 2018
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