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Author: Sean Tierney

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Nomad Podcast is inspiring stories of lifestyle transition with successful digital nomads. You'll find conversations with nomads, founders and domain experts who share their wisdom and special expertise to help you be more effective on the road. For videos, links, show notes, interview questions, transcripts, travel photos and more visit
34 Episodes
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: is the true value of diversity in a travel program? How can you keep productive on the road? How might a program like this work with families? Tune in for answers to these questions and more. Wifi Tribe is a work/travel program that enables location-independent professionals the ability to plug into a community and live and work in cities around the world for a month at time. I recently completed my first chapter experience with the Wifi Tribe in Barcelona and had the opportunity to sit down with Diego, Karol and Aura from their team to do a round table discussion on topics like community, diversity, productivity, creativity and nomadic travel. Near the end we also got into an interesting discussion around a forward-looking idea of building a nomadic travel program that could one day accommodate families. What follows is an hour-long engaging conversation with a portion of the management team of Wifi Tribe and the people who have been instrumental in sculping it to be what it is today.If you have a question for them leave it in the comments. This interview picks up where my first interview with Diego left off - you can find that conversation here. Enjoy.
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Ribot became the first community manager for Emmanuel Guisset's vision in Santa Cruz creating the first Outsite. 22 locations later Liz is in charge of global expansion. Hear how she's doing it. Outsite's goal is to give location-independent workers a community and a place that feels like home the minute you walk in the door. I had the chance to sit down with Liz Ribot, cofounder of Outsite, while she was in Lisbon and talk through the vision and how they're executing on it. In this conversation we discuss the origin story of Outsite, the growing trend of coliving, how they're facilitating community, the details and perks of their membership model and more. Subsequent to the recording of this interview I had the opportunity to stay at Outsite and can vouch that it was a clean and productive place with a great community element. Enjoy!
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Price has spent years understanding the causes and effects of stress. He has built a free app that helps others actuate his learnings. Hear how it works. Stress contributes to many health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes (and that is to say nothing of an array of potential mental health complications). These negative effects are avoidable however. Rob Price has studied the causative and preventative factors of stress deeply and has created and published a simple, free system to help inoculate people against stress. In this episode Rob delves into the physiology and neuroscience of how stress works in humans, the ramifications of unchecked, high-stress on individuals and how to combat these issues via a simple practice he's enabled via his app "The Power of Calm."
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Ashman's firm Expat Tax Professionals won the 2018 Tax Provider of The Year award for their unparalleled service. Learn what you need to know tax-wise as a US expat.  Josh Ashman is the most knowledgeable expert I’ve met on tax-related matters for US citizens living abroad. He’s helped me personally for three consecutive years in qualifying for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and in navigating complex tax issues. I invited him to be a guest on the podcast to help educate others so that they can keep more of their own money. Having read the IRS documentation on the FEIE and a number of other blog posts on the subject I can confidently say that what follows is the single most concise and comprehensive overview for expats on optimizing your taxes. Note: none of this interview constitutes formal tax advice nor should be construed as establishing a CPA / client relationship. Enjoy! 
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: and Susan Tierney just celebrated their 50th year of marriage together. Learn about how they met in Venezuela, built a life together in Phoenix and their thoughts on nomadic travel. Today's episode is special. For the 30th anniversary of this podcast I had the unique opportunity to sit down with my folks and interview them while visiting with them on Martha's Vineyard for their 50th wedding anniversary.  In a time when one out of every two marriages in the US ends in divorce and the average lifespan of a marriage is 8.2 years, it's a treat to interview two people who have made it work for so long. And it's an honor to be able to share stories and wisdom from the two people who are my greatest teachers and mentors. In this interview we discuss how they met each other in the Peace Corps in Venezuela, their move to wild west frontier of Phoenix, AZ in 1969, starting & growing a law firm which today holds the distinction of <a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Best Law Firm in Arizona</a> for the 8th year running as rated by Ranking Arizona. We also discuss the immigration problem confronting the US and what can be done to develop a more sensible and sustainable immigration policy in America. Enjoy!
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Nold has developed a sustainable online business teaching others the secrets he and his partner use to achieve massive results for clients via platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Learn how he does it.Facebook hates Oli Nold. They hate him because he’s cracked the code for how to leverage their platform for promoting businesses effectively without paying Facebook any money. Oli has since replicated his methods on neighboring platforms LinkedIn and Instagram and is now teaching others how to apply these techniques for obtaining breakout results in their own businesses. In thos episode Oli shares the four “tumblers" that unlock viral visibility for posts on LinkedIn, his process for outsourcing specific aspects of social media, the main pillars of the Traffic Secrets Academy, insights about the role of emotion in selling, and an ingenious hack that will change how you share your videos on FB and enable deep insight into who is interacting with your videos.
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Bailey quit his role at Apple to pursue development of a methodology that helps people discover their core values through mining insights from their favorite movies. Learn how it works.Myths are humans' attempts to answer timeless, fundamental questions. Khemit believes movies are the modern day vessel of these mythological stories and that our emotional reactions to them hold the clues for unlocking insights about our true purpose in the world.  Khemit developed The Character Arc Academy to enable us to excavate our core values via analyzing our reactions to our favorite films. In this episode we dig into his technique called "Smart Streaming" for extracting these insights through focused movie watching. We discuss the nature of the societal "mythological crisis," how to implement smart streaming to re-establish alignment with our core values and the power this can have for unlocking our natural potential. Enjoy!
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Anthony runs an ecommerce business that enables him financial and geo freedom to travel. He's gone nomadic and is now using profits of that business to run a self-funded venture fund focused on the blockchain space. Learn how he's doing it.Miles discovered an unserved market niche in college in the electronics space and created an ecommerce business selling power bricks for mobile devices. He's now parlaying the profits of that business into his next venture, Flux Capital. He's working with technical teams around the world to build out gaming assets in virtual, decentralized worlds that are based on blockchain technology. In this conversation we delve into Mile's journey creating his ecommerce business, lessons he's learned along the way in entrepreneurship, we spend the majority of time demystifying concepts related to blockchain and cryptocurrency and having a philosophical discussion about what the future of money looks like. Enjoy! 
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Oosterveen went from prison inmate to professional speaker. He's now rewiring his brain and body to run a sub 3-hour marathon having never run before.Christiaan found himself in a Dutch prison in 2015 for unpaid insurance debts. While behind bars he was inspired by Richard Branson's biography and similar situation to delve into the neuro science of behavior. Through study of Neuro-Linguistic Programming he has developed a framework for self-transformation that has brought him out of debt and vaulted him into the limelight as a public speaker. He's now seeking to prove his methodology by transforming himself into a top 2% upper-echelon marathon runner having never run before. This is his story.   
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Rasch has created not one but two separate companies as a part of the Y Combinator incubator. His latest, SafetyWing, is disrupting the insurance industry for nomads. Learn how.Services like AirBnb and Uber have disrupted the age old hospitality and transportation industries and vastly improved the experience for nomads. The insurance however remains largely in the stone ages in terms of usability, accessibility and alignment of incentives. Sondre Rasch felt these pains intimately both from an employer perspective as well as a nomad consumer perspective. He encouraged colleagues to take up the torch and address the deficiency but when nobody did, he took it on himself and started SafetyWing. In this episode you'll learn about pitfalls of the insurance industry, Sondre's entrepreneurial journey with Konsus and SafetyWing, recommendations for aspiring YC applicants, productivity advice for entrepreneurs and more. Enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.
 For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: was nearly paralyzed in a diving accident in college. She made a full recovery and subsequently adopted an attitude of living life to the fullest. Hear how she has applied that in her life since.With only a week to go before leaving for her study abroad program in college Christa found herself in the hospital with a broken neck from a diving accident. She miraculously made a full recovery and vowed to never miss an opportunity to accomplish an item from her bucket list. Years later she traveled to 53 countries and checcked off countless bucket list items. Hear from Christa about this formative experience, the work she does for her startup, how she's grown an impressive Instagram following of over 16k people, her experience teaching english in Thailand, starting her nomadic journey in Costa Rica and more. Enjoy! 
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Thompson has architected an amazing life of world travel and helping other freelancers via her online course. Listen to her journey and where she's headed next. A visit to Costa Rica led Danielle down the path of adopting the nomadic lifestyle. Fast forward a year and she's now built an impressive agency business and as well an online academy to help empower other freelancers to achieve financial success and freedom of mobility in their businesses. Danielle recently checked off a bucket list item of signing a long-term lease living with friends in an amazing house in Bali. In this conversation we discuss Danielle's morning routine, what meditation means to her, her multiple experiences with ayahuasca, productivity tools, mindset adjustments, biofeedback and more. Enjoy this conversation.
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Marisa Meddin walked away from what many would consider to be a dream job in the pursuit of discovering her life's purpose and achieving freedom and location-independence. Hear her story.Many people would kill for the opportunity to attend the Grammy's, work with up & coming musical acts like Beyoncé AND get paid for doing it. But Marisa felt unfulfilled in her role at Pepsi and left to pursue an ecommerce business selling her mother's famous brownies online. She has since launched and run a handful of other successful businesses including an eCourse for helping demystify the college admissions process and a coaching role to help others discover their life's work. In this episode we'll hear Marisa's entrepreneurial journey, learn about her question framework for zero'ing in on one's true purpose in life and discover her recommendations for top hip hop artists. Enjoy!
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Simkins created an ad campaign for Fidelity Insurance which grossed over $46 billion in revenue (yes with a "B"). Learn how she did it while traveling the world as a nomad. How much can change in a year... Helen went through an abrupt personal and professional breakup which proved to be a blessing in disguise and became the springboard for her nomadic transition. In this episode she shares the secrets of how she AirBnb'd her place in Boston out and secured twelve listings on the first night. Helen shares tips for growing your Instagram following and does a walkthrough of the design philosophy behind the campaign she did for Fidelity that grossed $46BN. Check it out. 
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: Bowles is co-founder of The Maverick Investor Group and host of The Maverick Show podcast. Learn how he's deliberately architected his lifestyle of nomadic adventure.Matt (aka my doppelgänger) has built an incredible lifestyle that allows him to travel the world to exotic locations meeting and interviewing nomads all while helping others invest in cash-flowing real estate properties. In this episode we learn how Matt first entered the nomadic lifestyle, how he's architected his business, stories of his adventures in Corsica and as a DJ, advice for aspiring nomads, and more. 
For the full audio interview, show notes, transcript, photos and more visit Lakoff has spent the last 8 years on the road traveling across Asia and South America. He shares stories of his entrepreneurial, nomadic and biohacking journey towards becoming a better human.I met Ben shortly before the Nomad Cruise at the Restation coliving space in Gran Canaria island. Ben was a pillar of the Nomad Cruise 8 community and has subsequently become a good friend via a weekly mastermind group he organized. In this interview I got a chance to sit down with him after the cruise and ask him questions about his entrepreneurial endeavors, nomadic stories from his 8 years on the road, lessons from biohacking his way to the title of fittest man in Thailand and the usual queries of gear, hacks, book recommendations and more. If you're looking for advice on how to do long-term, sustainable nomadic travel, look no further than this episode.
For the full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos and more visit: As master of ceremonies for the Nomad Cruise Bori Vigh has the challenge of how to bring a large group of complete strangers together on a vessel at sea and create the conditions for deep bonding. She's developed a 7-step workshop that accomplishes this in short order and the community of the cruise is testament to how well it works. Bori also happens to run the largest backpacker blog in Hungary, and is working on rolling out her next initiative, The Retreat Factory. In this episode we'll learn about all the above and more. Enjoy. 
For full audio interview, transcript, show notes, photos, questions and more visit: takes guts to go against the advice of all your friends and quit a high-paying corporate job to pursue a life of service and volunteering but that's exactly what Tarek Kholoussy did. In this interview we'll hear about some of the crazy experiences one accrues when traveling to over 100 countries. Tarek shares what's involved physical and mental conditioning-wise to run 25 marathons, 2 ultra marathons and the world's highest marathon at Mount Everest base camp. We'll learn about his current initiative Nomads Giving Back, how two back-to-back experiences of confronting mortality catalyzed him to take the nomadic leap and more. Enjoy. 
For the full audio episode, transcript, show notes, photos and links to all the resources mentioned visit: FD quit his corporate job in 2008 and embarked on an adventure of a lifetime which became a nomadic existence he's continued to this day. Johnny is founder of the Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, author of "12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap," co-host of "Travel Like a Boss" and "Invest Like a Boss" podcasts, divemaster and muay thai fighter. In this episode Johnny shares lessons on  architecting a dream lifestyle that enables you to travel the world while earning passive income via your investments. 
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
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