#35 TNT What is the THEORY? (Part 2)

#35 TNT What is the THEORY? (Part 2)

THE NOMAD THEORY in a nutshell: People who explore before deciding what to do with their lives, don’t regret it. As some listeners and readers have mentioned, the focus of TNT may seem "all over the place!" I agree with this. But at the same time, is a nomad not "all over the place?"...
#34 TNT Jack Wheeler: Cultural Preservation, Win-Win Business Models, and Living with Amazonian Tribes

#34 TNT Jack Wheeler: Cultural Preservation, Win-Win Business Models, and Living with Amazonian Tribes

Non-profit organizations are not the only ways to help people who need help. In fact, sometimes non-profits are less effective. This is why Jack Wheeler founded Xapiri the way he did. As an organization that makes money as they fulfill their mission: "to increase awareness and inspire positive change for the Amazon and its stewards." Listen to episode #34 of TNT to hear how Jack Wheeler and Xapi...
#33 TNT Absurd Words: Bobinsana Babies

#33 TNT Absurd Words: Bobinsana Babies

On January 23, 2019, I was impregnated by a mysterious woman, who wore a white dress, while standing by the pineapples. She showed me a glimpse of what it feels like to be a mother. In this episode of TNT Abusrd Words, I share the story of how Season two of TNT got started, and announce the concept for my new tattoo. I'll give you a hint, it has to do with this episode. On January 23rd, 2019, at...

#32 TNT Roberto Arroyo: Musings of environmental futures, Kawsaitika Café, and the best kept secrets in Calca, Perú

#32 TNT Roberto Arroyo: Musings of environmental futures, Kawsaitika Café, and the best kept secrets in Calca, Perú

Kawsiaitika means "Flower of Life" in the ancient Andean language of Quechua. This also happens to be the name of a vegetarian café in Calca Perú, partially owned and operated by Roberto Arroyo. A crypto currency expert, trained vegan chef, and all around Zenful guy, Crypto Roberto shares his best kept secrets about the Sacred Valley of Perú. Thanks for listening to THE NOMAD THEORY, Stay...
#31 TNT Absurd Words: Sacrifice from a female fig wasp’s perspective… and the same from a man who never got to be a veteran.

#31 TNT Absurd Words: Sacrifice from a female fig wasp’s perspective… and the same from a man who never got to be a veteran.

This week's winning piece had me picking my teeth and wondering if vegans are really ever truly vegan. The writer has a sense to connect the minuscule with grandeur, and makes you chuckle before crying a little bit later. It was written in all lowercase when I received it, so that's how you'll see it in the show notes below. If you have any questions about the Absurd Words Writing Contest, s...
#30 TNT Steph Marca: Uchukuta Wasi and “Non-Touristic Ice Cream”

#30 TNT Steph Marca: Uchukuta Wasi and “Non-Touristic Ice Cream”

"Cusco" means belly button in an ancient Inca language. This is because Cusco is geographically located at the belly button of Peru. I like to think of it as the belly button of the world. Certain esoteric types actually believe Cusco is the only place that will be saved at the end of Earth as we know it. When this goes down, I'll be at Uchukuta Wasi with Steph Marca eating "non-touristic ice cr...
#29 TNT Beat State: Jack Kerouac and the Flow that brought us On the Road

#29 TNT Beat State: Jack Kerouac and the Flow that brought us On the Road

Jack Kerouac wrote the final draft of On the Road in a period of 20 days -- but this isn't the full story. In this episode, A.C.E. first reads the winning submission of this week's Absurd Words Writing Contest: Hitchhiker by Veronica M. Singer Then, he reads an extensive piece called Beat State. It is an analysis of Kerouac's writing of On the Road combined with an account of A.C.E.'s first tim...
#28 TNT Amy St. John: Multi-Language Learning Advice and Cultural Gap-Year Stories

#28 TNT Amy St. John: Multi-Language Learning Advice and Cultural Gap-Year Stories

Amy Saint-John speaks 5 languages and counting! Some would call her a Polygot, but I think that sounds more like the name of a Pokémon. We talk Gap Year stories and decide what the best language is for what activity. **a loaf of delicious bread was consumed during the recording of this episode, as we sat on a doorstep on the quietest available street in Cusco, Perú. EPISODE NOTES We met in the...

#27 TNT: Absurd Words Writing Contest: a leaf in heat

#27 TNT: Absurd Words Writing Contest: a leaf in heat

Every Saturday we post a writing prompt on nomadtheory.net for the Absurd Words Writing Contest. Send submissions to thenomadtheory@gmail.com. Submissions can be in any style -- poetry, short story, interview, personal narrative, informational article-- the absurder-er the better. Then, a careful judiciary process is imposed. The most absurd piece will win, and A.C.E. will read it on the Podcas...
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