Misfits & Rejects


A podcast about the lifestyle design of expatriates, travelers, entrepreneurs and adventurers and the artistic way they've shaped their lives around the world.

M&R Episode 085: Observations of a Nicaraguan uprising.

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M&R Episode 085: Observations of a Nicaraguan uprising.

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In Episode 85 I speak to the audience about the observations I've made over of the last month and a half in Nicaragua where the people are rising up against their government. It's about how people find a way to move forward and live their lives not matter what's going on around them. Enjoy!

Show notes: Episode 82, Episode 4 Dale Dagger, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon

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M&R Episode 084: JJ Shepherd has incredible stories of white water kayaking through Tibet.

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M&R Episode 084: JJ Shepherd has incredible stories of white water kayaking through Tibet.

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In Episode 84 I sat down with JJ Shepherd. He's had a lot of adventures white water kayaking through Nepal, Tibet, India and Mexico just to name a few. He also does a lot to give back to the youth of North Carolina by volunteering and helping raise money with his semi syncronized dance group Pisgah Thunder. Enjoy!

Show notes: Pisgah Thunder, Looking Glass Realty, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon  

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M&R Episode 083: What it was like growing up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe with Matthew Taylor.

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M&R Episode 083: What it was like growing up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe with Matthew Taylor.

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In Episode 84 I sat down with geography professor Matthew Taylor. Matthew has been coming to Nicaragua for many years studying Gigante's water table and trying to map where the water gets stored. He was born in Zamia but grew up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. We spoke about his life growing up in Africa and making his way to America and becoming a professor of geography at the Unversity of Denver. Enjoy!

Show notes: Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Cecil Rhodes, Rhodes Scholarship, Kibbutz, Fun Limon, Grey Scouts, Selous Scouts, Aurora Group, Episode 22 Rusty Labuschange, Pariah State

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M&R Episode 082: How we're dealing with the changing political climate in Nicaragua to sustain our livelihood.

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M&R Episode 082: How we're dealing with the changing political climate in Nicaragua to sustain our livelihood.

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In Episode 82 I sat down with Jasi Rashid and talked about how our lively hoods are being effected by the changing politics in Nicaragua and what we're going to do about it. Enjoy!

Show notes: Jasi Rashid, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon, mail@jasmin-rashid.de

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M&R Episode 081: How to create a sustainable permaculture farm and life as an expat with Chris Shanks.

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M&R Episode 081: How to create a sustainable permaculture farm and life as an expat with Chris Shanks.

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In Episode 81 I sat down with Chris Shanks at one of his Airbnb's in Buccaneer Point Nicaragua. Chris gives us a play by play on how he's built a sustainable life here in Nicaragua through slow growth, responsible investing and a diversification of skill sets he now leverages to generate multiple income streams. He got his start with the N.G.O Project Bona Fide where he applied his knowledge of ecology and permaculture design to help increase local food security. From there he developed an agro tourism business, a land consulting business,  and an Airbnb business just to name a few. He's a huge inspiration to me because he's made a great life for himself in Nicaragua as well as a great living. Enjoy!

Show notes: Chris ShanksSelvista Guest Houses, Project Bona Fide, Fuego y Agua, Permaculture, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon

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M&R Episode 080: Bootstrap strap your life as a expat surfer with JJ Yemma.

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M&R Episode 080: Bootstrap strap your life as a expat surfer with JJ Yemma.

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In Episode 80 I sat down with JJ Yemma at his new restaurant Todo Con Amor in Virgen Morena Nicaragua. JJ got here in the late nineties with some friends and discovered a Nicaragua much different then all the stigma that surrounded it. At eighteen he immediately formulated a plan to move to Nicaragua and become a surf bum. Now twenty years later he's left a lasting impression on the area surfers know as Popoyo. JJ continues to reinvent himself and shape the community in a positive way. Enjoy!

Show notes: James Joseph Yemma, Popoyo Surf Lodge, Dale Dagger Episode 4, Support Misfits and Rejects on Patreon, History of Nicaragua surfing...scroll down

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M&R Episode 079: How to obtain multiple citizenships with Andrew Henderson.

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M&R Episode 079: How to obtain multiple citizenships with Andrew Henderson.

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In Episode 79 I spoke with Andrew Henderson from Nomad Capitalist. His mato is..."Go where you're treated best.". That's why he helps people as he says regain their freedom through offshore bank accounts, dual citizenships and foreign companies. Last year he gave up his U.S. citizenship and now helps other figure out the best strategies to keep a bigger portion of their hard earned money while being able to travel across more boards with less effort. Enjoy!

Show notes: Nomad Capitalist, Nomad Capitalist the book, Danny Flood Episode 75, Chris Reynolds Episode 74

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M&R Episode 078: Ziad Khoury went from civil war in Lebanon to inspirational youth soccer coach in America.

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M&R Episode 078: Ziad Khoury went from civil war in Lebanon to inspirational youth soccer coach in America.

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In Episode 78 I sat down with Ziad Khoury. He is one of the founders of the soccer club Slammers FC and writer of his new book Complete Athlete. He was also my high school soccer coach. We talked about how he grew up in Lebanon during the civil war and what it was like moving to the States at age fifteen. I get to share with him face to face how he changed my life 20 years ago and he takes me through his philosophy on soccer and life. He's designed an incredible life for himself and is one of my biggest inspirations because he helped me understand what it takes to be a successful athlete and human being. The Complete Athlete is on its way to becoming a New York Times best seller. Enjoy!

Show notes: Complete Athlete, Slammers FC

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M&R Episode 077: Kellsie Forbes took one of the first illegal tours into Bolivia's most notorious prison

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M&R Episode 077: Kellsie Forbes took one of the first illegal tours into Bolivia's most notorious prison

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In Episode 77 Kellsie Forbes talks about her big life changing experiences and how she's made each transition. From backpading around the world, sailing across the pacific, starting and selling her own business. Kellsie is a consummate traveler, adventurer and entrepreneur. This episode really inspires me to keep working hard at what I want out of life. Enjoy! 

Show notes: kellsieforbes@gmail.com, Marching Powder, N.O.L.S, Smashing Glasses

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M&R Episode 076: Christa Romano talks about being a digital nomad in Africa and driving around Namibia.

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M&R Episode 076: Christa Romano talks about being a digital nomad in Africa and driving around Namibia.

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In Episode 76 Christa Romano and I talk about her becoming a full time digital nomad and the adventures she's been having in Africa. You might remember Christa from Episode 12 when she talked about being an expat in Thailand for two years. Now she has transitioned into a full time digital nomad and been having some great adventure in Africa. The that got me super inspired was her story of renting and car in Namibia and driving it around the country camping. You can follow her adventure @christabellatravels on Instagram. Enjoy!

Show notes: Christa Romano Episode 12, @christabellatravels, Wifi Tribe, Swakopmund Namibia, Chris Reynolds Entrepreneur House Episode 74, Nomad Cruise

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