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Episode Info: This week we're super pumped to welcome Benjamin Jenks, hitchhiker extraordinaire, to the show. Benjamin has hitch hiked over 22,000 miles across the U.S. a number of times, overcoming personal issues and encountering a series of amazing people along the way.We chat with Benjamin about his travel stories from months on the road, creating viral videos of his trips, and a few of his hitch hiking tips and tricks.As usual, feedback, questions and comments are welcome, so feel free to post your thoughts down below in the comments section.This particular episode covers:Why and how Ben creates videos of his adventures (hint: laboriously) Why did he decide to hitchhike across the U.S.? A few funny stories from the road Overcoming shyness and loneliness Getting naked in public Hitch hiking tips--staying safe and getting rides Lessons from Burning ManLinks:Adventure Sauce, Benjamin Jenk's web site/blog Benjamin's viral video on hitch-hiking across the U.S. Noah takes a picture of his face every day for six years (mentioned by Ben as inspiration) The Longest Way, a viral video on walking across China (the video that Ben used as inspiration) The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell, a favorite book of both Benjamin and Matt I Ching, Benjamin's current read on Confucianist and Taoist philosophy Fire in the Belly by Sam Keen, a favorite of Matt on discovering new routes to manhood and masculinity The No-Baggage Challenge with Rolf Potts, where he travels for 42 days through 12 countries with no bags Thumbs Up!, David Choe's web-series on hitch hiking across the U.S., from Canada to Mexico, and across ChinaQuote of the Episode: “Your work is to discover your world, and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” - Buddha
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