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from the van - a podcast and video blog dedicated to examining the relationships people have with residential vehicles. Whether it's full-time vanlifers, weekenders, or trailer nomads, I'm curious about the different permutations of the how and why. Plus, I also like drinking beer and talking about the conundrum of life.

from the va‪n‬ marty benson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

from the van - a podcast and video blog dedicated to examining the relationships people have with residential vehicles. Whether it's full-time vanlifers, weekenders, or trailer nomads, I'm curious about the different permutations of the how and why. Plus, I also like drinking beer and talking about the conundrum of life.

    from the van Season 2, something new

    from the van Season 2, something new

    Hey friends! It's been a while. With the whole pandemic thing really putting a damper on in-person hangs, I kinda decided 60 episodes was a good round number at which to put the pod on hold. Now, I'm ready to reboot. I'm going through all the old footage and ruminations of the last couple of years, and I'm going to try to put out new stuff that will prove useful both on the YouTube channel as well as the podcast. Hopefully I'll be able to start interviewing folks like old times in the somewhat near future. But for now, let's try this.

    • 3 min
    from the van #60 - Seth Stockmaster

    from the van #60 - Seth Stockmaster

    Seth and our buddy, Dave, built out his Sprinter camper in like 3 weeks, which has got to be some sort of record. Also odd, he moved full-time into his van right as the COVID-19 locked down much of California and the world. But he stayed stoked anyway, because that's what Seth does. We had a good socially distant chat about all of that just as Southern California began to experiment with reopening much of its businesses and public space.

    • 47 min
    from the van #59 - Melanie Wilkinson

    from the van #59 - Melanie Wilkinson

    Melanie is a trumpet player and part time van lifer from Tasmania. I miss hanging out with podcasts guests in my van, but the upside of the current state of the podcast is that I got wonderful insights about van life across the world from a quite pleasant Australian I may have never actually spoken to otherwise. 

    • 52 min
    from the van #58 - John & Johnny

    from the van #58 - John & Johnny

    Johnny lives part-time in a low top Ford Transit traveling around New England photographing headshots for colleges. The Coronavirus outbreak sent him back to hunker down on his property in southern Alabama. Since then, he's been hosting van lifers like John, giving them a place to post up rather than having to navigate life on the road during lockdown.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    from the van #57 - Megan Cable

    from the van #57 - Megan Cable

    Megan is a good friend of ours who lives in a beautiful Sprinter. For 6 weeks, she's been self isolating on public lands in the Southwest. We hopped on a zoom call to talk to her about her experience quarantining outside. We had a great chat about how mountain biking, her experience with solitude in the outdoors, and how this whole coronavirus situation might affect her van life timeline in the future.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    from the van #56 - Christian, Madelyn & Caleb

    from the van #56 - Christian, Madelyn & Caleb

    Madelyn, Caleb, and Christian have all been on the podcast before... before Corona. Now, Madelyn and Caleb are hunkering down at an uncle's property in Texas. Christian is temporarily posted up in Idyllwild, CA. We got on a video conference to record a podcast about how we're all coping with van life during the pandemic. We talked epic trip they took together. We speculated about what this means for the van community going forward. It was fun, and surprisingly sort of uplifting.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Photomatt69 ,

Love this podcast

Really love this podcast one of my favorites for Vanlife

Tim Stretton ,

A podcast.... from my van

I love this podcast. Keep the episodes coming!!!!

drunkcinderella ,

10/10 Would recommend!

Such an interesting topic and interesting people. Each podcast is unique and insightful, and Marty is such a funny and smart dude.

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