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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.

    Jarrod Tocci - ftv pod #70: Why is this guy on the podcast for the 4th time??

    Jarrod Tocci - ftv pod #70: Why is this guy on the podcast for the 4th time??

    Jarrod has been a good friend for 3 years, and he's been on my podcast too many times. But dude is fun to talk to, and he is constantly switching up his momentum for another new adventure. He's been on the podcast 4 times in the last two years, but he's also had 4 homes in that time frame. For a lot of van lifers, moving around geographically is enough. But Jarrod is constantly reframing what it means to travel and sit still. Is it all a gimmick to keep his YouTube viable? Well, I'm remiss that I didn't ask him that question directly, so I figured it was best to put him on blast in this caption to console my interviewer regret. Now, have fun listening to us be dicks to each other.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Photographer Living Full Time in DIY High Top Camper Van

    Photographer Living Full Time in DIY High Top Camper Van

    Christian recently returned to Encinitas after moving to Bend, OR to build out his second camper van. Not everything went exactly as planned, but his new van is rad and his photography gigs are really starting to take off. I really look up to Christian for his positive attitude and ambition. Definitely go check out his instagram to see his epic photographs. 

    @henkel.photography

    • 1 hr 19 min
    FTVpod #68 @TheBaconsRebellion Van Life Couple & pup in 136" Ram Promaster DIY Camper Van Conversion

    FTVpod #68 @TheBaconsRebellion Van Life Couple & pup in 136" Ram Promaster DIY Camper Van Conversion

    I met Erin & Joe at Tiny Fest this spring, and I'd been trying to get them on the podcast for a month. We finally connected right next to the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club and hung out for a day and a half. It was a rad place to rendezvous and spend an afternoon. Erin made us all some of her signature van life pizzas, and the next morning we finally sat down to record a podcast. It was a great time chatting with them. I was particularly interested in the van they built out on the same length Ram Promaster that I have. There are definitely some elements in their build that would have changed some of the elements of my build had I seen them first.

    • 49 min
    Moxi & Loon: Band in a Van! Rocking through and rocketing out of the pandemic

    Moxi & Loon: Band in a Van! Rocking through and rocketing out of the pandemic

    Nick & Jake are Moxi & Loon, a two piece psychedelic rock band that have played shows for years with their vans backed together outdoors at events. Jake is a full time van lifer in a Promaster with an impressive electrical system and Nick splits his time between his old converted Chevy and hashtaghouselife. Just as they were getting a tour booked in 2020, the world shut down. But they've used the time since then to sharpen their act and make connections that were uniquely available to them because of the weird world which presented itself last year. We just basically hung out and laughed at each other.

    • 36 min
    from the van #66 - Ali Rose

    from the van #66 - Ali Rose

    Sometimes, living in a van, you just meet someone in a parking lot. A lot of times living in a van, you just meet someone in a parking lot. Ali was parked over close to my favorite spot to cook and watch the surf in Encinitas. she was loading a SUP into her van, and we had a great chat. So we decided to record a chat about her decision to move into her van full time, and the travels she plans to execute in it.

    • 48 min
    from the van #65 - Chris Neel

    from the van #65 - Chris Neel

    Chris came out to Tiny Fest, CA from Nashville. He's only been in his van for a couple of weeks, and he's been going around to different van meetups as he settles into his mostly built van. We sat down to have a chat about his build and his adjustment into the whole van life thing.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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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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