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Hi, How Are You? A Self-Help Van Life Podcast for Digital Nomads

57 EpisodesProduced by blue aestheticsWebsite

A (Sometimes) Van Life Podcast for the Uninitiated/Lazy/Perpetually Nomadic.

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episode 56: 1000 days of sobriety

September 5th, 2022


I've been thinking about this episode for a while, and since it's coming up soon, I decided some reflection is good after a few years.   Today is my thousandth day of sobriety. Does that mean that I wrote and recorded …

episode 55: balancing wants & needs to avoid burnout

July 29th, 2022


well, here we are. nearly 5 months on the road, and this season, it feels different.   last year, i was blissfully unaware of how much money i was …

episode 54: creating location-independent income

April 3rd, 2022


If you've ever wanted to live in your van, but you've thought, "How in the hell can I make money on the road?" then this episode is for you.

episode 53: van life & mental health

September 26th, 2021


so it's been a while since i've been motivated to put something together for you all.    i've spent most of my free time trying to build my business and teaching myself something new almost every day.   it's caused a …

episode 52: running on fumes (and other car analogies)

April 20th, 2021


so i'm not gonna lie, craig - i'm past the point of empty right now. 

i'm exhausted mentally. 

every day, 7 days a week from before sun up to past sunset, i am at my computer working.

there are so many gears going at …

episode 51: i laid myself off

February 5th, 2021


happy february everybody. i did the thing i said i was gonna do. i fired myself.

i'll be honest, this is the only time i've ever left a job without having "another job" lined up.  not to say i don't have big plans, but …

episode 50: the five hour rule

December 31st, 2020


if it sounds like i recorded this episode while buried underground, it's because i did. spooky.

episode 49: digital nomad 2021?

December 4th, 2020


so i think i quit my job. and i don't have another job lined up.  follow along as i contemplate throwing myself into a den of lions in this episode …

episode 48: van life faq

September 19th, 2020


this is a van life episode. i'm gonna answer a few of the weird questions i get when people find out i live in my great white shark.

some of my favorites are:

"what do you like, do in here?"

"doesn't it get hot?"

"how …

episode 47: defining your priorities

August 26th, 2020


i think on a previous episode, i spoke about how i'm always pushing several balls forward, very slowly, but it's happening. some balls roll forward …

episode 46: i'm good, thank you for asking

August 13th, 2020


i was going to make this episode about PRIORITIES, but while thinking about these priorities, i realized that i've neglected to check up on all of you.   it's been a while since someone has asked me how i am. and …

episode 45: 500 days of summer

July 9th, 2020


this episode is a van episode - we gotta talk about how fucking hot it gets in your van during the summer.    i've been living in my van now for over 500 days, and the humidity and heat in southern texas will kill you …

episode 44: catholic guilt (or just regular guilt)

June 19th, 2020


i edited this in a very noisy room by mostly sight. hope it doesn't sound like trash.   does anybody else suffer from sudden, immense pangs of guilt from decisions that you made with your own best interests in mind? …

episode 43: cabin fever - pandemic edition

June 5th, 2020


i just want this gosh dang quarantine to be over with already.

episode 42: financial independence

May 21st, 2020


financial independence... is it a mindset or for real for real?

we're talking about MONEY, my favorite topic because maybe if i talk about it enough, some will finally appear.

episode 41: van life essentials

May 13th, 2020


stop thinking every single thing through. let me lay out for you the basic essentials you need to get started with van dwelling full-time.

hint: it’s …

episode 40: fomo or bust

May 7th, 2020


i think it's time for us to get off social media.

you are a brand online. and if you're not the brand, you are the product.

episode 39: coronavirus & vandwelling

March 26th, 2020


how's it goin, vandwellers?   probably not so well. gyms are closed. most state parks, closed.   libraries, bars, closed.   lots of people are unable to work. everyone is practicing social distancing. which i find …

episode 38: cleaning out my storage unit

March 17th, 2020


are you spending money on a storage unit full of stuff you don't use? well, stop it. you're being silly.

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episode 37: happy vanniversary!

February 11th, 2020


we're coming up on some important dates, and i wanna spend a little time flexin on you guys.

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episode 36: stop loaning people money

February 4th, 2020


recorded this while i was sick af. the things you sacrifice for a little asian persuasion...   no pigeons. or scrubs. whatever you guys call it these days. recognize one when you see them, and learn to say no.

episode 35: everything is temporary

January 30th, 2020


everything is temporary.   that job that you don’t like.  the car you’re driving. the apartment you’re renting. the bad day you’re having.   your favorite jacket eventually ends up in the donation pile. you crack your …

episode 34: makin shmoney moves

January 9th, 2020


eyyy look at you guys still alive, still listening to the sound of my voice.   somehow I am still alive, likely by the harsh grace of some select few family members.   let's talk about money. it's the only thing i'm in …

episode 33: i wanna thank me

December 18th, 2019


as 2019 shuts the fuck down, i wanna close with some words from uncle snoop.

episode 32: best spots to urban stealth camp in your van

December 10th, 2019


sometimes you need an inconspicuous place to lay your head safely for the night. find out how to navigate through major cities by hiding in plain sight.

hey, did that rhyme?

episode 31: is sleep inertia causing your anxiety?

December 3rd, 2019


ever wake up disoriented after a poor night’s sleep? think you’re gonna get away with it? think again, my sleep-drunk friend.

episode 30: minimalism & a modular van build

November 26th, 2019


did you know a full van build could be a petri dish for mold and rust, or even worse, a traveling fire hazard? let's talk about why i decided to keep …

episode 29: van life expenses and starting over

November 19th, 2019


instagram @tripvanstinkle

it's a new season, but i'm calling it episode 29 so i don't have to change the way i name my show …

episode 28: a new season?

November 13th, 2019


coming soon - the latest iteration of hi, how are you: van edition?

this is a marriage of two of my creative forces, my audio journal as you all know it, and my latest quest to becoming a digital nomad.

will i make it? …

episode 26: "family" resurrected

June 2nd, 2019


what do you do when distant biological family comes back from the dead and threatens to cling on?

episode 25: voluntary solitude

May 19th, 2019


the art of falling off the face of the earth.

episode 23: in 2019, i'm looking forward to...

January 5th, 2019


new year, new you, and a dozen more cliches we're sick of repeating.

special thanks to a sundae drive and superrobotparty for use of their tracks.

what's in the cards for you in 2019? let's do a little pre-flection to …

episode 22: be consistent (and how to deal with family this holiday season)

December 21st, 2018


thank you to ephraim, who let me use his song "neptune drive" this episode.

just a reminder to stay consistent and BE GOOD while you have to deal with the awkwardness of bad family blood and petty drama you've been …

episode 21: the x effect method & the eisenhower matrix

November 14th, 2018


special thanks to heck nugget and jonah the runner for lending me some original music and repping houston once again.


7 weeks... can you keep up?

episode 20: i got socked in the face and all I got was this lousy podcast

October 28th, 2018


this week's episode is brought to you by superrobotparty and low horizon, both local bands from houston who were gracious enough to allow me to use their music on my podcast.
"One …

episode 19: accountabilibuddies (ft. our list of bad decisions)

September 26th, 2018


in memory of when i had motivation.

blue talks about falling off the alcohol wagon and the importance of having accountability.


episode 18: setting S.M.A.R.T. goals for fitness and nutrition

August 10th, 2018


S.M.A.R.T. (sing to the tune of "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge) goals set clarity and focus to help you accomplish more instead of just wishing you had.

episode 17: let's be honest with ourselves (a retrospection)

June 24th, 2018


together we sit down and determine we've been putting in 100% or if we've been slackin'. if you're me, you might be slackin'.

say "slackin'" again.

slack. in.

get Charlamagne tha God's audiobook "Black Privilege" here. …

episode 16: major depressive disorder

June 17th, 2018


blue falls into a hole again and talks about where she stands on depression and how to get out of it. 

episode 15: l-theanine + coffee/caffeine: a noob's nootropic combo

June 3rd, 2018


You're not gonna like this, but turns out caffeine is really bad for you. Listen to blue sell you on the merits of l-theanine, one of the most …

episode 14: stop drinking (and other ways to curb your alcoholism)

May 4th, 2018


blue is candid about her drinking problem and gives you some low brow advice on how to stop making an ass of yourself in front of your friends.

episode 13: where have you been? / breaking bad (habits)

March 15th, 2018


we're on spotify now. subscribe.

welcome back welcome back welcome back.

back to life, back to reality.

a reintroduction to my audience (i wrote this summary while drunk).

episode 12.5: remember to breathe

September 21st, 2017


a super short one before i disappear for a little while.

just a reminder that even though every day can't be perfect, time means that all of this is only temporary.

if this was meant to be easy, we'd all be doing it …

episode 12: self-education & the perpetual student

September 13th, 2017


fast forward to the 3 minute mark if you don't wanna hear me talk about hurricane harvey, or shaming racists.   the benefits of audiobooks, how to get them on the cheap (or free!).   blue also talks about where to get a …

episode 11: the art of commitment and getting active

August 24th, 2017


to shia labeouf, who inspired this episode.

and how nike inspired a cliché but the most real slogan ever.

are you lazy like me? be truthful with …

episode 10: stoicism and cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)

August 15th, 2017


what do some old roman philosophers (seneca, epictetus, i'm looking at you guys) have to do with pushing your way through and out of depression? oh, …

episode 9: does this make me selfish?

August 8th, 2017


the silent breakdown in the room upstairs.

a few weeks back during an out-of-town trip, i had an epiphany - that no matter how much i wanted it, i …

episode 8: learning to love the job you hate

July 10th, 2017


stuck in a 9-5 you're not crazy about? listen to this on your way to work.

"hate" is such a strong word, isn't it?

blue bullshits through ten minutes …

episode 7: mindful meditation & mindfulness

June 28th, 2017


blue encourages you (in a hostile way) to try mindful meditation and download the app "headspace"

what is mindful meditation? oh, i don't know, …

episode 6: surrounding yourself with life cheerleaders

June 20th, 2017


blue explains the importance of not having punk friends who don't know how to support you when you need it most.

episode 5: social anxiety & self-consciousness

May 10th, 2017


in this episode, blue struggles to not be a hypocrite as she tells you why you shouldn’t be afraid to use your voice to make new friends, and that …

episode 4: suicide & suicidal ideation

April 24th, 2017


blue makes herself uncomfortable with the sound of her own voice while she navigates through her feelings on suicide, the permanent answer to a temporary problem.

national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255

show …

episode 3: the effect of a good sleep cycle on productivity

April 11th, 2017


this episode, blue talks about why playas need 8 hours of sleep a day, why blue light affects sleep, and why micronapping isn’t for everyone. oh hey, …

episode 2: using technology to create habits and routine

March 28th, 2017


in this episode, blue talks about the importance of overcoming procrastination, creating good habits, and remind you that jay z is a better rapper than she is.

episode 1: why am I torturing myself?

February 15th, 2017


oh you know, just an intro to what it is to be a neurotic, self-deprecating introvert who’s finally had enough.

skip this episode if you hate learning things about people.

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