Over the course of five episodes in Roadtrip Nation Season Nine follow the self-discovery journeys of three recent college grads looking to define their own Roads in life. Elliott, a former high school English teacher, gets out of the classroom to explore a life around education, community, and creativity. Brooklyn, a self-proclaimed dreamer who left an unfulfilling job in New York City to move back in with her parents and eight siblings, hopes this Roadtrip will “jumpstart” her life. Nekeed escaped a rough childhood in Yonkers, N.Y., where he lost a brother to gang violence. Now, as the first male in his family to graduate college, Nekeed wants to define success for himself.
Starting in Portland, Maine, the Roadtrippers will travel across the country in a Green RV, stopping at cities along the way—such as Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis—to interview Leaders they admire and learn the steps that they took to get to where they are today.
Several of the Leaders interviewed include: world-renowned expedition photographer Jimmy Chin; an MIT researcher whose work focuses on human-robot interaction; Grammy Award-winning children’s folk singer Ella Jenkins; Griffith Observatory curator Laura Danly; and City Museum creator Bob Cassilly.
The philosophy that drives Roadtrip Nation is the search for individuals who have resisted pressures to conform and who have become successful by following their own paths. For local airtimes, go to roadtripnation.com/watch.
music by our friends:
"The Way Back Home"
Summer of Glaciers and Parties
"Sharing is the Very Best Part" (instrumental)