Episode 87 — Roadtrip Diversions

Episode 87 — Roadtrip Diversions

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This week on RV Miles, the podcasts, audiobooks, and music we listen to while we’re driving down the road to pass the time. Plus we have two listener questions, one about what we do with seasonal clothes as full-time RVers, and one asking for tips to help solve the difficulties with summer campground booking. Plus, news, a new brain teaser, and more!


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Show Notes

First off, the best thing on the internet:

Followed by the second best thing on the internet:

And just for fun, the third best thing on the internet:

In the news we talked about the delays that seem to be facing the recievership process with Roadtrek/Erwin Hymer North America—except we reported it wrong. We said that the sales process was being slowed down, but the judge has actually quashed that plan: https://rvdailyreport.com/industry/judge-throws-wrench-in-hymer-creditors-plan-to-slow-sales-process/

National Park Week is coming up, and here are all the details, including the entrance free day on April 20th (which you may want to avoid if you have a National Parks pass, the crowds will be larger than normal):



Our main topic this week was some of our favorite road trip diversions, and here are links to everything we mentioned. Abby’s picks:

David Tenant Does a Podcast With… is a great podcast featuring the actor and his candid interviews with top celebs.

Weezer’s Teal Album, featuring covers of “Africa,” “Take on Me,” “Stand By Me,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Happy Together” is everything we want from one of the last true mainstream rock bands.

Lethal White, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) is a gripping mystery and the fourth installment in the ongoing story of Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

Jason’s Picks:

The Constant: A History of Getting Things Wrong is an incredibly witty exploration of things that humans have gotten completely, abysmally, and pathetically wrong of the course of civilization. Stuff like the ridiculous ways we thought we could command rain from the sky, or where we thought birds went in the winter. Host Mark Chrisler is a great storyteller who keeps the twists and turns surprising and humorous.

Sinatra: The Chairman – by James Kaplan, Audio book read by Donald Korren. Sinatra is such a complex character, and this book, which features mostly the second half of his career, is an in-depth look at the insecure man who just wanted friends, but couldn’t open up to keep them – so he bought them.

Finally, Jason likes to listen to this Route 66 Road Trip Playlist on Spotify—ya know, when he isn’t listening to country: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5PznzHlsEpFmbdFnh4tKiY


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  • rdeaver#1

    April 4, 2019

    I don’t think I can unsee those videos.

    Reply

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