As the cost of living rises across the United States, so too is the number of people who dwell in their vehicles. Some travel looking for work and to fulfill their American Dream. Others are simply happy to make a home for themselves in their vans, buses and campers. Meet these American Nomads, each having made their homes in their vehicles while living their best life on the road.
With their parents' own immigrant journey from Jamaica to America in mind, the Brodie brothers travel through the heart of Jamaica, to Mandeville and Montego Bay, in hopes of better understanding where they come from.
All Routes Lead Home | Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 4
With help and inspiration from experienced Jamaican taxi drivers Dean and Stacy (one of the first female drivers they've met in Kingston) the Brodie brothers explore the possibilities of running a taxi service on their own.
Twin Charter | Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 3
The Brodie brothers reunite with an old acquaintance named Orville, a local jack-of-all-trades (DJ, beekeeper, driver, you name it) who has taken up driving an unregistered taxi as a supplemental source of income.
Reunion | Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 2
Twin brothers Don and Ron Brodie travel to Jamaica to reconnect with their roots, with first stop the bustling city of Kingston. While all-night dancehall parties are a main attraction for tourists and locals alike, the Brodies link up with a local taxi driver to get a feel for life far outside the city.
City to Country | Driver Radio: Jamaica, Episode 1
We check in with our "Blind Love" friends one last time: After the stress of rapid-fire speed-dating, Simon feels like he's bonded with a girl over a love of sushi; Joni decides to give James a chance; Solomon meets a girl and tries to impress her with his cooking (okay, a shared kitchen effort with buddy Nick); and Mario's whole attitude brightens.
Give Love a Chance | Blind Love, Episode 7
The build-up to his first date with a girl from his church had him nervous about everything, but after they go out, Mario can’t believe his luck; she seems like everything and more. Meanwhile, Joni goes back and forth on her feelings for a doting James and tests his resolve by playing the field as she continues the dance of romance.
Joni Plays the Field | Blind Love , Episode 6
A gifted choir musician, Mario finds his Congregation getting involved in playing matchmaker, and then needs his sister's help to vet a potential date. Meanwhile, Simon gets a style makeover in preparation for a speed dating event and discovers it's a lot different when it's not his mom picking out clothes for him.
A Match Made in Heaven | Blind Love, Episode 5
Solomon gets over his former attitude about going out with someone who is also blind, meeting a cool girl he thinks "has the blind thing down." For Joni, it means trying to appreciate James as more than a dutiful friend, and getting over jaded feelings that came after a painful breakup.
When Your Blind Date is Actually Blind | Blind Love , Episode 4
Mario goes against type with a date who slowly warms up to him, while New Yorker Simon, a sheltered 23-year-old who plays poker with other blind buddies who learn he's never been on a date before, is gonna need to get by with a little help from his more experienced friends.
The Dos and Don’ts of Blind Dating | Blind Love, Episode 3
Getting past that first date can be hard, maybe even harder for people who are blind and have low vision. One thing that's universal: AWKWARD-ness.
First Dates: From Awkward to Promising | Blind Love, Episode 2
Diving into the dating game, single blind millennials are on a mission to be recognized for who they are--they don't want pity, they want a serious relationship.
Is Dating Different When You’re Blind? | Blind Love, Episode 1
Led by Bob Wells, thousands of people gather in the Arizona desert for the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR), an annual two week rally for van and RV dwellers. With stagnant wages and rising home prices, many consider alternatives to the status quo. At RTR, committed nomads share tips and stories about life on the road and create connections and friendships with like-minded freedom seekers.
Living in a van is a tricky feat on its own; throw in attending college full time, in a sometimes-unforgiving city, and things get even more complicated. Young African American couple Lovell and Paris, both veterans going to school in pricey San Francisco, are doing their best to balance the two while navigating the many challenges like break-ins and restrictive parking regulations.
Guisepi once discovered the magic of spontaneous gatherings while cooking dinner in the back of his pickup truck on Hollywood Boulevard. He now lives aboard his mobile tea house, a converted school bus he shares with his partner Ally. But after six years on the road together, it feels more like a home to him than her. Will they consider putting up roots together for a home base?
Kate and Ellen spend their days traveling America turning Airstreams into chic tiny homes. After living on a "little island in a really unaccepting sea," as they call the town they lived in, they now share their life together on the road as a gay couple, working in a male dominated industry, overcoming roadblocks to live their best life.
Crystal left her old life behind to seek financial independence living in her van. She's developed a significant following on YouTube as one of the few African American vandwellers sharing her experiences. As she heads north to Maine to meet up and share stories with a few of her followers, we'll get a glimpse of the joys and challenges of being a single African American woman living on the road.
Bob Wells lives in a refurbished van. After hitting a new low in the wake of a divorce, with no money to lean on, Bob found a new lease on life when he hit the road in his van for the last ten years, reaching celebrity status from his popular YouTube channel where he shares how-to’s and inspiration for the van-dwelling set.
All three Indigenous chefs featured in alter-NATIVE: Kitchen come together to prepare a multi-course meal of Native cuisine for a select group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Los Angeles, from Brian's agave-roasted rabbit tacos to Kalā's imu-cooked kalua pork to Hillel's painted like a Pawnee horse black bean salad. And just wait til you get to these talented chefs' dessert trio.