Hello! Season Nine featuring our live in-studio interviews are now airing on Public Television be sure to check local times here:
And keep those future Leader suggestions coming!
We’re hitting the Road!
Roadtrip Nation LIVE is taking a break for the summer, as our crew is getting ready to hit the Road to film our summer documentary series. Thanks for all the support and participation during the first three episodes!
You can watch them at: livestream.com/roadtripnation
Keep an eye out, as they’ll be airing on public television this fall on Season Nine of Roadtrip Nation.
We’ll be back in the fall! See you soon!
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Hannah and Ray here. We are crazy/mad/hecka excited for our third episode of Roadtrip Nation Live! The cool thing about this day in age is that technological mediums such as YouTube, Vimeo and other social media outlets allow us the ability to connect and learn about fields we may otherwise never have known about. In addition, we have opportunities to mash-up and combine our passions to create new and exciting fields that are tailored specifically to our personal interests. It’s a personalized menu of what we can do with our futures; the fact that we have the ability to create, which in itself is an amazing privilege of our generation!
For this next episode, we’ll be talking with two talented gentlemen who have channeled their respective talents and have established themselves through performance and social media! It’s our pleasure to introduce you to our next guests: Paul Dateh and Mike Song!
Paul is a seasoned violinist who has found ways to combine his musical talents with composition, storytelling, acting, and technology. You can watch Paul in action here: http://youtu.be/VhwEvVqHJK0.
Our personal interest in Paul comes from the fact that he’s taken a traditionally “classical” instrument and made it his own. Not only has he owned it, but he’s found a successful way to share his talents on the Internet, which for the most part, has garnered a very warm community. At one point, Paul had the number one video on YouTube and has an average of 13+ million upload views. As we mentioned, he’s blended technology and music, but he also makes cool sketches fusing comical story lines and music.
Mike is a renowned hip-hop dancer and choreographer. He’s a breakthrough for dancers everywhere, using technology and media to share his craft and his art. Currently, he’s got a following of 70,000 subscribers on YouTube and almost 17,000 on Twitter.
Also, what’s interesting about Mike is his take on dancing. As a popper (think human wave or robot) he applies his curiosity of mechanics to his choreographing or freestyling. It’s interesting to see that he’s able to take his curiosity and transfer it into the human instrument of his body.
Some of his credits include: Assistant choreographer for the upcoming movie Step Up 4; member of Kaba Modern; contestant on America’s Best Dance Crew; member of LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers); and performer in the Jabawockeez feature show in Las Vegas.
Check out a video of Mike here: http://youtu.be/HkzijBH0ee8
These two guys are a testament to the potential that now exists for us to combine our versatile interests and find creative ways to make a living. We’re so excited to hear their stories, and we hope you are too!
Interested in participating? Join us at our offices on Wednesday, May 30 at 11 a.m. We have limited spots for seats at the taping, so first in will be the first to be seated.
If you’re interested in joining, email your full name to email@example.com and await a confirmation email.
If you can’t make it to our offices, you can tune in to our livestream at www.livestream.com/roadtripnation
You can also tweet to us! Have questions for Paul, Mike or us? Send them in: @RoadtripNation #AskItLive
Over and out,
Ray and Hannah <3
Veronica Belmont is coming!
Do you love games and gadgets? Well, here’s your chance to get insights from an expert. We’ll be interviewing Veronica, the host of Revision3’s Tekzilla show, on May 18 at 3:30 p.m. PST.
Tune in to watch her interview on Roadtrip Nation LIVE!
livestream.com/roadtripnation @ 3:30 p.m. PST
We had our first live interview on Roadtrip Nation Live with Milena Acosta, the education outreach supervisor for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif. She had an amazing story that really touched us!
While we were able to have some of our online community’s questions on Twitter answered by her, we weren’t able to get to all of them. So, we took your questions and sent them to her to answer! Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch live with us and ask questions!
Did you ever encounter the ‘nerd who likes science’ stigma in grade school? If so, how did you overcome it? - @alexgomez_
In grade school I was an average-performing kid and not as ambitious as I was in high school, where (in my experience) being a nerd was a bit more stigmatized. In high school I was an odd-ball-nerd. I studied hard and did well, but I also had a decent social life. I also attended a college prep middle and high school, so most kids (not all) were on the path to higher learning…So, maybe they were slightly less inclined to judge you based on your success at school. All that being said, I was called a nerd various times, and I embraced the title whole-heartedly, because I tried really hard at school and was grateful that someone thought I was smart.
In such a competitive field, was it hard to get your foot in door? If so how did you persevere? - @Geck_57
I started out part-time and got my foot in the door by having some volunteer experience working with kids when I was in college. Once I was “in,” I worked hard. My work ethic was instilled in me from my parents at a young age. Not necessarily from words of advice but from watching them and their work ethic. My mom worked VERY hard so that my sister and I could have everything we needed and wanted. I think that got passed onto me at a young age. And from her, I learned that it’s not only about working hard to get what you want; it’s important to work hard at your job because you should―and because you need to be grateful that you have a job.
Do you have any regrets? - @ChippySxDance
I’d be lying if I said no. But they are small regrets. Like, I should have studied harder at some classes, should have traveled even more in college. So, more like tiny, little baby regrets that didn’t really define or hinder my path.
Did you ever struggle during your college years? - @ishootdownstars
Absolutely! I struggled with money; deciding what this major was going to give me; finding a balance between my love life, social life, and schoolwork; my parents; and figuring out who I was.
What is your favorite thing about your job? -@ChippySxDance
The people. I work with brilliant, creative, and highly motivated educators. We work in an environment that nurtures those attributes, and it makes for a wonderful place to work.
What is your favorite subject in marine biology? - @ishootdownstars
That’s tough. I really enjoy fish. The ocean houses some of the most bizarre fish with amazing adaptations.
And that’s a wrap!
Hello, Friends! After months of calling, planning, and organizing, we’re proud to say we’ve just wrapped up our very first episode of Roadtrip Nation Live! Thank you all for your involvement and support as we’ve steered through this new undertaking. This morning’s livestreamed interview with Dave and Milena from the Aquarium of the Pacific was nothing short of magical for us here at HQ. These special interactions we’re able to have with Leaders re-emphasized the importance of sharing stories and learning from one another.
We hope you have enjoyed this journey with us. For those of you who may have missed today’s stream, you can watch the full version, which will be available soon! We’ll keep you posted!
Also, for those of you who participated today via Twitter, Facebook, and LiveStream, thank you!!! Unfortunately, we weren’t able to ask all of your questions to our Leaders, but we will post their answers to unasked questions in the very near future.
Thanks again for tuning in! Your feedback is also encouraged! We want to hear what you liked, what you didn’t like, and how we can make this experience more exciting for you! Our next big interview is on May 18 with Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla. We’ll keep you posted!
Much love and respect,