67. Nomadland

Chris and Kaylia talk about this amazing and important nonfiction book that was adapted into a heartbreaking well-made movie that has the same name but tells a very different story. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century is a 2017 nonfiction book by American journalist Jessica Bruder about the phenomenon of older Americans who, following the Great Recession from 2007 to 2009, adopted transient lifestyles traveling around the United States in search of seasonal work.

Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film written for the screen, produced, edited, and directed by Chloé Zhao. Based on the 2017 nonfiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, the film stars Frances McDormand (who is also a producer on the film) as a van-dwelling working nomad who leaves her home after her husband dies and the sole industry in her town closes down, to be “houseless” and travel around the United States. David Strathairn also stars in a supporting role. A number of real-life nomads appear as fictionalized versions of themselves, including Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells.

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Chris Jarvis

Gay – Activist – Writer –
Atheist – Married – Ordained Minister – Loudmouth Truth Seeker

Chris on Facebook

Kendal Metcalfe-Thibault.

Kendal and her family are full-time-RV-ers traveling the states and having adventures.

You can follow Kendal on Instagram at @kendalthibault

Book and movie recap runs from 2.28 – 9.09

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Show Notes / Sources

Other Chris Episodes: Arrival, Brokeback Mountain, Love Simon … And The Band Played On

Bob Wells

Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc

Fulltime Families

Harvest Hosts

Where Life Is Better: An Unsentimental American Journey

The Camperforce Documentary




Interview with Jessica Bruder: 


Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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