The Consumerism Commentary Podcast has now completed six months of broadcasts without missing one week. This is as good a place as any to declare the “First Season” of the podcast complete and begin the “Second Season.”
In the premiere of Season 2, Tom Dziubek and Flexo speak with Adam Baker, the creator of the website Man Vs. Debt. We discuss Baker’s war on debt and its origins. We also talk about a number of traveling tips collected throughout Baker’s experiences leaving Indiana and living in Australia and New Zealand.
Production Number: S02E01
Segment Number: 40
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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:33] Interview with Adam Baker, Man vs. Debt
— [00:58] Baker’s story
— [07:30] Baker’s Declaration of War on debt
— [09:21] Using only cash for variable monthly expenses
— [10:14] Money with family and friends
— [12:00] Investing in ourselves
— [13:46] Baker’s move to Australia
— [16:34] Couchsurfing
— [19:16] WWOOFing
— [20:50] Long-term vs. short-term travel
— [21:50] Staying at hostels
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Updated May 7, 2014 and originally published October 25, 2009.