Guest Bio: Dan Doty is a writer, producer, and cameraman for the MeatEater TV show.
Topics Discussed: Talk about visiting the Nevada desert to go bowhunting; Joe going “off the grid” and disconnecting from technology; switching to a flip phone; checking your phone too much; Dan wants to go to the mountains by himself for 40 days; being alone with your thoughts; talk about vegetation in the Austin, Nevada desert; talk about the deer they saw; talk about rules and regulations of hunting; more Nevada talk; Prince of Wales Island, Alaska talk; Dan talks about being a wilderness guide for juvenile delinquents; talk about raising a child; Dan talks about spending 55 days in the wild with a kid; Joe talks about the challenges he faced in his childhood; Dan talks more about working with poor kids who were beaten/abused by their parents; people and the fight or flight mentality; children who are constantly on guard; Joe talks again about raising his feral cat; the momentum of the past; a mother can pass on stress/anger to her unborn child; you have to take responsibility for your life; people born in America are fortunate; The Vice Guide to Liberia documentary; humans are all connected; role models and mentors in Dan’s life; people can change their lives; Joe tells the story of Ari watching two people check their phones while having sex; Dan started a men’s group; people aren’t living fulfilled lives; people are depressed because they hate their lives; Joe has inspired people to find their own “thing”; find something you actually enjoy doing; figure out who you are; experience as much as you can; Dan grew up in a town of 600 people; talk about Nevada’s buildings; it’s good to hear bad news; Dan talks about being robbed in Peru; crooked cops; what makes people bad; will we ever be able to defrag our brains like a hard drive; dealing with bad memories; no one knows how their minds work; live in the moment and don’t dwell on the past.
My Thoughts: Short podcast recorded in a car after a hunting trip. Thankfully there’s very little talk of animals and hunting.
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