Jonathan Kalan and Michael Youngblood: Becoming Unsettled. Why more people are leaving the rat race and living unsettled around the world

Jonathan Kalan and Michael Youngblood: Becoming Unsettled. Why more people are leaving the rat race and living unsettled around the world

Episode 62: Jonathan Kalan and Michael Youngblood

Are you fed up with your routine? Sick of being comfortable? Ready to get unsettled?

Join Jonathan Kalan and Michael Youngblood the founders of Unsettled as we discuss…

  • Why people are fed up and drained from working for big companies that don’t give a shit…
  • The advance of freelancing and remote working and what the new world might look like…
  • Why stirring up your life, getting out of your comfort zone and going on adventures is what we all need!

Unsettled helps people get out of the comfortable box and live and unsettled life. They create two week and month long experiences in over 10 different countries around the world.

More about Jonathan and Michael

Jonathan Kalan is an award-winning photographer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He’s traveled over 70 countries, and lived for extensive periods in Africa, the Middle East and Asia reporting for BBC, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Huffington Post, among others.

Before launching into Unsettled, he was the founding editor-in-chief of Timeline, a mobile-first newsroom designed to “break history”, providing deep historical context to breaking news and current affairs.

In his spare time, he hustles leaf plates and is an avid surfer, kayaker, biker, sailor and all-around adrenaline junkie. He recently graduated from TED’s inaugural Residency Program in New York City, along with Michael.

Michael Youngblood is an adventurer and entrepreneur who loves starting new (ad)ventures in work and in life. In addition to Unsettled, he is the co-founder of Idea / Shift, a digital creative agency for early stage ventures.

He is the co-founder of Innovations Stories, a multimedia storytelling publication out of MIT and has a decade of experience as an entrepreneur or innovator building new ventures and programs for Fortune 500 companies, investors, and leading academic institutions.

He’s an avid mountain and road biker, sailor, traveler, and backcountry explorer. He recently graduated from TED’s inaugural Residency Program in New York City, along with Jonathan.

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