Let's Not Panic

Let's Not Panic

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Have you ever dreamed about quitting your job, horrifying your family and road tripping for an indeterminate amount of time? Well, that’s exactly what we’re doing. Follow Maggie and Adam as we drive from San Francisco to Tierra Del Fuego, and all our panic attacks along the way.

Episodes

53: Listener Q&A  

We field a wide array of questions from YOU guys! We talk perioding in nature, our favorite places, the places to which we'll NEVER RETURN and talk very briefly in Spanish. Fun fact: You can also WATCH us record this episode on our YouTube channel, complete with bloopers and dirty looks.

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52: Least Gross Fluids  

Adam and Maggie are getting settled in a whole new life... which doesn't feel that new? We talk change as a norm, FAQs after finishing our trip AND our brand new Let's Not Panic stickers! Be sure to send in all your questions about the end of our trip to www.letsnotpanic.com/contact or via Instagram so we can talk all about them next episode.

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51: Maggie's Self Destruction Palace  

Shadow, Maggie and Adam share a total eclipse of the heart, which they left in San Francisco. We talk Solar Fest, ham radios, and the end of our apartment hunt. Adam makes meat pals with an actor. Maggie gets stuck in an elevator.

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50: 0 Bedrooms, 3 Hallways  

Shadow has made her triumphant return to San Francisco! Maggie and Adam talk wild camping in Tahoe, delayed emotional reactions, and the perils of coming-home excess. Adam's job interviews are grueling. Maggie visits an apartment that's pretty much in a Mexican restaurant.

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49: Adam's Losing It  

And by "It" we mean his stuff. Adam and Maggie are headed down the West Coast, and things are starting to look a lot like home. We talk Adam's newfound habits, Maggie's fondness for playing search and rescue with 3 year olds, and always and forever the importance of fine snacks. Adam thinks about defensible safe spots for potential apocalypse scenarios. Maggie gets writing.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Adam and Maggie interviewed on NPR's The Big Listen Moon Cheese, the greatest of all road snacks ARB 4x4 Accessories Awning 2000 ARB 4x4 Accessories ARB4412A Awning Room  Desk to Glory Blog and Instagram Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
48: Home Stretch  

Adam and Maggie are on the home stretch, with a stay in Seattle and now in Vancouver, BC. We deep dive into what wild camping actually means. We're starting to panic as the necessity of assembling a normal life looms large on the horizon. Maggie loves dogs even if they don't love her back. Adam may or may not look a bit like Edgar Allen Poe.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Trasharoo Spare Tire Trash Bag BLACK on Amazon Adam's 4Runner Gas Log Boars Gore and Swords podcast, featuring friend of the Pod, Red Scott Literaticast, featuring Maggie's agent, Jennifer Laughran! Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter 
47: Bears Could Get Me!  

Adam and Maggie explore some National Parks in Montana and Wyoming. Adam feels the burn of his own misanthropy while driving through heavily trafficked sections of National Parks. Maggie finds a new and creative use for a baseball cap. We name our Least Valuable Player.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter 
46: We Destroy Equipment  

Maggie and Adam head into Canada for equal parts family and swarms of bugs. We talk devastating forest fires, questionably illegal camping in the Canadian Rockies, and elk (they're jerks, who knew?). Maggie doesn't know what a tricorder is. Adam treats and sees some results from last week's technical corner. Maggie may or may not be accidentally picking up a Canadian accent. More and more of our equipment bites the dust. RIP our stuff.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey ARB 10800472 Fridge Freezer- 50 Quart on Amazon Overlanding couple heading from Alaska to Patagonia on Instagram  Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter 
45: Shadow Breaks Down  

Adam and Maggie make their way west, by way of Chicago, Minneapolis and the Dakotas. Shadow suffers her first breakdown, leaving us stranded on a rural highway in South Dakota. Adam battles a failing fuel pump. Maggie reflects on living bravely. Both of us wonder at the sadness and absurdity of the Wild Bill Bar not serving whiskey.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey The Secret History by Donna Tartt "Beauty is terror." Deadwood by Pete Dexter Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
44: Is San Francisco a Scam?  

Maggie and Adam are bouncing back and forth between the USA and Canada, and seriously starting to wonder... is San Francisco a scam? We talk Montreal cathedrals, Ann Arbor book twins and some incredibly persistent bugs. Hardship strikes when we try to give up coffee. Adam eats dog food. Maggie gets patriotic.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
43: Confederate Dinosaurs  

Shadow makes her triumphant return, and she's back on the road again! Maggie and Adam are strangers in a strange land in the Deep South. We talk strange tow truck drivers, unwanted hitchhikers and some pretty extreme culture shock. We honor a fallen fellow road warrior with a moment of silence. Adam eats more ribs than is healthy under any circumstances. Maggie finds the ultimate roadside attraction.

Show Notes Adam and Maggie on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Hunger by Roxane Gay on Amazon Photo of the rat from our air vent Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube  Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
42: Out of Africa  

Maggie and Adam make it to some amazing sand dunes, before getting some sad news from home. We talk tough logistics, the madness that is the Addis Ababa airport, and share some stories of a pretty fantastic lady. Adam tears his pants from balls to back. Maggie drops some mad spotted hyena knowledge.

Show Notes Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the Journey Adam's To Reconnect 4Runner Battery PDF for the Port Crew Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
41: Rhino Farts  

Adam and Maggie drive into Namibia, and also (technically, and only for a night) into Botswana. We talk Etosha National Park-- the crown jewel of Namibia's National Parks-- hyena sightings, waking up before dawn and the ubiquitousness of zebras. Adam falls in love with braai culture, Maggie has some thoughts about lion's mating habits.

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40: Impalas are Sh*t  

Team Let's Not Panic is in South Africa! We introduce Mr. Wednesday, the burly Land Cruiser we've rented and compare him with Shadow. After a visit to Kruger National Park, Adam and Maggie have some strong opinions about animals. Adam has a very scientific hierarchy of animals. Maggie introduces a new segment.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on YouTube Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie on Twitter Adam on Twitter
39: We Ship Shadow  

Maggie and Adam struggle with a million feels after putting Shadow into a shipping container headed for Miami. We talk ratings in Argentina, dubious propane shipping practices, and the surprisingly sentimental feelings we've developed for our equipment. Adam takes note of some friendly chauvinism. Maggie tries not to cry in a shipping yard.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey Looking for a customs agent in Uruguay? Work with Eduardo Kessler Worthington 299889 10-Pound Aluminum Propane Cylinder on Amazon LCI Plastic Water Can, Desert Sand, 5-gallon on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic's Newest Video on YouTube Maggie on Twitter, Adam on Twitter
38: The Traveling Corpse  

Pals of the show Nick and Rebecca join us for a deeply indulgent week in Buenos Aires. We talk tango, jam boys, Recoleta Cemetery and renewed culture shock. Adam does some light trespassing. Maggie finds an unusual venue for embracing her Jewish heritage. We introduce the Cognitive Biases That Rebecca and Nick are Arguably Unqualified to Explain but Are Going to Explain Anyway Corner.

Show Notes Support our future projects: Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman on Amazon Ava Peron on Wikipedia Nick on Instagram Let's Not Panic on Let's Not Panic on Instagram Adam on Twitter, Maggie on Twitter
37: It's Bull Testicles  

Maggie and Adam are back in a big city, and finding it a bit of a culture shock. We talk promenades, parrillas and poker. Maggie gets shoes made by the world's most awesome family business. Adam lubes the drive shaft, which isn't a euphemism, apparently.

Show Notes Support our future projects: Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey Donate to Swing Left to combat the AHCA Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube Maggie on Twitter, Adam on Twitter
36: We Crash Into a Swamp  

Adam and Maggie find the Argentine countryside hospitable, right up until it isn't. We talk about the essential difference between 12 and 15mph on a muddy road, the perils of mosquito passengers, and what recovery gear is necessary for extracting oneself from the steep bank of a swamp. Adam punches himself in the groin. Maggie almost makes friends with a skunk.

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Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Smittybilt CC230 2" x 30' Recovery Strap on Amazon
Smittybilt 13047B 3/4" Black D-Ring on Amazon
Maggie's Mosquito Eye Adam on Twitter, Maggie on Twitter Let's Not Panic on Instagram Let's Not Panic on YouTube
35: 36 Degrees of Latitude Later  

Maggie and Adam have left Chile! For real this time. As we start our time in Argentina, we reflect back on our favorite moments in Chile, our top recommendations and most importantly: the differences in Chilean and Argentinian meat prep methods. Maggie does a technical corner. Adam has a self care pillow fort. We launch a Patreon!

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Show Notes Support Let's Not Panic on Patreon Map of this leg of the journey FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Extra Large on Amazon Larabars on Amazon Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie on Twitter, Adam on Twitter
34: Little Ideas, Big Projects  

Adam and Maggie are on the Carretera Austral, Chile's most scenic highway. We talk injuries and inspiration and the dampness that trees bring. Adam gets a little idea that turns into a big project. Maggie finds a new love in wood-burning stoves.

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Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Our first video which introduces Shadow on YouTube Frio to Fuego on Facebook Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie on Twitter, Adam on Twitter
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