51 minutes | Mar 12, 2023

Living In a Car for 1,000 days with Nikita Crump

In this episode of Weird Finance, Paco talks to Nikita Crump about why people are interested in following along on her journey of living in her car, the tension between the idea of van life versus the reality of being unhoused, and the unexpected path of becoming known for being the living in her car. 

Nikita lived in her Honda civic for 1,000 days as a way to escape paying rent. She began documenting her experience by sharing "a day in the life of being homeless/living in her car” and went viral in the process. She’s now moving out of her car and into a van.

This episode also features a segment called Slow and Steady with Leo by Leo Aquino , an award-winning author, poet, and anti-capitalist personal finance expert. Let Leo’s affirmations soothe your nervous system and help you feel a sense of calm and safety around your money.

A special thanks to the talented and generous Ramsey Yount, for producing, editing, and sound designing this episode. 

Thank you to Camille Kane and Wisconsin John for lending their voices for our special PSA about needs versus wants.

The theme music was written and performed by Andrew Parker, Jenna Parker, and Paco de Leon.

Please enjoy!

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