The Man Who’s Seen It All | Daniel Seddiqui with Mónica Guzmán

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Plagued by pandemics of fear and distrust, many of us have come to hold some scary ideas about different people and places across our country. But what’s the reality? 

Daniel Seddiqui has seen more of America than almost anyone. After working 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks in 2009—from coal miner in West Virginia to bartender in Louisiana—he has since completed three more treks across the country in an attempt to better understand our nation and its people, stitching our country together in his own experience at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart. 

Just this week, he completed a year-long trip to America’s 65 most populous cities to craft mementos that represent their cultures. Curiosity fueled him, but as he shares with Mónica, fear of the unfamiliar constantly challenged him. What has he seen that can help the rest of us see ourselves better? Tune is as he shares stories from his adventures and lessons that have changed his life.

Learn more about Daniel’s cross-country adventures: www.livingthemap.com 

Twitter: @braverangels, @moniguzman, @DanielSeddiqui 

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5 thoughts on “The Man Who’s Seen It All | Daniel Seddiqui with Mónica Guzmán”

  1. Oh, what a bold, brave man……thanks for your amazing story……If I wasn’t so old now I might give this journey a try……Lilith

  2. Thank You Monica for your excellent questions and insights……I really appreciate this insight into our vast and diverse country. Lilith

  3. What a brave and bold fellow…….thank you for taking us on your journey and making it clear that even though this country is so diverse we do also have a lot in common….wish I were young and could travel about like this……

  4. Yes, we can all connect if we’re open to it..and I look forward to reading your bok–“Piecing Together America”…..Thank you…..Lilith

  5. I think what Daniel did was great and agree that there are wonderful people everywhere. I also am generally a live and let live person. However, when it comes to Covid I personally want to do everything I can possibly do to make sure I don’t get someone else sick. I wish people could discuss that in a non- accusatory way. We all need to trust each other and consider the greater good.

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