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Jeff Sloan ProfileHello and welcome to The Remote Podcast Episode 25. This podcast is all about location independence, digital nomadism, and living life on your terms.

Each week we interview a new guest on the show, and this week I sat down with Jeff Sloan, the head of business intelligence at and a participant on Remote Year. Jeff and I both attended the University of Chicago, and back when I knew him in school he was an aspiring DJ.

In this interview, Jeff shares his experience from living in his parents’ basement after graduating from college to becoming a participant on the Remote Year program within a two-year time span. He also shares his experiences as part of Remote Year now that he’s in his final month.

I’ve learned so much from this interview! It’s a fantastic mix of personal development and travel so I know you will too!


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Timestamped Notes:

  • How Jeff became a remote worker – 2:00
  • Expectations versus reality after graduation – 4:00
  • What he learned from living in his parents’ basement after graduation- 5:00
  • How he got involved in data analysis – 13:00
  • Being bitten by the travel bug – 16:00
  • Applying for the Remote Year (RY) program – 18:00
  • On leaving his job to participate on Remote Year – 20:00
  • Finding a job with one month to go before RY – 21:30
  • How RY met and surpassed expectations in every way – 23:00
  • The impact of traveling with a community – 24:30
  • Pros and cons moving every month to a new place – 27:00
  • Favorite and least favorite places visited- 30:30
  • Places he would live in for 3 to 6 months – 35:30
  • Plans after RY – 37:00



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