Josh Friedman

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About Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman is a journalist with a libertarian bent. He currently makes Sofia, Bulgaria his home.

What’s Your Top Excuse For Not Traveling The World?

I thought I would be running from toilet to toilet with diarrhea. Upon returning from my first multi-country adventure several years ago, my stomach was ready to explode. I thought I was permanently restricted to living in the U.S., where I could maintain control of my diet. After all, I have gluten intolerance and other

By |October 27th, 2017|FMP Blog, Travel|

Astana And Kazakhstan: Beyond Borat And The Illuminati

  Overlooking the heart of futuristic Astana, Kazakhstan, Josh Friedman is joined by Sergey Nikolenko on an on-location edition of the FreeManCast. This edition of the podcast delves into the decades in Kazakhstan before and after Borat, as well as geopolitics and the reasons why Astana may NOT be an an Illuminati-inspired city. Nonetheless, you

By |October 23rd, 2017|Featured, Podcasts|

Election Day In Kyrgyzstan

Oct. 15 - Josh Friedman reports from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on a rather unusual competitive election day in Central Asia. Who is in the race and what kind of action can we expect? As Kyrgyz voters head to the polls, there are two candidates out of 11 who are considered frontrunners. One, former prime minister Sooronbay

By |October 15th, 2017|Featured, Josh Friedman, Politics|

Advantages Of Having A Home Base In A Nomadic Lifestyle

  In this video, I discuss some of the health, wealth and social advantages of having a home to return to while living a life of frequent travel. These advantages, however, don't necessarily outweigh the advantages of going even more nomadic. It depends on the person and the timing. In separate videos I will discuss

By |October 7th, 2017|Travel Videos|

Ukraine In Review: From The Site Of The Deadly Odessa Blaze

Josh Friedman recaps a 3.5 week journey around Ukraine while discussing the 2014 clashes and fire in Odessa that left 48 people dead, as well as the familiar themes of hybrid and information warfare. Where does Ukraine stand as a country now? Is Kiev headed for a new Maidan? Is there hope for economic prosperity?

By |October 5th, 2017|Featured, Josh Friedman, Politics, Russia, Ukraine|

Want To Live Abroad And Travel? Just Go!!

  Josh Friedman shares his top lesson for anyone seeking a new life abroad or a new life of travel. Filmed outside Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria RELATED READING: 7 WAYS TO FLY FOR FREE 6 WAYS TO FIND THE CHEAPEST FLIGHTS

By |October 5th, 2017|Travel Videos|

Trading Places? Poroshenko To The States, Saakashvili To Kiev In This Week’s News From Ukraine

From Ukraine’s famine/genocide memorial in Kiev, Josh Friedman discusses this week’s news in Ukraine, which also happens to be playing out in the United States. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and newfound challenger Mikheil Saakashvili effectively swapped places with the currently stateless Saakashvili returning to Kiev and Poroshenko heading to New York for a UN General

By |September 21st, 2017|Featured, News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine, United States|

Ukraine September 2017: Saakashvili, War, Peace & War Games

  Josh Friedman reports from Kiev, Ukraine, where the president of the country is bound for a clash with a governor-turned-stateless person who just barged across the border. Also, war rages on in Ukraine's East, and in neighboring Belarus, Russia is conducting a major military drill that has surrounding countries worried.

By |September 15th, 2017|Europe, Featured, News, Politics, Russia, Ukraine|

FreeManCast: Impressions Of Dinko Valev, Bulgaria’s Renowned ‘Refugee Hunter’

Josh Friedman and Brent Sanders share their thoughts and impressions on meeting and interviewing Dinko Valev, Bulgaria's renowned "refugee hunter" (aka Dinko from Yambol). Does Dinko come across as credible? What is he like to be around in person? Josh and Brent also discuss the wider refugee situation in Bulgaria and how that plays into Dinko's

By |September 3rd, 2017|Afghanistan, European Union, Featured, Iraq, Podcasts, Syria|

Hungary Asks EU To Help Pay For Border Fence

Hungary's border fence and migrant housing/detention center at the Serbian-Hungarian border UPDATE: The European Union turned down Hungary's request. ORIGINAL: The Hungarian government is asking the European Union to cover 400 million euros of the approximately 800 million euros it spent on erecting fences along Hungary's borders with Serbia and Croatia, according to

By |September 1st, 2017|Europe, European Union, News|
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