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Realizing Your Dreams While Helping Others – A Conversation With Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin never imagined that his humble Bucket List would grow into a global movement of millions. Nemtin is the cofounder of the The Buried Life Movement, which refers to how the dreams we’re most passionate about often get buried by the grind of daily life. After a crippling depression put his life on hold, he and three friends innocently set off in an RV for a two-week-long trip to cross items off their bucket list and help people whom they met along the way do the same.

Host and cityCURRENT CEO, Jeremy C. Park sat down with Ben Nemtin at WKNO / PBS in February 2018.

The simple road trip turned into a ten-year-and-counting way of life. To date, Nemtin and his friends have played basketball with President Obama, helped a man find a kidney donor, reunited long-lost lovers, and raised $400,000 for charity. As each “project” drew more and more attention, the team decided to write a book, resulting in the instant New York Times #1 best seller, What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?. Additionally, they translated their mission and adventures into the television series The Buried Life, which became MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and IMDB.

An acclaimed motivational speaker and storyteller, Nemtin has delivered over 500 keynotes worldwide, rallying and equipping audiences to act on their own lifelong dreams. Dubbed the “Next Gen speaker,” Nemtin has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Today show, Rachel Ray, and at three TEDx events.

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