ROADTRIP NATION: BEATING THE ODDS follows Esther, James and Estephanie, who all overcame obstacles to make it to college, and are taking great strides to accomplish their dreams and follow their passions. From Hollywood, California to Baltimore, Maryland, the roadtrippers cruise across the U.S. in the iconic green RV connecting with professionals in the fields of education, sports, music and politics, to find out how they achieved their personal and professional goals. On their cross-country journey... [see more] they meet Linda Singh, an adjutant general in the U.S. Army National Guard, and learn how she overcame a history of family abuse to serve in the military. ESPN commentator Michael Wilbon talks to them about paying attention to their passions and curiosities in life. In Washington, D.C., they interview Travis Robinson, head of global talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion for Spotify, as well as former First Lady Michelle Obama. In addition, they also meet Geoffrey Canada, educator, activist and author, and Ajla Grozdanic, who serves as goodwill ambassador manager in the United Nations Development Programme.
This documentary series is literally and figuratively driven by twenty-somethings. Soon-to-be college graduates (from the U.S. , Canada and the U.K.) criss-cross the country in three mechanically unsound RVs interviewing people from all walks of life to get their stories - how they got to where they are - to see how these stories might provide some insight and guidance as the students try to define their own roads in life.