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Countdown to the
Better World Roadtrip!

The Countdown for the launch of The Better World Roadtrip has officially begun!

And it's about time…I've been daydreaming about starting this journey for 20 years. Over the years those daydreams have found their way into a dozen different stories I've scribbled down. The idea has always been basically the same - nothing less than an uplifting personal journey of self-discovery, and an empowering tale of communal-inspiration and world transformation. But my daydreams about the cast of my adventure, its mission and of course the journey itself, well, they've been all over the map, from a travelogue-reality show, to a buddy-film, romantic comedy of errors, or a fantastical quest of epic proportions to save the world.

Turns out, Season One of The Better World Roadtrip is going to be a simple roadtrip - a journey to get from where I am to where I need to be to start the real mission for the next chapter in my life. You see what I really have been wanting to do even more than a roadtrip is launch a reality show that will change the world - The Better World Show: The Reality Show That Will Change Reality. So this edition of the Roadtrip is really just about finding the Team to make the Show, and finding a place to live so that we can do it. Of course, once the roadtrip gets underway, I'm sure it will turn out to be everything I've daydreamed and more, because reality as they say, is often much stranger than fiction or daydreams.

Unfortunately, before the roadtrip can even start, there's the obligatory backstory preparations that have to be addressed. Luckily there aren't many loose ends to tie up before I go. Life has conveniently taken care of that. But that's another story. And of course in the past, money had always been another huge hurdle to surmount before I could seriously think about transforming this daydream into reality. But since this roadtrip is just the journey from here to where I'm going, and I won't have to pay to live here anymore, the budget to live during the journey's pretty much the same as it was before, so that's not an issue anymore.

So, the only real preparation on my to-do list is to find someone to share the journey. Someone who'll be the star, because (and you can admit you were thinking it) this introspectively-broken-but-still hopeful middle-aged personality isn't going to bring viewers to our Roadtrip youtube channel.

But seriously, how hard can it be to find just one energetic person who wants to star in a youtube webseries about hitting the road to find a team to change the world. Well, there is the issue about living on the road with a total stranger for 4 weeks, chipping in for gas and motels, and not being paid, which I can see could be an issue for some people. But hey, you'd get to be in on the ground floor of a venture that could very well change the world, armed with nothing but our creativity and a video camera and youtube channel to start with.

So, what do you say. Are YOU up for The Better World Roadtrip? I'm heading out soon, so let me know...

Better World Bob

© 2015 Robert Alan Silverstein
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The Better World Show
The Reality Show That Will Change Reality

For the past 11 years, I've been wanting to create The Better World Show, a reality show that would inspire action for a better world and provide a way for millions to participate in real-time.

"The Better World Show: The Reality Show That Would Change Reality" would be an SNL-like variety show/reality show that would highlight the many efforts for a better world that are going on, often unseen, all around us, and inspire and empower action through humor, music and cutting-edge and engaging features.

I have hundreds of pages of notes on skits, next steps, a calendar of action, numerous vehicles within the Show and tons of offshoot-ideas. So, in a last ditch effort to try to make this happen before another 11 years go by, I'm putting out this call to either find a team to launch this webseries, or someone who might be interested in writing a series of novels with me based on this concept.

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The Better World Show:
The Reality Show That Will Change Reality

An SNL-like variety show/ reality show, inspiring and empowering a global movement for change in real-time.


Better World Factory
The off-beat behind the scenes exploits of a Team of dreamers, activist-actors and misfits working on The Better World Show webseries' vignettes of humorous skits, inspirational features and original music.

Better World Roadtrip: In Search of Utopia
A roadtrip across America highlighting people, places, organizations and ideas that are helping to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Better World Inc
Misadventures of employees in an Office-type setting working for a Corporation without any products or services but whose sole purpose is to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Better World 101
Sociology professor teaching from The Better World Handbook, gives his students a semester-long assignment to create a network of Better World Clubs on college campuses around the world and a webseries to inspire and empower the network they've created.

Better World News
A humorously satirical but inspiring take on current events unseen in traditional media outlets.

Better World Band
Music videos and behind the scenes exploits of musicians on tour, performing social-issue based songs.

Better World Girl
Shy dreamer has an alter-ego in her graphic novels about her hipster glasses, beret and scarf-wearing-heroine, The Better World Girl.

The Better World Couple
BetterWorldGuy and BetterWorldGirl engage in a youtube video duel to inspire action for a beter world.

Better World Heroes
A team of dreaming misfit superhero-wannabes embark on a fantastical quest of epic proportions to save the world.


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