Sasha Cagen: A turned-on life at home and abroad

//Sasha Cagen: A turned-on life at home and abroad

Sasha Cagen: A turned-on life at home and abroad

Writer and coach Sasha Cagen’s life looks very different than it did five years ago. Tune in to find out how she went from co-founder of a Silicon Valley tech startup (and creator of the Quirkyalone movement) to leading tango adventures in Buenos Aires and writing a memoir called Wet.

Sasha Cagen

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In This Episode

  • What a “life churn” is and why she sought one out
  • What attracted her to Brazil and how she ended up in Argentina
  • What Quirkyalone really means and how it relates to Nomadtopia
  • Intimate relationships and a traveling/unconventional lifestyle
  • Tension between adventure vs. stability, especially to produce creative work
  • Logistics of splitting her time between California and Argentina
  • Why tango is a lifelong study and a metaphor for life and relationships
  • How she created and now runs retreats in Argentina
  • And much more

Most Memorable Location-Independent Experiences

Hosting the Tango Adventures in Buenos Aires, and finding such fabulous friends in Buenos Aires.


Biggest Surprise along the Way

It’s not easy. That’s not really a surprise, but it takes a lot of work. Also, I thought this lifestyle might be a problem with developing a long-term relationship, but I find that my current partner is much more accepting than I thought he would be.

Resources We Talked About

Sasha’s Links

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2017-04-26T21:20:27+00:00October 15, 2014|Podcast|6 Comments


  1. Sasha Cagen October 15, 2014 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I love it Amy! I got the chance to say so many things that I have not said out loud yet because I have been squirreled in my own head writing and these are so the things I want to share with my readers and the community at large. Thanks for a great interview!

    • Amy Scott October 15, 2014 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      My pleasure, thanks for joining me! 🙂

  2. Paul Strobl October 22, 2014 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I used Earth Class Mail when I didn’t have an address in the U.S. years ago, and it was great! They have since added more services (like check detection with automatic deposit!).

    Sasha, it’ll be great to have you back in Buenos Aires!

    Amy you also reminded me of what my best friend from childhood, an aspiring writer, once said to me. “I studied literature at a top liberal arts school to become a writer, but when I think about the writers I love most, none of them had any formal training–they just went out and had amazing experiences.”

    • Amy Scott October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear about Earth Class Mail, Paul. Another one I’ve been looking at is Traveling Mailbox. So glad services like this exist!

      Thanks for sharing your friend’s observation, such a great point.

  3. Carissa October 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    I can vouch for everything Sasha said and more! She really takes everything to 100% and more to encourage her friends to be more of themselves. She makes discovering yourself such a rewarding journey that you can’t help but jump in with both feet. I use several of the exercises she taught us in Get Quirky to keep myself progressing forward.

    • Amy Scott October 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

      That’s great to hear, thanks for sharing, Carissa!

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