e-travels with e. trules |Entertaining & sound-immersive travel stories, insights, adventures, and misadventures, from around
By Eric Trules: Podcast Host, Theatre Director, Documentary Filmmaker, Clown
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Do you like to travel? Do you like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? "e-travels with e.trules" is a new, personal, idiosyncratic, and literary podcast created by Eric Trules. A longtime Huffington Post blogger and theater Professor at USC in Los Angeles, Trules has traveled our beautiful and problematic planet for decades, staying in Bedouin huts on the Red Sea, riding the rails to "Nose of the Devil" in Southern Ecuador, and meeting his future Indonesian wife on the magical island of Bali. If you like to travel vicariously, or be provocatively reminded of your own travel adventures, and misadventures, listen to these entertaining podcasts with original music by Amanda Yamate and sound design by Alysha Bermudez. New episodes will be released once a month on iTunes, with "Behind the Scenes" episodes two weeks later. Please subscribe to the podcast, contact Trules to join him "on the air", and... Happy Trails.
||CleanET028 - Welcome Back to Deadwood, Part 2||http://erictrules.com/episode28||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET027 - Behind the Scenes with Mike Siegel from the Travel Tales Podcast||Mike Siegel is a professional stand-up comedian, fellow travel podcaster, and TV host based in Los Angeles, California. Plus… he’s an overall good guy. Mike created the Travel Tales Podcast in 2011 – which he sees as a lighthearted...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET026 - The Wild West of Deadwood, South Dakota||I was doing one of the most patriotic things I’ve ever done in my life – going to Mt. Rushmore - to see George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy… whose Presidential images were all cracked and decayed… just like our country. I end up making a little detour..||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET025 - Behind the Scenes with Shannon Moore Martin from Podbean||“I’ve always wanted to be an ‘ex-pat’, an American living outside of the United States. Never more so than in this tenuous time of Trump!” So at Podcast Movement 17 in Anaheim, I do a live interview with Shannon Moore Martin of Podbean, who...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET024 - Welcome Season 2 with A Cock Tale From Borneo||This season, I’d like to start thinking about travel in a new way.Time and place, Maties. Because I think there’s something profound and universal about a good travel story, connecting us more deeply to a unique place at a specific time, to...||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET023 - Bonus - Trules Guests on the Creative Studio Podcast||Ho! Ho! Ho! And Happy New Year! Having just passed the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSAY of my podcast, I am announcing GOOD NEWS — the release of “e-travels with e. trules” on SPOTIFY! To celebrate, I’m releasing the 4th and final BONUS EPISODE – between...||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET022 - Bonus Episode, Trules Guests on Podcasts We Listen To||"e-travels with e. trules"||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET021 - Bonus Episode, Trules Guests on the "Travel Tales Podcast"||http://erictrules.com/episode21: Siegel: “What do you think travel has taught you about yourself, people in general, and about America?” Trules: “How much time do you have?”||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET020 – Bonus Episode – Trules on the “Travel Stories Podcast”||In between Seasons 1 & 2, the podcast offers a BONUS EPISODE of Trules' guest interview on the "Travel Stories Podcast", with host, Hayden Lee. http://erictrules.com/episode20||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET019 - End of Season, 1 with a "Tear"||Here it is... one of kind.... a travel story not about... me! Along with excerpts from Season 1, and final travelogue. "Tear" is about a 15 year old Chicano boy named Alejandro Chavez, my "mentee", and the bus trip he took across the US-Tijuana border..||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET018 - Behind the Scenes with Debra Ehrhardt from Jamaica||These words from my guest in this Episode, Debra Ehrhardt, solo performer and native of Jamaica: "Your saying 'no' to me is just a way of my saying, ok, how can I get 'yes'?" "In America, there is no class system; they see you as you are." "When a man..||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET017 - The Mighty Mekong||This episode finds Trules chugging up the Mighty Mekong River, on a flat-top, tin-roof, diesel-puffing dinosaur, from northern Thailand to southern Laos, metaphorically and musically searching for mad Mr. Kurtz, from Joseph Conrad's "Heart of...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET016 - Behind the Scenes with Morlan Higgins||Trules speaks with one of Los Angeles' true musical and theatrical treasures, Morlan Higgins. Be serenaded with Morlan's mandolin, learn about his acting with Pulitzer-Pfrize winning playwright, Athol Fugard, and hear about "the river of life"...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET015 - Amsterdam, the "Perfect City"||Or... How to Find a "Perfect Moment"||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET014 - Behind the Scenes with Liz Femi from Nigeria||In this lively episode, Trules talks with Liz Femi, a fellow solo performer and storyteller, who was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Nigeria, a country not many tourists - or travelers - know much about. Liz is a small, smart, beautiful, and..||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET013 - The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park||Echo Park, the one time immigrant-socialist-artist neighborhood of Los Angeles, has undergone the sad and inevitable process of "gentrification". Trules, a long-time Echo park resident, goes to the annual Cubano musical festival and is confronted head..||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET012 - Behind The Scenes with Israeli Diplomat, Raphael Morav||Trules speaks with long-time friend and Israeli diplomat, Raphael Morav, who he has visited in Rome, Jerusalem, Helsinki, and Paris. Hear them chat about politics, Israel, diplomacy, kibuttzes, travel, SERVAS, the United Nations, and more. ...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET011 - The Iron Horse and the Borneo Bucket Brigade||In December, 2001, just months after 9/11, Trules arrives in Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. Teaching at an all-Islamic university on a Fulbright grant, he is confronted with images of Osama Bin Laden - on the screensavers of...||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET010 - Behind the Scenes with Chris Christensen, the Amateur Traveler||Trules talks with long-time travel blogger and podcaster, Chris Christensen, "The Amateur Traveler"... whose cool rules of the road include: 1- "Never lose your sense of wonder and adventure when you're traveling." 2- "Never complain that you...||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET009 - Nine Lives & Balinese Good Karma||Trules arrives at the international airport in Denpasar on the magical island of Bali - to meet his Indonesian wife - but she is not there. She is, instead, in the local Kasi Ibue hospital with... dengue fever... one of the most feared, mosquito-born...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET008 - Behind the Scenes with Jonathan Munoz-Proulx||My guest this week is Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, otherwise know as “JMP”, my former student and now independent theater artist, who first gave me the idea of doing a travel podcast. After seeing me do many readings and performance of my stories on...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET007 - Why Travel?||Beijing, China, 2007 It's a year before the Beijing Olympics and there are crowds and pollution everywhere. I've been invited to teach the LDTX Bejing Modern Dance Company, the Joffrey Ballet of China. I'm 60 years old and I haven't danced in over 30...||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET006 - Behind the Scenes with Hayden Lee||My guest this episode is Hayden Lee, the self-professed son of a hippie and a biker, and the host of the popular, Travel Stories Podcast. Born in rural Shropshire, England, Hayden is a musician and an intrepid world traveler who can't help but...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET005 - Love and the Devil's Nose||How Marriage is Like a Dangerous Train Descent in Southern Ecuador||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET004 - Behind the Scenes with the Production Team||Behind the Scenes with Sound Designer, Alysha Bermudez and Composer, Amanda Yamate||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET003 - E-Ticket to Thekkady||June, 2006. Trules has arrived in Mumbai on the day that 5 bombs have exploded in 5 different train stations in the financial hub, but still beggared, megalopolis of the sub-continent. He heads southeast, up into the mountainous tea plantations of...||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET002 - Behind the Scenes with Harry Duran||Welcome to the first "Behind the Scenes" episode of "e-travels with e. trules", a twice a month feature of the podcast, where I will be speaking to friends, colleagues, fellow podcasters and travelers around the world.... in between my monthly...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET001 - Grazing With Camels||Israel, 1999. Trules ventures south from Jerusalem, crossing the Israeli-Egyptian border at Eilot. He makes camp at "Ras Es Satan", Head of the Devil, sleeping in a primitive "chousha", just feet from the Red Sea. He swims with the neon-lit fishes and..||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET000 - Welcome to "e-travels with e. trules"||Like to travel? Like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? "e-travels with e.trules" is a new, personal, idiosyncratic, and literary podcast created by Eric Trules. A longtime Huffington Post blogger and theater Professor...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Impressive and Entertaining!
Based on the promo episode of this show, I've subscribed and am definitely looking forward to more! This podcast is extremely well-produced, with audio that excites and amuses. I love the concept of unique, personal and engaging travel stories from the host's real-life experiences, combined with audio scapes that bring listeners directly into the story. I have a feeling this show will be one to keep an eye on, as it holds a great deal of promise for future success. Can't wait to hear the many places Eric Trules will take us!
Travel for All!
I am thrilled that I came upon this podcast. Trules has a wonderful quality for engaging his listeners, and will transcend you from your living room couches to vast corners of the world. The podcast's professional quality, coupled with Trules' creativity and natural skill for storytelling, will keep you coming back for more. It's a must - can't wait for more!
Great Travel Podcast
I'm very impressed with the content in this first episode and can't wait to hear more of Eric's stories.
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