e-travels with e. trules
By Eric Trules
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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.
||CleanET043 - Bonus: Interview with Outlier, Matt Dartnell||http://erictrules.com/episode43||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET042 - Bonus Episode -Trules Guests on Podcast Junkies||Harry Duran interviews Trules on Podcast Junkies||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET041 - Behind the Scenes with Travel Writer, Linda Ballou||Trules interviews travel writer, Linda Ballou||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET040 - The Ghosts of Edinburgh, Scotland||Trules travels to medieval Edinburgh||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET039 - Behind the Scenes with Travel Wisdom Podcast Host, Ladan Jiracek||Trules interviews Ladan Jiracek, host of the Travel Wisdom Podcast||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET038 - The Seedy & Glamorous Hotel Woodward, NYC Back in the Day||Trules reports from NYC's Hotel Woodward and Studio 54, 'back in the day"||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET037 - Behind the Scenes with Travel Hacker, Jen Ruiz||Get some $$ Saving Tips from Travel Hacker, Jen Ruiz||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET036 - Susan, Tim, and Me - Hollywood Comes to Bali||Come to Bali with Susan Sarandan, Tim Robbins, and... Me||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET035 - Behind the Scenes with Reggae Aficionado, Roger Steffens||Meet Bob Marley's Friend and Chronicler, Roger Steffens||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET034 - Moon Over Chefchaouen Part 2||If you remember, I last left you at the end of Part 1 getting off a hot, crowded bus which took me from Tetouen, Morocco to… Chechaouen, Morocco. It turns out that not all “ouens” are the same. I’m getting off the bus when I see a seated...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET033 - Behind the Scenes with Ethno-Musicologist, Chuck Jonkey||Ethno-Musicologist, Chuck Jonkey, has collected Sounds from All Over the World||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET032 - Moon Over Chefchaouen||Join Trules on a bumpy ride to Morocco's Atlas Mountains||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET031-Behind the Scenes with Adventurer Jim Dorsey||Let Explorer-Adventurer, Jim Dorsey, Take You to Far Off Corners of the World||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET030 - Me-hee-co||Trules Drives 2000 Miles Thru Mexico with his 21 Year Old Mexican-American Mentee, Miguel Sanchez||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET029 - Behind the Scenes with Kate Erickson from EoFire||Meet Podcast Angel and Producer of EoFire, Kate Erickson||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET028 - Welcome Back to Deadwood, Part 2||Find out how, and if, Trules gets out of Wild Bill Hickok's Jail||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET027 - Behind the Scenes with Mike Siegel from the Travel Tales Podcast||Trules Chats with Comedian and Fellow Travel Podcaster, Mike Siegel||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||Trules Celebrates the 1 Year Anniversary of His Podcast as a Guest of Jeremy Collins, Host of "Podcasts We Listen To"||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanET021 - Bonus Episode, Trules Guests on the "Travel Tales Podcast"||Trules Chats with Host and Comedian, Mike Siegel, on His "Travel Tales Podcast"||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 Actor-Musician, Morlan Higgins||Meet Morlan Higgins, one of LA's true theatrical and musical treasures||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||Meet Liz Femi, an award-winning solo performer and storyteller, born in the UK and raised in Nigeria||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, Raphael Morav, now Israeli Ambassador to Ethiopia||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 the "Amateur Traveler", long-time travel blogger and podcaster, Chris Christensen,||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||Meet "JMP", my former USC student, now theater director-producer, and the man who convinced me to do a travel podcast||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|
||CleanEET006 - Behind the Scenes with Hayden Lee of the "Travel Stories Podcast"||Meet Hayden Lee, enthusiastic Host of the" Travel Stories Podcast"||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||Meet Our 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? Well then, you've come to the right podcast. "e-travels with e.trules" is a personal and literary podcast created by Eric Trules, a longtime Huffington Post...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating! Love indigenous music and listening to Chuck’s vivid descriptions were as close to being there as possible. I am so intrigued with these off the beaten path places and this podcast offers a glimpse into realities otherwise unknown. He really captures the “spirit” and Eric, your podcast connects us to that world. Wonderful!
e-travels with e. trules is a very informative and entertaining podcast about Mr. Trules travels across our planet over the past many years. But it's more than just that. It's also about his life beginning in New York and how he created a life for himself, his wife and now their adopted son in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles.
What's especially enjoyable about his accounts of his life is not just what's going on in the present but also the historical knowledge he imparts with a sense of humor.
He probably remembers Gene Shepard from many many years ago on WOR A.M. Radio in New York City and I as a young child back then would listen to him on the equivalent of podcasts back then. Younger people may recall the movie "A Christmas Story" and the famous saying about not getting a Bebe gun because he will shoot his eye out. Well that was written by and voice overhead by Gene Shepard.
Mr. Trules has a similar ability to tell a good story and to do so in such a way as to bring you right there.
I only recently discovered podcasts and this has got to be one of the best ones out there!
A mind-expanding guide of the world
Listen to this podcast and the man who makes it. He will rekindle your desire for adventure, knowledge, and just maybe teach you how to catch a ride on the train of opportunity.