Trules Guests on “Podcasts We Listen To” – Bonus Episode – 22

It’s the 1 YEAR ANNIVERSAY of the podcast,  so as a Bonus episode I’m releasing my interview from this past August with Jeremy Collins, who contacted me from Casper, Wyoming where he is a UPS driver and the creator of… “Podcasts We Listen To”, both a popular podcast and 16,000 member Facebook group. It’s one of the great things I love about podcasting, everybody has a place at the table. It doesn’t matter where you live or what you do. All you need is a microphone and a passion to have your voice heard.

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Trules Guests on the “Travel Tales Podcast” – Bonus Episode – 21

Siegel: “What do you think travel has taught you about yourself, people in general, and about America?” 

Trules: “How much time do you have?”

Mike Siegel created the Travel Tales Podcast in 2011– which he sees as a lighthearted conversation highlighting the best, and worst, experiences that travel has to offer. I’m not sure if I qualified for best or worst, but Mike seemed to know me pretty well….

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Trules Guests on the “Travel Stories Podcast” – Bonus Episode – 20

“Well, Trules, you’re a storyteller and you’ve just chosen travel as your medium on your podcast.” So says Hayden Lee, host of the Travel Stories Podcast. I recently went to Podcast Movement 17 in Anaheim, California, where I bumped into Hayden… many times. He always had a big smile on his face, and he continues to think that we’re the same person…. in a different body.

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End of Season 1…. with a “Tear” – Episode 19

As much as I hesitate… to announce it, this is the last episode of Season 1. It is full of excerpts from the first Season and it ends with a closing travelogue called “TEAR”, an actual travel story NOT about me! But a story about my 15 year old Chicano “mentee” and his trip across the US-Tijuana border. I think it’s a love story about the distance between countries and cultures, as well as a bitter-sweet, but appropriate ending, to Season 1 of “e-travels with e. trules”.

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Behind the Scenes with Debra Ehrhardt from Jamaica – Episode 18

“Your saying ‘no’ to me is just a way of finding out ok, how I can get ‘yes’.”
“In America there is no class system; they see you as you are.”
“When a man is involved in a child’s life, it makes such a tremendous difference.”
“People who travel are so much more interesting than those who never leave their tiny little city.”
-Debra Ehrhardt

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“The Mighty Mekong” – Episode 17

“You should see the boat, maties… a clapboard, Lao (as in wow!) flat-top, tin-roofed, diesel-puffing dinosaur, huffing and puffing her way up the Mighty Mekong, from Chiang Khong in northern Thailand to Luang Prabang in central Laos. All aboard!”

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“Behind the Scenes with Morlan Higgins” – Episode 16

I was thinking, perhaps, more poetically and metaphorically. How life itself is like a great journey, a trip of unpredictable twists and turns… where you never know exactly where you’ll end up or how you’ll get there. Some people come into, and go out of, your life… over the years… like Morlan and I have… but somehow the river of life reconnects us… because maybe… we’ve been on the same path, after all.

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Amsterdam, the “Perfect City” – Episode 15

Amsterdam in winter: hot belgian waffles, fresh European ham, goat cheese and dark beer, fresh baguettes, yagermeister, Sumatran coffee, truffles, thick mushroom soup, 34 year old Portuguese port, foot long bratwurst, warm “nuwein” in the street markets, yogurt in cartons, hot frites on the street with mayonnaise…. flannel shirts, turtlenecks, silk leggings under the pants, hot steam coming out of your mouth, like from a New Yawk “manhole”.

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“Behind the Scenes with Liz Femi from Nigeria” – Episode 14

Welcome to another Behind the Scenes episode on the “e. travels with e. trules” podcast. In this lively episode, I’ll be talking with Liz Femi, a fellow solo performer and friend, 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 feisty young woman, who her mom describes as “a really bendy, bouncy branch…connected to a strong Nigerian oak tree.”

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