“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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The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park – Episode 13

Echo Park has always been known for its history, all the way back to its silent movie-making days when Charlie Chaplin and Mack Sennett made their madcap two reelers right down the hill in their own studios, when the neighborhood was still called “Edendale”.

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“The Iron Horse and the Bucket Brigade”, Episode 11

It’s 6 am and Surya and I are at the North Borneo Railway Station in Kota Kinabalu, the biggest city on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. We’ve been marooned here for 4 months, on a Fulbright Grant I’ve received to teach Muslim students “freedom and self expression”, because… for some odd or lucky reason, I’ve been chosen to represent my country in the Islamic world, shortly after 9/11.

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“Nine Lives and Good Karma”, Episode 9

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume “Nine Lives and Good Karma”, Episode 9 Where’s the Where? Bali, Indonesia, 2012 You know the old saying that “every cat has 9 lives”, right? Well multiple that – times 2...

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“Behind the Scenes with JMP”, Episode 8

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume “Behind the Scenes with JMP”, Episode 8 Where’s the Where? Ever wonder WHY I do this podcast? WHO gave me the idea? Well, wonder no further. Welcome to another “Behind the Scenes”...

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“Why Travel?”, Episode 7

Listen Now Play / pause 1x 1.5x 2x 0:00 0:00 0:00 volume “Why Travel?”, Episode 7 Where’s the Where? Beijing, China, 2007 It’s a year before the Beijing Olympics and there are crowds and pollution everywhere. I’ve been invited to teach...

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