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! Well worth a sub, DO IT NOW, i did! 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. I love travel and foreign cultures, and it was great to find a podcast that adds an entertaining, offbeat angle to a genre that can quickly become stale. Highly recommended. If you love travel you will certainly love this podcast! Eric is an amazing story teller and he will transport you to another world every time. I definitely recommend this podcast to all travel lovers. This podcast transports me evey episode to a entertaining adventure that lets me leave my current reality and allows me to see this crazy world as told by the euthusiastic, talented, and engaging storyteller, Eric Trules. I find his travel stories enlightening and very relaxing to sit back and listen to. Besides Trules mastery of telling his stories, the podcast is well-produced with excellent audio and sounds that help in making this such an addictive listen. Can't wait for more! This was a delightful and entertaining narrative. I tuned in thinking it was a podcast about one of Eric's wild travels only to find out that this was a piece about marriage, and a damned good one at that. Love the story telling aspect of the early episodes: the score, the performance. It's really engaging. As a podcaster, I love the behind the scenes episodes as well. Looking forward to where this show will go! Trules' voice and the sound design make E-travels with E-trules a lovely soundtrack when working. His stories will transport you to another world while you tap away at your cubicle. I hope he post more and more often! Highly recommend. Love the interplay between discovering new places in the world that are ancient and making new personal discoveries. Yes, he's crazy to be taking some of these trips, but what else is new? He's being truly Trules. His inner clown is always smiling.
Thanks a bunch.
Mark Berger and Rain Worthington A great listen. Transported me. Looking forward to more! I love it! 5+ I was lucky enough to be in Echo Park, Los Angeles this November and heard some of Eric's podcasts before they were even available on itunes. He has the perfect pitch and tone of the seasoned traveller and raconteur, I slipped comfortably away and was lost in distant lands and times. A real treat to hear Eric's voice among hoards of podcasts out there. His point-of-view, cadence, and energy makes for trascendent listening. LOVE it! Trules has such a great radio voice. Truly enjoyed the podcast, as it got me yearning to backpack again. Really high-quality production, with great music (and I dig the whistling at the end). Eric Trules is a natural born storyteller. He also happens to be an ever-searching, wonderfully curious, thoughtful and profound individual, with a unique perspective on the wide world -- a world which he's circumnavigated far more than I could even imagine. Though, after listening to his podcast, it's inspiring me to attempt to catch up someday and ramp up the timeline on my exploration of this mysterious, beautiful world.
As much as the travel adventures are wonderful to hear on their own though, the real treasure here comes in his thoughtful reflection on humanity in its many garments and idiosyncracies. He certainly could have been a cultural anthropologist if he didn't become a theatre professor...but I'm glad he went toward the stage; now we get the benefits of his runminations on humanity through the vessel of a uniquely gifted, entertaining storyteller.
I've seen him perform many times, but this podcast is a great reminder of how much character and warmth his voice carries with every phrase as a trained performer. Trules is a cultural treasure, and I can't wait to hear more installments of this powerful travelogue. The podcast is a delightful medley of travel, history, and Trules! His voice over the music and sound makes it easy to picture the fantastic stories. The storytelling is as hypnotic as the music. For those who love traveling but don't get to do so as often as you wish, this is the go-to podcast! Eric creates a sense of place like no one else. I felt like I was right there alongside him on all these amazing journeys. What an experience! Love, love, LOVE this! Inspires me to keep exploring the world with our new little family addition. Great first episode. Trules has a natural knack for storytelling, and exploration. Looking forward to the new show! The widely traveled Trules is also a gifted writer, performer and teacher — and this podcast benefits from all those talents Trulles is a unique, funny, and intelligent guide in the world of travel, life, and love. Between the music, sound design, and pleasant low rumble of Trules' voice, this is a podcast that will satisfy that craving for a story that lets you live by your mind's eye. In the introduction of the podcast, Trules begins laying down the different stories and inspirations that he has quilted together over his life. From his natural curiosity in history to his appreciation for the unforeseen, you get the sense that Trules has a narrative that bridges his personal discoveries with the shifts the world has undergone throughout his life.
I'm looking forward to seeing how these stories flesh out. I can tell that we're in for a treat. Really great and entertaining podcast. Hooks you from the first episode. I'm very impressed with the content in this first episode and can't wait to hear more of Eric's stories. 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! 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!
Well worth a sub, DO IT NOW, i did!
A great listen. Transported me. Looking forward to more!
I love it! 5+
The storytelling is as hypnotic as the music.
For those who love traveling but don't get to do so as often as you wish, this is the go-to podcast!
Trules has a natural knack for storytelling, and exploration. Looking forward to the new show!
Trulles is a unique, funny, and intelligent guide in the world of travel, life, and love.
Really great and entertaining podcast. Hooks you from the first episode.
Welcome to Deadwood, South Dakota, Pardners!
Where’s the Where?
Deadwood, South Dakota. I’m traveling through the sacred Black Hills – 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, the 4 great American Presidents enshrined into the granite Lakota hills.
Along the way, I end up making a little detour – to the old cowboy and mining town of Deadwood, South Dakota… long before David Milch, Al Swearingen, and HBO got there. Rumor has that Wild Bill Hickok was Sheriff of Deadwood back in the late 19th century, and where, he was definitely shot in the back in a saloon while playing poker in 1876, a full 100 years after America celebrated her independence. Deadwood was a wild and wooly town back in the day, and when I got there in 1970, almost another 100 years after her centenary, I discovered something about Wild Bill Hickok’s jail… first hand… and about the new Sheriff in town named… Deadwood Dick McGraff.
Please listen to Episode 26 by clicking the ARROW at the top of this post – right below “Listen Now”.
Why take a trip back with me to 1970? Because just perhaps… there might be some similarities and parallels between today’s complicated and morally-ambiguous world…and 1970 — when images of our stone-faced Presidents were all… cracked and decayed…. just like our country. When George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy were assaulted and worn by the elements, in need of a good face lift. Back then, we were still three years before Watergate, but something was already cataclysmically wrong with our presidential image. Something more than just the chip in Jefferson’s nose, or the fissure in Lincoln’s forehead. It was something deeper than that…. about the very fiber of things… moral turpitude… society itself. There was a tarnish in the air, instead of a luster, an apology instead of pride. Just like today…. when our President and his Tweets…. have many of us on edge… questioning the values, the ideals, the very idea of…. what it means to be American.
To catch up with all the episodes from Season 1 or the first 2 episodes of Season 2, please go to the Library on my home page. There you can listen to all the odd-numbered episodes which are the musically-scored, sound-immersive travelogues, as well as to the even-numbered episodes which are the “Behind the Scenes” interviews with fellow artists, travelers, podcasters, and friends.
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We’re still looking towards completing Funding for Season 2, so I’ve created a great way to support the podcast. It’s with a “Patron” program, sponsored by Podbean, one of the premier hosts and podcast service companies in the biz. So now you can just click on a Podbean “badge” on this website – to make a monthly contribution to the podcast.
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Production Credits & Links
Sound design by Alysha Bermudez
“e-travels with e. trules” Intro Music composed by Amanda Yamate
Recorded by Scott Barber at the Barbershop Recording Studio in Echo Park, Los Angeles
Produced by Harry Duran at FullCast