• Mark Eagle
    February 4, 2018 by Tallmarkone from United States

    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!

  • Great show, if you love travel, you will love this
    July 5, 2017 by Young free and coupled from United Kingdom

    Well worth a sub, DO IT NOW, i did!

  • A mind-expanding guide of the world
    June 30, 2017 by Keltonboy1755 from United States

    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.

  • A truly unique travel podcast
    May 27, 2017 by fevkalade11 from United States

    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.

  • Amazing!
    May 9, 2017 by Karileed from United States

    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.

  • Impressive and addicting!
    February 14, 2017 by JenniferRendel12 from United States

    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!

  • Love and the Devil's Nose
    February 10, 2017 by Angelesgirl from United States

    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.

  • Crafted with a love of travel
    February 6, 2017 by jinki1 from United States

    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!

  • An auditory treat
    January 30, 2017 by phillytonicaragua from United States

    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.

  • Truley Great
    January 19, 2017 by Rain17 from United States

    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

  • An aural E-venture
    January 8, 2017 by Soulfulwon from United States

    A great listen. Transported me. Looking forward to more!

  • This show rocks!
    January 2, 2017 by craigcbrown from United States

    I love it! 5+

  • The Voice
    December 20, 2016 by TravelwithGrace from United Kingdom

    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.

  • Storytelling at its finest
    December 20, 2016 by i save a lot from United States

    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!

  • Got Me Yearning to Backpack Again
    December 15, 2016 by Speaking247 from United States

    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).

  • Wonderful storytelling from an incredible, iconoclastic, ramblin professor.
    December 12, 2016 by Trevor M Davis from United States

    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.

  • Tules trancends travel triumphantly
    December 12, 2016 by gijjiu from United States

    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.

  • Deeply Immersing
    December 9, 2016 by Billyhc from United States

    The storytelling is as hypnotic as the music.

  • If you love traveling, this is your jam!
    December 6, 2016 by MMMMM12345MMMMM from United States

    For those who love traveling but don't get to do so as often as you wish, this is the go-to podcast!

  • Great Podcast!
    December 5, 2016 by SirScottMullin from United States

    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 it
    December 5, 2016 by PouxDawg from United States

    Love, love, LOVE this! Inspires me to keep exploring the world with our new little family addition. Great first episode.

  • Emerging show!
    December 5, 2016 by SF1994yes from United States

    Trules has a natural knack for storytelling, and exploration. Looking forward to the new show!

  • Well-produced, personal insights about the world
    December 2, 2016 by S. Wedeking from United States

    The widely traveled Trules is also a gifted writer, performer and teacher — and this podcast benefits from all those talents

  • He tells it "Trully..."
    December 2, 2016 by MoondogMulv from United States

    Trulles is a unique, funny, and intelligent guide in the world of travel, life, and love.

  • Rich and Textured Storytelling
    December 1, 2016 by Irma Gerd from United States

    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.

  • Great Podcast
    November 30, 2016 by Tucci1776 from United States

    Really great and entertaining podcast. Hooks you from the first episode.

  • Great Travel Podcast
    November 30, 2016 by PodcastJunkies.com from United States

    I'm very impressed with the content in this first episode and can't wait to hear more of Eric's stories.

  • Travel for All!
    November 30, 2016 by deanesullivan18 from United States

    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!

  • Impressive and Entertaining!
    November 29, 2016 by SpeedwayCJ from United States

    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!

Listen Now

2nd Bonus Episode Between Season 1 and Season 2

Ahoy there, Fellow Travelers,

Thanks for tuning into this 2nd Bonus Episode of the podcast – since the end of Season 1. Because while the Production Team and I are busy creating new travelogues for the 2nd Season, we definitely want to keep you listening.

So today, to satiate your travel podcast appetite, I’m releasing my interview from this past August with Mike Siegel, host of the “Travel Tales Podcast”. Mike is a well known stand up comic, both here in LA and around the country. He 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, as you can hear right off the bat at the top of the interview.

To listen to Episode 21 “Trules Guests on the Travels Tales Podcast”, just click the ARROW below “LISTEN NOW” at the top of these show notes, 

To catch up with all the episodes from Season 1 of this podcast, please go to the Library on my home page. There you can listen to all 19 episodes from the first Season, plus the Welcome Episode 0.

Just a little more background on Mike Siegel before we jump in. When he began appearing on many of his fellow comedians’ podcasts back around 2010, Mike knew that he wanted to start one of his own. But what would be the theme? What stories did he want to tell? What stories did he want to hear? He realized that he never tired of meeting people from different parts of the world, or of hearing stories from people who had been to places he’d never been. Thus… the birth of the Travel Tales website and podcast… where Mike found a place he could feature not only his own travel writing, but the work of fellow travelers as well.

Mike knows that travel can sometimes be intimidating, but with his podcast, he tries to do all he can to convince people to see the world, expand their horizons, and to grow from their experiences. Along with his love of food and drink, Mike is an avid scuba diver, hiker, surfer, skier, and traveler. He loves maps and he’s taken just about every form of transportation known to man – from rickshaws to junk boats, from camel carts to tuk-tuks. He’ll try just about anything once, and he suggests that you do the same. In the Fall of 2017, Mike went to Greece, Croatia, and perhaps Portugal, and as of this recording, it is un-known whether he’s ever coming back….


Support SEASON 2!

We are still looking to complete Funding for Season 2.

If you’d like to help, to get a complete Breakdown of what we’re looking for, please go to SUPPORT SEASON 2 on the Episode 19 Show Notes page.

All donations, no matter what size, are greatly appreciated. Please know that this podcast could not exist without the support of you loyal listeners.

HERE is the link to donate.


What We Covered in the Interview

0:01 – Weekly Intro (Music by Amanda Yamate)

0:26 – Trules’ Episode Intro

5:02  – Mike’s Intro to the Travel Tales Podcast

6:43 – Mike introduces Trules

8:57 – Mike draws out Trules’ natal and geographical history

11:03 – Mike has Trules fast forward to the 1960s

13:50 – Trules talks about passing in his 1960s ideals on to his students as a Professor at USC and then about the military draft of 1969

15:35 – Trules talks about his first solo trip across America in 1970 when gas was $.31/gallon, and about arriving in Chicago and becoming a modern dancer

18:40 – Mikes asks Trules about first traveling overseas and about traveling internationally as an artist

20:50 – Trules on teaching storytelling in Northeast Borneo, where his Asian students were entirely unfamiliar with self expression, individuality, and creativity 

22:30 – Trules on seeing images of Osama Bin Laden on the screen savers of his Islamic colleagues in 2002

25:15 – Trules on meeting his wife in 2000 in Bali and her adjusting to living in America

30:35 – Trules gives Mike hope about not being too old to meet a young girl to become his wife

31:05 – Mike asks Trules to tell a good Tuk Tuk story, which he does… when he ends up bribing a policemen to avoid spending the rest of his life in a Vietnamese jail 

34:50 – Trules tell Mike about Chefchaouen, Morocco

36:05 – Mike asks Trules about having trouble being Jewish overseas in Arabic and Islamic countries

40:20 – Mike gives Trules some of his own travel quiz medicine: “Your favorite country, food-wise?” “Your favorite deli in New York?” “The craziest food you ever ate?”

47:00 – Trules in his upcoming trip to Moscow

49:00 – Trules on his 2nd Fulbright residency in Bucharest, Romania; Mike on Eastern Europeans being more optimistic than their Western counterparts

51:10 – Trules on technology vs. traveling without it

53:15 – Trules on how he’s seen America change over the last half century since 1970, and on the environment

57:05 – Mike offers Trules a chance to be “King of the World” and asks what he would change

58:30 – “What do you think all this travel has taught you about yourself, about people in general, and about America?”

1:01 – Wrap up, contact info, closing credits, until we meet again…..



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Contact me HERE  about anything…. any time…….. and….


See you in Season 2!!!!!!

Happy Trails…………


Production Credits & Links

Sound design by Alysha Bermudez

“e-travels with e. trules” Theme Music (Intro & Outro) composed by Amanda Yamate

Recorded by Scott Barber at the Barbershop Recording Studio in Echo Park, Los Angeles

Produced by Harry Duran at FullCast

Go HERE for the “Travel Tales Podcast”. Find it also on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

Contact Mike Siegel HERE.