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You're not dreaming, The Blindnamic Duo are back with another dose of podcasting fun!

 

On this edition of the Blind Luminations podcast, Marc and Jan are having a slumber party! Get on your PJs, grab your pillows and freeze someone's underpants! (Okay, maybe don't do that last one...) The two are talking about blindness, sleep and dreams so don't nod off.

 

If that wasn't enough, the masked husband and wife team are also covering what they've been up to in the past couple of weeks. What are they watching? Where are they eating from? How are they keeping busy? There's only one way to find out!

 

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Links We Mentioned

 

- Blind To Billionaire Facebook group

 

(Episode Art: An image depicts a pair of jeans standing on the left side saying, "Boo hoo, I'm tired." Further right, a stick figure of Marc holding his white cane says, "I think she's sad." Further right, a stick figure of Jan says, "Cheer up, sleepy Jeans!" The hashtag "#TiredHumour" is written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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While moving day has been moved, The Blindnamic Duo are making this podcast fast an furious!

 

Due to complications surrounding her midnight shifts, Jan and Marc decided to push back the podisode about moving in together. As a result, the two discuss what they've been up to instead. From watching the most amazing film with a blind protagonist ever (spoiler: it's Blind Fury) to getting fat for religious reasons, there's still a lot to cover in this short podisode.

 

Along the way, the married couple also discuss counting severed body parts, whether or not Brooklyn's a suburb and how Marc chooses his sunglasses. (There may be a digression or two in there for good measure as well.)

 

Until next time, don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here.

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan sleeping on a bed with several Z's representing her snoring on the left. A stick figure of Marc on the right holds a "Z" and says, "got one!" The words "Catching Z's" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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The Blindnamic Duo are back and ready to rock the 2020 premiere of the podcast!

 

After a short hiatus, Marc and Jan have returned with an action packed podisode filled with stories from their holiday season: How does a blind man participate in axe throwing? What happened during an apartment-wide power outage along with the consequences? How did The Blind Avenger's audio descriptions help the Guiding Goddess' movie going experience? (It's a story of Marc taking the lead for once!)

 

We also talk stinky onions, birthday/holiday parties and getting doped up at the hospital on this pot pourri of of a podisode. It's like a Christmas gift in mid-January!

 

Don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here. We'll be back again next week -- we promise!

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan on the left saying "Oh no! The power is out!" to the right, a stick figure of Marc wears his sunglasses and holds his white cane while replying, "Welcome to my world!" The phrase "Who's Guiding Who?" is written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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What fun is a relationship if there isn't a little bit of stabbing once in awhile?

 

While it may sound sadistic, The Blindnamic Duo is actually covering how Jan and Marc manage the latter's diabetes. Find out how The Blind Avenger checks his blood sugar, gives himself insulin and listen to an audio demonstration of both! It's the perfect solution for those who have always wanted to hear a blind man get stabbed and bleed while being too queasy to watch!

 

Beyond this immersive experience, find out why blind diabetics have great  relationships, lots of sweets and like noise. Marc and Jan are making up for lost time so strap in and get some audio sweetener! (Did you think we were going to promote sugar here?)

 

Don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. (Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here. Next week we'll be celebrating our 25th episode by discussing how Marc got into college!

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan holding an insulin pen and smiling on the left side as she says, "Let me stab you!"  On the right side, a stick figure of Marc replies back,I already had my insulin!" The words "Bad Medicine" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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Where does Marc get all of his wonderful toys? Find out as The Blindnamic Duo explore the fantastical world of accessible technology!

 

From computers to phones and smart speakers to talking pen thingies, there's a lot available to help the blind with everyday tasks. Hear all about some of the things Marc uses to make his life a bit easier and what Jan thought of some of his accessible tech when she first met him. What are some of the ways the blind read money? How can they get information on food packaging and even the colour of clothes they wear? Why wouldn't Marc ride in a self-driving car? It might not be for the reason you think!

 

Although there's more accessible tech than we have time to cover in one episode, we do our best to tackle information about the computer, internet, cell phones, smart devices and beyond! All this and the celebration of a podcasting milestone. Whatever could it be? There's only one way to find out!

 

Don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy  by subscribing today and downloading our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. (Oh yeah, Marc also rants about the addition of ham to Wendy's bacon mushroom  melt... not realizing it isn't even available in his own country. Who would want to miss that?!)

 

Besides our usual audio awesomeness, follow us on social media! Check us out on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blindluminations/, twitter at https://twitter.com/blindlumination/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/blindluminations/. You'll be glad you did!

 

(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Marc on the left side saying, "Forget Alexa, iLove you!" On the right side, a stick figure of Jan replies by saying, "Awwwwwwwwww!" The words "Marc Is A Smart Speaker" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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This week the Blindnamic Duo are getting down to business and talking accessibility on the internet!

 

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but why does it sometimes need more than 100 characters? Marc gets fired up about captchas, Jan relates the internet to architecture and the two delve into the staggering statistic that 70% of websites are inaccessible to the blind.

 

All of this, plus find out what it feels like when robots cry. (Here's a hint: They see sparks!) Listen and subscribe to get all future episodes as soon as they are released. Next week is all about books, so prepare to find out how Marc and Jan get their nerd on!

 

Links We Mentioned This Week

 

- Domino's Pizza Delivers A Game Changing Case To The U.S. Supreme Court 

- New Research Shows How The Internet Is Unavailable To Blind Users

- Lego's Playsets Are Now Accessible To People Who Are Blind

 

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(Episode Art: On the left side of the image, a computer sits on a table with the words "Missile Armed" on its monitor. Standing on the right, a stick figure of Marc says, "Um... Jan?" The words "Accessibility Is Important" are written above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc, who is completely blind.)

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We're out of the wilderness and heading inside for more fun on vacation!

 

This week, the Blindnamic Duo covers its many experiences with vacationing indoors. What are the perks of travelling with someone who is blind? What experiences are interesting for Marc? Where have he and Jan's various trips taken them and what were some of the things they weren't ready for?

 

We've got the answers to all of this and more, along with anecdotes about making Marc think it's raining, receiving an offer of cash on a street corner and why he hates his grade five music teacher so much. (He's not too crazy about Celine Dion either!)

 

We also tackle our first question ever from social media, exploring what it's like when the blind guy is under the influence. Subscribe and listen now for a jam packed episode! 

 

Oh yeah, follow us on social media if you haven't already! We're on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blindluminations/, along with Twitter at https://twitter.com/blindlumination/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/blindluminations/. While you're at it, why not visit our website at https://blindluminations.podbean.com too?

 

(Episode Art: A stick figure of Marc yells "Ayeee!" as he falls off A bus on the left side of the image. Standing on the right, a stick figure of Jan yells, "Oh no!" The words "What A Trip!" are written in big letters at the top of the page. The blind sketch was drawn by Marc, who is completely blind.)

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From apps on your phone to  landmarks on the ground, there are many ways to navigate using objects  and with sounds!

 

After realizing they didn't cover everything the day after their last episode (at 3 in the morning no less,) Marc and Jan are back with some more navigating fun! Find out how Marc actually navigates in a grocery store (no, he doesn't just drive a cart by himself,) what he  would do without a guide, the proper technique to using a cane, which objects cause him the most pain when he runs into them and which mistakes are (or aren't) funny.

 

If that wasn't enough, we share how Marc provides directions to drivers despite being blind, his ability to sense if someone's travelled too far and why his brain is superior to everyone else's... well except for the whole being blind thing. Yeah, that's a pretty big one.

 

Links mentioned on the podcast:

 

Blind Abilities Super Duper Extra: Spider-Man: Far From Home is Here And Audio Describer Roy Samuelson Spins His Own Web on Audio Description - https://bit.ly/2JoLMqm

 

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(Episode Art: A stick figure of Jan is driving a shopping cart towards a stick figure of Marc as she yells "REVENGE!" He responds, "Jan...?" while not realizing what's going on. "Blind Shopping 2 (The Reckoning)" is written in large letters at the top of the image. The sketch was drawn by Marc, who is completely blind.)

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The Episode About Described Video

Ever wonder how a blind person "watches" movies or TV without being confused by what's going on?

Fret not faithful Luminati, your two favourite lumineers are here to light the way! This week, Marc and Jan are going to the movies and getting descriptive to give you the answers you want. Find out what descriptive video is, how it works for movie theatres, TV screens, streaming services and what benefits or drawbacks there are with this solution for the blind.

We've come a long way from Jan describing 40-Year-Old Virgin to Marc (yes, there's a totally awesome story behind that, by the way) but there's still plenty of work to do! All of this and a follow-up to The Episode About Eating Blind await, so click, subscribe, download and enjoy our theatre of the earholes that we call a podcast!

 

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Episode Links

 

TV for all: how a Canadian company is making TV better for people with visual impairments - https://bit.ly/2RuEBPX

 

Time Stamperidoos

 

0:00 - Episode start

0:24 Introductions

4:10 What we've been up to

17:36 Topic of the week

61:11 A Follow-up on The Episode About Eating Blind

68:01 Where to find us on social media

68:36 Apologies for late episode/Difference between Jan and Marc's body temperatures

70:06 Final goodbyes and closing credits

 

(Episode art: A stick figure of Marc says "I'm glad that Fred and Charlotte hooked up!” Jan’s stick figure replies, "I think you got the wrong headset.” At the bottom of the image, "After Avengers: end Game" is written  and "Blind Spoilers" is written at the top. This sketch was drawn by Marc, who is completely blind.)

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There ain't no feast like a poutine feast!

Inspired by their recent trip to Poutine Feast Windsor (YQG represent yo,) Marc and Jan are breaking down their favourites before getting into the messy, juicy, delectable topic of food! Well, more food actually... 

The two go over what it's like to eat when you're blind and you might be surprised at how much your eyes influence your mouth. How do you tell someone where their food is on a plate? Why do restaurants give Marc anxiety? What's available to help food preparation for the blind? What are the advantages when it comes to not seeing food? It's all in this (strawberry) jam packed episode so listen up, buttercup!

Find us on all the social medias including Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blindluminations/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/blindlumination/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/blindluminations/ -- it'll be a holler and a hoot!

 

0:00 Episode start

0:25 Host introductions

0:41 How Darth Vader uses the force to chill out

3:01 What the show is all about

3:49 What Jan would do with the Reality Gem

6:30 Poutine Feast Windsor

17:01 Topic Of The Week: Eating When You're Blind

51:44 Blind taste test

56:09 Where to find us on social media

57:26 Last goodbyes and closing credits

 

(Episode art shows stick figures of Marc and Jan at Poutine Feast. The stick figure man working at Herbert's Fries' truck says "Bonjour" to the couple. Marc comments "They must be french fries!" Jan replies by saying "Ugh..." disgustedly. The drawing was done by Marc, who is completely blind... and fixed slightly by Jan.) 

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