All posts by Eric Troup

Support Your Local Savage

No, its not what it sounds like. Zeke and I are heading to the local monthly blindness support group. We hit a bit of a stumbling block at the beginning, but once we’re back on track, it’s smooth sailing and fun for all. Then, on the way home, we get into a discussion about one of the coolest heroes to emerge from the pulp era–the one and only Doc Savage.

Download, grab your earphones of choice …

… and enjoy.

BlindSquare Test Run

In this podcast, Zeke and I put BlindSquare, an app for the iPHone which uses Foursquare and an open-source map system to combine into a formidably competent GPS app for blind travelers, to the test. We start out simply going to meet our friend Terry for morning coffee, and wind up getting more of an adventure than we bargained for on the way home. We end up getting a little lost and must use a combination of technology and skill … okay, mostly technology … to get un-lost. Some particularly nice 3D sound in this one, if I do say so, so once again, if you’re not listening with headphones or earbuds, you’re missing out on 80% of the fun of the podcast.

Also, when I refer to my recorder as the Olympus LS-2, that is incorect. It’s the Olympus LS-14. Can’t recommend the recorder highly enough, and you can get one for yourself here

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Now, go forth, grab some earphones … and enjoy!

Skecher’s Go-Walks Go for a Walk

Hi, everybody.

Already, some changes are upon us. The theme is gone. I still love the song, but it came down to a simple choice between more or less post-production. So thanks, Kevin Reeves, for letting me use your song. No hard feelings. Just decided to go themeless.

Anyway, in this podcast, I unbox my new Skechers Go-Walk slip-on shoes and take them for a small test run. Well, a test walk, actually, but …

Cram those earbuds in, and enjoy.

Hello, and Welcome to my Podcast!

Hi, everybody. Thanks for checking out this blog and podcast. The purpose is very simple: Follow me on walks, interviews, trips, and whatever other adventures come our way. All you need is a pair of headphones, enthusiasm, and perhaps a method of walking along–whether it be a treadmill, or taking a stroll through your own neighborhood as we go. Due to the amount of traffic noise and such that occurs in this podcast, I don’t recommend listening while driving. Could get … messy.

In this, Zeke’s and my first podcast, we introduce ourselves, and we go for a walk. I give some background on who we are, why I’ve created this podcast, and what you can expect from same. Hope you enjoy.

Think of this particular podcast entry as a TV pilot. Some things have changed in subsequent entries–notably, the quality of the sound. I learned a lot in putting this entry together, to the point where I almost didn’t post it. First impressions and all. But for the most part, this entry is a good sample of what you can expect from this podcast. Just know that if you found the sound quality lacking, or didn’t think the podcast needed a theme … well, those things have been addressed in subsequent entries.

Okay, enough babbling from me. Enjoy the adventure!