Blindness and the Blind: Interesting Episodes

A curated episode list by kataclysm
Creation Date April 15th, 2019
Updated Date Updated July 29th, 2019
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Episodes around blindness and the blind

Non-Fiction: podcasts episodes about blindness and the blind

Episode 6: What Are We Going To Do
"People wanted to put him up for sainthood because he married me, like he'd made the ultimate sacrifice." Special thanks to Pop Up Magazine. This Is Love is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven't already, please subscribe to the show and review us on iTunes! https://apple.co/2BmMZr5 Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: Sunbasket Virtue (use code LOVE for 20% off) Zola Audible Casper (use code THISISLOVE to save $50 toward select mattresses)
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kataclysm

A loving couple: one blind, one sighted. And then...
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Escape!
Stories about traps and getaways ... about getting stuck, and breaking free.
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Listen to Part 3: "Long Distance" at 46:09. This tells of the fascinating life of Joe Engressia Jr., a blind man who mastered the U.S. telephone system and started a podcast decades before there were such things as podcasts.
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360- The Universal Page
Reporter Andrew Leland has always loved to read. An early love of books in childhood eventually led to a job in publishing with McSweeney’s where Andrew edited essays and interviews, laid out articles, and was trained to take as much care with the look and feel of the words as he did with the expression of the ideas in the text. But as much as Andrew loves print, he has a condition that will eventually change his relationship to it pretty radically. He’s going blind. And this fact has made him deeply curious about how blind people experience literature and the long history of designing a tactile language that sometimes suffered from trying to be too universal. The Universal Page
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This episode starts out with a sighted type editor for a magazine and book publisher who find out that he is going blind. Then the episode runs through the history of reading systems for the blind--not just Braille, but many quirky systems that never took off, including reading print by listening to tonal blips from a scanned page. Thoughtful and strange episode well worth a listen.
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How to Become Batman
In "How to Become Batman," Alix and Lulu examine the surprising effect that our expectations can have on the people around us. You'll hear how people's expectations can influence how well a rat runs a maze. Plus, the story of a man who is blind and says expectations have helped him see. Yes. See. This journey is not without skeptics.
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A fascinating study of echolocation as invented and learned by blind people, and how that process relates to normal human vision. With live brain scans and everything.
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BONUS: Falling Off a Cliff
A podcast BONUS for you today. We didn't have enough room in our Batman show for this lovely story about Julee-anne Bell, one of the many people who have learned Daniel Kish's echolocation technique. Enjoy!
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A blind woman travels to the other side of the world to learn Daniel Kish's echolocation technique.
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Fiction: fictional podcasts about blindness and the blind

Visible & Drive Straight Ahead
Two stories: A blind man gets a Seeing Eye App, and a personal GPS gets really personal. With performances by Russell G. Jones, Ann Carr, Rachel Hamilton, and Kerry Kastin, and writing by Louis Kornfled & Diana McCorry, and Jonathan Goldstein, Mira Burt-Wintonick & Cristal Duhaime.
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The first story in this episode is about a blind man who gets a kind of wearable GPS that lets him navigate the city unassisted.
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