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Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!

Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!
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Canada

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Join Marc and his wife Jan as they discuss their experiences surrounding his disability, along with various topics. Come for the blindness but stay for the fun!

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English


Episodes

21. The Podisode About Christmas Shopping And Surprises

11/14/2019
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We're boarding the polar express and getting into the holiday spirit on this week's podisode! It's time for The Blindnamic Duo to talk all about the trials and tribulations of Christmas shopping! Hear the extra steps Marc has to take when buying for his sighted wife as a blind man. On the flip side, hear how easy it can be for Jan to buy something for him without his knowledge whatsoever! While both things require craftiness, they create very different situations as well. From going...

Duration:01:05:58

20. The Podisode About Accessible Technology

11/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:15:06

19. The Podisode About Being A Blind Journalist

10/30/2019
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Stop the presses, The Blindnamic Duo are back to break a story that will change things forever! Okay so maybe there's a bit of fake news in there, but we are definitely back with some audio fun for your earholes. Join Marc and Jan as they get into the former's career as a journalist while being blind. Why did he choose this field? How has Jan helped along the way and what payment has she received? Also, what opportunities has Marc missed out on due to his disability? We cover lots of...

Duration:00:50:37

Bonus Janisode: The Pods For Applause

10/28/2019
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First there were episodes and then we introduced the podisode. Now we're proud to present our very first... Janisode! That's right, Lumineers! Jan is ditching the dead weight and striking out on her own. Join the Guiding Goddess as she explores The pods for applause and shares her thoughts on the podcasts she's recently listened to. While it isn't a full episode, it definitely packs a punch! (Would you expect anything less from one half of The Blindnamic Duo?) From gypsy funerals to...

Duration:00:12:40

18. The Podisode About Signatures And Documents

10/17/2019
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On this week's podisode, The Blindnamic Duo finally crosses the line! No, there's no controversy here... well aside from Marc forgetting the difference between the Amish and Mennonites. This week the blind guy and his sighted wife Jan talk all about the wonderful world of signatures and documentation when you're blind. The only lines getting crossed here are the ones Marc can't see on the page! (Get it now?!) Although an episode devoted to signing papers may not sound exciting, it...

Duration:00:59:20

17. The Podisode About Medical Tests And Procedures

10/8/2019
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After taking a week off, The Blindnamic Duo are back... and this time it's clinical! Although Thanksgiving isn't until Monday, hear about how Marc was recently carved up... but in a fun way! From minor surgery to various tests, he and his sighted wife Jan explore what it's like to be blind or a caregiver when dealing with various medical situations. How did Jan bond with Marc's specialist? What interests her about when he gets bloodwork done? What sound did the blind guy make during...

Duration:00:58:25

16. The Podisode About Public Events

9/27/2019
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This week on the Blind Luminations podcast, Marc and Jan are discussing some recent adventures! The Blindnamic Duo attended a couple of public events last weekend and are ready to break down their experiences. First up is the Canadian premiere of independent film Last Call, directed by the area's own Gavin Michael Booth. Following this, we're all about getting our comic on by covering the Windsor Comicon. Hear about Marc and Jan's adventures, how he shot a stormtrooper in the head......

Duration:01:07:17

15. The Episode About How Marc Learnt To Be Blind

9/18/2019
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This week on Blind Luminations we're talking about how Marc learnt to be blind. While most of his teenage friends were taking their first steps into adulthood, Marc was literally learning to navigate his surroundings after going blind at the age of 19. Join us as we go into our way back machine and explore a time before Marc met Jan in college. Find out what the blind guy did to adapt, what he thinks of friends who left him behind and how long it took for him to get truly comfortable...

Duration:01:13:40

14. The Episode About Podcasts

9/10/2019
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This week The Blindnamic Duo is going meta and talking podcasts! Where did Marc and Jan hear about the medium, what shows have they previously hosted before abandoning them and why? Also, listen to the blind guy talk about how he edits this podcast without several useful (but inaccessible) apps at his disposal. Just ignore the parts where Jan makes it sound as if words like "podisode" or phrases such as "bloat the head" are a good idea. (Did we mention that Marc not only edits the podcast...

Duration:01:07:28

13. The Episode About Books

9/6/2019
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In honour of children skipping merrily back to school, The Blindnamic Duo is all about books this week! From narration to braille or productions with sound effects to text-to-speech, there are several ways for the blind to enjoy a good book. Marc and Jan explore their experiences with certain formats, services and explain the situations each one creates. What do both prefer and why? How does Marc enjoy comic books and what happens when he has to explain them? How can his reading habits...

Duration:01:01:47

13. The Episode About Books

9/6/2019
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In honour of children skipping merrily back to school, The Blindnamic Duo is all about books this week! From narration to braille or productions with sound effects to text-to-speech, there are several ways for the blind to enjoy a good book. Marc and Jan explore their experiences with certain formats, services and explain the situations each one creates. What do both prefer and why? How does Marc enjoy comic books and what happens when he has to explain them? How can his reading...

Duration:01:02:00

12. The Episode About Accessibility On The Internet

8/29/2019
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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...

Duration:01:14:15

11. The Episode About Vacationing Indoors

8/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:56:29

10. The Episode About Camping Blind

8/15/2019
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Who's that lurking in the bushes near your camp site at night? Don't worry, it's just the blindnamic duo! Returning from their two week hiatus/vacation, Marc and Jan are refreshed and ready to podcast! In the spirit of their time away, the two are covering what it's like to camp blind. With plenty of asides in between, find out why Marc gets strange looks in the washroom,, learn how Jan became his "little pyro" and what the two did when they got locked in a shower. (Spoiler alert: It...

Duration:01:11:10

09. The Episode About Nothing

7/25/2019
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While we might not be as funny, Blind Luminations his the Seinfeld of podcasts this week! As Marc and Jan scramble to get ready for their vacation, the two had to make some hard choices. The result? A pre-camping trip podcast about nothing! Without a topic of the week, the blindnamic duo covers any random subject their little hearts desire. Accessible parking follow-up? Check! Stealing a blind man's cane? Check! People thinking Marc and Jan are siblings? Check! Marketing ideas to monetize...

Duration:00:37:57

08. The Episode About Accessibility Awareness

7/17/2019
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As a famous cat once said, "It never hurts to help!" While that usually ended in disaster for him, this week's episode of the Blind Luminations podcast proves that a little bit of thought goes a long way. Hear Marc and Jan tackle (and sometimes rant about) accessibility awareness. The two go through their experiences in dealing with unintentional issues and outright jerks. (Here's a hint: Don't create your own parking spot between two cars that are parked in accessible parking...

Duration:01:10:20

07. The Episode About Blind Navigation

7/10/2019
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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...

Duration:00:52:05

06. The Episode About Public Spaces

7/3/2019
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The Dixie Chicks once sang about wide open spaces but sometimes it's not as easy for the blind. On this week's episode Marc (The Blind Guy himself) and his sighted-wife Jan talk about the trials and tribulations of public spaces. From avoiding clubs because of noise and learning how to navigate a massive pop culture convention, we tackle it all. Why is the mall a source of anxiety for Marc and like a parting of the sea for Jan? Just how important is a good navigator really? When should...

Duration:00:47:05

05. The Episode About Described Video

6/27/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:10

04. The Episode About Being A Caregiver

6/19/2019
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It's time for a Care Bear countdown! Here's a new episode in 5, 4, 3, 2... 1! Oh wait, did we get that wrong? On this week's episode, Jan actually bares all about caring. More specifically, the sighted half of this relationship shares her perspective on being a caregiver to a blind husband. Beyond dealing with the normal things that make a marriage with Marc annoying, she also has an entirely different set of issues to deal with. How does she do it and what impact does it have on the...

Duration:00:48:31