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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

26. The Podisode About A Blindingly Brilliant Holiday Season

1/13/2020
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The Blindnamic Duo are back and ready to rock the season two 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...

Duration:00:55:55

25. The Podisode About How Marc Got Into College

12/18/2019
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The Blindnamic Duo are celebrating their 25th episode in style and it's... educational? Covering how Marc got into college, he and Jan lay out how The Blind Avenger earned his degree at the school of hard knocks. Why did the former head of journalism refuse to talk with the beacon of blindness? How did the future journalist still slide into the program? What extra obstacles did he face due to his disability and why couldn't his skills speak for themselves? If you take anything away...

Duration:01:00:21

24. The Podisode About Managing Diabetes Blind

12/12/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:04:18

23. The Podisode About Depictions Of The Blind In TV & Film

11/29/2019
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In a podisode that pits fact against fiction, The Blindnamic Duo explores the reality of blindness when compared to its portrayal in entertainment. Learning more about their unique thoughts, Marc and Jan pick each other's brains about perceptions of the blind in pop culture and beyond! What characters did The Blind Avenger find empowering and which depictions were not so great? How did the Guiding Goddess view the visually-impaired in different forms of media before and after she met...

Duration:01:11:15

22. The Podisode About Disney+

11/24/2019
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This week The Blindnamic Duo are exiting the blind shrine and taking a trip to the mouse house! That's right, almost two weeks after its launch, Marc and Jan are ready to give their initial thoughts on Disney+! What accessibility issues is Marc having, how has Jan benefited from some of the accessibility features (despite being fully-sighted) and what content have they enjoyed the most? Both The Blind Avenger and Guiding Goddess break down what Disney got right and what they still need...

Duration:01:00:34

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