Welcome to the first "Behind the Scenes" episode of "e-travels with e. trules", a twice a month feature of the podcast, where I will be speaking to friends, colleagues, fellow podcasters and travelers around the world.... in between my monthly scripted shows. The first guest is my producer, Harry Duran, host of "Podcast Junkies".
Harry has been my podcast guru and guide through this new art form for me, and after meeting him by "accident and incident" at the LA Podcast Festival this Fall, he has helped me condense, consolidate, and re-design my web presence, upload, download, and launch my podcast, and generally welcome me to the international podcast community of podcasting, which is quite a friendly and supportive one, even for an old curmudgeon like me.
Enjoy and Happy Trails.
Full show notes at http://erictrules.com/episode2
Israel, 1999. Trules ventures south from Jerusalem, crossing the Israeli-Egyptian border at Eilot. He makes camp at "Ras Es Satan", Head of the Devil, sleeping in a primitive "chousha", just feet from the Red Sea. He swims with the neon-lit fishes and organizes a 2 day camel safari, overnight into the Sinai Desert, home of Moses, Joshua, and the first tribes of Israel.
His guide is swarthy Bedouin, Adnan, and after learning how to make a camel both run and sit, Trules presses on into the harsh and beautiful desert. Is that a mirage he sees? Or an oasis? He ruminates over the price we have paid for civilization's comforts, wondering if we have lost our respect for nature, and our connection with our own humanity. The episode ends with Trules' own remedy for peace in the Middle East.
For full show notes for this episode visit: http://erictrules.com/episode1
Like to travel? Like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? Well then, you've come to the right podcast. "e-travels with e.trules" is a personal and literary podcast created by Eric Trules, a longtime Huffington Post blogger and theater Professor at USC in Los Angeles, Trules has traveled our beautiful and problematic planet for decades, staying in Bedouin huts on the Red Sea, riding the rails to "Nose of the Devil" in Southern Ecuador, and meeting his future Indonesian wife on the magical island of Bali. If you like to travel vicariously, or to be provocatively reminded of your own travel adventures, and misadventures, listen to these entertaining podcasts with original music by Amanda Yamate and sound design by Alysha Bermudez. New episodes will be released once a month on Apple Podcasts, with "Behind the Scenes" episodes two weeks later. Please subscribe and review the podcast (if you have something nice to say), and... Happy Trails.