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e-travels with e. trules

Like to travel? Like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? Well, you've come to the right podcast! "e-travels with e.trules" is a personal, literary, and dryly-comic travel podcast, created by Eric Trules... that is fully scripted, aurally immersive, and narratively entertaining . Trules is a longtime HuffPost blogger and theater Professor at USC in Los Angeles as well as a former modern dancer, documentary filmmaker ("The Poet and the Con") and professional clown. He ran for Mayor of NYC as clown candidate Gino Cumeezi and finished 5th out of 4 candidates! He 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 want 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. Harry Duran, host of Podcast Junkies, is the producer. New episodes will be released once a month on Apple Podcasts, with "Behind the Scenes" interviews two weeks later. Please subscribe to the podcast, leave your comments on our home page (https://erictrules.com/podcast), and contact Trules about anything... travel or otherwise. Enjoy and..... Happy Trails.
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Jun 30, 2017

Amsterdam, Christmas 2013 

As ex-heavyweight champ, Sonny Liston, always said,

"Life... a funny thang".

It comes and goes -- in cycles. When we're in an "up" cycle... feeling good about ourselves and our lives, it seems nothing can go wrong. We're invincible. When we're in a "down" cycle... of loss, transition, fear, it seems that nothing can go right. We're unworthy.

Me? I'm more like Chicken Little, always expecting the sky to fall... than like Mary Poppins, always ready to fly away into her next optimistic adventure.

But on this trip, I talk about "perfect moments"... you know those evasive, ephemeral life experiences that you so seldom capture. Those things that my solo performance predecessor, Spalding Gray, always yearned for, but never found.

Anyway.... this episode is about Amsterdam and perfect moments.

Or... "perfect enough"...... if you are in the right place at the right time... with the right attitude.

Please listen to Episode 15, "Amsterdam, the 'Perfect City':

http://erictrules.com/episode15

Jun 16, 2017

In this lively episode, Trules talks with Liz Femi, a fellow solo performer and storyteller, who was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in Nigeria, a country not many tourists - or travelers - know much about. Liz is a small, smart, beautiful, and feisty young woman who her Mom describes as: "a really bendy, bouncy branch... connected to a strong Nigerian oak tree".

http://erictrules.com/episode14

Jun 2, 2017

Echo Park, the one time immigrant-socialist-artist neighborhood of Los Angeles, has undergone the sad and inevitable process of "gentrification". Trules, a long-time Echo park resident, goes to the annual Cubano musical festival and is confronted head on with "unneighborhly" gentrification. Complete with original Cuban music composed by Amanda Yamate and an original score with roosters, fireworks, & gunshots by Alysha Bermudez.

http://erictrules.com/episode13

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