In Season two of Dangerous Vision, Randy Cohen talks about work. What people do for work, how we are defined by work, and why it is tough for some in the blind community to gain competitive employment. As a professor, Randy gets students enrolled at Harvard Business School ready to enter and be become leaders in the workforce. But when you are blind it isn't easy.,Randy talks to other blind people about their jobs and to those with sight who either stand up or stand out. Randy, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, loves to learn and talk and he applies all of his professorial skills that reveal remarkable insights about what it's like to be blind.
Dangerous Vision:The High Seas with Pauline Dowell
Pauline Dowell talks about life on the water--being blind and sailing competitively and about living on her sailboat.
Dangerous Vision:Cyrus Habib from Politics to the Priesthood
Lt. Governor of Washington talks with Randy Cohen about his decision to leave politics.
Peter Sagal Bonus Story
Randy and Peter were in the same class at college. Years after their 25th reunion Peter hears the story that Randy has been telling for years. The story was a bit long to be included in the podcast episode but perfect for a bonus.
Wait Wait Please Guide Me--Peter Sagal on running guiding and repeating
Host Randy Cohen catches up NPR's host of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Peter Sagal.
Dangerous Vision Presents: Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, from Braille to Yale
Washington State's Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib, has made a fast ascent in the world of politics, quickly climbing the rungs of political power--becoming lieutenant governor by the age of 35.
His ascent impressed people all the more because of his disability. At the age of 8, he lost his sight: A rare cancer forced the removal of both of his retinas. He attended Columbia University. He won a Rhodes scholarship. He graduated from Yale Law. “From Braille to Yale” was how he described this journey. Last month Habib, now 38, announced that instead of being on the ballot in November for a second term as lieutenant governor, he would soon leave office to become a Roman Catholic priest.
In the final episode of Season 1 of Dangerous Vision Randy and Cyrus talk about this unique career change and current events that continue to shape our country.
To Learn More about Cyrus Habib
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib: Why I am giving up elected office and joining the Jesuits
Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib will not seek re-election in order to join the Jesuits
A Politician Takes a Sledgehammer to His Own Ego
Dangerous Vision Presents Byron Walker: Gaming for the Blind Gamer
This edition of Dangerous Vision dives deep into the science of music. Randy's guest is Byron Walker from Stanford's CCRMA Listening Room. What changes in a musician's brain after hours and years of daily practice? How do skills that make a great violinist transfer to other abilities? Can directed neuroplasticity be used to target skill learning? Byron's knowledge of gaming as a science as directed his passion for creating videogames that are strictly audio. Byron calls them audio games though, given there's technically no visual component!
Team See Possibilities is accepting applications for the second round of TSP Scholars.
• Up to a $5,000 scholarship
• Mentorship through personal interaction with world-class professionals who are vision-impaired
• Peer-to-peer connection through a private group with like-minded vision-impaired Scholars
For more information and to apply, click here
Great to be present with an informative podcast
Randy when you speak I always learn something interesting. Thanks for capturing and sharing in podcast.
Amazing Podcast with a delightful host
Informative, Eye-opening, and Entertaining
Prof. Cohen has a stunning amount of knowledge, and an amazing network. All the guests have done remarkable things that make me "wowwww" all the time, whether it's buying Boston Celtics, creating games for the blind, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and so on. As a sighted person, I find so many more ways to enrich my life after hearing these amazing stories. Randy is also very humorous, which makes the podcast entertaining and engaging.
Please keep up the good work and thank you for helping out the blind community! Listeners, let's spread the word so that more people can enjoy such a high quality production!