44 episodes

Do you like to travel? Do you like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? "e-travels with e.trules" is a new, personal, idiosyncratic, 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 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 iTunes, with "Behind the Scenes" episodes two weeks later. Please subscribe to the podcast, contact Trules to join him "on the air", and... Happy Trails.

e-travels with e. trules Eric Trules

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

Do you like to travel? Do you like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? "e-travels with e.trules" is a new, personal, idiosyncratic, 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 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 iTunes, with "Behind the Scenes" episodes two weeks later. Please subscribe to the podcast, contact Trules to join him "on the air", and... Happy Trails.

    ET043 - Bonus: Interview with Outlier, Matt Dartnell

    ET043 - Bonus: Interview with Outlier, Matt Dartnell

    http://erictrules.com/episode43

    • 53 min
    Bonus: Trules Guests on Podcast Junkies, Episode 42

    Bonus: Trules Guests on Podcast Junkies, Episode 42

    Today’s Bonus interview on “Podcast Junkies” is called: “Rebelling  Against Conformity and Finding Freedom Through the Arts”, and in it, Harry Duran and I cover my journey from pre-med college student to professional clown and recent podcaster. Along the way, Harry calls my work the “predecessor of flash mobs”. I’m not exactly sure that’s true, but it sounds good and it is Harry’s show.
    http://erictrules.com/episode42

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Behind the Scenes with Travel Writer, Linda Ballou - Episode 41

    Behind the Scenes with Travel Writer, Linda Ballou - Episode 41

    My guest, Linda Ballou, is an accomplished travel and adventure writer - about whom world-wide explorer, Jim Dorsey, says: "Ballou takes the reader out of their armchair into the vast world as few travel writers can. Her eye for detail, combined with intimate knowledge of her surroundings, sets Ms. Ballou heads above most of the travel writing pack. In this age when everyone with a back pack proclaims him or herself a travel writer, it takes books like Linda's- to re-define the genre. This is just plain, great, travel writing.” Listen and enjoy.
    https://erictrules.com/episode41

    • 46 min
    The Ghosts of Edinburgh, Scotland - Episode 40

    The Ghosts of Edinburgh, Scotland - Episode 40

    Today we’ll be time traveling again - a long ways back… to 1988, when I ventured to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform for the first time in the Edinburgh Fringe, the largest arts festival, if not on the planet, then at least in the Western world. I was 41 years old, living in Santa Monica, and I was invited to perform my one man show as part of a theater troupe called “New Voices from America” that was created solely for the 1988 Edinburgh Fringe by KPFK radio theater critic Stefan Tater. I was the lucky invitee because I had been wishing and dreaming of going to the Edinburgh Festival for almost 2 decades. It had magic and wonder and international arts painted all over its Scottish kilts.
    https://erictrules.com/episode40

    • 23 min
    Behind the Scenes with Travel Wisdom Podcast Host, Ladan Jiracek - Episode 39

    Behind the Scenes with Travel Wisdom Podcast Host, Ladan Jiracek - Episode 39

    Ladan Jiracek, host of the Travel Wisdom Podcast, is my Behind the Scenes guest today because… I just love the question that his podcast poses: “Can travel be more than just a fun thing to do? Can it also provide a learning experiences for later in life?” Ladan believes it can be, and that’s why he’s traveled to over 100 countries... hoping to plant the seeds of wisdom from faraway lands in the hearts and minds of his listeners.
    http://erictrules.com/episode39

    • 43 min
    The Seedy & Glamorous Hotel Woodward, NYC Back in the Day - Episode 38

    The Seedy & Glamorous Hotel Woodward, NYC Back in the Day - Episode 38

    New York City — 1977 — “back in the day” — when Studio 54 was all the rage and the new TKTS half-price tickets booth on 47th Street and Broadway was still bright-eyed and bushy tailed. When my rent at the infamous and sometimes dangerous, Hotel Woodward was $55 a week, and I had to figure out a way to pay it. As you’ll hear, I was ingenious, and perhaps a little criminal, in the way I did so, but that’s what’s interesting about time travel, it allows you to look back on your life with perspective… letting you see the innocence and error of youth…. hopefully with a sense of humor.
    https://erictrules.com/episode38

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Great Historic Show! ,

Amazing travel podcast!

This is exactly what I've been looking for and sounds amazing. Can't stress how great this show sounds enough. Great show + great host = Home Run Podcast. Subscribed!

susanshane ,

Chuck Jonkey

Fascinating! Love indigenous music and listening to Chuck’s vivid descriptions were as close to being there as possible. I am so intrigued with these off the beaten path places and this podcast offers a glimpse into realities otherwise unknown. He really captures the “spirit” and Eric, your podcast connects us to that world. Wonderful!

Tallmarkone ,

Mark Eagle

e-travels with e. trules is a very informative and entertaining podcast about Mr. Trules travels across our planet over the past many years. But it's more than just that. It's also about his life beginning in New York and how he created a life for himself, his wife and now their adopted son in the Echo Park section of Los Angeles.

What's especially enjoyable about his accounts of his life is not just what's going on in the present but also the historical knowledge he imparts with a sense of humor.

He probably remembers Gene Shepard from many many years ago on WOR A.M. Radio in New York City and I as a young child back then would listen to him on the equivalent of podcasts back then. Younger people may recall the movie "A Christmas Story" and the famous saying about not getting a Bebe gun because he will shoot his eye out. Well that was written by and voice overhead by Gene Shepard.

Mr. Trules has a similar ability to tell a good story and to do so in such a way as to bring you right there.

I only recently discovered podcasts and this has got to be one of the best ones out there!

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