56 episodes

Where the visuals of current events and the world around us get hashed out in description-rich conversations. J.J. Hunt is an innovative Audio Describer and a natural-born storyteller. Christine Malec is a perpetually inquisitive member of the blind and partially sighted community who’s always wondering about something. In Talk Description to Me, their discussions plunge into current events and topical issues to explore the content of important images, and help place vivid descriptions in their cultural context. Lively, hard-hitting, witty, vibrant, and fun, this is conversation with a view!

Talk Description to Me Christine Malec and JJ Hunt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 21 Ratings

Where the visuals of current events and the world around us get hashed out in description-rich conversations. J.J. Hunt is an innovative Audio Describer and a natural-born storyteller. Christine Malec is a perpetually inquisitive member of the blind and partially sighted community who’s always wondering about something. In Talk Description to Me, their discussions plunge into current events and topical issues to explore the content of important images, and help place vivid descriptions in their cultural context. Lively, hard-hitting, witty, vibrant, and fun, this is conversation with a view!

    Episode 55 - Writing Systems

    Episode 55 - Writing Systems

    From the little dots over lowercase I's and J's in the modern English alphabet, to the evolution of Egyptian hieroglyphics, and fine brush marks of traditional Chinese characters, there's a lot to describe when discussing the visuals of the world's writing systems.  Luckily, Christine and JJ have a whole half hour in which to pontificate! This tip-of-the-iceberg episode on the visuals of writing systems will answer some questions, pose a few more, and hopefully leave you appreciating your grandma's lovely penmanship! 


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    • 33 min
    Episode 54 - 215 Children

    Episode 54 - 215 Children

    Children’s shoes. Tiny, colourful and empty. In this difficult but necessary episode, we discuss memorials found across Canada that honour the #215Children whose remains were recently discovered on the site of a former Residential School in British Columbia. To recognize the past and current trauma felt by Indigenous communities across Canada,  this episode includes descriptions of artworks by Indigenous artists that give expression to Indigenous experiences.

    Counselling support for Residential School survivors is available at 1-800-721-0066. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society can be also reached 24 hours a day through their Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419.


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    • 34 min
    Episode 53 - Currency

    Episode 53 - Currency

    Moolah, bread, bucks, scratch ... cash by any name is always sweet! But what does the money you covet and carry actually look like? Today, Christine and JJ break down the visuals of banknotes: the art, the portraits, the security features, and even the cheeky graffiti that's scrawled onto bills and put into circulation.   
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    • 32 min
    Episode 52 - Birds

    Episode 52 - Birds

    May is the perfect time of year for listening to and watching birds. In this episode, we talk about the visuals of our fine feathered friends -- colours, patterns, shapes, nests, and flight. Then Christine asks why sighted people are so transfixed by hawks, and JJ gets picked up by a flashy bird with sweet dance moves!  


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    • 32 min
    Episode 51 - Pandemic Check-in

    Episode 51 - Pandemic Check-in

    This podcast began with the notion that the visuals of pandemic life around the world needed to be described. Many months have since passed, and those visuals have changed. This week, Christine and JJ check in on COVID and lockdown visuals around the world. From anxiety on the streets of Toronto, to India's infection rate graphs, and vacationing goats in North Whales, to vaccinated wales in New York museums, Talk Description to Me has you covered.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 50 - Satellite Imagery

    Episode 50 - Satellite Imagery

    If you go way way up, and look way way down, what you see can be surprising. In this episode, Christine and JJ describe satellite images and discuss the intriguing perspective they provide. From ecology to archeology to a view of ourselves, the big picture has an awful lot to offer!

    To explore Google Timelapse, as discussed in this episode, visit: g.co/Timelapse





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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

goldfingas ,

👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Love this!!!

7-Mary-4 ,

A visual feast for everyone

JJ is a true artist when it comes to describing the visual experience. I would recommend this podcast for everyone, especially those who can see, but don’t observe their world.

Read2781 ,

Amazing

I’ve been legally blind since birth. I greatly appreciate the effort that has gone into creating these descriptions. Having descriptions of current events is a wonderful way for those with vision loss to remain connected to the world around us.

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