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67 minutes | 7 days ago
Juan Alcazar is a film maker and the creator of the YouTube channel, JC5 Productions. Juan stops by to discuss how he, as a visually impaired person, tells stories visually. Juan and John also discuss adaptive technology and the emergence of audio description in television and movies.
33 minutes | 14 days ago
Budding Dallas Texas musician Remy Reilly stops by to discuss the diverse musical influences that helped to create her sound and her song writing style.
44 minutes | a month ago
Oh My Goshorn
Vintage friend and realtor extraordinaire, Scott Goshorn, stops by to reminisce on adolescent shenanigans in Ohio and ask John some questions about the meningitis experience. Scott discusses how his television advertising experience fit well into his real estate career with the assistance of the great Björn Goshörn.
53 minutes | a month ago
Tech Talk Two
Rob Sherrard, returns to ask about non-verbal communication, the podcast medium and Ted Lasso. Rob and John discuss Tesla, autonomous driving, SpaceX and Blue Origin.
60 minutes | a month ago
Vintage friend and Hip-Hop aficionado, Brandon May, is back with John to reminisce and conversate on the groups and jams that influenced them during their formative years circa 1985 – 1995.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Chris Fears and his daughter, Finley, join Erin and John to share Finley’s miraculous story. Chris also explains how the experience motivated he and his wife, Dallas, to launch Fearless Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children living with visual impairments.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
The Meningitis Experience
Fellow survivor, National Meningitis Association Advocate and podcast host, Adam Busuttil, stops by to share his meningitis story and the similarities with John’s story. They also discuss their road back to college and the importance of mental health checks along the way. Adam also discusses his podcast, The Dad Experience.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
The host of the YouTube channel, Live Accessible, Carrie Morales, stops by to discuss the condition that is responsible for her visual impairment, Aniridia. Carrie and John also discuss sunglasses, iPhone versus Android, Windows versus Mac and other technology that empowers people with visual impairment.
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Tech Talk With Rob
Good friend, fellow technology nerd and Nimbix Co-Founder, Rob Sherrard, stops by to discuss how the Atari 2600 and early Apple products took him on a journey from the Dallas Texas area up to the Pacific North West and back and how the iPhone was the beginning of the end of his Windows experience.
57 minutes | 3 months ago
May Be Writing
Vintage friend, Brandon May, stops by to revel in the good old days, discuss his life-long love of the written word and his journey to publishing the children’s book, Grace and the Big Blue Mat. Brandon also offers advice to John on how to craft the story he wants to tell.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Erin returns with more listener questions. John discusses what he misses the most after vision loss, how technology helps with independence and if his other senses have become heightened to adapt to the loss of vision. In addition, they cover plans for the future of the podcast.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Advocacy in Action
Fellow bacterial meningitis survivor Francesca Testa stops by for a visit to share her harrowing experience with the disease more than 15 years ago. As two former athletes, John and Francesca discuss the challenges they each faced in regaining their strength and independence to return to the activities they loved. Francesca also tells John how meningitis shaped her desire to earn graduate degrees in both public health and law, with the goal of pursuing a career in health policy.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
They Come From The Water
John reconnects with his friend and former Navy SEAL, Adam Weiner. They bask in the glory of the good old days and discuss Adam’s journey to the United States Naval Academy, becoming a SEAL and transitioning back into civilian life.
60 minutes | 4 months ago
Good friend and host of the Hustle and Pro Podcast, Kelly Walker stops by to talk sports and all that implies. We discuss aging with sports and how life changes impact the way we play and consume sports.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
Moms and Meningitis
National Meningitis Association President Leslie Maier joins John and Erin to discuss the organization and how she channeled her grief into advocacy and action after she lost her son to meningitis. Leslie shares Chris’ story, explains how she first got involved with NMA and talks about the types of activities the organization does around vaccine advocacy. She also tells us about the work she did with the Arizona health commissioner to make her state the first in the country to mandate the vaccine that could have potentially saved her son’s life.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Brew Dads - Tasting
Chris and Erin were integral parts of the four-week cider home brewing process. They join John for the most important part of the experience, the tasting. They sample and critique the final product. Then discuss modifications and the plan for the next batch.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
Erin returns with more listener questions. John discusses his rehabilitation, motivation to return to college life and working through setbacks. Erin and John also share advise they would give their younger selves and their engagement story.
67 minutes | 5 months ago
Lately, most of us have an abundance of time at home. A lifelong friend and home brewing enthusiast, the great Chris Elder, stops by to discuss and walk me through my first home brewing experience.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Dr. Todd Wolynn, CEO of Kids Plus Pediatrics in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, works to educate about immunizations, infectious disease and primary care. He stops by to discuss the symptoms of bacterial meningitis, the potential long-term effects, and the vaccines available to help prevent it – as well as the work he is doing to empower vaccine advocates.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
The Blind Life
Sam Seavey, host of The Blind Life channel on YouTube, stops by to discuss Stargardt macular degeneration, iOS versus Android, Mac versus Windows, a personal hygiene tip and Simon & Garfunkel.
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