Day 8: E-Travels with E.Trules | Two Peas On A Podcast
E-Travels with E.Trules
Like to travel? Like to listen to travel tales from well off the beaten path? Well then, you’ve come to the right place…
“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.
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E-Travels with E.Trules: The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park
This is one of my favorite episodes. Even though I didn’t have to travel very far at all. In fact, I just rolled down the hill to Echo Park Lake to La Presencia Cubano en Los Angeles, the annual Cuban Music Festival where the park throbbed with the rhythm and horns of our local Buena Vista Social Club, and most of the bodies were draped in the red, white and blue flags of Cuba.
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“This snapshot picture of Echo Park by E. Trules was stunningly told with details that brought me right into the scene, transporting me through the history of the narrator’s relationship with his neighborhood and the changes it has undergone in recent years. Sound effects can be tough in podcasts and can sometimes take you out of a story, but the production of this was beautifully created and seamless in its delivery. E. Trule said this was based off his blog of the same name, but I’m glad he made an audio version of this, since his storytelling is entertaining in a way I don’t think I would have gotten as much out of had I been reading it in my own mind.”
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“‘The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park’ completely takes you into Eric’s little corner of the world, and makes you wish you could turn back the hands of time. Filled with the sounds of the neighborhood, you feel as though you are transported to this place, as it becomes so familiar to you through his brilliant storytelling, you feel like you’ve been there…and further…makes you want to go there. He draws you in and gets you to focus in on the things we are sometimes too busy to appreciate sometimes. He makes you want to stop dead in your tracks and enjoy your little corner of the world.”
“I’m so glad this podcast exists! I listened to the fascinating episode “The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park” in which Eric discussed how his home, Echo Park, is slowly being gentrified. His insight into the culture and past of Echo Park while also discussing the future of his home was very interesting and well thought out. I highly recommend this show for anyone who loves to travel and understand the cultures that accompany it.”
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