That Blind Guy Show

That Blind Guy Show

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Hi, I’m Jon and I’m legally blind. It occurred to me that my experiences and feelings about my vision might be shared by others so I created a podcast to start a conversation about what it’s like to be visually impaired in a largely sighted world. Come join us! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/20tw3ntee/support


An Adapted World, Episode 014
Apr 7 • 11 min
One of my most popular episodes is about limitations. Both those placed on us by others and those we place on ourselves. I posited that the way that we adapt to our limitations is what makes us unique and gives us the ability to tdo what we want. On…
Relationships Part One- Episode 013
Feb 26 • 17 min
We don’t exist in a vacuum. There are people in our lives constantly and the ones who are closest to us are the ones that are effected by us the most. On today’s episode we are going to look at visual impairment from the perspective of our loved ones or…
Forced Trust- Episode 012
Jan 20 • 8 min
Technology is poised to open up the world to those with physical challenges and particularly those with visual impairments. One might ask how we can put our trust into a machine with our lives. My response is that we have to put our trust in strangers…
Empathy- Episode 011
Jan 8 • 11 min
Today’s episode was inspired by an encounter that I had that got me thinking about empathy and how we look at the physical challenges of others. If you have questions or want to contribute to the show then hit me up on social media. Linktree You can also…
Adaptive Devices and Unwanted Attention: Episode 010.
Dec 19, 2018 • 16 min
Every physical challenge has its own adaptive devices. From the perspective of someone that needs then these things can be a godsend. But they can also bring unwanted attention tpthe very thing that you are trying not to make a fuss over. If you have…
Episode 009- The Kindness of Strangers
Dec 2, 2018 • 8 min
Independence can be a good thing. Pride can ass well. But as with so many other things, too much can hurt you. Today I’m going to be discussing my difficulty in accepting and receiving help from others. If you have questions or want to contribute to the…
Memories, Episode 008
Nov 10, 2018 • 19 min
Memories shape us. Tonight we are going to talk about why I created this show and I’m going to share some memories that shaped the person that I am. If you have questions or want to contribute to the show then hit me up on social media. Linktree You can…
Family Matters- That Blind Guy Show- Episode 007
Nov 4, 2018 • 14 min
Family can have a lot of influence over the person we become as well as how we see ourselves and our physical challenges. Today I’m going to talk about my mother and father and how they influenced me and my views about my visual impairment. If you have…
Impostor Syndrome, That Blind Guy Show Episode 006
Oct 21, 2018 • 11 min
Sometimes when you are visually impaired you can begin to think that the only reason that you got to where you are is because of others. Either they felt sorry for you or cut you a break that they wouldn’t have given someone else. You feel like you didn’t…
What Limitations?- That Blind Guy Show- Episode 005
Oct 12, 2018 • 18 min
Limitations. Everyone has them. Some are valid and some are self imposed. Today we are going to talk a bit about the limitations that are placed on us by others and the ones we place on ourselves. If you have questions or want to contribute to the show…
Things I Wish People Understood Episode 004
Oct 5, 2018 • 16 min
Most people have never encountered someone with a visual impairment. They can’t fathom what that is like. Today we are going to talk about things that I wish people understood about me, my life, and dealing with my visual… situation. If you have questions…
A Plethora of Awkward: That Blind Guy Show 003
Sep 28, 2018 • 13 min
Today we are going to talk about some of the awkward moments that can arise from my being visually impaired such as recognizing faces or dealing with the inevitable “did you see that.” If you have questions or want to contribute to the show then hit me up…
A New Challenger- 002- That Blind Guy Show
Sep 22, 2018 • 14 min
Most people take it for granted that they can just go where they want, when they want. But it’s not so simple for the visually impaired. Today we are going to talk about how someone who can’t drive gets around. If you have questions or want to contribute…
Episode 001: Introduction to That Blind Guy Show
Sep 15, 2018 • 4 min
Welcome to That Blind Guy Show (working title.) This is a short episode to introduce myself and what the show is all about. If you have questions or want to contribute to the show then hit me up on social media. Linktree Music from this episode:…