The Tommy Edison Experience

The Tommy Edison Experience

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Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, uses humor to answer the most popular questions about living without sight and takes on challenges that test his other senses.


Episode 9 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Aug 3 • 41 min
Topics: Watching Tommy’s Reaction To Podcasters Using The Word “Blind” In Different Ways • Guess What’s In The Mail? • Celebrating The 100th Anniversary of Radio • Tommy Talks About Growing Up Wanting To Be On The Radio • Tommy’s Career As A Radio Traffic…
Episode 8 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Jun 24 • 39 min
Topics: Five Months Since My Last Haircut • Listening & Reacting to Virtual Barber (Sound Clips) • Guess What’s In The Mail? • Tommy Gets A Microwave Egg Poacher • Did Hans Zimmer Really Create The ‘Inception’ Horn Debate (Sound Clips) • The Return of The…
Episode 7 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
May 27 • 48 min
Listen To Tommy’s Neighborhood Honor Frontline Workers (Sound Clips) • Fred Willard Remembered (Sound Clips) • Tommy Listens To David Lynch’s Weather Reports (Sound Clips) • How Blind People Manage Public Bathrooms • Tommy Describes How Table Manners Work…
Episode 6 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Apr 29 • 48 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, talks about idioms that use the word blind, if physical beauty matters to blind people, some of his favorite films of the 1980s, his latest celebrity voice impressions, and more.
Episode 5 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Mar 30 • 53 min
Tommy Edison talks about how he’s adapting to the current situation, how YouTube is now automatically blocking live streams and videos, if he’s able to experience phosphenes (spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball), the theory that Paul…
Episode 4 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Feb 27 • 50 min
Tommy Edison talks about how blind people shave, celebrities he’s met, if people sound fat, if he experiences claustrophobia and anxiety/panic attacks, what a blind person sees, how blind people play board games, describes what he thinks a human eye looks…
Episode 3 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Jan 29 • 43 min
Tommy Edison talks about the first time he was asked “How do blind people know when to stop wiping in the bathroom?”, dating another blind person, animation and cartoons, what’s cute to blind people, how a blind person chooses a hairstyle/haircut,…
Episode 2 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Jan 16 • 51 min
Tommy Edison talks about sports he’s played, interpreting sped up audio, Scent of a Woman starring Al Pacino, body language, color blindness, celebrity voices, and more.
Episode 1 - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Dec 30, 2019 • 53 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, answers the most popular questions about being blind.
The Test Show - The Tommy Edison Experience Podcast
Dec 18, 2019 • 28 min
This is the test show we live streamed on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. It’s been edited to highlight the most popular questions. It was called Living It Up! with Tommy Edison.
Return To YouTube?
Dec 18, 2019 • 2 min
Is Tommy returning to YouTube?
Greetings From Edison
Jul 16, 2019 • 1 min
Greetings from Tommy Edison!
Trailer - The Tommy Edison Experience - Funny Side of Being Blind
Dec 31, 2017 • 0 min
Trailer - The Tommy Edison Experience - Funny Side of Being Blind
You Were Never Supposed To See This
Dec 13, 2017 • 12 min
Here’s a look back at what we didn’t show you in 2017.
Guessing Objects I Got In The Mail #4
Nov 22, 2017 • 14 min
Tommy opens mail sent in by subscribers and tries to guess what it is.
Name That Song - Lyrics Edition (feat. Evan Gregory of Schmoyoho)
Nov 8, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy and Evan Gregory of ‘Songify The News’ and The Gregory Brothers go head-to-head trying to correctly guess songs from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s based on their lyrics.
What’s Halloween Like For A Blind Person?
Oct 25, 2017 • 3 min
Tommy Edison talks about how he celebrated Halloween growing up without sight and what Halloween is like as an adult.
Blind Person’s Favorite Color?
Oct 14, 2017 • 3 min
Tommy answers the popular question, “what’s your favorite color?”
Name That Celebrity Voice! - Play Along At Home (feat. Greg Benson)
Sep 27, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy Edison teams up with Greg Benson to see who’s better at identifying celebrity voices.
Going To School As A Blind Person
Sep 13, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy talks about what it was like going to school as a blind person in both public and private schools.
How Blind People Travel (Airplane, Train, Hotel, Sightseeing)
Aug 30, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy, who’s been blind since birth, talks about how a blind person travels, navigates the airport, takes a train alone, finds their way around a hotel, and how he gets the most out of the destination.
How Do Blind People Discover Their Sexual Orientation?
Aug 16, 2017 • 4 min
Tommy answers the popular question, “how does a blind person determine their sexual orientation or preference?”
Blind vs. Blindfolded - Travel Edition (feat. Spankie Valentine)
Jul 18, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy teams up with Spankie Valentine to determine who’s better doing things without sight while staying in a hotel room - someone who has been blind since birth or someone who’s seen their entire life and is now blindfolded.
Blind Man Tries An Electric Skateboard (feat. Sara Dietschy)
Jul 15, 2017 • 8 min
Tommy, who’s been blind since birth, teams up with Sara Dietschy to see if he can ride an electric skateboard (a.k.a. Boosted Board).
Blind Man Tries To Identify Huge Pool Floats!
Jun 27, 2017 • 9 min
Tommy tries to identify five oversized, huge pool floats based on their shape.
Do Blind People Understand Transparent, Translucent, and Reflective Things?
Jun 21, 2017 • 9 min
Tommy responds to the popular question, “how does a blind person imagine things that are transparent, translucent, and reflective?” First, he explains what whether or not he understands those concepts, what he thinks share those properties, and reacts to…
Guessing Objects I Got In The Mail #3
Jun 14, 2017 • 20 min
Tommy opens mail sent in by subscribers and tries to guess what it is.
Bonus - Telling Tommy Edison What YouTubers Actually Look Like #2
Jun 7, 2017 • 10 min
In a recent episode, Tommy tried to describe what he thinks several YouTubers look like including Rhett & Link, Lilly Singh, iDubbbzTV, Boogie2988, Zoella, Jesse Wellens, Mamrie Hart, JacksFilms, and Keemstar. In this episode, Ben describes to Tommy what…
Blind Man Guesses What YouTubers Look Like #2
Jun 7, 2017 • 11 min
Tommy Edison describes what he thinks famous YouTubers look like. He talks about Rhett & Link, Lilly Singh, iDubbbzTV, Boogie2988, Zoella, Jesse Wellens, Mamrie Hart, JacksFilms, and Keemstar.
When I Was On The Howard Stern Show
May 31, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy talks about when he was on The Howard Stern Show in 2004.
Blind vs. Blindfolded - Name That Sound (feat. Lolo Sitting Pretty)
May 24, 2017 • 10 min
Here’s another edition of Blind vs. Blindfolded! Tommy teams up with Sitting Pretty Lolo to determine who’s better at identifying things around the house based on the sound they make - someone who has been blind since birth or someone who’s seen their…
Mean Comments About A Blind YouTuber #2
May 16, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy responds to mean comments.
Blind Man vs. The Fidget Spinner & Fidget Cube
May 8, 2017 • 8 min
Tommy tries to identify and play with the Fidget Spinner and Fidget Cube.
My Job Outside of YouTube
May 3, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy talks about his past and current jobs outside of YouTube and other types of work that blind people might do.
Guessing Objects I Got In The Mail #2
Apr 26, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy opens mail sent by subscribers and tries to guess what it is.
Can Blind People Feel People Staring At Them?
Apr 19, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy Edison responds to the popular question, “Can blind people feel when people are staring at them?”
Bonus - Telling Tommy Edison What Movie Stars Actually Look Like
Apr 12, 2017 • 8 min
In a recent episode, Tommy tried to describe what he thinks several famous actors look like including Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro, Melissa McCarthy, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, and Samuel…
Blind Man Guesses What Movie Stars Look Like
Apr 12, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy Edison describes what he thinks famous actors look like. He talks about Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro, Melissa McCarthy, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Bonus - More Differences Between Born Blind & Becoming Blind (feat. Christine Ha)
Apr 7, 2017 • 6 min
Follow up to “What Are The Differences Between Born Blind & Becoming Blind?” - It was a collaboration featuring Christine Ha (winner of MasterChef season 3). Ben asked Tommy and Christine the same questions about topics like dreaming, eye surgery, and if…
What Are The Differences Between Born Blind & Becoming Blind? (feat. Christine Ha)
Mar 31, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy Edison teams up with Christine Ha (winner of MasterChef season 3) to show the differences between being blind since birth like himself and becoming blind later in life like Christine by having director/producer Ben Churchill asking each of them the…
How Does A Blind Person Watch Videos?
Mar 28, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy Edison talks about how a blind person is able to watch movies, TV shows, and YouTube videos. This video is a response to questions in the comments of the recent episodes of YouTubers React in which Tommy is featured. Big thanks to Benny and Rafi…
Guessing Objects I Got In The Mail #1
Mar 25, 2017 • 11 min
Tommy opens mail sent in by subscribers and tries to guess what it is.
Blind Man Tries Building Things With Lego
Mar 22, 2017 • 10 min
Tommy Edison builds a house and a car out of LEGO bricks.
Bonus - Telling Tommy Edison What YouTubers Actually Look Like
Mar 17, 2017 • 6 min
In a recent episode, Tommy tried to describe what he thinks several famous YouTubers look like. After we posted it, many people commented that they wanted to see a video in which Tommy finds out what the people actually look like and if he was accurate…
Things I’d Want To See If I Wasn’t Blind
Mar 15, 2017 • 8 min
Tommy answers the popular question, “If you weren’t blind for a day, what are some things you would like to see?”
Does A Blind Person Visualize Things In Their Mind?
Mar 8, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy responds to the popular question, “does a blind person visualize things in their mind?”
Blind vs. Blindfolded - Everyday Tasks (feat. Chris Chann)
Mar 2, 2017 • 9 min
Here’s another edition of Blind vs. Blindfolded! Tommy teams up with Chris Chann to determine who’s better at doing things without sight - someone who has been blind since birth or someone who’s seen their entire life and now blindfolded. In this…
Blind Man Guesses What YouTubers Look Like
Feb 27, 2017 • 8 min
Tommy describes what he thinks famous YouTubers look like including Felix Kjellberg (PewDiePie), Grace Helbig, Michael Stevens (Vsauce), Jenna Marbles, Ethan & Hila Klein (h3h3Productions), Justine Ezarik (iJustine), and Philip DeFranco.
Blind vs. Blindfolded - Name That Food (Feat. Andrea Lausell)
Feb 23, 2017 • 8 min
Here’s another edition of Blind vs. Blindfolded! Tommy teams up with Andrea Lausell to determine who’s better at doing things without sight - someone who has been blind since birth or someone who’s seen their entire life and now blindfolded. In this…
When I Got Suspended Again!
Feb 20, 2017 • 3 min
Tommy shares a story from his childhood about when he got suspended during his senior year of high school for smoking.
Blind Since Birth Drawing Challenge
Feb 16, 2017 • 4 min
Tommy tries to draw things requested by subscribers.
When I Was Taken To A Silent Movie
Feb 13, 2017 • 4 min
Tommy shares a story from his childhood about when his friend’s parents took him to a silent movie.
Do Blind People Understand Body Language, Eye Contact, & Facial Expressions?
Feb 9, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy talks about what he knows about body language, eye contact, and facial expressions.
Why You’re Lucky I’m Blind
Feb 6, 2017 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, talks about everything he could do better than you if he had sight.
Worst Tastes As A Blind Person
Feb 2, 2017 • 3 min
Tommy Edison talks about his least favorite things to taste.
Best Tastes As A Blind Person
Jan 30, 2017 • 4 min
Tommy Edison talks about his favorite things to taste.
When I Was Caught Shoplifting
Jan 26, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy shares a story about when he was caught stealing an 8-track tape for a friend when he was a kid.
Blind Man Guessing 3D Printed Objects of Oversized Things
Jan 23, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy Edison tries to identify four different 3D printed objects of oversized things including the Empire State Building, a giraffe, a space shuttle, the White House. Thanks to subscriber Scott Howie from Australia for sending us the objects.
When I Was Busted By The Police
Jan 19, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy tells the story about when he got in trouble with the cops in high school.
Blind & Happy? (re: Forced Positivity on YouTube)
Jan 16, 2017 • 5 min
Tommy Edison comments on the topic of “forced positivity on YouTube” and answers the common question about how he can be so happy and positive even though he’s blind.
How Does A Blind Person Start Smoking & Light A Cigarette?
Jan 12, 2017 • 7 min
Tommy responds to questions about his experience smoking cigarettes until he quit on January 2, 2006.
Do Blind People Mind If A Friend Is Naked Around Them?
Jan 9, 2017 • 6 min
Tommy answers the question, “Do blind people mind if someone is around them naked?” Plus, he talks about what clothes and fashion means to him and what the world would be like if everyone was blind.
Which Sense Would I Give Up For Sight?
Jan 2, 2017 • 5 min
Tommy talks about his favorite sense and which sense he would give up for sight.
Bonus - More Differences Between Being Blind & Legally Blind (feat. James Rath)
Dec 31, 2016 • 6 min
Here’s bonus material from the episode “What Are The Differences Between Being Blind & Legally Blind?” featuring Tommy Edison and James Rath talking about how they experience fireworks as someone who is visually impaired, if they are able to write print,…
Do Blind People Get Dizzy?
Dec 26, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison talks about whether or not he gets dizzy, experiences motion sickness, or has a sense or fear of heights.
Real Blind Taste Test - Target Brand Vs. Name Brand
Dec 21, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy takes a “blind taste test” to see if he can determine which food is the name brand and which one is the store brand (Market Pantry by Target).
What Are The Differences Between Being Blind & Legally Blind? (feat. James Rath)
Dec 14, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, teams up with legally blind YouTuber James Rath to show the differences between being blind like Tommy and legally blind like James. Tommy’s blindness is caused by an underdeveloped optic nerve and James’…
Have You Ever Been Injured Because of Your Blindness?
Dec 7, 2016 • 7 min
Tommy Edison talks about all the times he’s been injured or had an accident.
How Do A Blind Person & A Deaf Person Communicate? (with Rikki Poynter)
Nov 30, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison teams up with deaf YouTuber Rikki Poynter to answer to the popular question “how does a blind person and a deaf person communicate with each other?”
Hello???
Nov 23, 2016 • 1 min
Tommy Edison shows us another example of “When Sighted People Forget.”
Why I Don’t Have A Guide Dog
Nov 16, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison answers the question, “why don’t you have a guide dog?”
Do Blind People Have Heightened Senses?
Nov 9, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison answers the question, “do blind people have heightened senses?”
When You Learned Other People Weren’t Blind, Did You Believe It?
Nov 2, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison responds to the question, “When you learned that other people were sighted, did you never not believe it?”
Do Blind People Turn On Their Lights At Home?
Oct 29, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison answers the common questions “Do Blind People Turn On Their Lights At Home?,” “Why Are There Pictures On The Wall?,” “Why Do You Have a Television?”, and “Why Do I Have Books?”
Do Blind People Know What They Look Like?
Oct 13, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison answers questions about whether he knows what he looks like and if it bothers him if he doesn’t.
How To Lose A Sighted Person
Oct 5, 2016 • 1 min
Tommy Edison shows us another example of “When Sighted People Forget.”
Blind vs. Blindfolded - Everyday Tasks (feat. Elijah Pysyk)
Sep 28, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison teams up with Elijah Pysyk who has 20/20 vision to play “Blind vs. Blindfolded” to determine who is better at doing things without sight - someone who has been blind his entire life or someone who’s had sight their site and now wearing a…
How Blind People Find Braille Signs
Sep 21, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison explains how blind people find braille signs in public.
Saying Goodbye
Sep 7, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison says goodbye to his white cane.
Blind Person Guessing Colors of Scented Candles
Aug 31, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy Edison tries to guess the colors of scented candles by their smell.
Blind Man Draws A Guitar, Hamburger, and Clouds
Aug 24, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison draws an acoustic guitar, a hamburger, and clouds based on what he thinks they look like.
How Our Videos Were Used For The Movie “Don’t Breathe” (no spoilers)
Aug 22, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison talks about how the videos on this YouTube channel were used as research for the horror/thriller “Don’t Breathe”.
Touching Sea Creatures For The First Time!
Aug 17, 2016 • 7 min
Tommy Edison visits the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to experience sea creatures for the first time in his life.
It’s Like Slamming Into An Invisible Wall
Aug 15, 2016 • 1 min
Tommy Edison presents another example of “When Sighted People Forget.”
Real Blind Taste Test - Bottled Water
Aug 10, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy takes a “blind taste test” to determine which is the best tasting bottled water and whether it’s artesian, spring, or purified water.
What A Blind Person Thinks About Racism
Aug 8, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison responds to one of the most popular questions about living without sight - “what are a blind person’s thoughts about racism?”
Who Can Walk A Straighter Line Blind (feat. Molly Burke)
Aug 3, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, and Molly Burke, who lost her sight at age 14, challenge each other to determine who can walk a straighter line using a cane.
Sighted People Think I’m Deaf?
Aug 1, 2016 • 1 min
Tommy Edison presents another edition of “When Sighted People Forget.’
ASMR To A Blind Person
Jul 27, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison responds to questions about his thoughts on ASMR - Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.
How Pokemon Go Affects Blind People
Jul 20, 2016 • 0 min
Tommy Edison has noticed something strange lately as he walks around his neighborhood.
Can YouTubers Describe Colors To A Blind Person?
Jul 13, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy Edison asked YouTubers at VidCon 2016 to describe colors to him to in a way that he would be able to guess them correctly.
Worst Things About Being Blind
Jul 6, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison talks about some of the worst things about being blind.
Can People Describe Famous Landmarks To A Blind Person?
Jun 29, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy Edison asks people at VidCon 2016 to describe famous landmarks so he can identify them.
What Happens When Blind People Cry?
Jun 22, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison answers the popular question, “do blind people cry?”
What Do Blind People Experience on Psychedelics?
Jun 15, 2016 • 4 min
Tommy Edison answers the popular question “What do blind people experience on psychedelics?”
Can A Blind Man Fast Draw Shoot A Target In One Second?
Jun 8, 2016 • 7 min
Tommy Edison teams up with Cisko Master Gunfighter, the fastest fun in the world, to learn how to shoot a gun fast draw style and takes the challenge to draw the gun and hit the target in one second.
Blind Man Rides A Roller Coaster
May 25, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison and Ben Churchill ride a roller coaster at the request of the fans. This is the West Coaster located on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California.
How Do Blind People Know When To Stop Wiping?
May 11, 2016 • 3 min
Tommy Edison answers the most popular question “How Do Blind People Know When To Stop Wiping?”
Real Blind Taste Test - Name Brand vs. Store Brand
Apr 27, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy takes a “blind taste test” to see if he can determine which food is the name brand and which one is the store brand.
Sighted People Give Bad Directions
Apr 20, 2016 • 0 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, presents another edition of “When Sighted People Forget.”
Blind Man Rides A Fast Car & ‘Sees’ Hollywood Vehicles
Apr 13, 2016 • 13 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, teams up with Fireball Tim Lawrence, a Hollywood car designer, to experience various types cars for the first time. First, Fireball Tim demonstrates the power of a muscle car by driving Tommy around in Dodge…
Do Blind People Understand Vision?
Mar 30, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about his understanding of vision, what impresses him about sight, and one fear that’s motivated by blindness.
My Favorite Music
Jan 29, 2016 • 6 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the common question - what’s your favorite music?
Guessing The Colors of Flavored Jelly Beans
Jan 13, 2016 • 5 min
Tommy tries to guess the colors of Jelly Belly jelly beans by their taste.
Do You Wrap Gifts for Blind People?
Dec 22, 2015 • 3 min
Tommy talks about whether or not people should wrap gifts for people who are blind.
Describing Christmas As A Blind Person
Dec 16, 2015 • 5 min
Tommy talks about what Christmas means to blind people by describing what he thinks Santa Claus, a Christmas tree, candy canes, a snowman, elves, a reindeer, and a snowflake looks like.
Mean Comments About A Blind YouTuber
Oct 14, 2015 • 3 min
Tommy responds to mean comments posted online.
Worst Things To Touch As A Blind Person
Sep 30, 2015 • 4 min
Tommy talks about his least favorite things to touch.
Best Things To Touch As A Blind Person
Sep 15, 2015 • 4 min
Tommy Edison talks about his favorite things to touch.
Can People Explain Intangible Concepts To A Blind Person?
Aug 12, 2015 • 6 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, asks people to describe things that are intangible including a shadow, rainbow, fog, heat shimmer (heat haze), sunrise, outer space, and lightning.
Guess What’s In My Hand Challenge (feat. Claire Wineland)
Aug 4, 2015 • 6 min
Tommy Edison challenges YouTuber Claire Wineland to guess what’s in her hand while blindfolded.
Sculpting Objects Based On How I Think They Look - Part 2
Jul 25, 2015 • 6 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, tries sculpting with Play-Doh again.
How Blind People Tell Time
Jul 18, 2015 • 3 min
Tommy talks about how a blind person knows what time it is.
Best Smells To A Blind Person
Jul 8, 2014 • 5 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about his favorite smells.
Can People Explain Colors To A Blind Person?
Jun 30, 2014 • 4 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, asks people to describe the colors red, green, purple, gray, blue, brown, and pink. Featuring Brett & Ray, Jan from KittiesMama, Chris Thompson from supricky06, and Preston Manee.
Do Blind People Experience Deja Vu?
Jun 23, 2014 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the common question, “do blind people experience deja vu?”
Worst Smells To A Blind Person
Jun 20, 2014 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about his least favorite smells.
Looking Back At 100 Episodes
Apr 22, 2014 • 4 min
For the 100th episode on The Tommy Edison Experience (YouTube version), Tommy explains why he started doing these videos, how they’ve changed his life, and which ones were his favorite to do.
Cool Stuff For Blind, Deaf, or Non-Verbal People
Apr 8, 2014 • 4 min
Tommy demonstrates unique products that help people with disabilities. Featuring Harpo, Caption Call and Able Net.
Getting Lost
Apr 5, 2014 • 5 min
Tommy Edison, who has been bind since birth, roams the back halls of a convention center at Playlist Live using his white cane/guide stick.
How Blind People Use A White Cane
Apr 1, 2014 • 4 min
Tommy explains how a blind person uses a white guide cane. He’s joined by Jackie Koppell, from NewsyNews, to help demonstrate how someone might navigate a busy hallway with many obstacles. (Recorded at Playlist Live 2014)
Can I Tell When People Are Lying To Me? (And Other Questions)
Mar 28, 2014 • 3 min
Tommy Edison answered questions from subscribers when he visited Playlist Live in Orlando, Florida on March 22-23, 2014. Playlist Live hosts three-day gatherings for fans, creators and supporters of online video. Here are all the questions: How does music…
Bonus - Unboxing Play-Doh
Feb 21, 2014 • 3 min
This is an extra from the episode “Sculpting with Play-Doh” from The Tommy Edison Experience. It features Tommy Edison, who has been bind since birth, unboxing a package of Play-Doh.
Sculpting Objects Based On How I Think They Look - Part 1
Feb 21, 2014 • 5 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, tries sculpting with Play-Doh.
YouTube Space LA To A Blind Person
Jan 27, 2014 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, gives us a tour of YouTube Space LA through his perspective - taste, touch, sound, and smell.
Magic Tricks For Blind People
Jan 5, 2014 • 3 min
After posting the episode ‘Are There Magic Tricks For Blind People?’, Misty Lee of The Magic Castle responded by offering Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, the chance to put a couple magic tricks to the test. Also featuring blind magician, Chad…
Guessing The Colors of Scented Markers
Dec 22, 2013 • 6 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, takes the challenge of trying to guess the color of nine different Mr. Sketch Scented Markers.
What I Learned From Technology
Nov 12, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about what he learned from using the computer.
Growing Up Blind
Oct 31, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about what it was like growing up without sight.
Bonus - Out-takes of 2013
Oct 8, 2013 • 2 min
Here’s a collection of out-takes from The Tommy Edison Experience in 2013.
Questions For Sighted People
Sep 30, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, asks questions about having sight.
Bonus - Can Blind People Draw A Beer Bottle
Sep 23, 2013 • 1 min
This is an out-take from “Can Blind People Draw?”. It features Tommy Edison, who has been bind since birth, drawing a beer bottle. In the original episode, Tommy drew a cat, a car, and himself.
How A Blind Person Reads Comments On Instagram
Sep 17, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how he reads comments that are posted on his Instagram account. He uses the iPhone’s Accessibility option called VoiceOver which allows him to read incoming notifications.
Intangible Concepts To A Blind Person
Sep 3, 2013 • 4 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, explains his perception of things that are intangible including the sun, sky, fog, Great Wall of China, Grand Canyon, and space.
How A Blind Person Stays Awake or Falls Asleep
Aug 29, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers common questions about how a blind person stays awake, falls asleep, or even know when they are awake.
Bonus - Talking To YouTubers & Subscribers at VidCon 2013
Aug 11, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison talks to YouTubers and subscribers at VidCon 2013 in Anaheim, California. VidCon is the largest industry conference and fan gathering for online video in the world.
How A Blind Person Experiences VidCon 2013
Aug 5, 2013 • 4 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, shows us how he experienced VidCon 2013 in Anaheim, California through taste, touch, sound, and smell. VidCon took place August 1 - 4 and is the largest industry conference and fan gathering for online video…
App That Identifies Object For Blind People
Jul 30, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, shows us an app called TapTapSee that identifies objects for blind people. Examples in this video include a $20 bill, a white Adidas sock, and a can of soup.
How A Blind Person Uses A Computer
Jul 16, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, shows how he uses the computer to send an email. The MacBookPro has an Accessibility preference called Voice Over which reads the screen to him.
What Happens When A Blind Person Gets Drunk?
Jul 9, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks with his nephew Andrew about the popular question, “What happens when a blind person gets drunk? Do they get the spins?”
Can Blind People Draw?
Jul 2, 2013 • 4 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, responds to the popular request to draw various objects based on how he thinks they look including a cat, a car, and himself.
Least Favorite Sounds To A Blind Person
Jun 25, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about his least favorite sounds including the microwave, vacuum, and lights that buzz.
How Does A Blind Person Identify Someone?
Jun 18, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the common question about how he identifies people and if how often he can recognize someone by their voice.
Bonus - Drunk Unboxing - Vol. 3 - G-Drive
Jun 14, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison unboxes a 2 TB G-Drive from G-Technology. This is a “lost episode” from the “Drunk Unboxing” series of episodes.
Tommy Learns How To Make Pizza
Jun 11, 2013 • 4 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, responds to comments asking him to learn how to make a pizza. He’s joined by Franco Patrizi, owner of Franco’s Pizza and long time friend of Tommy.
How A Blind Person Chooses Their Clothes
Jun 5, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, tells us how he shops for clothes and matches what he wears everyday.
Are There Magic Tricks For Blind People?
May 30, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answer the question “how does magic work for people who are visually impaired?”
Favorite Sounds To A Blind Person
May 27, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about what sounds good to him.
Learning How To Smile When You’re Blind
May 21, 2013 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about how he learned to smile and do various hand gestures.
Tommy’s Outdated Celebrity Voices
May 19, 2013 • 1 min
During an out-take, Tommy did some of his favorite outdated celebrity voices including Regis Philbin, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Clinton, Sammy Davis Jr., Al Gore, and Aaron Neville.
What Does A Blind Person Find Attractive?
May 16, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the popular question ‘what do blind people find attractive?’
Bonus - Trailer 2 - The Tommy Edison Experience
May 8, 2013 • 1 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers some of the most common questions about blindness. This video promo is a mash-up of several clips featured on The Tommy Edison Experience.
Do Blind People Believe In Ghosts?
Apr 23, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the question “does he believe in ghosts?”
Four Tips You Can Learn From Blind People
Mar 26, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, gives four household tips that sighted people can learn from blind people.
What Does A Blind Person See?
Mar 19, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the popular question “What do you see?”
How Blind People Organize Their CDs & DVDs
Mar 12, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how some blind people organize their collection of music and movies.
If I Could See, Would I Want To?
Feb 26, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the popular question “if you could gain sight through surgery, would you do it?
What A Blind Person Fears
Jan 15, 2013 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about his fears.
Describing Colors To Blind People
Dec 4, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy talks about describing colors to blind people.
Why Nature Scares Me
Aug 14, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, talks about why natures scares him.
Can A Blind Person Write With A Pen?
Aug 7, 2012 • 2 min
“Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the question: “Can blind people write with a pen (in print)?”
Respond To Comments - Ep. 5 (feat. Franco)
Jul 31, 2012 • 4 min
Tommy responds to comments posted on You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter. This week’s special guest is Franco, Tommy’s favorite pizza man, who has been featured in past episodes.
How To Offer Help To A Blind Person
Jul 24, 2012 • 1 min
“Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the question: “Is It Okay To Offer Help To A Blind Person?”
How My Parents Told Me I’m Blind
Jul 17, 2012 • 1 min
“Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answers the question: “”How did your folks tell you that you were blind?”“
How A Blind Person Uses A Calculator
Jul 10, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison shows us the talking calculator he used in high school.
Best Things About Being Blind
Jul 3, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, tells us what he likes most about being blind.
How A Blind Person Uses Instagram
Jun 26, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison demonstrates how to use Instagram on the iPhone 4S. He uses the Accessibility setting on the phone which allows him to navigate the touch-screen and some applications.
Blind Basketball - Dribbling
Jun 19, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy, who has been blind since birth, learns how to play basketball. George Wasgatt, from BleacherReport You Tube channel, attempts to show Tommy how to dribble the basketball.
Blind Basketball - Shoot A Basket
Jun 15, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy learns how to play basketball. George Wasgatt, from BleacherReport You Tube channel, attempts to show Tommy how to score a basket.
Respond To Comments - Ep. 4 (feat. Norton)
Jun 12, 2012 • 4 min
Tommy responds to the comments posted on You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter. Each week, a different guest will come on the show and read comments to Tommy. Featuring Tommy’s long-time friend, Norton.
Trip To New York City - The Lost Vlog
Jun 5, 2012 • 4 min
Here’s a vlog we made a while back but never posted! In October of 2011, Tommy took a trip to New York City to check out Comic Con and meet up with several people he met online over the past year.
How A Blind Person Writes Braille
May 29, 2012 • 3 min
Tommy Edison demonstrates how blind people write braille using a Perkins Brailler.
Drunk Unboxing - Vol. 2 - Headphones
May 22, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy unboxes the AKG Acoustics k240 Studio headphones. To make it more interesting, Tommy takes a sip of his beer whenever he takes another step in the unboxing.
Respond To Comments - Ep. 3 (feat. Tad Lemire)
May 15, 2012 • 6 min
Tommy responds to the comments posted on You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter. Each week, a different guest will come on the show and read comments to Tommy. Please ask your questions and leave your creative comments below. We’re looking for questions about…
Drunk Unboxing - Vol. 1 - Amazon Box
May 8, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy unboxes an order he received from Amazon.com. To make it more interesting, Tommy takes a sip of his beer whenever he takes another step in the unboxing.
Respond To Comments - Ep. 2 (feat. Natalie Nightwolf)
May 1, 2012 • 6 min
Tommy responds to the comments posted on You Tube, Facebook, and Twitter. Each week, a different guest will come on the show and read comments to Tommy. Featuring Natalie Nightwolf.
Bonus - Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Midnight Run & His Name Joey Pants
Apr 25, 2012 • 2 min
This is bonus material from “Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Parts 1 & 2”. Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Memento, The Sopranos, Goonies) tells us why he goes by the name “Joey Pants” and how he got the role in “Midnight Run” starring Robert DeNiro.
Bonus - Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Memento & Christopher Nolan
Apr 25, 2012 • 3 min
This is bonus material from “Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Parts 1 & 2”. Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Memento, The Sopranos, Goonies) tells us how he got the role for “Memento” and what role he turned down in another well-known film by Christopher…
Bonus - Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Playing Ralph Cifaretto
Apr 25, 2012 • 5 min
This is bonus material from “Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Parts 1 & 2”. Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Memento, Goonies) talks about his role as Ralphie Cifaretto on “The Sopranos”.
Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Part 2 of 2
Apr 25, 2012 • 5 min
Tommy Edison interviews actor Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Memento, The Sopranos, Goonies). The interview continues with questions from Tommy about Joey’s career, his most famous roles, and if he’s every had plastic surgery. Then, Joey turns the table and…
Tommy Interviews Joe Pantoliano - Part 1 of 2
Apr 24, 2012 • 4 min
Tommy Edison interviews actor Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix, Memento, The Sopranos, Goonies) about his career, today’s actors, his involvement in a viral video from 2011, and his new book “Asylum”. This is part one of the interview.
Bonus - Why Is Braille On The Drive-Thru ATM? - Behind-the-Scenes
Apr 19, 2012 • 3 min
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the video shoot for “Why Is There Braille On The Drive-Thru ATM?”
Why Is Braille On The Drive-Thru ATM?
Apr 17, 2012 • 0 min
“Tommy answers the question - “Why Is Braille On The Drive-Thru ATM?”
Bonus - How A Blind Person Uses The iPhone - Facebook App
Apr 10, 2012 • 1 min
Here’s bonus material from “How Blind People Use The iPhone 4S”. Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, demonstrates how people who are visually impaired use the iPhone 4S. He shows us how the Accessibility setting on the phone allows him to use…
How A Blind Person Uses The iPhone
Apr 10, 2012 • 3 min
Tommy demonstrates how people who are visually impaired use the iPhone 4S. He shows us how the Accessibility setting on the phone allows him to use the Twitter and You Tube applications.
Do You Have A Braille Menu?
Apr 4, 2012 • 3 min
Tommy answers a subscriber’s question about how blind people go to restaurants and if someone has to read the menu to him. Tommy calls 10 local, national, and international chain restaurants to ask them, “do you have a braille menu?” Then Tommy takes a…
If I Could See 3 Celebrities, Who Would They Be?
Mar 27, 2012 • 1 min
“Tommy answers the question: “”If you could see, who are the top 3 celebrities you would want to see?”“
Bonus - Behind-the-Scenes at the Blind Film Critic - The Hunger Games
Mar 23, 2012 • 3 min
Tommy shows us how he reviews movies each week for the Blind Film Critic channel. He vlogs during his trip to see “The Hunger Games”. In addition to his commentary, Tommy also takes a crack at operating the camera!
Can Blind People Open Their Eyes?
Mar 20, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, answers the popular question, “Can he open his eyes?”
Sighted People Love Hand Gestures
Mar 13, 2012 • 0 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, gives us another example of When Sighted People Forget.
Tommy Interviews We Live Film’s Scott Menzel
Mar 6, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison interviews Scott Menzel, a.k.a. MovieManMenzel about his You Tube channel featuring weekly movie reviews.
How A Blind Person Dreams
Feb 28, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, answers the popular question - how do blind people dream?
Blind Man Goes Car Shopping - Vol. 2
Feb 21, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, visits a local car dealership to see if he can buy a car!
Respond To Comments - Ep. 1 (Who is Tommy Edison?)
Feb 14, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison responds to some of the more commonly asked questions in the comments section.
Old-Fashioned Ball Breaking
Jan 31, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison plays a joke on his friend Tad when they visit a neighborhood pizza restaurant.
Tommy Has A Blind Nephew - Crazy Coincidence
Jan 24, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, introduces us to his nephew Andrew who’s also been blind since birth, but not for the same reason. According to their doctors, there is not a connection between Tommy’s blindness and Andrew’s blindness.
Tommy On The Radio - Prank Phone Call
Jan 17, 2012 • 2 min
In addition to reviewing movies online, Tommy Edison is also a traffic reporter on the radio. He’s on a morning show during the week with Tad Lemire on STAR 99.9 (WEZN-FM) in Milford, Connecticut. Tommy and Tad show us how they occasionally integrate a…
Sh*t Sighted People Say To Blind People
Jan 10, 2012 • 1 min
Tommy presents his version of the popular video meme “Sh*t Girls Say” with “Sh*t (Sighted) People Say To Blind People.”
How A Blind Person Cooks Food Alone
Jan 3, 2012 • 2 min
Tommy Edison shows us how a visually impaired person may cook a meal alone. In this example, Tommy cooks french fries and a hamburger. He uses a toaster oven for the fries and a George Foreman grill for the hamburger.
Bonus - Out-takes & Behind-the-Scenes from 2011
Dec 27, 2011 • 2 min
Here’s a look back at The Tommy Edison Experience in 2011 with a behind-the-scenes peek at the video shoots and out-takes.
Sighted People Forget This All The Time
Dec 20, 2011 • 0 min
Tommy Edison gives us an example of “When Sighted People Forget”.
Blind Man vs. Driving
Dec 13, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison has always wanted to learn how to drive a car, so his friend Tad Lemire attempts to teach him the basics of driving.
Tommy On The Radio - Getting Ready for the Morning Show
Dec 6, 2011 • 2 min
In addition to reviewing movies online, Tommy Edison is also a traffic reporter on the radio. He’s on a morning show during the week with Tad Lemire on STAR 99.9 (WEZN-FM) in Milford, Connecticut. In this episode, Tommy and Tad show us how they typically…
Tommy Edison’s Favorite Pizza Man - Franco!
Dec 1, 2011 • 1 min
Tommy Edison introduces us to his favorite pizza man - Franco!
Blind Man Unboxes A 26-Piece Tool Kit
Nov 24, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison unboxes a 26-piece Tool Kit made by Protocol.
Do You Sell Braille Books?
Nov 22, 2011 • 0 min
Tommy takes a trip to a local book store to buy a braille book.
Yahoo! Accessibility Interviews Tommy Edison
Nov 15, 2011 • 2 min
Ted Drake of Yahoo! Accessibility interviews Tommy Edison. They discussed movies, funny things to do with blindness, and more.
Tommy Interviews The Blind Food Critic
Nov 9, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy interviews Dan Aronoff, the Blind Food Critic. They discuss blindness, how Dan started critiquing food, and how he responds to the haters.
Blind Man Unboxes an iPhone 4S
Nov 8, 2011 • 3 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, unboxes his new iPhone 4S.
Tommy Gets a Tarot Card Reading
Nov 2, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy gets his first tarot card reading.
Tommy Interviews Yahoo! About Accessibility
Nov 2, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison meets up with Nate Ebrahimoon and Ted Drake of Yahoo! Accessibility to discuss how they help people with disabilities by making website, applications, and video content accessible.
How A Blind Person Crosses The Street Alone
Oct 31, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison shows us how someone who is blind or visually impaired crosses the street alone. This video features a crosswalk in Connecticut that is accessible and a crosswalk in New York City that’s not accessible.
Tommy Unboxes A DVD (Red State)
Oct 16, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison unboxes the DVD for the film “”Red State”.
Tommy Goes To NY Comic Con 2011
Oct 16, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison takes a trip to New York Comic Con and shows us what costumes/characters people are wearing in 2011. This video features Storm from X-Men, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy from SpongeBob SquarePants, and a pirate wolf.
Blind Man Goes Car Shopping - Vol. 1
Oct 10, 2011 • 1 min
Tommy Edison goes to a car dealership to see if someone who is blind can buy a car easily. Does the dealer take him seriously and show him around the car lot?
Tommy Unboxes a Sony DVD Player
Oct 10, 2011 • 5 min
Tommy Edison does his first unboxing video! He opens a new SONY DVD Player (model DVP-SR500H).
Blind Man vs. DVD Player
Oct 10, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison demonstrates whether or not a new SONY DVD player is accessible for someone is visually impaired.
Blind Man vs. Golf
Oct 9, 2011 • 1 min
Tommy Edison tries to drive golf balls.
Blind Man vs. Baseball
Oct 9, 2011 • 4 min
Tommy Edison wants to hit a baseball out of the park some day, so he went to the batting cage and started practicing.
How A Blind Person Uses Paper Money
Oct 9, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison demonstrates how a visually impaired person uses paper money.
How A Blind Person Uses The ATM
Oct 9, 2011 • 2 min
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, shows us what it’s like for him to use this ATM for the first time.
Trailer 1 - Funny Side of Being Blind
Oct 1, 2011 • 0 min
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, uses humor to answer the most popular questions about living without sight and faces challenges which test his other senses.