06. The Episode About Public Spaces

An image depicting a stick figure of Marc holding the handle of a shopping cart and saying, "Jan?" Meanwhile, a stick figure of Jan is laying underneath the cart saying, "Owwwww..." "Blind Shopping" is written in big letters above the scene.

Drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.The Dixie Chicks once sang about wide open spaces but sometimes it’s not as easy for the blind.


On this week’s episode, The Blindnamic Duo talk about the trials and tribulations of public spaces. From avoiding clubs because of noise and learning how to navigate a massive pop culture convention, Marc and Jan tackle it all.


Why is the mall a source of anxiety for the former and like a parting of the sea for the latter? Just how important is a good navigator really? When should a blind person not joke about threatening to hit his wife? Then there’s the most important question of all: What happens when your guide forgets what they’re doing and leaves you behind? (Okay, so that last one is oddly specific, we admit.)


Either way, this episode has the answers for all of these questions and more!,


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