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About The Blind Side
With 24 hours in the day and so many podcasts to choose from, why take time to hear The Blind Side?
If you’re blind, you have a family member who is blind, or you work with blind people, then you’ve found the podcast that’s our place, for our issues.
Mainstream media pays scant attention to blindness at all, and it’s hard to find current affairs content that examines the world from the blind side of things. Settle back and enjoy a professionally-produced, engaging podcast covering the diverse experiences of life with blindness.
The Blind Side is a podcast hosted by Jonathan Mosen, that includes news, interviews, technology and lifestyle content. If it’s important to the blind community, it’s important to The Blind Side.
The news and interviews you’ll hear on the show are not all about blindness-related topics, but we look at all the items we cover from the unique perspective of blindness.
If you share our frustration that mainstream media just doesn’t get how issues impact you as a blind person, you’ve found the podcast that understands.
We’re constantly scouring social media, and reading media releases from major blindness sources, to gauge the hot topics that warrant coverage on the show.
Some of the stories are of a current affairs and political nature, since almost all of what programming there is on disability issues tends to be light, fluffy and human interest oriented. But we also feature items on technology, health and mindfulness.
We conduct long-form interviews at times with key figures in the blind community who have made a contribution worthy of exploring.
Our aim is to make each episode a compelling, informative, unpredictable listen.
Listening to The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a podcast. If you’re not familiar with that term, podcasts are audio, and sometimes video, programming delivered over the Internet. You can learn how to make a podcast of your own by purchasing our podcasting tutorial.
We’ve made it super easy to find us no matter how you like to listen to things. Let’s look at just a few ways.
Have an iPhone and want to try us out? That’s easy, just say to Siri, “play The Blind Side Podcast with Jonathan Mosen”, and Siri will play the latest episode for you.
Dedicated podcast clients
There are apps for all platforms that specialise in playing podcasts. The best way to hear the Blind Side is to get such an app, and subscribe to it in your podcast client of choice. That way, you’ll receive the latest episode as soon as it becomes available without you having to do a thing. No need to keep checking a web page to see if we’ve updated the podcast.
iOS includes the Apple Podcasts app. In our view, there are better ones, but at least you can subscribe without downloading any other app.
We’ve taken care to make The Blind Side available in all the major podcast directories. If you have a podcast app on your smartphone, PC or Mac, or a Victor Reader Stream, you should be able to search for The Blind Side Podcast and locate it easily. Popular podcast apps in which you can find us include iTunes, the Apple Podcast app on iOS, Downcast for iOS and Mac, Overcast for iOS (our personal favourite), QCast for Windows, Podcast Addict for Android, Pocketcasts for iOS and Android, and many more.
Some people use podcast solutions where the easiest way to subscribe to a podcast is to add the RSS feed of the podcast manually. If that’s you, then the RSS feed for The Blind Side is:
Listen with Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled things
Got an Amazon Echo or something that can talk to Alexa? There are several ways you can listen.
If you’re in the United States, there’s a dedicated Alexa skill for The Blind Side. We hope it will be worldwide shortly.
To enable the skill, just say, “Alexa, enable The Blind Side Podcast”.
The skill will give you instructions on how to use it. You can say things like, “fast forward x minutes”, or “rewind x minutes” while listening to an episode. And if you need to take a break, The Blind Side skill will remember where you left off.
We’re also proud to be a part of the general Alexa podcast skill, AnyPod. Enable AnyPod and ask it to play The Blind Side Podcast.
Finally, we’re listed in TuneIn, which Alexa supports without the need to enable any skill. Tell Alexa to play the Blind Side Podcast on TuneIn.
Got a Google Home? You can listen to us on it. Tell Google to play the Blind Side Podcast on TuneIn.
Other ways to listen
Every week, we publish the latest episode of The Blind Side Podcast on The Mosen Consulting Facebook page.
We also link to it on The Mosen Consulting Twitter account.
You can also find us on IHeart Radio and Spotify.
See? Told you it was easy to listen, we’re everywhere!
Listen or download in your web browser
While not as convenient, some people like to stream or download episodes from their web browser. We offer a couple of options for you.
Note, this site is hosted by a third-party, and is not as accessible as it should be. We’re sorry, we continue to pester them about this.
Share your views
If you have any thoughts on something you’ve heard on The Blind Side, or you’d like to suggest something we should cover, by all means get in touch. You can send a regular email, or attach an audio file to an email message which may be included in a future podcast. Get in touch by contacting TheBlindSide at mosen dot org, or call our feedback line. It’s a US number, 719-270-5114.