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Best Trip Hacks DC podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Trip Hacks DC podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Washington, DC travel tips and hacks hosted by tour guide Rob. In-depth interviews with local experts will help you plan your visit to the nation's capital.
 
Podcast hosted by Dawn and Daana -- two Black women musing about life with Multiple Sclerosis. Dawn is a 43-year-old mother, living in the DC Metropolitan area. She was diagnosed with RRMS in 2000. She has a BA in American Studies from SUNY Buffalo, and completed her graduate work in English as a Second Language at American University. In 2001, Dawn was on track to begin a PhD program; however, life got in the way and an MS diagnosis became the focus. She was an elementary ESL teacher for fi ...
 
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If you're an Abe Lincoln history buff, this is the episode for you! Rob is joined by Rebecca Grawl, a local tour guide, and history to talk all about Abe Lincoln Historic Sites in Washington, DC. Rebecca is a veteran tour guide with Free Tours by Foot and A Tour of Her Own. One of her favorite tours to lead is the Abraham Lincoln Assassination ...…
 
Season 2 ended a few weeks ago, but in the spirit of gratitude and thanks, please enjoy this bonus episode. In this episode, we talk with neurologist and MS specialist Dr. Brandon Beaber about his recently published book 'Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis', and how resilience is an ever-changing concept for people who face adversity ...…
 
We started Season 2 with reflections from the children in our lives. We only found it fitting to end Season 2 with part 2 of their conversation. Join us for the Season 2 finale of Myelin & Melanin. We’ll be back for Season 3 in January 2020, but stay tuned to our social media and YouTube channel for videos, bonus episodes and more. If you enjoy ...…
 
Tune in as we are joined once again by one of our favorite MS bloggers, Ardra Shephard. We talk about social media, sharing our stories, and how our coping has changed throughout the many years since our diagnosis. You can check out Ardra's blog at trippingonair.com. Find her on social media by searching for Tripping on Air. You can find us on ...…
 
Visiting local coffee shops is a fantastic way to explore a new city. Washington, DC has a robust coffee scene and everyone can find a few shops that they enjoy. Rob is joined by Austen Brower to talk about drinking great coffee in Washington, DC. Austen is founder and host of Drip: A DC Coffee Podcast. His podcast is designed to brew community ...…
 
Join us as we talk with award-winning poet, author, and activist, Sonya Renee Taylor about her book 'The Body is Not An Apology' and changing our internal narrative about what "normal" is in this ableist society. Joining Daana. and sitting in for Dawn today as guest co-host is Carlos Kareem Windham (who you'll remember from our series "Beyond M ...…
 
Join us for a conversation with MS YouTube Vlogger Damian Washington about holding space, toxic positivity and dealing with tone-deaf responses about MS. You can find Damian on Instagram, Twitter and his MS YouTube vlog "DigitalRidiculous" You can find us on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin ...…
 
Professional sports are a big part of every city's identity and culture. Washington DC has professional teams in almost every major sports league. Rob is joined by Dave Murphy to give our best tips for checking out one of these games. We cover the Nationals (MLB), Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL), United (MLS), Redskins (NFL), Mystics (WNBA) plus ...…
 
Tune in as we are joined again by Clinical Psychologist Dr. Virginia Seewaldt, PhD. We talk with her about the Ring Theory of Support, staying in your lane, and toxic positivity. Don't miss this engaging conversation. You can find us on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @myelinmelanin. You can also subscri ...…
 
Every visitor wants to know: what are the very best Washington, DC restaurants? It's a tough question, not because there aren't good places to eat, but because there are so many! Even if you ate at a new restaurant every single day, it would take years to sample all of the DC dining options. Rob is joined by Jessica Sidman to talk all about foo ...…
 
When one person is diagnosed with MS, their entire family is diagnosed, by extension. Join us for a candid and heartwarming conversation with Daana's sister, Courtney who shares her experiences about how MS has impacted her. You don't want to miss this amazing conversation. You can find Courtney on Facebook (Courtney Townsend) and Instagram @i_ ...…
 
Join us for another exciting conversation with the incomparable neurologist/MS specialist -- Dr. Aaron Boster, MD. Dr. Boster shares his thoughts about: his MS DMTs of choice; what DMTs he'd never recommend for certain MS patients; MS hacks he's learned from patients over the years, and just general love and light. Find him on Twitter and YouTu ...…
 
Join us as we discuss neuroplasticity, virtual physical therapy, and the importance of a PT who specializes in MS, with the physical therapist and certified MS specialist Dr. Gretchen Hawley. You don't want to miss this intriguing conversation. You can find Dr. Hawley on IG @doctor.gretchen, on YouTube and on her website http://doctorgretchenha ...…
 
Washington, DC is a city with four seasons. Visitors will get a different experience depending on the time of year they come. Don't let Washington, DC weather catch you off guard! Rob is joined by Jason Samenow for an in-depth weather discussion and advice for visitors. Jason is the Washington Post’s Weather Editor. In 2004 he founded CapitalWe ...…
 
Tune in as we chat with the fabulous Ardra Shephard -- Ms. Tripping on Air -- about summer hacks for MSers, hypothetical MS swag bags (an awesome idea, right?), underwear you can get drunk and pee your pants in, and internalized ableism. You don't want to miss it. You can check her blog out at http://trippingonair.com (she's on Instagram @ms_tr ...…
 
Join us for the final installment -- Part 3 -- of our series "Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS". We are joined again by writer, lecturer and comedian Carlos Kareem Windham (find him on Twitter @caballonegrito and IG @elcaballonegrito). Today, we explore the concept of living in the moment, and what it means to be present. We also delve into work ...…
 
Nobody is perfect. Even the most seasoned travelers occasionally make mistakes. Don't stress! In this episode, Rob is joined by Ali Zeller, a world traveler and Washington, DC tour guide to talk about the mistakes that they see Washington, DC travelers make. More importantly, they have some tips to help make sure you don't make these mistakes w ...…
 
Join us for Part 2 of our series "Beyond Montel: Black Men and MS" as we are joined again by writer, lecturer and comedian Carlos Kareem Windham (find him on Twitter @caballonegrito and IG @elcaballonegrito). Today, we explore the concepts of acceptance, adaptation and adjustment as it relates to MS. Where does acceptance fit on the continuum? ...…
 
We love Montel Williams. Full stop. Having said that, though, Montel does not represent all Black men. In fact, given the lack of representation, you'd think that Richard Pryor and Montel Williams are the only Black men who've ever had MS. Okay, that was an over-exaggeration, but you get the point. The narratives of Black men living with MS are ...…
 
Hope can be an empty concept -- especially when you have a chronic, progressive disease like MS. Join us as we delve into the idea of hope, and re-envision it as trust. Once again, we discuss an article by our favorite MS blogger, Ardra Shepard (https://www.trippingonair.com/ - she's on Instagram @ms_trippingonair and Twitter @tripping_onair) a ...…
 
Washington, DC is a major concert destination and stop for many artists as they tour the east coast. You can find concerts large and small and the perfect venue for every act. Rob is joined by Brad Garrigues to talk tips for attending concerts in Washington, DC. Brad is an engineer in the Navy who has lived in several different U.S. and interna ...…
 
We're back. Did you miss us? We apologize for our unplanned absence. MS and health issues have reared their ugly heads. Join us as we reflect on the critical importance of self-advocacy as Daana shares insight about her recent (current) healthcare nightmare. You can find us on the web at http://myelinandmelanin.com , Facebook, Instagram and Twi ...…
 
Pennsylvania Avenue is an iconic street in Washington, DC. In a few short blocks visitors can see the Capitol, White House, National Archives, U.S. Navy Memorial, and Old Post Office. However, this area wasn't always such a grand avenue. For much of the country's history it was actually a crime-ridden slum. To discuss the evolution of the stree ...…
 
Join us as we share our musings on a very important topic -- anger and multiple sclerosis. Our favorite MS blogger, Ardra Shepard, recently published a new blogpost titled "How to Make a Person with MS Feel Useless" which hits the nail on the head and captures our sentiments -- spot on -- regarding some of our anger triggers. Tune in as we dive ...…
 
Language is powerful. With a chronic and incurable disease as variable and as misunderstood as MS, you'll often stumble upon confusing slogans that paint trite and problematic pictures of what MS looks like (or should look like). Join us as we talk with Lydia Guillory, a writer, an advocate and fellow MSer, about the troublesome (and sometimes ...…
 
Taking a bike ride is a great way to see the sites in Washington, DC. The city is well suited for biking because most of the major things to see are located downtown near the National Mall. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Brian McEntee to talk Washington DC biking tips and some worthwhile rides outside of downtown ...…
 
This week, another celebrity publicly disclosed an MS diagnosis. Art Alexakis, from the band Everclear, announced his recent MS diagnosis on Instagram and in an open letter to his fans on the band's website. Almost immediately, there were people (namely MSers) who expressed confusion about the information he touted about his "prognosis" (in and ...…
 
March is MS Awareness Month. Yawn. Yeah, we said it. Join us as we share our thoughts about MS Awareness Month, and the need to highlight the whole truth about MS. The media often tells a one sided story about the reality of MS (this includes the false narrative that the drug companies tell in their sometimes cringeworthy commercials). We feel ...…
 
MS has been all over the media this week! First, it was the sighting of actress Selma Blair (who disclosed she has MS via Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/p/BpKjP_7FnWQ/ -- in October 2018) with her fabulous cane on the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars. Then, fast forward to the interview she did with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America a ...…
 
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the kickoff to spring in Washington, DC. The festival begins on the first official day of spring (March 20th) and runs through mid-April. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Nora Strumpf to talk about visiting Washington, DC during cherry blossom season. Nora is the Communicatio ...…
 
Is disclosure important? How much do I disclose? These are daunting questions to consider when faced with disclosing one's MS to an employer. While the ADA exists to protect people with disabilities, there are many things to consider when asking for accommodations and exercising our rights under this law. Join us as we discuss the benefits of d ...…
 
Masta Ace is a global hip-hop artist whose career has spanned over three decades. His most recent album, "A Breukelen Story" (with producer Marco Polo) -- released in November 2018 -- features the track "Fight Song" (feat. Pharoahe Monch) -- a powerful glimpse into the reality of MS. He was diagnosed with MS in 2000, but did not disclose it pub ...…
 
Families with kids make up many of the millions of Washington, DC annual visitors. DC is a family-friendly destination but it’s not Disney World or a place specifically designed around fun for kids. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Austin Graff, one of the only dad bloggers in the city. He loves exploring "off the ...…
 
Being diagnosed with MS is a terrifying event. Being diagnosed with a chronic, potentially disabling and incurable disease is a traumatic event. It doesn't end there, though. MS is a series of traumas -- its unpredictability, and progressive nature create a lifelong litany of traumatic events that people with MS live with. Bring on the anxiety. ...…
 
Most people who understand MS will argue (and we agree) that when one person is diagnosed with MS, it's not just that person -- the entire family has received the diagnosis. This does not just include adults -- it affects children as well. Join for part 1 of our discussion of children's perceptions of MS. We are joined by Dawn's 7-year old son, ...…
 
Visitors love riding DC Metro, but those who don't have a lot of experience with public transit have a lot of questions about how it works. In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Matt Johnson, a transportation professional and DC Metro expert. Matt tweets from @tracktwentynine and posts the popular "whichWMATA" Metro pho ...…
 
Happy holidays from the nation’s capital! On this special seasonal Trip Hacks DC Podcast, Rob is joined by Rebecca Grawl, a local tour guide, historian and museum educator. She also runs Top Things To Do DC on Instagram and YouTube. Rob and Rebecca discuss what visitors can expect when they come to Washington, DC in December. Full show notes fo ...…
 
Join us again to hear more musings about Daana's ongoing rehab journey, and to listen as we reflect on some of the harsh realities of MS that extend beyond its physical manifestations. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @myelinmelanin
 
Tune in to hear about Daana's rehab experience, as well as musings about emotional intelligence and the power of language. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @myelinmelanin
 
Rob is joined by local armchair historian Eric Fidler for this episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast. They developed a list of cool off the beaten path things to see and do in Washington, DC. These are perfect for anyone who has been to DC before and is looking for something different, or for a true urban explorer. Check out some of Eric's writi ...…
 
Cannabis, especially as it relates to its benefits for chronic health conditions like MS, has been a hot topic lately. It is one that is very personal to us. As medical (and even recreational) marijuana is being legalized more and more across the U.S. (and the world), we felt it was important to further explore this topic. Join us as we talk wi ...…
 
In this episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast, Rob is joined by Nicole Glass of Nicole Glass Photography. They discuss a range of photography topics, from some of the coolest Instagram spots to ways to spice up your Washington, DC photos. Check out Nicole's YouTube channel and the photos that she has available to purchase on Shutterstock, many o ...…
 
Relationships are complicated enough by themselves. Add multiple sclerosis to the mix and the complexity is multiplied. When do you divulge that you have MS? How do you approach the topic? To tell or not to tell? Join us as we tackle these oftentimes tricky relationship questions. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Fac ...…
 
MS is a thief. There's no other (or softer) way to put it. It robs us, and what we're left with is often a shell of what used to be. Join us as we grapple with this layered issue. Check us out on the web: www.myelinandmelanin.com Instagram, Facebook & Twitter: @myelinmelaninBy Myelin & Melanin
 
In this inaugural episode of the Trip Hacks DC podcast, Rob is joined by Carolyn Muraskin from DC Design Tours to discuss the life cycle of monuments and memorials on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Learn about who decides when to build a new memorial, how it gets designed and the often controversial process of choosing a location in the c ...…
 
Welcome to the Trip Hacks DC podcast! This podcast is hosted by Rob, tour guide and founder of Trip Hacks DC. You'll get trips, tricks and travel hacks for your visit to Washington, DC. In this introductory episode Rob will describe his vision for the podcast and the type of content you can expect.By Trip Hacks DC
 
There are many costs associated with being diagnosed with a chronic, progressive disease like MS. These are realities that can leave one…BROKE – literally and figuratively. Not only does the emotional impact often leave us feeling broken, the financial impact is overwhelming and quite often devastating. Join us as we discuss the costs of living ...…
 
Living life to the fullest with multiple sclerosis is hard, but it's not impossible. Join us as we talk with Dr. Aaron Boster, MD, a clinical neuroimmunologist who specializes in treating MS. He shares with us the concept of "paradigm shifting" as a way to reframe the narrative, change your lens, and live your best life -- in spite of MS. We'll ...…
 
Self advocacy is an essential life skill to develop and hone when navigating a chronic illness like MS. When dealing with a vicious disease that often strips away our independence and control, it is imperative that we use our voices to advocate for ourselves -- by asking questions, asserting our agency, and creating boundaries. Join us as we ex ...…
 
You can't pour from an empty cup. This is especially true when dealing with a stressful and draining disease like MS. Join us as we share 10 of our most important self-care tips.By Myelin & Melanin
 
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