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episode 131: Listening to the Movies


When Matthew Shifrin was growing up, his blindness meant that trying to enjoy a movie or TV show was often a confusing and frustrating experience. But then, Matthew discovered something called video description—an extra audio track where a narrator describes the action on screen. And suddenly, everything changed. This story comes from the Radiotopia podcast Blind Guy Travels.


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Episode transcript, music, and credits can be found here: https://www.20k.org/episodes/listeningtothemovies

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