Ambiguously Blind

Recent Episodes

Accessibility Entrepreneurship Interview

Lukas Simianer and Clusiv

Jan. 24, 2023

Founder and CEO, Lukas Simianer, stops by to illuminate some staggering employment statistics of the blind and visually impaired community. He shares the origin story of Clusiv, the world’s first e-learning platform built fo…

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Kirk Adams and Innovative Impact

Dec. 20, 2022

Kirk Adams stops by to share his sight loss story and journey learning to advocate for himself and how his work with the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind lead him to the CEO position at The American Foundation for the Blind …

Guest: Kirk Adams
Entrepreneurship Interview

Build Your Own Table with Jackie Summers

Dec. 13, 2022

Entrepreneur and founder of Jack From Brooklyn, Jackie Summers shares how a health scare caused him to reevaluate his priorities, create a liqueur company, and build his own table. While creating Sorel, a modern twist on a 5…

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Join Me For An Eggnog

Dec. 6, 2022

John and Erin welcome back long-time compadres, Chris and Heidi Elder all the way from Germany, for some season’s eatings and Alton Brown’s version of aged eggnog. As homemade eggnog experts, Chris and Heidi discuss the simp…

Guests: Chris Elder , Erin
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Chef Regina, Your Friend In The Kitchen

Nov. 15, 2022

While on a family road trip, Regina Mitchell noticed a pain in her eye that changed from slight to excruciating within a few days. After a long medical journey she was diagnosed with Bilateral Panuveitis and began losing her…

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Live Life Rich with Marissa Nehlsen

Nov. 8, 2022

Professionally Marissa Nehlsen is a coach, speaker, and CEO of a 7-figure financial firm. Personally, she is a sister, mother, and grandmother with an extraordinary journey from a trailer court to financial freedom with plen…

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Tasting in the Dark with Hoby Wedler

Nov. 1, 2022

Born with the rare condition, Microphthalmia, Dr. Hoby Wedler has been totally blind since birth and is remarkably tuned into his surroundings and has frequently chosen to walk the unbeaten paths in life. Among many things H…

Guest: Hoby Wedler
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Robyn Rachel the Silver Lining Explorer

Oct. 25, 2022

As a photographer well into her professional career, Robyn Rachel sensed something was changing in her body. After a routine eye exam, she was referred to a specialist and diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Usher’s…

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Assistive Technology with Matt Philipenko

Oct. 18, 2022

Matt Philipenko returns to expand on the assistive devices and software that makes his world go ‘round. As a Microsoft Office Ranger, Matt is passionate about Windows and Office accessibility. Matt takes John for a tour of n…

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Meningitis Stories with Andy Marso

Oct. 5, 2022

As a senior at the University of Kansas, Andy Marso was not aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis. Because of the fast action of his friend and local doctors Andy miraculously survived to tell the tale in his book, W…

Guest: Andy Marso

Recent Blog Posts

Q: What are some takeaways you've had from the first two y…

Q:  What are some takeaways you've had from the first two years of the podcast. A:  For me, the Ambiguously Blind podcast has proven the power…

Inspiration & Advocacy: John Grimes' Meningitis Story

As a college sophomore, John Grimes (Texas Tech University, 2000) felt sick with what he thought was the flu. The next day, his Delt big brother Brad Smi…

The Book Project

For quite some time it has been a dream of mine to share my story in a long-form version. There are several elements of my story that I felt were too per…