On Saturday, April 2 Tommy and Ben did a surprise Q&A live on YouTube. Subscribers asked questions using YouTube’s chat room.
If you visit the video on YouTube, open the description section and click the time next to each question, then you can jump ahead to that part of the video.
0:24 Have you ever seen anything?
1:10 Does it bother you being blind?
1:53 How do you feel about blind simmers? A.k.a. people who pretend to be blind because they feel like they’re supposed to be.
3:15 So you’re not offended by blind simmers?
3:33 If you could choose to see one thing and only one thing, what would it be?
3:49 Who decorated your room?
4:26 What’s the best gig/concert/play you’ve been to?
5:27 Have you ever had to use a seeing-eye dog?
6:35 What do you picture in your mind when you read a book?
8:13 What did you eat today?
8:24 What’s your favorite beer and why?
8:58 Have you ever used Android and accessible do you find it?
9:12 How can you tell morning from night indoors?
9:50 Do you ever find people are more condescending to you as a result of your condition?
11:01 How should I approach a blind person at school that I want to be friends with?
11:40 When did you get your sense of humor about blindness?
12:41 What comedians do you like?
13:27 Would you trade your hearing for sight?
13:54 What’s your job?
14:46 Have ever had any kids?
15:28 How do you know when to stop wiping?
16:39 Talks about appearance on The Howard Stern Show
17:36 Do you like sports? If so, what’s your favorite one to listen to because baseball is boring to watch but you might like to hear?
19:24 What do you think your favorite color would be?
20:04 If someone shines a light in your eye, can you tell that it got brighter?
20:53 Can you play any instruments?
21:39 If you could have the option to see, would you?
22:55 Favorite pizza topping?
23:17 What are you thinking about when words such as colors are described to you?
24:07 What is your food?
24:51 Can you recognize my friends by smell?
24:59 Can you get dizzy if you spin around?
25:25 Do you know what ventriloquist is?
25:46 What is something you can’t do that you think you should be able to do?
27:27 Do you use audio description in movie theaters?
28:42 Have you ever tried to learn another language besides English?
29:55 Would you rather be blind or paralyzed?
30:05 What are your thoughts about endless space?
30:34 What’s the worst thing you ever bumped into or walked into?
31:53 What’s your middle name?
32:15 How do you do your hair?
33:06 Do you have any pets?
33:22 Have you seen any good or bad movies lately?
34:07 Do you enjoy sculpture?
34:35 Can we write letters to you in braille to an address or P.O. Box?
35:41 Have you ever accidentally talked about someone while they were in the room?
38:19 When I go shopping I always need my wife’s help because I’m blind. Do you shop alone?
38:42 What time is it there?
39:17 What’s your relationship with Ben Churchill?
41:52 Have you ever played a blind video game?
42:30 Have you listed to Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra?
42:53 Does Ben live with you?
43:12 Favorite James Bond movie?
43:50 Do you know your house well enough to run around it?
44:08 Do you prefer Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon or The Wall?
44:46 What’s the hardest part about being blind?
45:30 Have you ever taken psychedelics?
46:13 How do you feel about being sprayed with water?
46:34 Is it hard to locate braille signs?
47:33 Have you ever flown on a plane and visited another country? If so, where?
48:47 What inspires you?
49:49 Do you find your other senses heightened to the point of annoyance or discomfort?
50:33 How did you take tests in school?
51:47 Do people ever mistake you for an idiot for not seeing?
53:04 What made you want to become a broadcaster? What inspired you?
53:44 What university did you go to?
54:55 Did you get bullied for being blind when you were young?
55:29 Thoughts on religion and politics?
57:05 How do you dream?
58:42 Can you do an English accent?
59:27 What’s your favorite roller coast ride? How did it feel to ride one in a YouTube video? (answered with an English accent)
1:00:50 What do you think when a person says a food looks appetizing?
1:02:18 Did you enjoy the movie See No Evil, Hear No Evil? And what about other blind-related movies?
1:05:08 Do you pee standing up?
1:05:43 Response to questions about shooting a gun, racism, worst things about being blind, and more.
1:06:45 Is the new trailer video an April Fool’s Day joke?
1:07:03 Response to Amazon and Hulu show being available in the U.S. only.
1:08:15 What kind of white cane do you use?
1:09:16 Can we see Ben Churchill? Did Ben ever teach you how to write an “N” correctly?
1:09:58 Ben Churchill appears on-camera
Links to stuff we talked about in the video:
Ben Churchill’s YouTube Channel:
Ben Churchill’s Website:
Ben Churchill on Twitter:
J.R. Bjornson’s YouTube Channel:
Roberto Cordero’s YouTube Channel:
How Blind People Dream:
Can Blind People Write with a Pen?:
Tommy Edison on The Howard Stern Show
The Tommy Edison Experience on Amazon:
The Tommy Edison Experience on Hulu:
New Trailer Released on April 1, 2016
Sneak Peek: Tommy’s Thoughts on Race
Sneak Peek: Worst Things About Being Blind
Sneak Peek: How Do Blind People Know When To Stop Wiping?
Sneak Peek: Learning How To Shoot A Gun Fast Draw Style
Sneak Peek: What Does A Blind Person Experience on Psychedelics
Sneak Peek: Tommy Rides A Roller Coaster