Month: June 2019

Blablacar Long Distance Carpool and Rideshare App

While you have rentable electric scooters and Uber to get around a city, what if you need to travel to another city? Introducing BlaBlaCar — yet another addition to the sharing economy.

This long distance carpooling app allows passengers to buy a seat in a driver’s personal vehicle for a longer distance trip between cities. While the cost of a driver’s trip is offset by payment from the rider(s), an otherwise empty car is filled with passengers who need to get to the same destination as the driver.

Learn about this awesome app, why it’s called BlaBlaCar, and hear about Tony’s personal experience using the app in Spain.

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/26

Apps to Help You Speak Abroad

As Tony is preparing to travel again, Marc and Tony discuss some of the apps that help overcome the language barrier when traveling abroad. Tony talks about some difficult situations when the language barrier was really tough to overcome. The two talk about some tips when trying to communicate with a non-English speaker and the apps that have helped them out the most. Also, Tony reveals where his next destination is.

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/25

Travel Vaccines

As Tony is preparing to travel again, this time he needs to get a whole bunch of travel vaccines for his upcoming trip to Southeast Asia. In addition to explaining what vaccines are, Marc—an immunology PhD student—busts myths about vaccines.
The two not only talk about vaccine recommendations, but touch on immunization prices including Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Tetanus, Malaria, and the common flu.

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/24

The Big Data Revolution

The Big Data Revolution! Have you heard this buzzword? In this episode, Tony and Marc talk about what “big data” means to them and some of the practical uses of it. The two describe how they first heard about it and also discuss the future of big data.

Shownotes at http://the4501podcast.com/23