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Past episodes, bloopers and other takes from The Gene and Dave Show.

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Episode: Know Your Resources

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

In this episode of the Gene and Dave show, we explore some the resources in Austin available for people with disabilities.

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Outtake: ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 15th, 2020

On July 26, 2020, members of ADAPT of Texas braved COVID and pouring rain, by coming to Austin City Hall to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the passage of the ADA.

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Episode: Disruption Part 2 of 2

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Let’s recap Disruption Part 1. First, if you haven’t seen that episode please go to https://www.thegeneanddaveshow.com/disruption-part-1-of-2 to view it . In that episode we learned that people with disabilities were using art as a medium to disrupt societies perception of people with disabilities. We saw the parody of Helen Keller by the Mickee Faust club . But before we hear about Drag syndrome, let’s hear about the making of Mickee Faust’s The Miracle Worker.

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Episode: Disruption Part 1 of 2

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

This episode of the Gene and Dave Show is all about DISRUPTION. Not to be confused with interruption.
Disruption is the change of course, a new way of doing or viewing events or products. A good example is the iPhone.  It totally changed the way we use smart phones.  Disruption in this case is a good thing. Or it can be a bad thing.  COVID-19 is also a disruption.
In this episode, we’ll be talking about using art, in this case, video, as a medium to create disruption.  The artist will attempt to disrupt the way the general public perceives people with disabilities.

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Outtake: What is The Gene and Dave Show?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

This is the video that was presented to Gene and Dave at the 2019 Art Spark awards ceremony.

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Episode: The Gene and Dave Show – 2019 CTD Film Festival

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The Gene and Dave Show – 2019 CTD Film Festival My how this Film Fest has grown over the past 16 years. This year’s Film Fest included RJ Mitte, co-star of TV show Breaking Bad, as guest host.   Gene and Dave interviewed RJ as well as CTD staff to learn about the fashion segment of […]

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Outtake: Art Spark 2019 Awards

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Gene and Dave received the inaugural 2019 Lynn Marie Johnson Media Arts Award at the Art Spark Artist of the Year awards. This is what happened. Gene and Dave thank you for all your support.

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Episode: The Best of The Gene and Dave Show

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Gene and Dave had a hard time picking out the best clips from all of the shows they produced over the past 12 years. In this episode, they take you on a journey of a few of their favorite segments of The Gene and Dave Show.

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Episode: Actual Lives Austin

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Actual Lives Austin Summary Page Gene and Dave explore the origins of The Gene and Dave Show by reviewing the performance group in which they previously worked together. Actual lives is a performance group made up of people with disabilities who write and perform short sketches based on their true life events. Dr. Chris Strickling, […]

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Episode: SXSW 2019

Monday, April 15th, 2019

This year’s SXSW was historic for people with disabilities. First of all, we have a shuttle that is wheelchair accessible. Second, we have a number of movies based on the lives of people with disabilities. Third, we…

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Episode: Peoples Passions

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Dave says we have discovered the meaning of life.  That’s because each of us has found our own passion.  If you’re lucky, you found YOUR passion in life.

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Episode: Art

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Gene and Dave explore the world of artists with disabilities. We start with an art show called Contours. All of the artists in that show paint by mouth or foot.  Artists include

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Episode: SXSW 2018

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Full description coming very soon.

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Episode: AT&T’s CATO

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

In this show, Gene and Dave learn about the accessibility work that AT&T does for people with disabilities.  We went to AT&T to learn more about CATO. 

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Episode: YMCA Sports Expo 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

YMCA Sports Expo 2017 Show Summary In this show, Gene and Dave learn about the adaptive sports for people with disabilities, in and around Austin. We went to the TownLake YMCA to meet folks who work in this area. Amongst them we met: Tony with Rowing for All. See www.TexasRowingForAll.org and www.TexasRowingCenter.com Rachel with www.ConnectHearing.com […]

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Episode: SXSW 2017

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

At SXSW 2017, the world’s biggest interact festival, Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations that can enable people with disabilities…

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Episode: SXSW Eco 2016

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Gene and Dave save the planet! Or, at least, learn how!

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Episode: The Tom Olin Interview

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Since the beginning of American history, groups and individuals alike have fought for their rights of equality in the name of The American Dream. From the Native American Indians to Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Dr. Martin Luther King we’ve seen their faces, listened to their voices, and heard their cries for freedom and equality for everyone. Faces, voices, and cries that can never be forgotten. In America’s most recent history, another group has formed to fight for equality. A group that knows no skin color. A group of rich and poor. A group that encompasses both the young and the old. A group of Americans fighting for equality for people with disabilities. In an exclusive interview with a secret weapon of the disability rights movement and acclaimed activism photographer, Tom Olin, joins Gene and Dave for a behind the scenes account of what was really going on when he took those unforgettable photos during the birth of The Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Episode: The Ron Lucey Interview

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Gene and Dave are invited into the Texas State capitol to interview Ron Lucey, Executive Director of The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD). Will they be arrested THIS time?

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Episode: SXSW 2016

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

At SXSW 2016, the world’s biggest interact festival, Gene and Dave examine many of the disability related products, services, and presentations that can enable people with disabilities. We learned about unique assistive technology, we got the low down on the latest in accessible information technology, and learned how to “see” without eyes, donate our voice, and interact with all sorts of gadgets. Learn how blind people can watch a Disney movie, how blind people can edit music, and how children with autism can paint on fabric, over and over again.