The ROAMies Podcast

Good Times in Port Arthur, Texas, Tips on keeping it REEL, and RFID Protection Info.

November 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
The ROAMies Podcast
Good Times in Port Arthur, Texas, Tips on keeping it REEL, and RFID Protection Info.
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The ROAMies Podcast
Good Times in Port Arthur, Texas, Tips on keeping it REEL, and RFID Protection Info.
Nov 10, 2019 Season 1 Episode 10
The ROAMies
Good Times in Port Arthur, Texas, Tips on keeping it REAL, and RFID Protection Info.
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Thanks to The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau for sponsoring this episode!
www.visitportarthurtx.com

There were so many stories we didn’t have time to share with you on today’s podcast, so we have posted a bonus segment on YouTube with additional stories from Tom Neal along with our video slide show. Catch that here once you've heard the podcast:
https://youtu.be/-ProDutOLcg

Visit our website, www.TheROAMies.com and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram
Visit museumofthegulfcoast.org.
Backstage Pass Exhibit: https://www.panews.com/2019/10/31/going-backstage-museum-of-the-gulf-coast-to-open-new-rock-and-roll-photography-exhibit/

www.thc.texas.gov/medallion 


REAL ID INFO:

www.tsa.gov/real-id
https://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/resources/realid_factsheet.pdf
We are making RFID protected wallets available for you to purchase through our website - www.TheROAMies.com/store. They are $10 and shipping is included in that price!

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Speaker 1:
0:01
Hi, I'm Alexa and I'm Rory. And together we are The ROAMies! We are married. To each other. We are a touring musical duo
Speaker 2:
0:11
and our music has taken us to all kinds of places and keeps us always on the go.
Speaker 1:
0:15
So if you're listening, we hope you enjoy our stories and adventures while running around working to keep all your plates spinning
Speaker 2:
0:22
and we hope to facilitate your busy lifestyle and feed your inner travel bug. You're coming to, you live from the real Cajun seafood restaurant and bar in port Arthur, Texas.
Speaker 3:
0:34
How are you going to decide? Because there are so many good things?
Speaker 4:
0:52
Okay. Fish dinner, barbecue crabs they've got Cajun combo with the fish fillet. Six crimp, six oysters, one founder, not a fan of oysters. So probably sub crabcakes for the oysters because they also have crab cakes here and the shrimp trio, fried shrimp and coconut shrimp. So all those deer interested in, huh? They all look really good. There's also a ribeye here under chefs features. So you know, I really like a steak as well. So, but again, there's crawfish étouffe´ . I realize I'm not in Louisiana, but we're just across the border and I am tempted to see what there a re. You know what? I'm going to get this to let the crawfish pistol that. That'll have their étouffein it. I bet you will. There you go. Oh yeah, so I'm getting a fried alligator. I'm getting the [inaudible] egg rolls, which is apparently Buddha wrapped in the pepper Jack cheese and then wrapped inside an egg roll. Yeah, that is so not on your diet. No, but I'm definitely going to have it. And then I also ordered a crawfish pistol led, so Ford appetizer. I've got fried alligator crawfish pistol let and Cajun egg rolls coming. Mmm Mmm good.
Speaker 2:
2:13
There you go. You want to kick off today's episode by saying huge thanks to this episode sponsor the port Arthur convention and visitor's Bureau in port Arthur, Texas. Their brochure says from Jurassic to Joplin. And I think that's a great summation of what this museum has to offer because it takes you in the journey from what life was like with early Indians in this part of the area, all the way up to modern pop culture. It's really neat to hear Tom talk because his passion behind everything that they do is to bring kids to this museum and really inspire them and encourage them throughout Tom showing us the museum and telling his stories, passion for wanting to encourage kids
Speaker 4:
3:00
to pursue their dreams. And it doesn't matter where they're from, a small town, a big town, a big city, whatever. It doesn't matter to end the hardships in their lives. They can all work to shape them to become this person they want to become, they want to want to pursue,
Speaker 2:
3:14
right? So he showed us people from all walks of life, from the oil industry to entertainment to sports. All of these individuals came from small towns, overcame lots of obstacles, and had huge success and are making an impact in the world. And Tom's passion is that when kids come through this museum that they will also be inspired and say, Hey, I can do this. I can dream big and I can go for it. And that was really, really cool. And we just want to say a huge thank you to Tom Neal, the director of the museum of the Gulf Coast.
Speaker 4:
3:48
Gulf coast. Right. And thank you to the museum, you guys for hosting us today, showing us a great time and introducing us to your wonderful museum that we will encourage people to come check out. Yes. One of the cool places we visited today was the museum of the Gulf coast now, but Arthur's less than 20 miles off of the Gulf of Mexico and East Houston, Texas. And this museum, they cover everything from Corpus Christi, Texas, all the way to new Orleans, Louisiana. Yeah. Yeah. So it's truly a Gulf coast museum.
Speaker 2:
4:20
Absolutely. And we're really only about an hour from where you grew up. So you had a lot of connection when we
Speaker 4:
4:26
yeah, lots of things I was familiar with and knew about as he was taking us through the museum. But I tell you what really hit me is how big the museum is. Their collection is
Speaker 2:
4:37
39,000 square feet. Yeah, a long time. More in that music. Very for sure. It's worth making a trip to come to the area and we got to hang out at the museum with Tom Neil, who's the director. He was so great. He took us around and shared so many amazing stories with us. Some stories. Oh my goodness. So much knowledge and he's so kind and we just really enjoyed our time with him and so we're looking forward to sharing little snippets of stories that he shared while he was taking us around the museum. Yeah, lots of fun. And our first story starts out with a little bit of history about the oil business and a Canon [inaudible] and a few ham sandwiches.
Speaker 4:
5:24
Okay. All right, let's hear it.
Speaker 5:
5:28
When we got it from Gulf oil, all the wood had evaporated, the water rapper and it was probably a good answer away from all the metal pieces and things. And our museum director at the time, a guy named Danny Sessoms was a technical consultant for the movie glory. He did a lot of reenactments. He had uniform for both sides and this is interesting guy. Anyway, he got ahold of this thing. First thing he did, it was taken apart and pull the wheels off and pull the chasse. He's all in and he put them in swimming pools for about 10 months and then all the water just sucked back home. Everything went right back and place, but all night together and then even put together a firing team, and I've seen this thing fire. Anyway, this particular Canyon, not before armistice day came along and there was a celebration of city wanted to have a citywide celebration in the world war one and they begged the leadership team, their Gulf wall, can we fire?
Speaker 5:
6:18
The cannon came, we came, we came, we came with him and I said, okay, you can fire the cannon. So they send a team out to the end of Houston Avenue, invest seven blocks from us. So they got out there and got the unpowered or in whatever they thought they needed. Of course, they didn't need a Cannonball, but they went and put the wadding and they realized they'd forgotten the wadding back at the ball and one of the guys got to thinking, uh, we're at a picnic and they have a bunch of leftover ham sandwiches. I kid you not. They crammed a Saint full of ham sandwiches and fire this thing down Proctor street. They described it, flaming him and coming down the street broke out every plate, glass window for in every business and home for four blocks and Gulf wall had to replace all this.
Speaker 5:
7:01
It was funny as a, there's a magazine in Texas, a historic magazine called medallion. Out of all the museums and all, they wanted to have a special story about how various Texas towns had celebrated armistice day. We used to admit it, a photograph of this cannon. Now this was about three years later, it was on its own float. It had a sign on the side of it that this is a cam that blew out all the windows on the pharmacist's day three years ago. They celebrate the cannon for having them that three years earlier, put it in and Braden were warm marketing up and down the street. And here is the candidate. Well, in our sports exhibit we have, you know, after he had passed Jimmy Johnson, Bob and pillows, all these other folks here, Wade Phillips, Jamaal Charles, you find some real interesting people weightlifter. Mark Henry from syllabi, Texas holds every record from junior high, high school, college, all the way through the Olympics.
Speaker 5:
7:53
And uh, we're planning an induction with him here in December. The world's strongest man. He just finished a career in wrestling. And then we have a Landon Roberts playing in the NFL now for three years with the Patriots. And they went on to go into the super bowl. Well, he did not know that we were paying to induct him. And in fact we did. And he told a story of that even though he was a Superbowl, he was more excited by the fact that we'd inducted him into the museum, the Gulf coast sports hall of fame. Then he told a story about how when he was here as a third grader coming through touring and how taken back he was by the museum and the people and the pop culture aspect of it. But then when he was a senior in high school, he came here as an all star group from the port Arthur news and he stalled us at that time of the life.
Speaker 5:
8:31
That's when he decided that he wanted to do something that he can be able to get himself in that portion of the museums. So we're happy to have him in the sports hall of fame on to the music section. Let's see what's there. Oh, this is a bust of the big bopper JP Richardson, Richie Valens and buddy Holly historically known as nine together. And the plane crash, it's called the day that music died back in 1959 so they were on a winter tour and clearly [inaudible] and we held the 30th anniversary that they music died here in port Arthur tsetse, the big boppers wife and children live in us area and ask us if we can put it together. So we did. We reached out to Ritchie Valens family and 17 members of his family of brothers and sisters and their children who actually played them in the movie, LA Mamba all were here.
Speaker 5:
9:15
Then miss Holly, uh, were told by her attorney that she would not participate and consistently with anything else you've been asked to do in the past along this line. And, but we asked her and pressed it to say, look this, ask her instead of just telling us what the plan is. And so he went away and came back and five minutes kind of laughing and said, well, she's going to be there. And he was talking and we were happy. And so they came here to port Arthur, ms Holly, and all of them interacted. We realized shortly that was the first time those three families had met one 30 intervening years since that crash. And real quickly, the crash was not because of snow, it was pilot error. Uh, the pilot was not rated for night flight and at night the instruments are reversed. And so if you're following any kind of instrumentation, he thought he was climbing when in fact he was putting it in the ground.
Speaker 5:
10:01
It was dark. He had, he had nothing that really could confirm it one way or the other. But the FAA, uh, investigator who dealt with the myth, the big bopper son who would mourn after the big bopper dime, he went out there in his twenties and met with the investigator and the, and the airplane is still in a hangar in clear Lake, Iowa. Uh, the pilot was trapped in the wreckage and the other three men were thrown clear. The FAA guys, if there was a snowstorm, there wouldn't be a little trace of snow in the back. These men would have been covered in snow and had nothing to do with that. The gear was out the throttle lot. Often pilot error is what caused that thing to happen. They were riding on a bus and that winter tour that the heater system broke and they actually had a colon floor in the back of this thing.
Speaker 5:
10:45
They were building fires in the back of that thing, trying to stay warm. That's why they think the big bopper got sick in park. And uh, so that's why he was getting Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on the plane with a big bottle of a stick and I hope to get him to a doctor the next morning so maybe he could get well before they continued to the tour. Now what was interesting with this is when these men die, that tour continued on. In fact, there was an artist that had a band that really didn't have a formal man name recorded and done some things, but they didn't have a name, uh, that the next stop and they contacted him and asked if they would fill in that night and perform. And that's when they started their career. Cause once they did it, I said, you got to want to continue on with the tour.
Speaker 5:
11:24
And I said, you know, sure we do. As a performer by the name of Bobby V, he did rubber ball and at night of a thousand eyes and uh, just amazing, uh, career. But it was built off. The loss of these were artists and his being able to step into the winter tour and finish it on out there. There are four artists in our collection who played at Woodstock, Janis Joplin, Johnny nagger winter, the guy name of Larry Graham, who grew up in Beaumont, Texas. His mom took the drums, he didn't know why. And mom's like the drums away from, he had brothers and sisters when they were growing up playing heddell band. And anyway, it got to a point where he tried to overcompensate with playing the bass to have some rhythm sound to it of the drums and apply that. And later had a name the funk brothers tagged as being, they call slap mace.
Speaker 2:
12:13
I loved the sound of slap bass.
Speaker 5:
12:14
Oh yeah. It just adds so much more dimension to how I played. Now. Larry invented that file playing and you can hear it on the sly and the family stone because he was at bass player that you heard for so many years. It made that sound there. He also had was a great influence on the life of Prince and they supported one another playing. And also as I understand Larry's nephew is Drake is just has a lot of acclaim these days. And so entertain fellow Larry Grant from this area.
Speaker 2:
12:40
You guys have so many amazing musicians and so many amazing stories here. We also have Janis Joplin's, so it's a little, uh, insight into Janice's life.
Speaker 5:
12:50
Janice Joplin grew up in, born and raised here in port Arthur, Texas. In fact, her first owned that she had has been torn down. It was not stable, but the bricks that came from that, actually we sell them here at the museum. People like to have a brick from her home. I shipped those all over the country. But Janice grew up here and like every other kid had the opportunity of the school system here that didn't really work for her. Her younger sister and brother were here as well and her mom was at registrar port Arthur college who was located here. Dad worked at the refineries as an engineer and she grew up here with all the other folks impressed by the music scene. It really changed everything back in her lifetime, but then her, her taste for music would go all the way from Broadway hit.
Speaker 5:
13:31
She talks about mom playing all the Broadway shows while they're cleaning up, doing the chores at home, and they were seeing all the parts to seeing at church, seeing with the autoharp, but then she also, she found the blues at some point that just really touched her. A series of artists had just inspired her to kind of develop a style of her own. As it evolved, she really wasn't all that biggest thing or I think he had just an outgrowth of an expression that she hadn't way the blues made her feel the way she experienced life. And I think all that just in a strange way, like stars aligning came together for her when she was in Austin and where they kind of talk about that. She actually signed with a lot of local mans here. She'd step up and they'd let her sing with them and I think we're really starting to materialize was in the Austin scene and then it went on from there to where she developed a sound that became so well known worldwide.
Speaker 5:
14:20
It's a shame that her life was cut short. It was. It was an accidental overdose as it was told. She was completely clean, but she had, Aaron decided to take a little bit just to have a little taste of it like people will do I guess at some point and she and Dan other died that night at the same overdose of a bad batch of drugs that were made. It was 10 times enormous Frank, and that's how we lost her. It wasn't a big statement about anything and it wasn't a cry for help. It just was something that happened back in the drug scene of the days growing up at that I'm at 10 kids to this day have to worry about it and they have to have to make decisions and it's just one of those things that go along with it. And we're sorry that we lost her cause I, I can only imagine like she and I, we had the big mopper here and some of these others we lost early in their careers. What would they have done musically, the music they would write and the way they perform and, and how that would have changed the lives we had, but they were glad to be able to tell the story of Tanis here along with these other folks and work with the family. Also letting people become better understanding and knowing what took here
Speaker 2:
15:17
and your display here is amazing. It's so fun to see your replica of her Porsche and our yearbook and just the displays in the photos that you have here are really fun. The whole museum high school. Yeah, she was, we invite you, come see this museum because there are so many really fun features, a lot of musicians, but also just some history that you're not going to catch elsewhere.
Speaker 5:
15:41
What blew my mind? I had no idea. So many of these artists are from this area. I'm from George Jones to clay Walker, the ZZ top. I mean it's just
Speaker 2:
15:48
crazy. [inaudible] even know. So, yeah, and that's just the upstairs.
Speaker 5:
15:54
Mr Rawlings.
Speaker 6:
15:56
We spent the majority of our day at the museum of the Gulf coast and we could've spent so much more time there. We really enjoyed the exhibits we got to see and the information history and stories we learned along the way. You know, one cool thing is that we got to see the final day of an exhibit. The museum of the Gulf coast has a rotating exhibit rooms, so they were just closing out a Douglas Jackson exhibit. Now he is a painter who was born with no arms and no legs and he is able to paint beautiful paintings with a paintbrush that's attached to a hat that he wears. So it's very cool. Very interesting. And we'll provide a quick slideshow for you in the YouTube video that we create and post for you guys later this month. So that shows leaving, but they've got a new exhibit coming in and it's right up our alley, Rory, because this month they are launching what they're calling backstage pass barren woman and the early years of rolling stone, the bear moment worked for rolling stone magazine and had access to huge high profile bands and artists. So backstage pass features woman's photography of rock and roll artists backstage. So some of them are on stage, some of them are just sitting backstage tilling. And our host today, director Tom Neil, says that the exhibit contains all these different ways that he got to see them backstage when they weren't constantly on. And the way to look at it is to see all the ways that people didn't get to see their favorite musicians back in the day.
Speaker 1:
17:20
Hmm. It's really cool to exhibit. We'll feature a handful of photos by a woman including photos of pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, a young Steven Tyler and put authors on Janice Joplin and more be very cool. The exhibit a which museum of the Gulf coast received from San Francisco's traveled all over the world. It will be featured in port Arthur through January 4th, 2020 yup. January four 2020 so there's a little window folks where you can make plans to visit port Arthur before year's end, visit the museum of the Gulf coast and catch this really cool entertaining and the stodgy exhibit.
Speaker 2:
17:56
We want to also say a huge, huge thank you to the port Arthur convention and visitors Bureau for sponsoring this episode of our podcast. Thank you. Thank you. They have a great staff there and we especially love talking to Darren Kelly. They were super great. Yeah.
Speaker 4:
18:12
Yes, and Linda at the desk there has to meet you as well. Linda,
Speaker 2:
18:16
we really enjoyed meeting you guys and appreciate the things that you shared with us and things that we should see and visit while we were in port Arthur. Let's talk about just a couple of things that we ran across. Rory. I would say one thing that was really good cool was the yacht club on pleasure Island. Just such a neat little feel down there and
Speaker 4:
18:35
the growing up on the coast. It was cool for me to see all the tugboats and push boats and ships and barges and stuff working up in [inaudible],
Speaker 2:
18:42
right? Yeah. The Martin Luther King bridge. You drive over that and you can cross over the water and see the barges and
Speaker 4:
18:51
yeah, you get on the pleasure Island and then when you get to one into pleasure Island, you cross over another bridge and you're in Louisiana. You cross over to being Lake. That was really cool. So we've went to Louisiana.
Speaker 2:
19:00
That's right. You felt at home. Damien came right back dude. Cause we're supposed to be port Arthur. Yeah. Another thing that we learned from the visitors Bureau is that this is a highly sought after bird watching area and your mom would be in heaven.
Speaker 4:
19:16
Mom would be kinda, Oh yeah. [inaudible] even Finland visit. Yeah. Unfortunately, we didn't get to go out and see any of the birds, but it is a wonderful spot. For those of you who are birders or rather ornithologists. Oh, look at you in your big words, me and my big words or nothing fall logis.
Speaker 2:
19:39
We want to also say a huge, huge thank you to the port Arthur convention and visitors Bureau for sponsoring this episode of our podcast. Come on out here. Some really cool things to see. There's also some historical homes, so it's really fun. There's one that is inspired. It's a Dutch colonial home and there's also a windmill museum not far from here in neater land, not far from the Netherlands. A lot of people don't know. That's not too far from the real Cajun, but now it's dinner and so they're going to be closed by the time we check it out and then the pumping and Viola, the pumping via. Yeah.
Speaker 4:
20:21
I thought that was cool. Was the Pompeiian Villa. Inspired by, well, yeah, Pompeii. We talked about Pompeii in a previous podcast and it's a cool Villa. It's a cool Villa. It's pink.
Speaker 1:
20:36
Apparently the Palm pans were very into pink, pink Pompei and pastries and Paris style pare. Paris, Paris style doesn't mean anything.
Speaker 2:
20:46
This says that it was with rooms around a Roman Paris style. Okay, so the pink Pompeiian pastries in Paris styles I think could get, you can enjoy the pink Pompei and pastries with a cup of coffee perfectly. And I play my bitty bitsy banjo on the boardwalk. Well done. And as we mentioned before, we are recording live from real Cajun seafood restaurant and bar hash peg, good times, exclamation point. They have a really fun menu and really yummy food. Everything was good. I got fried shrimp. Of course I'm going to sound like a total pig at ribeye and fried shrimp. I had fried alligator, I had gumbo, I had just to let stuff with property set to Fe and I had, you mentioned egg rolls. Yes. All I can recommend to you. And I had asparagus as I gave her all my vegetables. That was yummy.
Speaker 2:
21:54
I got a baked potato. I don't know why, but sometimes restaurants don't get the baked potato. Right. But this one was like perfectly cooked and thank you. There were plenty enough of fixins Oh yeah. To actually cover the whole entire potato potato. Well, by the time I'd get done with it, it does. Yeah. Cause I mix it all in, but I like having enough toppings that actually cover the whole potato and not just the top. So they did good with their top end. Fixins good. Can you say that happened? Fixing? I'm in Texas. I can say it like that. I don't know why. And then I also had some red beans and rice. Roy gave me $4 and 50 cents for my budget and then he got the rest of it. Well of course. Yeah. It's a Cajun restaurant. Yeah. If this were a vegetarian restaurant, then, then you would look at the lion's share because I'm big thick guy. Yeah. Okay. Just say my kind of restaurant. Yeah. Yeah. This is up your alley since you're in Louisiana. Boy, Cajun boy and girl. So the Louisiana, well, even the vegetarian would recommend real Cajun. So good. Oh yeah, yeah. But they spell it R E E L, like you're fishing. Right. And their menu is real cute. Using real throughout the it and stuff like that. Like they're really, really, yeah, like really hot and stuff like that. Yeah. L Y. yeah, I figured they got that. Yeah. Okay. Keep Justin Price.
Speaker 6:
23:30
It's time for our travel tip, Rory. Our travel tip is to get your real ID starting in October of 2020s so you have 11 months folks. You will need a new ID to be able to board a plane. This ID is called a real ID. Now, most adults by now should have already received or are in the process of getting their real ID. This is a mandatory new identification card and I don't have mine yet, so I've got to start the process.
Speaker 1:
23:59
And every traveler 18 over must present this real ID compliant driver's license to fly within the United States. When we flew to Ohio a couple of days ago when we were flying from Burbank to Nashville for a concert in Ohio and the guard, everyone that would show up makes sense, right? Yes, I know, right? It's only, I mean it's just a six, seven hour drive. Um, everyone that would show up using their driver's license to go through security, right. I would hear him say, make sure you get a real ID. You've got less than a year to get a real ID. I showed up and I handed in my passport and he was like, thanks. Have a great day.
Speaker 6:
24:33
There will be other acceptable forms of ID such as a passport, a DHS trusted traveler card or military ID.
Speaker 1:
24:40
The real ID doesn't look the same in every state. So not all driver's licenses are real IDs to be sure. Contact your state driver's license agency on how to obtain a real ID compliant card, but they generally have a star in the upper portion of the card. You need to go in person to present documentation to verify who you are, of course, and where you live in order to get your real ID.
Speaker 6:
25:04
So if TSA can not verify your identity, they will not let you fly. Nope. So we're going to provide more links with info on this in our show notes. So be sure to check those out. So your travel tip folks is to take out your smartphone right now unless you're driving right. Make an appointment on your calendar now for when you're going to go down to the DMV and get your real ID if you don't yet have one.
Speaker 1:
25:25
Yeah, it's also a great reminder. Do check out the expiration date on your passport. [inaudible].
Speaker 6:
25:30
All right, now Rory, it's time for our travel question and if you'll remember last time we talked about Daisy's question regarding safety when traveling solo. I do remember that's so good. And we wanted to make this part two of many where we're going to talk about safety when traveling. So today we're going to focus specifically on identity theft and RF ID technology.
Speaker 1:
25:51
What's assuming most of you are already aware of the technology? So this is just to get everyone up to speed. RFID stands for radio frequency identification.
Speaker 6:
26:00
RFID is a short distance electromagnetic method for transmitting small bits of data. It was initially used primarily for inventory tracking, but it morphed into all sorts of uses including authentication, passports, identification cards and credit cards. And this is fun. A little FYI. It was originally created during world war II to identify British aircraft as they returned to base after a mission.
Speaker 1:
26:25
That's cool. It's FYI about RFI. Yup. Uh, when activated by an RFID reader, these chips transmit certain types of information wirelessly so they can verify your identity or even make a purchase without swiping your card. Or if ID enabled chip credit cards can wirelessly transmit the necessary personal information from a card held a few inches away from an RFID reader. So a lot of you guys will be familiar with this. We've seen a lot of our European friends just hold their wallet towards, instead of putting their chip in and stuff, they just touch it with their wallet and it pays. So that's the technology we're talking about.
Speaker 6:
27:03
Right? So anyone with an RFID reader can activate those chips and pick up whatever information they're designed to transmit. So if someone is sneaky about it, they can do it without your knowledge. Since it's an electromagnetic field, no physical touch between the RFID scanner and your wallet is even ever needed.
Speaker 1:
27:21
No, it's called skimming. RFID skimming, giving devices can grab all of your credit card information simply by walking by you in a crowded area like an airport or a mall. The frequency waves from RFID scanners are strong enough to pass through your clothing, handbag, or backpack wallet. And some readers, this is crazy, can scan from over a hundred yards away.
Speaker 6:
27:42
So that is why it's so important to have a specialized material built into your wallet that can block RFID scanners, especially while you're traveling. Because though our passports and driver's license and most credit cards use RFID technology, the RFID enabled credit cards are even more popular outside of the U S so you're more likely to be affected by someone trying to skim your cards while you're traveling.
Speaker 1:
28:11
Keep in mind, while RFID readers are fairly inexpensive, there are much easier and more effective ways that thieves can steal people's money in data. From the thief's perspective, it's a lot of work for relatively little gain. However, the technology does work and the possibility is always there because it's
Speaker 6:
28:28
right. So how do we throw out their efforts? Well, something as simple as aluminum foil works to block RFID readers. That's why I wear my head. Yeah, you keep a tinfoil hat. That's lovely. Yeah. That's with your leader hose from the previous podcast than ever. Um, but you would probably need multiple layers of foil sheets for it to work.
Speaker 1:
28:55
It's a very thick hat. Thank you. They're not going to read my mind with those devices, but really it's, it's super impractical to try and use aluminum foil or tinfoil or whatever you want to call it. Just trust me on that one. And it messes with your hair. No, you don't want to be unwrapping your credit card out of tinfoil every time you use it. And it's not like it's going to stay neat and tidy in, it's difficult to get it out of your hat anyway, so tinfoil blends so easily, it will just become more of a hassle than a help. Right, right. When RFID protection is built into a wallet, then you don't need to worry about trying not to bend your tinfoil and your wallet are a mess. The shape of your hat [inaudible]
Speaker 6:
29:36
and you don't have to worry about skimmers. Right? So that's why are making RFID protected wallets available for you to purchase through our website, www dot [inaudible] dot com we are selling them for 10 bucks and shipping is included in that price. It's free shipping peeps.
Speaker 1:
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If there are stylish and durable methods to protect your passport, driver's license and credit cards, why not use them? Something as simple as buying an RFID blocking wallet can protect you and your family from malicious intent dishes. Not to be confused with delicious,
Speaker 6:
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right? That would become the opposite. I was drawn to these wallets that we're offering on our website because I was looking for a solution for when I need my ID and boarding pass handy before we go through the security screening at the airport. I feel like I never had a great place for my ID and boarding pass to be together and easily accessible without missing,
Speaker 1:
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you're not the only one who felt that way about your misplacing them.
Speaker 6:
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So now you can have your electronic boarding pass on your phone through your airline app, and then you can use our little wallets because they have a heavy duty adhesive strip on the back. So you can attach that to your cell phone case or on the inside or outside of your passport. Or if you use physical boarding passes, like I've got a passport holder when we're traveling overseas, my boarding pass does fit in that. Great. I can just attach the RFID protected wallet onto that passport case. And then my passport and my ID and credit cards are all protected.
Speaker 1:
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Yeah. And it's possible that you might even save some frustration on the part of the people you're traveling with, trying to find things that have been misplaced. Right. When you're standing at security or trying to boot a plane. I recently, a few days ago, no place, my ID and Molly were able to board a plane. I had to stand there waiting instead of boarding. Yeah, no. So anyway, uh, our wallets are polyester and more importantly they say you're black too. They're white, they're black. But more importantly, they say the Ramis on them. So they are ultra cool. Of course you can support us and you can support the podcast and support our music by purchasing one of these wallets and protect you and your loved ones and your identity. And they make great stocking stuffers. So you have just enough time to grab some. Well, we hope we've inspired you guys this episode. Join us next time where we will be live from across the U S and I say that because it's not just one place. We're The ROAMies, man, We'll be broadcasting from all over cross the U S of a. That's right. And we will also be giving you some really cool gift ideas for this holiday season. So subscribe to our podcast so you don't miss an episode and please like and follow us on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. We're also on Twitter and on all social platforms. We are @TheROAMies.
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