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10,000 HOURS is an interview series about craft, creativity and putting in our time.In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examined and popularized the theory that any given skill takes ten thousand hours to master. How accurate is that? More importantly, if there’s any truth to the theory, how does it change the way we look at doing work and putting in time? Brought to you by entrepreneur Grant Spanier and writer Vince Koci, 10,000 HOURS is a weekly discussion about the different ways people work hard to do what they love.Joined by guests from around the world with diverse backgrounds— topics will touch on everything from entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, personal philosophy, living your passion, and everything in-between.

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10,000 HOURS is an interview series about craft, creativity and putting in our time.In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examined and popularized the theory that any given skill takes ten thousand hours to master. How accurate is that? More importantly, if there’s any truth to the theory, how does it change the way we look at doing work and putting in time? Brought to you by entrepreneur Grant Spanier and writer Vince Koci, 10,000 HOURS is a weekly discussion about the different ways people work hard to do what they love.Joined by guests from around the world with diverse backgrounds— topics will touch on everything from entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, personal philosophy, living your passion, and everything in-between.

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Seth then the rest of us

By Wildlife Painter - Sep 29 2014
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Heartfelt and transparent is my takeaway from this worthwhile and inspiring hour.

Amazing new cast

By AdOutAce - Jun 09 2014
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Funny, informative, easy to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
2
1
1
0

Seth then the rest of us

By Wildlife Painter - Sep 29 2014
Read more
Heartfelt and transparent is my takeaway from this worthwhile and inspiring hour.

Amazing new cast

By AdOutAce - Jun 09 2014
Read more
Funny, informative, easy to listen to.

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10,000 HOURS

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10,000 HOURS is an interview series about craft, creativity and putting in our time.In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell examined and popularized the theory that any given skill takes ten thousand hours to master. How accurate is that? More importantly, if there’s any truth to the theory, how does it change the way we look at doing work and putting in time? Brought to you by entrepreneur Grant Spanier and writer Vince Koci, 10,000 HOURS is a weekly discussion about the different ways people work hard to do what they love.Joined by guests from around the world with diverse backgrounds— topics will touch on everything from entrepreneurship, creativity, productivity, personal philosophy, living your passion, and everything in-between.

13 The Good Creative with Paul Jarvis

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Grant and Vince talk with writer and designer Paul Jarvis about his new book "The Good Creative" and why the little boy dropped his ice cream.

May 19 2014

53mins

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132 Unapologetic with Puno

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Jennifer Puno, AKA Puno Dostres, AKA Puno hops on the line with Grant and Vince for a conversation about never having to say you’re sorry. As self-proclaimed “slashie” that forays professionally into everything surrounding art and programming, Puno brings a confident and unique attitude to her ventures that might best be called unapologetic. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

Jul 17 2017

54mins

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90 Hard Work with Michael Cina

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Grant and Vince have the rare opportunity to sit down on the guest’s home turf, talking with famed designer and artist Michael Cina in his working studio in Minneapolis. The trio discuss hard work, working hard, and the proverbial “grind” in an effort to uncover the essence of motivation.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

May 02 2016

49mins

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125 Building with Eva Goicochea

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Eva Goicochea joins Grant and Vince from New York to talk about what it takes to build, and grow, a brand. Eva is a creative strategist and entrepreneur that helped launch both Tinker Watches and Maude. She lends her insight about the core elements that go into making a brand great. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (offer code 10000HOURS).

May 15 2017

1hr 11mins

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117 Impact with Wes Kao

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Grant and Vince are welcome their first guest of season 4, the ever-motivating Wes Kao. Wes is a denizen of the tech start-up world, and currently serves as director for Seth Godin’s altMBA program. She joins the show to talk about the result of our creative pursuits: impact, and the way our projects can spread influence in unexpected ways.

This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Feb 27 2017

1hr 1min

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91 Major league with Brace Hemmelgarn

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Grant and Vince step up to the plate with an in-studio conversation with official photographer for the Minnesota Twins, Brace Hemmelgarn. The trio talk specialization, mastery, and excelling within constraints, investigating what it takes to take your craft to the proverbial “Major League.”

This episode is sponsored by Death to Stock.

May 09 2016

49mins

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122 The Future with Jamey Erickson

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Grant and Vince chat with designer, creative entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “semi-proficient space nerd,” Jamey Erickson. Jamey is the founder of Minneapolis-based digital agency Lunar, and has recently kicked-off a kickstarter campaign for Launch Ladies — a children’s book about influential women in space history. The trio talks about ‘The Future,’ and discusses how to use creative talent to influence the world around you. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Apr 02 2017

1hr 4mins

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92 Thrive with Grant & Vince

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Grant and Vince are keeping it hostful this week with a discussion about mindset, philosophy and adversity. Your hosts are looking at what it takes, creatively and mentally, to not only survive challenges and setbacks, but to thrive despite, or because, of them, and grow in the process.

This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

May 16 2016

1hr 3mins

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120 The Leap with Michael Youngblood & Jon Kalan

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Grant and Vince chat with Michael Youngblood and Jon Kalan, the entrepreneurs behind the destination co-working retreat project Unsettled. The foursome appropriately talk about risk taking and going all-in, following Unsettled’s story from theory, to inception, to taking “the leap.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human (use offer code 10000HOURS for $10 off & free shipping on an order of 30 tabs).

Mar 20 2017

57mins

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133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Stephanie Ciccarelli, CBO and founder of national-leading voice talent aggregator Voices.com, joins Grant and Vince to have a candid conversation about talent. Responsible for connecting thousands of talented individuals to creative work, Stephanie has no shortage on insight about how to find, and grow, talent. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Sep 11 2017

55mins

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131 Holistic with John Sonmez

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John Sonmez joins Grant and Vince from San Diego to chat about how to approach creative projects, and life, from the top down. John is the creator of The Simple Programmer, a blog that originally served programmers with advice, but has bloomed into something much more comprehensive. Now, John’s outlook covers a much broader scope, and he talks about it in a conversation about being holistic. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Jul 10 2017

57mins

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19 The project lifespan with Kate Bingaman-Burt

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Grant and Vince talk to celebrated illustrator and author of Obsessive Consumption Kate Bingaman-Burt about the lifespan of projects, committing to creativity, and the joys of working with a burrito brand.

Show notes:

Chipotle Project — Memento — http://katebingamanburt.com/

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Jun 30 2014

49mins

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129 Edge with Jason Dhir

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Jason Dhir joins 10,000 HOURS to share his thoughts, be they controversial or insightful, on pushing limits, creatively or otherwise. CEO of Ultra Human and organizer of extravagant events, Jason shares his perspective on what it means to move past “the edge.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human.

Jun 19 2017

1hr 10mins

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44 Breaking in with Katie Featherston

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Grant and Vince have a not-at-all-scary sit-down with actress and filmmaker Katie Featherston, most popularly of Paranormal Activity fame. They talk diversification, positive thinking and the ebb and flow that is “breaking out” and “breaking in.”

Jan 26 2015

56mins

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45 Respect the process with Jordan Brady

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Grant and Vince sit down with comedian, filmmaker, and host of the Respect the Process podcast Jordan Brady, to talk about doing things the right way, until you have to do them the wrong way. Ever wonder what it’s like to talk to Prince with a mouthful of donut? Jordan Brady tells all.

Feb 02 2015

1hr 9mins

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46 Split personality with Charles Youel

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Grant and Vince are joined in-studio by seasoned writer and brains behind the smash art-bicycle event Artcrank™, Charles Youel. The trio talks the oft necessary creative phenomenon of splitting your personality, what it means to have perspective, and, what else, bicycles!

This episode is sponsored by Simplecast—the easiest way to publish podcasts.

Feb 09 2015

1hr 2mins

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48 Get up & go with Alastair Humphreys

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Grant and Vince are joined all the way from England by author, motivator and National Geographic top-rated adventurer, Alastair Humphreys to have an enlightening discussion about drive, fear, and the parallels between creative work and physical adventure.

This episode is sponsored by Sanebox.

Feb 23 2015

49mins

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49 Naked with Kevin Allison

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Grant and Vince are joined by the always funny and enlighteningly honest host of RISK! podcast and former member of The State comedy group, Kevin Allison. They talk about the value of vulnerability in storytelling, and what it really means to be honest with yourselves and others in an episode fittingly called “Naked.”

This episode is brought to you by Smile Software.

Mar 02 2015

1hr 5mins

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50 Milestones with Grant & Vince

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In a celebratory hostful episode, Grant and Vince commemorate 50 shows with a one-on-one show about Milestones, the nature of achievement, and some of their favorite memories from a year and a half of guests and topics.

This episode is sponsored by GO+DO, a skillshare class for creators.

Mar 09 2015

1hr 8mins

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42 Finding your voice with Susan Bennett (Siri)

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Grant and Vince have the unique opportunity to talk to singer, vocal artist and now-ubiquitous voice of Apple’s Siri—Susan Bennet. They discuss mediums, cultivating natural talents and the highs and lows that come with finding one’s creative voice.

Jan 12 2015

1hr 5mins

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138 Year in Review with Grant & Vince

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Grant and Vince take a look back at the sometimes-tumultuous, sometimes-triumphant year of 2017 as they sit down together for a discussion about “review.” The Season Four finale is all about evaluation, and how we frame our own work, and criticism, when viewed through the looking glass of the past.

Feb 13 2018

57mins

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137 Lens with Corey C. Waters

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Corey C. Waters, cinematographer, director, and half of filmmaking duo DAD®, joins Grant and Vince in to talk about a subject near the to heart, and the eye: lenses. Corey, and partner Grant, investigate the many different points of view it takes to spearhead a creative project, especially within the framework of their newest venture. This episode is sponsored by Parabo Press (offer code HOURS for free square prints AND free shipping!).

Jan 05 2018

1hr 6mins

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136 Truth with Stephen Coss

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Stephen Coss, author of The Fever of 1721, is a non-fiction weaver-of-tales that joins Grant and Vince to talk about a hot, and ever-evolving, topic in the 21st century: truth. As Stephen reflects on his first book and researches for his next, he offers interesting insights in how and when to color the facts, tell it how it is, and use the truth to create a compelling story. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Dec 04 2017

53mins

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135 Chaos with Francois Chartrand

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Francois Chartrand, product designer at Headspace — the world’s leading meditation application — knows a thing or two about mindfulness in creativity. He joins the show to start a conversation about intentionality, balance, and perhaps the opposite state of both: chaos. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (offer code 10000HOURS).

Oct 02 2017

53mins

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134 Overlap with Sean McCabe

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Sean McCabe joins the show to talk about the subject of his new book: starting an enterprise while maintaining a steady job. Sean is the founder of the Seanwes brand, and educates about entrepreneurial creativity through his writing, podcasting, and much more. In this episode, he talks about what it means to be deliberate in your decision making. This episode is sponsored by Overlap.

Sep 26 2017

58mins

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133 Talent with Stephanie Ciccarelli

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Stephanie Ciccarelli, CBO and founder of national-leading voice talent aggregator Voices.com, joins Grant and Vince to have a candid conversation about talent. Responsible for connecting thousands of talented individuals to creative work, Stephanie has no shortage on insight about how to find, and grow, talent. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Sep 11 2017

55mins

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132 Unapologetic with Puno

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Jennifer Puno, AKA Puno Dostres, AKA Puno hops on the line with Grant and Vince for a conversation about never having to say you’re sorry. As self-proclaimed “slashie” that forays professionally into everything surrounding art and programming, Puno brings a confident and unique attitude to her ventures that might best be called unapologetic. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

Jul 17 2017

54mins

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131 Holistic with John Sonmez

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John Sonmez joins Grant and Vince from San Diego to chat about how to approach creative projects, and life, from the top down. John is the creator of The Simple Programmer, a blog that originally served programmers with advice, but has bloomed into something much more comprehensive. Now, John’s outlook covers a much broader scope, and he talks about it in a conversation about being holistic. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Jul 10 2017

57mins

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130 Stage with William Close

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William Close, the man behind the musical phenomenon known as The Earth Harp Collective, joins the show to talk about his strange and beautiful confluence of architecture, stagecraft and music. On the topic of ‘stage,’ William describes the opportunities, feelings and challenges he faces playing one of the world’s most unique instruments. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.

Jun 26 2017

1hr 5mins

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129 Edge with Jason Dhir

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Jason Dhir joins 10,000 HOURS to share his thoughts, be they controversial or insightful, on pushing limits, creatively or otherwise. CEO of Ultra Human and organizer of extravagant events, Jason shares his perspective on what it means to move past “the edge.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human.

Jun 19 2017

1hr 10mins

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128 Scaling with Grant & Vince

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Grant and Vince are back for a hostful talking about the process of growing, expanding, and leveling-up our efforts, and all the challenges that come with it. In a conversation about “scale” our hosts reflect on the scaling process 10,000 HOURS went through to get where it is today. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Jun 12 2017

1hr 16mins

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127 Honey with Sara Leimbach

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Sara Leimbach drops in from LA and she, Grant and Vince chat about the art of the side-project. A narrative director and producer by day, Sara sheds some light on what she calls “side honey,” or, the restorative, super-sweet secondary attractions that refuel our creative efforts. This episode is sponsored by Adobe’s #creativejam event series.

Jun 04 2017

1hr 7mins

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126 Restarting with Joshua Redshaw

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Joshua Redshaw joins the show from Portland to chat about the art of the “restart.” An entrepreneur and creative strategist, Joshua knows a thing or two about transitioning and rolling with punches, and shares his insights about everything from diversifying creative projects to divorce. This episode is sponsored by Death to Stock.

May 22 2017

1hr 13mins

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125 Building with Eva Goicochea

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Eva Goicochea joins Grant and Vince from New York to talk about what it takes to build, and grow, a brand. Eva is a creative strategist and entrepreneur that helped launch both Tinker Watches and Maude. She lends her insight about the core elements that go into making a brand great. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (offer code 10000HOURS).

May 15 2017

1hr 11mins

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124 Direction with Ace Norton

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Grant and Vince talk with prolific director and filmmaker Ace Norton — director of over 80 films across music video, fashion, commercial and art platforms. Ace calls in from Venice, California to chat about the nuances of his medium, and all the challenges and opportunities that arise when you take on the role of providing “direction.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human (offer code: 10000HOURS).

May 01 2017

58mins

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123 Represent with Alex Rybarczyk

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Grant and Vince are on the line with Alex Rybarczyk, a surging Minneapolis photographer and designer, currently spearheading the Immigrant Portrait Project. Alex shares her thoughts about what it means to lend people a voice, tell someone’s story, and empower creativity in a discussion about how we “represent.”

This episode is sponsored by Death to Stock.

Apr 10 2017

1hr 5mins

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122 The Future with Jamey Erickson

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Grant and Vince chat with designer, creative entrepreneur, and self-proclaimed “semi-proficient space nerd,” Jamey Erickson. Jamey is the founder of Minneapolis-based digital agency Lunar, and has recently kicked-off a kickstarter campaign for Launch Ladies — a children’s book about influential women in space history. The trio talks about ‘The Future,’ and discusses how to use creative talent to influence the world around you. This episode is sponsored by Simplecast.

Apr 02 2017

1hr 4mins

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121 Message with Maurice Cherry

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Grant and Vince are on the horn with Maurice Cherry, the designer, entrepreneur, and creative mind behind Lunch creative studio. Maurice shares his insight about the importance messaging and audience, from the perspective of host of the podcast Revision Path, a showcase for other black designers. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (use offer code 10000HOURS).

Mar 27 2017

57mins

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120 The Leap with Michael Youngblood & Jon Kalan

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Grant and Vince chat with Michael Youngblood and Jon Kalan, the entrepreneurs behind the destination co-working retreat project Unsettled. The foursome appropriately talk about risk taking and going all-in, following Unsettled’s story from theory, to inception, to taking “the leap.” This episode is sponsored by Ultra Human (use offer code 10000HOURS for $10 off & free shipping on an order of 30 tabs).

Mar 20 2017

57mins

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119 Navigation with Chris Fritton

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Grant and Vince catch Chris Fritton — The Itinerant Printer — on a brief break from his years-long mission to collaborate with North America’s analogue printing community. The trio chat about navigation, both in terms of the logistical challenges of large-scale projects, as well as the more nuanced experiences of exploring craft, culture and process.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (use offer code '10000HOURS').

Mar 13 2017

1hr 4mins

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