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This show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one.MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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This show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one.MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Chad groslags

By frishhe - Jun 21 2018
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Had a lot of trouble hearing the host, he is very soft spoken. Had no trouble with the guest, maybe an editing/ mixing issue.

Great idea, but slow

By WhiskeySmack - Mar 16 2018
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Love maker podcasts, but this is really slow. Spends too much time on how people got started, childhood, parental influences, and subjects that are unrelated. Also spends a bit too much time on trying to sound like a radio show and would prefer down to earth, unscripted questions and answers. More depth on making, problems, solutions, and projects.

iTunes Ratings

138 Ratings
Average Ratings
118
9
6
1
4

Chad groslags

By frishhe - Jun 21 2018
Read more
Had a lot of trouble hearing the host, he is very soft spoken. Had no trouble with the guest, maybe an editing/ mixing issue.

Great idea, but slow

By WhiskeySmack - Mar 16 2018
Read more
Love maker podcasts, but this is really slow. Spends too much time on how people got started, childhood, parental influences, and subjects that are unrelated. Also spends a bit too much time on trying to sound like a radio show and would prefer down to earth, unscripted questions and answers. More depth on making, problems, solutions, and projects.
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The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

Latest release on May 18, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Jimmy DiResta Educates, Entertains, and Inspires

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Jimmy DiResta is an artist, designer, and master builder. Jimmy's goal is to educate, entertain and inspire. You can watch him make things, and become inspired to make your own things on his tremendously popular YouTube channel.

Jimmy's videos help you learn a lot about the tools, materials, and processes with a hefty dose of fun mixed in.

Before YouTube, if you were one of us that learned about making things by watching television, you may have been able to catch Jimmy on the Discovery Channel, DIY Network or HGTV.This episode dives into his youth and schooling, early jobs, and many of his REAL experiences in the world of making.

www.podcastformakers.com/jimmy-diresta

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Dec 11 2015

1hr 18mins

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Rank #2: Izzy Swan Wants You To THINK Differently About Making

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Izzy Swan is an incredibly prolific person. Between furniture design, a truly prolific array of YouTube videos, and spending time with his children, Izzy still considers himself “as retired as he’s going to get.” Izzy found success by forging his own path. He has emerged as a prominent figure in the maker community with a reputation for creative problem solving and playful designs. Listen to our conversation with Izzy as we discuss:

  • Having children and maintaining playfulness
  • Finding one’s place in the world
  • Not finishing college
  • Enjoying what you do: The right job versus the right people
  • Prioritizing happiness over wealth
  • Problem-solving and creativity
  • Learning from frustration
  • The importance of growing community

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May 06 2016

58mins

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Rank #3: Steve Ramsey - Woodworking for Mere Mortals

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Steve Ramsey believes that woodworking is for everyone. Since 2008, Steve has been creating YouTube videos on his channel, Woodworking For Mere Mortals, where he makes videos that demonstrate how easy and fun woodworking can be. His easygoing presentation and emphasis on simple projects put beginners at ease. Join us as we talk to Steve about:

  • His early experiences in Making
  • How he developed his presentation style
  • What led him to YouTube in the first place
  • Why he leaves his mistakes in the video

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Tweet at Jon or Steve

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Support the show on Patreon

Jan 20 2017

46mins

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Rank #4: Ben Brandt

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Ben Brandt is a Software Engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A part-time maker, Ben spends the majority of his time creating just about anything with mechanical or moving components or interesting geometry, primarily using wood. Ben also finds reward in working with aluminum.

Known for being a software engineer, Ben shares a passion for making and wants to educate others about creativity and the importance of trying new and unfamiliar skills.

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Tweet at Jon

MakerCast on Instagram

MakerCast FaceBook page

Buy a MakerCast shirt

Support the show on Patreon

 

This weekly audio show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one. MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us. Click to check out some of the most popular recent episodes

Aug 04 2017

56mins

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Rank #5: Curtis Buchanan - Experiences In Making

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Curtis Buchanan makes chairs,
but not just any chairs. He makes Windsor chairs the way they have
always been made — by hand, starting from logs. A poor student
throughout his academic career, Curtis found his passion only after leaving
college without much of a plan. A succession of odd jobs and over
100,000 miles of hitchhiking gave Curtis a thirst for experience and a
tolerance for risk that would serve him well in his career as a
maker of fine furniture.

This episode was originally published on April 1st,
2016. Due to an error in the feed, it has been republished here. We
are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

podcastformakers.com/curtis-buchanan

May 01 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #6: Laura Kampf - Making Without Regrets

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Laura Kampf is an artist and Maker from Cologne, Germany. Through her popular YouTube channel, Laura shares projects spanning a number of disciplines, insight on making as a career, and her impeccable taste in music — all beautifully filmed thanks to a keen eye and a solid foundation in videography. Join us as we discuss: 

  • Finding your path
  • Building a business from the ground up
  • Insecurity and taking pride in your work
  • Learning by doing
  • The difficulty of client relations and knowing your own worth

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Jun 10 2016

45mins

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Rank #7: David Picciuto Teaches How To Make Something

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David Picciuto inspires through his work. A musician, photographer, videographer, and woodworker, David's creations are works of art - both the videos and the projects themselves. David's life is seemingly a series of experiments in careers that didn't quite fit, but the result is a set of skills perfectly suited to his current profession as the personality behind MakeSomething.TV.

In our conversation with David, we talk about:

- changing careers later in life- finding an audience- impostor syndrome and seeking approval

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Mar 18 2016

53mins

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Rank #8: John Grimsmo - Making The Business of Machining

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John Grimsmo is a knifemaker and machinist from Toronto, Canada. A fulltime maker, John spends the majority of his time creating knives primarily using titanium. Known for knifemaking, John shares a passion for G-code and wants to educate others about entrepreneurship.

This episode also features John Saunders as he and John share a new podcast called The Business of Machining, and they share details about it.

Visit the show notes for this episode

Tweet at Jon

Checkout Jon or John on Instagram

MakerCast FaceBook page

Buy a MakerCast shirt

Support the show on Patreon

 

This weekly audio show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one. MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us. Click to check out some of the most popular recent episodes

Mar 17 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Katie Jackson Makes Learning Basic Woodworking Easy and Inexpensive

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Known for being a woodworking teacher, Katie Jackson started a woodworking career only after graduating from college for painting and education. Her creative spirit and drive to empower others led her to woodworking education targeting at-risk girls and young women. An experiment in collaborative woodworking and reclaimed materials, while never profitable, led to a line of custom furniture and eventually a book, Hand-Built Outdoor Furniture. Join us as we talk to Katie about:

  • Working with ADHD
  • The value of teamwork and collaboration
  • Learning woodworking by studying antiques
  • The importance of education in opening woodworking to women
  • Learning from failure

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Jul 22 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #10: Andrew Thiessen

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Andrew Thiessen is a stay at home dad, beekeeper, woodworker from Charlotte, NC. 

A full-time maker, Andrew spends the majority of his time farming Honey Bees, primarily using wood straight from the local sawmill. Andrew shares a passion for producing new bee colonies, specifically Queen bees, and also he design-builds interior spaces, and wants to educate others about Bee Venom Therapy for Chronic Lyme Disease. 

Visit the show notes for this episode

Tweet at Jon

MakerCast on Instagram

MakerCast FaceBook page

Buy a MakerCast shirt

Support the show on Patreon

 

This weekly audio show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one. MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us. Click to check out some of the most popular recent episodes

Jul 21 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #11: Craig Thibodeau - From Failure To Fulltime

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Woodworker Craig Thibodeau is a maker of fine furniture and a writer for Fine Woodworking Magazine. His work is known for its incorporation of marquetry and other intricate veneering. A mechanical engineer by trade, Craig started a business that failed before making the jump to woodworking full time — and he’s been doing it ever since.

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Nov 25 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #12: Kyle Toth Wants You To Stay Dusty

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After attending public high school with no shop classes, this weeks guest attended North Bennett Street School in Boston to receive formal training in 18th-century cabinet and furniture making. 

The North Bennett Street School is a trade school that’s 130 years old dedicated to preserving the craft of furniture making. The school offers eight full-time professional programs train students for careers in: Cabinet and Furniture Making, Carpentry, Jewelry Making and Repair, Bookbinding, Locksmithing and Security Technology, Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry, and Violin Making and Repair.

Kyle describes his favorite piece - a segmented circular donut with over 2000 pieces.  It took over 100 hours to finish.

Hear about how Kyle has done projects for Snoop Dog, Disneyland, Metallica, and Jelly Skateboards.

We discuss how Kyle never wants to lose the human touch of his designs and craft.

You can get more info at the show notes page for this episode by visiting www.podcastformakers.com/kyle-toth

Sep 11 2015

26mins

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Rank #13: Frank Makes! - A Conversation with Mr. Howarth

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Woodworker and stay-at-home dad Frank Howarth is known for his beautiful YouTube videos and the impeccable quality of his work. Frank grew up in Honolulu thinking he would become a scientist like his father, but ended up becoming an architect and spending 15 years in that profession before making the switch to woodworking full-time. His intricate projects are complimented by a relaxing pace and a talent for stop-motion photography. Join us as we talk about:

  • Experiencing the analog-to-digital switchover firsthand
  • Finding the perfect fit by finding yourself
  • The “thousand little failures” in every project

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Tweet at Jon or Frank

Checkout Jon or Frank on Instagram

Frank's FaceBook page

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Nov 04 2016

52mins

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Rank #14: Tony Rouleau - Machinist, Welder, Artist, Maker

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Tony Rouleau is a maker. Tony's Hillview Wood & Metal specializes in custom wood and metal work, machining, welding, 3d printing, and design. Listen in as we discuss where machinist jobs have gone, how they are coming back, and why machining is a very rewarding way to be a maker.

podcastformakers.com/tony-rouleau

Feb 26 2016

57mins

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Rank #15: Matt Cremona Creates From The Ground Up

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Matt Cremona is a maker of fine furniture, but what helps Matt's YouTube channel stand out for the crowd is his unorthodox way of obtaining materials. Much like it was 200 years ago, the woodworking that Matt engages in is performed on boards that come from trees that he cuts down himself.

Matt's videos aim to motivate others to challenge themselves and try something new.

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Dec 18 2015

46mins

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Rank #16: Into The Dirtshop - with Tim Molinaro

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Tim Molinaro is a content creator and engineer. In his spare time, he runs Into the Dirtshop, a channel devoted to both making things and fixing things. With a passion for trash picking and working with reclaimed materials, Tim also has a flair for automotive work. His videos teach us that you don’t need a fancy shop to be a maker. You just need the desire to do it.

Join us as we talk to Tim about:

  • Working with reclaimed material and picking the trash
  • Private school, public school, and feeling like an outsider
  • Being inspired by a negative college experience
  • Finding a “real” job in Engineering
  • Making Into The Dirtshop a self-funded enterprise
  • Pricing your work

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May 13 2016

52mins

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Rank #17: Mike Merzke - Making A Life After Working That Isn't Retirement

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As a soldier in the US Army, Mike Merzke found himself making rudimentary furniture for his fellow soldiers while deployed to Iraq. His making hobby made life a little more comfortable for the soldiers away from home. Now, as Mike nears retirement from the Army, he is building his former hobby into a business — Merzke Custom Woodworking. Join us as we talk to Mike about:

  • Viewing mistakes as practice instead of failures
  • Smart shop expansion and the right time to buy new tools
  • Using social media for business portability
  • Expectations as a roadblock to success

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May 20 2016

59mins

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Rank #18: John Malecki - The Builder

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Custom furniture designer John Malecki makes rustic industrial furniture from his home in Pittsburgh. John draws inspiration from the architecture and history around him. But growing up in Pittsburgh, John wanted to be a football player — and he actually made it to the NFL and played for a number of teams, including the Steelers. So how did he end up becoming a maker? We’ll talk to John about:

  • His career in the NFL
  • Missing out on shop class – and trying to bring it back
  • Learning to market yourself

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Tweet at Jon or John

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John's FaceBook page

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Nov 11 2016

51mins

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Rank #19: Todd Bailey - Maker of CNC Mini Projects

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Todd builds CAD models that are CNC friendly. Lissten in as we learn all about how Todd got started, and what he sees for the future of homegrown CNC routers.

www.podcastformakers.com/todd-bailey

Sep 03 2015

39mins

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Rank #20: Taylor Forrest - Making A Lasting Impression

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Taylor Forrest is known as a maker of modern steel and leather sling-back chairs. With a keen eye for aesthetics but a strong desire for finite projects with clear start and end points, Taylor combined her artist’s eye and her knack for mathematics and moved into furniture design. A love for horseback riding made Taylor curious about saddle leather and other ways to use it, and an iconic line of furniture was born. Join us as we talk about:

  • School and the influence of negativity
  • Bringing ideas from 2D to 3D and the value of working with your hands
  • How examining horseback riding tack led to her current furniture designs
  • The influence of environment on creativity and work

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Tweet at Jon or checkout Jon on Instagram or FaceBook

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Oct 28 2016

48mins

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