Rank #1: Episode 5 - Georges Niang
Scott and Spencer head back to the old stomping grounds to visit with former Iowa State Cyclone Great Georges Niang.
Aug 01 2017
Rank #2: Episode 3 - Matt Doughty
We keep it old school with Matt Doughty of Elevated Fitness to talk fitness, Coach Dan Gable, gemsbok and his jump from the corporate world to starting his own venture.Episode 3 of The Handcrafted Podcast with Matt Doughty from Elevated FItness / The Wolfden. Sharing the stories of success, failure and the drive to keep pushing forward, The Handcrafted Podcast is a weekly conversation with the talents of the Midwest.
Jul 11 2017
Rank #3: Episode 15 - Brad Argo
A big dreamer and an executor, Brad Argo has moved houses, formed a successful adventure company and turned his passion for ping pong into a beloved game lounge for all to enjoy. In this episode, we explore how Brad takes big ideas and successfully brings them to life.
Feb 22 2018
Rank #4: Episode 17 - Cullen & Evan Powers
Cullen and Evan Powers of Powers Media House, the tallest media company in the world, join the show to talk about Cullen quitting a successful family business and joining forces with brother Evan to form their own media company. We also talk adventures, photography and a dust up in Tucson.
"Count your blessings not your failures"
"It's your outlook on life, not embracing the bad stuff and just enjoying the good stuff"
What They're Sayin..
"Never giving up on pursuing what they think is right even though they are 100% wrong." - Chris Carruthers
"I think they each have unique abilities and perspectives, not just due to their towering heights, that give them an edge in the industry, but overall I would say that their everlasting passion and interest to grow and learn about their hobby best allow them to be successful at what they do." - Alissa HeBrink
5:15 - Music Video Production
10:50 - From Photography to Videography
14:45 - Making the Jump to Full Time Photographer
27:50 - Marketing
29:30 - The Photography Community
30:45 - Family Photos / Travel
35:45 - DSLR vs Camera Phone
39:30 - Education or a Lack Thereof
42:43 - Evan's Art Background
45:30 - Air B & B Stories
57:12 - The Future of Powers Media House
1:01:40 - Prints
1:10:20 - Overland Iowa
1:15:44 - People Talk
1:23:10 - Quick Hitters
Mar 23 2018
Rank #5: Episode 2 - Ashleigh Brady
The Handcrafted Crew pays a visit to The Side Garage to meet with co-founder / designer Ashleigh Brady to talk about happy little accidents, creativity, inspiration and more.Episode 2 of The Handcrafted Podcast with Ashleigh Brady from The Side Garage. Sharing the stories of success, failure and the drive to keep pushing forward, The Handcrafted Podcast is a weekly conversation with the talents of the Midwest.
Jun 30 2017
Rank #6: Episode 14 - Patrick Tape Fleming
From performing on picnic tables in small-town Iowa to a national concert tour, Patrick Tape Fleming of Gloom Balloon and The Poison Control Center joins The DRMN BG Podcast. In this episode, Patrick shares his stories from the road and explains how his love for music led to a successful career in songwriting, performance and production.
Feb 10 2018
Rank #7: Episode 19 - Dani Ausen
The incredible queen of all things design related, Dani Ausen, joins the show to talk about how she makes the most of her talents in working at a prominent university, launching her own custom designed jewelry business and her prominent role in making Market Day what it is today.
"Eat the elephant one bite at a time"
"Don't think you can't do it, you can, you just have to start somewhere"
What They're Sayin..
"You empower many people – including me – to do bigger and better in this world." - Cat Rocketship
"Dani was one of the first people to really advise me on my current career path and I can't thank her enough for getting me to where I am now." - John Bosley
4:00 - Dani's Many Talents
11:00 - Early Dani Days
15:00 - Picking a Path
28:38 - Dani AWESOME / Market Day
37:38 - The Show Circuit
41:10 - The Future of Dani AWESOME
42:48 - Vendor Fair Stories
49:15 - The Design Process
55:18 - The Drive to Keep Going
1:00:00 - Life Hacks
1:04:37 - Setbacks Leading to Success
1:10:00 - People Talk
1:15:30 - Quick Hitters
Apr 24 2018
Rank #8: Episode 16 - John Bosley
From designing toys for The Walking Dead to head designer at RAYGUN to launching his own company specializing in illustrating well-known cities, landmarks and geographic icons, John Bosley is a machine! In this episode, John talks about following his passion for art, illustration and design and making that passion his career.
"I wanted to stop building someone else's castle and build my own."
"If there's something you're intersted in doing, just do it, you've got nothing to lose"
"If you love doing it at the end of the day, that's all that matters"
What They're Sayin..
"John’s a hustler. He never seems to slow down. He ‘chases the work’ as I like to say - doing the work that gets you to the dream. He’s been solo for about two years and has designed almost his full body of work in that time - amazing." - Chrissy Jensen
"John Bosley is the mayor of Des Moines. He has a really unique formula of talent, personality, and hustle. I've never seen anybody launch their own creative business and make it so successful in such a short amount of time. John has just GOT IT." - Dani Ausen
3:45 - What's John Doing Now?
5:08 - Early Bozz Days
9:00 - The Formation of Bozz Prints
14:20 - Making The Jump
19:45 - Finding Design Inspiration
24:05 - Design Process
31:45 - The Iowa License Plate Campaign
36:15 - Navigating the Wholesale Scene
40:13 - The Iowa Cubs Yearbook Project
44:08 - The Bozz Workflow
47:50 - Designing The Walking Dead Toys
50:38 - What's Next for Bozz Prints
53:00 - Outgrowing the Basement / Mainframe
59:35 - Inspirations / Life Hacks / Challenges
1:06:20 - The Bozz Legacy & Expansion
1:10:11 - Sneaker Game - Jordan's
1:19:27 - People Talk
1:25:30 - Quick Hitters
Mar 08 2018
Rank #10: Episode 11 - Brooks Reynolds
Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ron Jeremy, Associates Degrees in Bacon, this week Spencer and Scott visit BaconFest HQ to chat with The Face of Bacon, Brooks Reynolds. Brooks is the Chairman of the Iowa Bacon Board for the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival.
Oct 26 2017
Rank #11: Episode 22 - Tyler Robinson
Tyler Robinson (Co-Owner of Krave Gym) joins the show this week to talk about realizing his passion for fitness at a young age. He has since turned that passion into a career of helping people through fitness, community and team building. We dive into Tyler's story and also talk bodybuilding, finding motivation, goal setting, nutrition and more.
What They're Sayin..
I think that so much of Tyler's success comes from his ability to reach and relate to people. This kind of personality doesn't just fit the mold of a great coach but also fits very well for managing the gym. - Jordan Hildreth
I believe in you and your ability to achieve anything you want in life. I am so proud of what you have accomplished so far and can't wait to see what the years ahead have in store. Dream BIG and keep up the good work! - Amber Robinson
Jun 01 2018
Rank #12: Episode 10 - Jay Wendt
"Sometimes you've gotta eat a shit sandwich" Jay Wendt (@tenth_letter_in) pays a visit and gets a warm welcome. In this episode we talk walk out music, professional baseball tryouts, shit sandwiches, Tom Cruise and more.
Photo by Michael Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oct 05 2017
Rank #13: Episode 20 - Made in DSM
Derek Jensen and Andrew Peterson of Made in DSM have dedicated the last 2 years to highlighting the talented people of Des Moines. It's about time we shine the light on them and find out more about how Made in DSM was formed and where it's headed.
"We want to be involved with your lives because were generally interested in it"
"You put in the work and people notice and good things happen"
"It's not what you do, it's how you do it"
What They're Sayin..
They genuinely love learning about people in Des Moines and sharing those people's stories with the rest of our community. You can't fake that. - Ashley Leon
Please keep that curiosity thriving, you are genuinely kind souls - Cassie Tangney
4:28 - What is Made in DSM
8:45 - How Made in DSM was formed
23:43 - Individual Roles
32:09 - What We've Learned
48:12 - Challenges
59:57 - Gary V
1:17:00 - Granting Des Moines One Wish
1:21:00 - People Talk
1:25:00- Quick Hitters
May 08 2018
Rank #14: Episode 7 - Ace Wilde
Handcrafted pays a visit to Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo to visit with Ace Wilde (@acewilde)Handcrafted pays a visit to Yankee Doodle Dandy Tattoo to visit with Ace Wilde (@acewilde) Sharing the stories of success, failure and the drive to keep pushing forward, The Handcrafted Podcast is a weekly conversation with the talents of the Midwest.
Aug 29 2017
Rank #15: Episode 23 - B2Wins
Walter and Wagner Caldas of the B2Wins join the show to talk about their fascinating story of growing up in a crime riddled favela in Brazil, turning to music and coming to Iowa to form their successful music group, B2Wins.
Jun 29 2018