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The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

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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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135 Ratings
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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

135 Ratings
Average Ratings
117
8
5
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.
Cover image of The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

Updated about 8 hours ago

Rank #160 in Careers category

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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.

Rank #1: 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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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
56 mins
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Rank #2: 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.

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Dec 11 2015
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #3: 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.

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Checkout Jon or John on Instagram

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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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #4: 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

Checkout Jon or Steve on Instagram

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Buy a MakerCast shirt

Support the show on Patreon

Jan 20 2017
46 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: 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

Checkout Jon or John on Instagram

John's FaceBook page

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Buy a MakerCast shirt!

Nov 11 2016
51 mins
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Rank #7: Freddy Roman

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Freddy Roman is a Maker, Restorer, and Craftsman from Littleton, Massachusetts. A full-time maker, Freddy spends the majority of his time creating furniture. Known for being a craftsman, Freddy shares a passion for his craft and wants to educate others about how to properly restore and refinish furniture, and finishing in general. Listen in as he shares stories from his maker journey.

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
Jun 30 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: 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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Checkout the MakerCastGiveaway!

Jul 22 2016
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #9: 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

Buy a MakerCast shirt!

Oct 28 2016
48 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #11: 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. 

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May 01 2016
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #12: The Wood Whisperer - Marc Spagnuolo

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This episode features Marc Spagnuolo. Marc has been creating great woodworking video content and very helpful articles since 2006. Marc wants to share woodworking knowledge with you so you can be confident to get into the woodshop and start making. If you’re new to the world woodworking, thewoodwhisperer.com is for you. If you're an established woodworker, thewoodwhispererGUILD.com might be your sweetspot. Marc also runs a great podcast along with Matt Vanderlist and Shannon Rogers - look for "Wood Talk" in iTunes or your favorite podcatching app.

Nov 20 2015
46 mins
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Rank #13: Sean Rubino - Making Deeper Connections

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Sean Rubino of is a woodworker and furniture maker known primarily for his YouTube channel SpunjinWorks and his podcast, The Dusty Life. But Sean started out with much different career ambitions. Even though woodworking began as a hobby, it has become a way for Sean to connect with his son. Join us as we talk about:

  • Finding his path in life
  • Leaving a teaching position to be a stay-at-home dad
  • Falling down the YouTube rabbit hole and taking the plunge himself
  • What exactly is a “spunjin”

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Tweet at Jon or Sean

Checkout Jon or Sean on Instagram

Sean on Facebook

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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 03 2017
57 mins
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Rank #14: Jenny Bower

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Jenny Bower is a Hand-Engraver from Traverse City, Michigan, USA. A part-time maker, Jenny spends the majority of her time engraving on tools or unusual items, primarily using brass. Known for being an Hand-Engraver, Jenny shares a passion for classic cars, learning about other handcrafts, and making things.

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Tweet at Jon

MakerCast on Instagram

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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
May 19 2017
56 mins
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Rank #15: Rebecca DeGroot

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Rebecca DeGroot is a high school art teacher from Houston, Texas. A part-time maker, Rebecca spends the majority of her time creating sculpture, primarily using wood. Rebecca shares a passion for creating and wants to educate others about art and making.

Visit the show notes for this episode

Tweet at Jon

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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
May 05 2017
42 mins
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Rank #16: 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
53 mins
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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
59 mins
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Rank #18: Todd Clippinger Makes With Discipline and Determination

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After leaving the Army and becoming burnt out at his job at Costco, Todd Clippinger struck out on his own in 1997. A “severely average” student from a blue-collar family, Todd launched a handyman business with no knowledge of or experience with handyman work. He credits his grandfather’s mentorship, his background as a combat engineer, and his personal quest for excellence for giving him the discipline and determination to succeed. Join our conversation with Todd as we discuss:

  • Finding your limits - and pushing them
  • Hands-on learning
  • The quest for excellence
  • The crucial role of attention to detail

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Sep 23 2016
57 mins
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Rank #19: Eric Gorges

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Eric Gorges is a custom motorcycle builder from Detroit, MI. A full-time maker, when Eric isn’t spending the majority of his time shaping sheet metal and welding it into motorcycle parts, he also tours the country interviewing makers for the television program “A Craftsman’s Legacy“. 

Eric has a passion for creating and wants to educate others about craftsmanship. He also wishes for others not only to make something, but he also wishes to inspire people to be nice to others.

Eric’s long-term ambition is to learn more

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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
Jun 08 2017
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #20: Sarah Cooley Grows From Maker To Manufacturing

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Growing up in New York, Sarah Cooley found her entrepreneurial spirit out of nowhere. Sarah is the founder of Simply Curated, a maker of boutique hand-poured soy candles in elegant glass containers modeled on vintage barware. After a career in design and marketing, Sarah found that she missed working with physical products — and from this, a candle company was born. Join us as we talk to Sarah about:

  • The importance of customer feedback
  • Adapting to the market when ideas come into conflict with reality
  • The perks and pitfalls of wholesaling
  • Responsibilities beyond the sale

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Jul 08 2016
1 hour 15 mins
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