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The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

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Rank #152 in Careers category

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This show 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. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing and woodworking, to name a few. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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This show 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. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing and woodworking, to name a few. 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
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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.
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The Podcast For Makers (MakerCast)

Updated about 1 month ago

Rank #152 in Careers category

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This show 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. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing and woodworking, to name a few. 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.

www.podcastformakers.com/jimmy-diresta

www.jimmydiresta.com

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Dec 11 2015
1 hour 18 mins
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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
46 mins
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Rank #4: 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
26 mins
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Rank #5: 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
58 mins
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Rank #6: 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 #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: 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

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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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #9: 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
57 mins
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Rank #10: Donny Carter - The Green Woodworker

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Donny Carter is a supervisor for an airport runway maintenance company from Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  A part-time maker, Donny spends the majority of his time creating beautiful turnings, primarily using wood. Donny also finds reward in working with resin. Check out Donny's podcast here.

Visit the show notes for this episode

Tweet at Jon

MakerCast on Instagram

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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
Apr 07 2017
59 mins
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Rank #11: 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 #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: 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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Buy a MakerCast shirt!

Nov 04 2016
52 mins
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Rank #14: 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 #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.

www.podcastformakers.com/matt-cremona

www.podcastformakers.com/Patreon

www.mattcremona.com

Dec 18 2015
46 mins
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Rank #16: Josh Price - Minimalism With An End Goal

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Josh Price is a father, husband, teacher, maker, and content creator. Josh and his family sold their home and moved into an RV, with Josh’s shop occupying a small compartment near the back. He and his family are planning to travel around the United States, visiting different maker spaces and workshops so that Josh can open his own community workspace when the trip is over.

Visit the show notes for this episode

Tweet at Jon

Checkout Jon or Josh on Instagram

Josh 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 10 2017
57 mins
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Rank #17: 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 #18: 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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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
Jun 08 2017
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #19: Aaron Sanchez - Maker of Nature Inspired Fine Furnishings

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Welcome to this MakerCast episode with Aaron Sanchez

Aaron, along with his father, Andy, is a maker of beautiful furniture using unique materials for high-end clients.

Hear about a carpentry/woodworking job at the Firestone Mansion.

Hear about how Aaron and his father ran a typical wood shop, making cabinets and custom pieces.

Hear about the decision to deviate into rustic southwest furniture and how their specialization profited greatly.

We discuss if specializing and eliminating options made it easier to work with clients.

Visit the full notes at www.podcastformakers.com/aaron-sanchez for more

Sep 18 2015
21 mins
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Rank #20: Bob Thomas knows TechShop is Where Dreams Are Built

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TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that provides members with the use of tools and equipment. CNC metal cutting machines, manual metal cutting machines, 3D printers, sewing machines, and woodworking machines are all available to its members.

CoFounder Bob Thomas explains how TechShop grew out of an idea and continues to thrive on the passion of the makers inside, plus a whole lot more.

Visit www.podcastformakers.com/bob-thomas for show notes and links.

Oct 02 2015
57 mins
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