Rank #1: 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.
Rank #2: 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. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House.
Rank #3: 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. Memorable Quotes"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 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House. Episode Breakdown: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
Rank #4: Episode 13 - Tony Watson
From small town Iowa to the World Series: Season 2 of The DRMN BG Podcast kicks off with our friend, Major League Baseball player Tony Watson! In this episode, Tony explains how he turned his biggest dream into reality, his formula for success and gives us an inside look at life in the big leagues. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House.
Rank #5: Episode 9 - Kat Hutchison
Design, bowling, pizza, dominoes (not the pizza), and more, The Handcrafted Podcast visits Kat Hutchison (@katmeowhutch) of P7Design.
Rank #6: 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.
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. Memorable Quotes"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 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House. Episode Breakdown: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
Rank #8: Episode 10 - Jay Wendt
"Sometimes you've gotta eat a s**t 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, s**t sandwiches, Tom Cruise and more. Photo by Michael Watson (email@example.com)
Rank #9: 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. Memorable Quotes"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 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House. Episode Breakdown: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
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.
Rank #11: 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. Memorable Quotes"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 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House. Episode Breakdown: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
Rank #12: 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. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House.
Rank #13: 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. This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House.
Rank #14: Episode 8 - Anna Frederick
Anna Frederick (@xheart) is the creator of the iconic "This Must Be the Place" mural in downtown Des Moines. Anna brings her pen and paper to The Handcrafted Podcast to talk all things hand lettering and sign painting with Scott and Danny. Visit Anna's website here. View this episode on YouTube Episode 8 of The Handcrafted Podcast with Anna Frederick. Anna Frederick (@xheart) is the creator of the iconic "This Must Be the Place" mural in downtown Des Moines. Anna brings her pen and paper to The Handcrafted Podcast to talk all things hand lettering and sign painting with Scott and Danny.
Rank #15: 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 This episode of the podcast is brought to you by P7Design, Bozz Prints, and Powers Media House.