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MakerCast - The Podcast For Makers

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. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing, education with STEM curriculum, and woodworking, to name a few. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 24, 2016

Jason Harrelson is the founder of Harrelson Trumpets. An experience in college led Jason to question what made one trumpet sound good while another sounded bad. Following that question all the way down the rabbit hole caused Jason to drop out of school and start his own company manufacturing high-end custom brass instruments. When you ask Jason what he does, however, he calls himself an inventor. Join us as we talk to Jason about:

  • Growing up in the cab of a Big Rig and learning to make your own fun on the road
  • Gaining knowledge and skills without learning to conform
  • Falling in love with the trumpet
  • How becoming a police officer taught him to be a better businessman
  • The future of Harrelson and his philosophy on life

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Jun 17, 2016

Bill Livolsi developed his skills as a writer doing work he didn’t care for. After ten years in the same niche, he began to search for something more than just a paycheck. In the last year, Bill has reinvented himself, connected with a community, and found a passion in making — and writing about it. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Learning to recognize your strengths
  • Transitioning into a new career
  • Embracing imperfection
  • Finding your passion and creating opportunities
  • Co-authoring a book with Jimmy DiResta

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Jun 10, 2016

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 3, 2016

Tech startups and chocolate don’t seem like they have anything in common; but Ben Tseitlin, an entrepreneur and educator, uses chocolate as a way to introduce people to making. His company Benchic Chocolate offers hands-on classes in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, and also sells complete chocolate-making kits so you can experience the process at home. Listen to our conversation with Ben as we discuss:

  • The pleasure of taking things apart to see how they work
  • College pressure and its role in molding extracurricular activities
  • University prestige and its inverse relationship with practical skills training
  • Choosing to leave the expected path
  • The meditative process of making chocolate
  • The satisfaction of teaching others

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