Conversations with makers, artists, and other creative people.


Sept. 30, 2022

You CAN take better photos. Tips from Jared Polin. (ep 49)

Jared Polin started posting videos on YouTube in 2008 and has been grinding ever since. His channel Fro Knows Photo is a great pl…

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Sept. 16, 2022

Florian Gadsby crafts ceramics that sell in one minute (Ep 48)

Support the podcast by becoming a WTS+ member:     Florian Gadsby is a ceramicist who creates hand thrown stoneware and pottery o…

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Sept. 2, 2022

Why makes GREAT ART so great? With James Payne from Great Art Explain…

Enjoy the podcast? Become a WTS+ member!     What exactly was Andy Warhol trying to say with his Marilyn Monroe series? Why are p…

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Aug. 19, 2022

The ultimate DIYers: The Adams family makes movies (Ep 46)

Please help support the WTS!     This is one of the most kickass stories you’re going to hear on this podcast. Of all the artists…

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Aug. 5, 2022

Construction myths, with Grady from Practical Engineering (Ep. 45)

Please consider supporting The WTS and becoming a WTS+ member.     Grady Hillhouse is a civil engineer and creator of Practical E…

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July 22, 2022

Is social media ruining the joy of DIY? With Psychologist Sam Raimond…

This week I talked to Sam Raimondi, the DIY Huntress, in her professional capacity as a psychologist to see if she can offer us a…

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July 8, 2022

The fantasy world of Nerdforge (Ep 43)

Martina and Hansi are the Norwegian duo behind Nerdforge, a YouTube channel devoted to creating art and building projects often w…

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June 24, 2022

The art and ethics of graffiti: Jon Grim (Ep 42)

Jon Grim is a clear voice and advocate for graffiti culture, as well as an art mentor drawing on the history of the medium to tea…

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June 10, 2022

Movie props with Propmaster Scott Reeder (Ep 41)

Scott Reeder is a Hollywood prop master who is responsible for everything actors touch on a film or television set. A big part of…

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May 27, 2022

Biggest mistakes you can make when painting. With Chris Berry from Pa…

Chris Berry is a professional house painter who's been posting videos on his YouTube channel, Paint Life TV for the past 11 years…

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May 13, 2022

Unnecessary Inventions with Matty Benedetto (Ep 39)

Matty Benedetto is the host, creator, and evil genius behind Unnecessary Inventions, where he showcases his totally unnecessary i…

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April 29, 2022

Dan Harmon and The Hero's Journey of Woodworking (Ep 38)

Dan Harmon is the writer, executive producer and creator of the Emmy award winning animated series Rick and Morty, but he's also …

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April 15, 2022

When to SAY NO to DIY projects. With Jeff Thorman from Home Renovisio…

Jeff Thorman is the creator and host of Home Renovision DIY, a YouTube channel started on April 3, 2016. He has been a general co…

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April 8, 2022

Scott Brown's advice for starting a carpentry business (Ep 36)

Scott Brown is a professional carpenter who started posting videos on YouTube in February, 2016. In 2018 when he leaned into prod…

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April 1, 2022

Why does everyone love home renovation? Sam from DIY Huntress (Ep 35)

In this episode I spoke with Sam Raimondi about her aproach to building things, flipping firniture, designing retail spaces, and …

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March 25, 2022

Battle over River Tables: Bourbon Moth vs Blacktail Studio (Ep 34)

There is no hotter debate in the woodworking community at the moment than the use of epoxy resin in woodworking, commonly seen in…

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March 18, 2022

Neil Patrick Harris on woodworking. (Ep 33)

This week on the podcast I wanted to mix things up a bit and talk to someone who is a member of The Weekend Woodworker and a supe…

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March 11, 2022

Jimmy Diresta: he doesn't like kids, but made a kids' TV show (Ep 32)

Start your woodworking hobby today!     This week, Jimmy Diresta is back to talk about his latest project, a new series on Netfli…

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March 4, 2022

How do you define "fine" woodworking? With Keith Johnson (Ep 31)

Keith Johnson has been creating high-end furniture on his YouTube channel, Keith Johnson Custom Woodworking, for the past few yea…

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Feb. 25, 2022

Laura Kampf: Why making things is important. (Ep 30)

Laura Kampf is a maker who's been sharing an eclectic mix of projects and crazy ideas on her YouTube channel since 2015.   Her pr…

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Feb. 18, 2022

How to build a building: RR Buildings (Ep 29)

Sign up for my free monthly newsletter at   Rural Renovators is a custom contracting company specializ…

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Feb. 4, 2022

Blake McFarland on sculpting and reality TV (Ep 28)

Blake McFarland is an artist who specializes in mixed media sculptures using wood, steel, epoxy, foam, fiberglass, crayons, even …

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Jan. 28, 2022

Why are people so emotional about epoxy? With Blacktail Studio. (Ep 2…

I’m pleased to have Cam Anderson join me again on the podcast so we can dive a little deeper into the world of epoxy, big slabs a…

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Jan. 21, 2022

Simone Giertz: Beyond Shitty Robots (Ep 26)

In August 2015 Simone Giertz posted an 8-second long, toothbrush machine video, showing a machine she designed to remove the drud…

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