Because We Make

Because We Make

www.becausewemake.com
A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand. We are your one-stop shop for all things making and creativity. Join us and find out why we do what we do!


24: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers
Nov 20 • 95 min
Welcome to Episode 24! This episode is very heavily based on feedback and reviews from you our glorious and wonderful listeners, so we hope you enjoy it! Ethan’s Things of the Week: Dremel Dust Blower Attachment: https://amzn.to/2QBaJ64 (Affiliate link)…
23: Business? It’s Meh.
Nov 13 • 81 min
Welcome to Episode 23! This week Ethan and Vincent are flying solo, and they talk about Vincent’s business being a bit down. Ethan working on some cutting boards and a bunch of other stuff. Also some cool listener feedback, which we also love! Enjoy the…
22: Bear Maked
Nov 6 • 108 min
Welcome to Episode 22! This week Ethan and Vincent are joined by Justin, aka Bear Maked. We talk about all kinds of making goodness, have a few laughs, and even ponder why so many awesome makers we love are in Australia. Enjoy the episode!! Justin’s…
21: Seeking Meaning
Oct 30 • 73 min
Welcome to Episode 21! It’s just Ethan and Vincent talking about all kinds of things including fulfillment at your day job and other maker-related topics. Come hang out with us! Enjoy the episode!! Ethan’s Things of the Week: Laura Kampf’s Coathanger…
20: Just The Two Of Us
Oct 23 • 85 min
Welcome to Episode 20! It’s just Ethan and I in a good old fashioned chit chat. No guests, just some pals. There’s still a lot of meat in here and some behind-the-scenes stuff you’ll probably enjoy if making a podcast interests you, and we get a question…
19: Jason Stapleton
Oct 16 • 77 min
Welcome to Episode 19! If we had to pick the person who would teach us how to best get the ball rolling in building a brand, there’s literally no one better than our guest this week. Jason Stapleton is one of the premiere experts on branding, influence,…
18: All About Ant Pruitt
Oct 9 • 99 min
Welcome to Episode 18! It’s not often we get to have a long time friend on the show, but Vincent and Ant have been friends forever; or at least it feels that way (in a good way). In this episode we dive into Ant’s history as a content creator, his amazing…
17: Build Dad Build!
Oct 2 • 100 min
Welcome to Episode 17! Nick is a character! An obsessive runner and very talented maker with a personality as big as Texas, he’s a fun guy to talk to and a great maker. We talk about running, making, YouTube, and what it means to ditch your day job and go…
16: Brandy Aubé
Sep 25 • 94 min
Welcome to Episode 16! Brandy Aubé is a metal-working Wonder Woman from the great state of Louisiana and does some amazing stuff! We had a great conversation about her passion, her design sensibilities, and a few other fun things which you’ll just have to…
15: Questions from the Peanut Gallery
Sep 18 • 86 min
Welcome to Episode 15! We’re back! Our guest couldn’t make it so Ethan and I did a Q&A from our Twitter followers. This is an information-dense episode, so we hope you enjoy it! And if you like this kind of thing, let us know and we’ll set another one up…
14: We’re Baaaaaaaaaaack!
Sep 11 • 74 min
Welcome to Episode 14! We’re back! Ethan and I are back way earlier than planned, and this week it’s just hanging out talking making, an old thing I heard that bugged me, talking about growing a social presence as a maker, our audience overlap, running,…
13: Figments Made
Aug 7 • 75 min
Welcome to episode 13! This week’s episode is the season finale of Because We Make. It gets a little emotional at the beginning (and the end) but then Vincent and Ethan have the pleasure of talking to Sharon from Figments Made, who is certifiably one of…
12: What Good Can Come Out Of Failing?
Jul 31 • 49 min
Welcome to episode 12! After a week of constant failures, something good came out of it for Vincent, so Ethan and Vincent decided to talk about the good that can come out of experimentation and failure. Be not afraid of failure, my friends. Enjoy the…
11: Ethan Carter
Jul 24 • 82 min
Welcome to episode 11! We use the term “artisan” rather casually but my guest this week, Ethan Carter, is truly an artisan. He’s an amazingly talented leather worker and also has some great skills with woodworking. Sort of a making renaissance man. We…
10: Bob Clagett
Jul 17 • 76 min
Welcome to episode 10! A milestone episode! Thank you so much for sticking around on this journey with me! If I could pinpoint the guy who started it all, it would be Bob Clagett. Saying he’s an inspiration to me is the biggest understatement I’ll ever…
9: Keith Decent
Jul 10 • 67 min
Welcome to episode 9! This week I had the honor of speaking to one of the first YouTube makers I ever followed, the amazing and talented Keith Decent. In this episode we talk about making, creativity, art, and what makes the community known as the maker…
8: Steve Carmichael
Jul 3 • 77 min
Welcome to episode 8! If you’re a woodworker, and you watch woodworking videos on YouTube, there’s a pretty good chance you watch Steve Carmichael’s videos, and I had the distinct honor of talking to him this week. We spoke about everything from…
7: Steve Ramsey
Jun 26 • 74 min
Welcome to episode 7! It was a distinct honor this week to speak to Steve Ramsey to whom I owe a great deal. One of the reasons I call myself a woodworker today is my being a part of his Weekend Woodworker course and getting a solid foundation in…
6: Evan and Katelyn
Jun 19 • 78 min
Welcome to episode 6! I couldn’t help but be a little star-struck speaking to Evan and Katelyn. They’ve been very influential to me and a constant source of inspiration and ideas for my making pursuits. We talk a lot about YouTube, their multiple changes…
5: Kim & Garrett
Jun 12 • 78 min
Welcome to episode 5! This week I had the pleasure of talking to the husband and wife YouTube DIY duo Kim & Garrett. I enjoyed this chat so much and they are just wonderful people who really are just out there bringing DIY to the masses. We talked about…
4: Bernie Solo
Jun 5 • 95 min
Welcome to episode 4! This week Bernie Solo and I discuss making, the maker space, how he got into the community and what “content” actually means. It’s a wide-ranging conversation with lots of insights so if you’re a maker or plan to be one, stop here…
3: The Everyday Dad
May 29 • 60 min
Welcome to episode 3! This week I have the privilege of talking to a guy who runs a tech channel on YouTube that breaks the mold of what you expect from tech channels. Gary, aka The Everyday Dad, is an unconventional digital gear enthusiast who makes tech…
2: Bruce A. Ulrich
May 22 • 100 min
Welcome to episode 2! This week I sit down with my friend Bruce A. Ulrich a YouTuber, podcaster, and woodworker who’s one of the nicest people I think I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. In this episode we spend a lot of time talking about woodworking,…
1: David Szweduik
May 15 • 82 min
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Because We Make! On this episode, I speak to the inspiration for this podcast, David Szweduik. David is a photographer living in the Northern hinterlands of Minnesota and has two great podcasts (linked below). After an…
0: An Introduction
May 8 • 7 min
Hi everyone and welcome to Because We Make, a podcast about making, creativity, and the things that drive us to do what we do. This is episode 0, which will be a brief introduction to the things we’re going to talk about. I look forward to sharing my…