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After Youtube kicked a bunch of smaller youtubers in the teeth by demonetizing them if they are under 1k subs and 4k hours viewed a year – this is going to hurt a lot of great makers who don’t have massive channels (yet). I do most of my Maker stuff on instagram
Greetings Podcast listeners. Dan, aka “Tech Sully” here – We continue our focus on creators and crafters, and the maker community. Right now the news is awful, just awful, but you know what, take care of what you can, take care of who you love and, this is the important part, make something you’re passionate about.
To that end we’re going to cover podcasts we love here. It shouldn’t surprise you that we love podcasting, and since I commute for at least 15 hours a week, I listen to scads of podcasts. These are shows created by folks that love what they are talking about, and the passion is infectious. I’m always on the hunt for new podasts, and hang around to the end of the podcast where you can suggest podcasts you’d like us to cover here.
I’m not going to rate the podcasts, just tell you what to expect if you give them a listen.
Ok, on with my first podcast suggestion The Reclaimed Audio podcast! Now if you’re an old school maker, you’re thinking everyone knows this podcast, but I just discovered it last month, and if you are a maker who hasn’t heard it, you’ve been missing out like me.
This podcast is about to hit 100 episodes, the audio quality is excellent and you can jump in on any episode. The hosts are Bill Lutes, Phil Pinsky, and Tim Sway. If you’ve ever searched for someone who makes a guitar on YouTube, well you’ve seen Jimmy DiResta’s guntar – BUT if you’ve clicked on any of the side links, there is a darn good chance Tim Sway is one of those links on the side. And the guitars you see him making are from reclaimed wood usually!
The hosts are from the US and Canada, and are just hilarious. Phil and Tim are big youtubers, and William “Bill” lutes is on there as well, but doesn’t have as many videos. Sorry I’m jumping all around. But the episodes have a theme, usually from listener questions – such as how to get material to work with, the ethics of when you can take something from the curb, and the best places to get stuff from. You can search for the episode that suits your interest or just listen along.
They stay pretty focused, but laugh and joke like you’d expect old friends to do. One of my favorite parts of the episodes is Bill’s groaner jokes that crack him the heck up, and Phil or Tim valiantly trying to drag the show back on track.
Tim and Phil are the professionals at this and Bill lutes is the hobbyist, so when Phil and Tim are talking CNCs, Bill has the perspective of us wrench turning normies. But speaking of hand tools, Tim Sway just released his own hand tool called the Sqwayre that is a marking knife, square, card scraper, awl and more in one tiny tool. This isn’t an ad, I just want one bad, here is a link to it:http://timsway.net/sqwayre.php
The guys don’t talk a ton about their youtube channels, but watching their vids will give you context to understand the episodes sometimes.
You can listen to this one in the car with your kids, they actively try to stay below what you’d find in a PG-13 movie. That said, I doubt your kids will be like “oh mummy, daddy, please put on Reclaimed Audio!”
Ok, so the links for the podcast are in the show notes, or just go to soundcloud.com/reclaimedaudiopodcast
So that is my take on why you should listen to Reclaimed Audio, but you’re thinking “Sully” there is another podcast you’d love, how do I tell you about it? Well post it in the comments below, tag me on Twitter, @landimal and/or @thepodcaste. We’re looking for podcasts that aren’t in the iTunes top 10, preferably that are small enough to not have ads and need the exposure of our 3,000 pairs of ears and eyes.
I’ll listen to 3 episodes – usually the first, last and a random middle episode and let folks know about it here, or hear it here.