The Maker's Happy Hour

The Maker's Happy Hour

The Makers Happy Hour is an up beat, casual chat with two friends and their guests. Let's dive into random topics and get our mind off the world around us. Hosted by Lindsay Zuelich (@Wood_Brain) and Craig Cowan (@TheBarefootForge).


November 20, 2021 59 min
Tonight we chat about Work Bench Con, a great event for all makers taking place in Atlanta Georgia Feb 24th-26th. We're going, and we've partnered up with WBC to offer you a discount!

See ya there!
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After a year's Hiatus- Craig and Lindsay return to triumphantly plan an IN PERSON Happy Hour event at the Catskill Mountain Maker's Camp!
Be there!

In this episode, we talk about training our bodies for in person events, Jurassic Park, cold weather clothing, nipples, a Racist man with a functional Tank, and start planning an in person happy hour at the 2021 Catskill Mountain Maker's Camp!
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Tonight we chat with octopus artist Kat Liepins (@Kat_Liepins_Art) about the allure of additional nipples, and whether or not mermaids have butt cheeks. We discuss college pranks, overhead projectors, and propose legislation outlawing glitter during the pandemic.
Kat is about as cool of a Kat as they get, heck she was even born on Christmas!
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September 17, 2020 78 min
Tonight we chat with Caleb of “You Can Make This Too” (@Youcanmakethistoo)- a Youtubesman with a passion for Waffles. We chat extensively about the physics of hash browns and tater tots, the properties of a good omelet, and why birds don’t have nipples. We learn about the importance of BBQ, the cost of projector bulbs, and Craig’s “Only Fans” page. 
We reminisce about a Korean Karaoke Bar, and predict our horoscopes. 

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Tonight we chat with America’s Next Top Model star Joanie Sprague (@Joaniesprague), about toilet plungers. 
We chat about chasing waterfalls (Don’t!!!), Crazy industrial tours, and how to run your business in a “me” vs “we” basis. We break down where to stay at conferences, the important of pedialite popsicles, and Joanie gives us some great advise on growing an authentic following. We talk about fans, and get a pretty deep cha...
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Tonight we chat with Johnny Tromboukis (@Jtwoodworks), a woodworker who once built a kite. We talk extensively about meatloaf, discuss fertilizers and plant nutrient deficiencies, famous instagram dogs, and line dancing at middle school dances. 
This is a lengthy discussion on the intricacies of meatloaf. 

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August 25, 2020 41 min
Tonight, Lindsay and Craig chat about the fact that they're still chatting! We're 75 episodes deep, over 100 hours of content, and we love you!
Thanks for the support!
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Tonight we chat with Ethan of @Ethancarterdesigns mostly about yachts, eating dogs, and fish. We chat about the films of John C Reilly, the sinking of “The Essex”, how axle grease will ruin your life, and specify when is the correct time to wash your pants. 
Ethan jumped right into it, and we had a great chat!
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August 17, 2020 57 min
Tonight our friend Char of @WoodenMaven tells us how the pandemic inspired her to start eating meat again! We have a detailed discussion on garbage, the finest mac and cheese, dry cereal, and the importance of good butter. Char is apparently terrified of spiders, ready to learn tik tok, and built a business out of "Taking the fear out of power tools".
Char is a ton of fun, and we're thankful for her to be in our liv...
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Tonight we chat with Karaoke Legend Brad Rodriguez (@FixThisBuildThat ). This is by far our most random episode to date, we touch on everything from pocket monkeys to bass fishing, the quest to be Bilingual to the perfect Mac and Cheese, and all manner of Adam Sandler movies. Brad answers the age old question of “Where do Lightning Bugs go in the Winter”, we talk about cake icings, and the importance of slowing down to spend ti...
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Tonight we speak with the dynamic content duo of Justin Mabie (@_Callmemabie_) and April Wilkerson (@Wilker_Dos). This episode becomes Justin's "Quarterly performance review", we learn that everything is bigger in Texas, discuss our school mascots, give tips on how to eat a hot dog, and discuss the merits of chocolate milk on a hot day. Apparently, Justin is pretty bad at asking out girls, April drops some real...
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Tonight we chat with Alma of Pink Soul Studios (@Pinksoulstudios) about our poop schedules, the ultimate Pickel, the best hamburger, and the importance of noodle texture in Mac and Cheese. We agreed that Kettle Corn is delicious, our favorite cartoons, and our past experiences with pet fish. Alma lays down some great advise on working with sponsors, and it all ends as something spectacular explodes outside of Lindsay’s house.
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Tonight we chat with Shara (@Woodshopdiaries) about advancements in frozen Pizza technology, our favorite seafoods, and our enthusiasm for communal nachos. We get into the detail’s of Shara’s house build in the middle of a field of beans, how corn is harvested, and describe our favorite barbecue sauces. Shara’s such a fun guest- that we’ve had her twice! (We accidentally deleted the first chat.)

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Tonight we chat with MJ (@Mecyver) about cats, everyone’s favorite bread, and men’s overalls. We take a deep dive into pizza, wetsuits, and her favorite pair of pants. 
At some point Craig has a side conversation with his father about what gear a VW bus should be in to go up a particular hill, and completely forgot to edit out. 
MJ is a household name in the maker world, and we loved hanging out with her!
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Tonight we chat with woodworking teacher Amanda Russel (@Sawdustwoman) about flip phones, old technology, and shaving your legs with a straight razor. We talk about sardines and other preserved small fishes, technological advancements that effect our lives, and our favorite wood working tools! Amanda is a fun person empowering the next group of wood workers, and we’re proud to call her our friend!

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Tonight we chat with our new friend Margot Wolf (@Margotwolfjewelry), a Texas based jeweler that we just met like running into someone at a bar. Despite being someone who produces high end bolo-ties and has owned multiple Dodge Strati (Is that the plural for a Dodge Stratus?), she's a pretty cool person! We learn all about flying squirrels as pets, discuss our favorite pizzas, and carnivorous plants. In the end, we find ou...
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Tonight we chat with Nick and Kaitlyn of Knabe Woodworking (@Knabewoodwork) about Horology, Cartography, and professional cornhole. We get some guidance in how to reach out to brands you'd like to work with, how to build a relationship with sponsors, and the importance of a good hug.
These guys are fun, and we look forward to seeing you again at an event in the future!
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Tonight we chat with a Lazy Guy named Adam (@lazyguydiy) about the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We dive deep into our favorite berries, the first person to eat a tomato, words with friends, and the predatory instincts of chickens.
Adam is a good friend, a fun guy, and a truly wise man- despite his proclivity for efficiency (Laziness).
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Tonight we chat with Kimberlee Watson (@kimberleewatsonart), an artist that we just met on this podcast. Just like we’re hanging out at a bar, we brought on someone that was a stranger to us (but left as a friend!). 
This Texas based painter taught us everything we need to know about the ideal grilled cheese sandwich, we had a lengthy discussion on how to install a duvet cover on a down comforter, and talked a bunch about ghost...
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Tonight we chat with our buddy Adam Rich of @Rich17designs about slabs of wood, the extremeness of Australia, and a resurgence in "Pogs". We lay down some hot tips on how to grow better tomatoes, review energy drinks, and watch something weird involving "Robo Cop". There's few things better in this world then a vocal performance of the EDM song "Sandstorm", so luckily- we also included that!
This was ...
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