222 episodes

In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.

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    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.

    233: Len Cullum

    233: Len Cullum

    Our guest this week is Len Cullum. Len is a woodworker living in Seattle, Washington, where he specializes in building Japanese style garden structures, architectural elements, and furniture. A perpetual student of craft, he's also an occasional teacher and writer of how-to articles. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/len-cullum-woodworker

    • 30 min
    232: Josh Glenn

    232: Josh Glenn

    Our guest this week is Josh Glenn. Josh is a consulting semiotician, publisher of the websites HILOBROW and SEMIOVOX, and co-author of such books as The Idler’s Glossary, Significant Objects, and the family activities guide UNBORED. Josh has also just signed on as Founding Editor of a forthcoming MIT Press series of reissued sci-fi novels from 1900 to 1935. The series is called Radium Age: The Emergence of Science Fiction. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/josh-glenn-consulting-semiotician/

    • 42 min
    231: McKinley Valentine

    231: McKinley Valentine

    Our guest this week is McKinley Valentine, McKinley is a writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. She makes The Whippet, a newsletter of interesting bits of science, history and unsolicited advice. You can find her on Twitter @mckinleaf. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mckinley-valentine-writer-and-editor/

    • 33 min
    230: Matt Lumpkin

    230: Matt Lumpkin

    Our guest this week is Matt Lumpkin. Matt is a restlessly creative person. His career has been focused on User Experience design and digital product strategy. But three years ago, his daughter's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes sent him down the path of questioning why med tech design was so poor. (Hint: it's designed for the wrong stakeholders with the wrong incentives). Matt maintains an art practice in photography, painting and wood sculpture. He's slowly solving all the design problems in the home he shares with his wife and three daughters by crafting wooden furniture with hand tools on his back patio. He's a also product designer at Tidepool.org. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @mattlumpkin. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/matt-lumpkin-product-designer-at-tidepool-org/

    • 37 min
    229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

    229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

    In this special edition of Cool Tools, Kevin and Mark interview each other about a couple of tools they've been using and enjoying lately. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/kevin-and-marks-five-favorite-tools/

    • 31 min
    228: David Picciuto

    228: David Picciuto

    Our guest today is David Picciuto who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel Make Something. David has written two woodworking books, loves art, music and go kart racing. All of which uses plenty of tools although he claims to have no real connection with them. You can find him on Instagram @makesomethingtv and on Twitter @drunkenwood. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/david-picciuto-woodworker-and-artist/

    • 34 min

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6 Ratings

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Great podcast for gadget fans!

This is a great podcast for gadget fans and people who like to find better ways of doing things. I've learnt loads from it already and it's responsible for a few purchase already :)

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