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Welcome to our podcast! We are a nonprofit, multimedia digital magazine focusing on in-depth profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators across the globe — the movers and makers who are creating a world built to last. To support this project, please consider making a donation — it's tax-deductible! www.craftsmanship.net/donate

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Welcome to our podcast! We are a nonprofit, multimedia digital magazine focusing on in-depth profiles of intriguing artisans and innovators across the globe — the movers and makers who are creating a world built to last. To support this project, please consider making a donation — it's tax-deductible! www.craftsmanship.net/donate

    Mexico's Master Guitar Makers

    Mexico's Master Guitar Makers

    The now iconic white guitar made famous by the Disney film, “Coco,” was created in Paracho, a small Mexican town where almost every shop makes guitars. Underneath the new icon lies centuries of craftsmanship.

    Mexico's Master Guitar Makers, written by Laura Fraser, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Anh Oppenheimer

    Narrated by: Adriana Morga

    Produced by: Adriana Morga

    Music by: Mike Snowden

    • 31 min
    Do the Most Interesting Musical Pipes Come from Ireland?

    Do the Most Interesting Musical Pipes Come from Ireland?

    While Scotland is branded by its famous Highland bagpipes, Ireland has long made a very different kind that plays a much wider range of music. Meet the indefatigable, obsessive masters of Irish uilleann pipes.

    Do the Most Interesting Musical Pipes Come from Ireland?, written by Larry Gallagher, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Anh Oppenheimer

    Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg

    Produced by: Larry Rosen

    Music by: Mike Snowden; John Butler

    • 35 min
    The Toolbelt Masters

    The Toolbelt Masters

    With gumption, insight, and brilliant use of social media, a few guys in Virginia built an operation that makes what could be the world’s finest toolbelts. Meet "The Toolbelt Masters of Diamondback".

    The Toolbelt Masters, written by Lorraine Sanders, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Anh Oppenheimer

    Narrated by: Nancy LeBrun

    Produced by: Larry Rosen

    Music by: Mike Snowden

    • 34 min
    Japan’s Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles

    Japan’s Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles

    While Japanese master craftsmen command up to $100,000 for turning bamboo into a fishing pole, aspiring younger makers can barely find anyone to take them on as apprentices. And this isn't the only time-honored Japanese craft at the brink of extinction. How could this happen in a country that, for centuries, has served as a model of handmade perfection?

    Japan's Gorgeous, Precarious Fishing Poles, written by Yukari Iwatani Kane, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Anh Oppenheimer

    Narrated by: Nancy LeBrun

    Produced by: Larry Rosen

    Music by: Mike Snowden

    • 24 min
    The Cigar Box Guitar Maker

    The Cigar Box Guitar Maker

    When a promising rock musician tired of the road and the pressure, he gave up music and got a job at a hardware store. Then one day, he had a revelation....

    The Cigar Box Guitar Maker, written by Nancy LeBrun, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Anh Oppenheimer

    Narrated by: Nancy LeBrun

    Produced by: Larry Rosen

    Music by: Mike Snowden, with songs by Lightnin' Hopkins, C.B. Soars, and A.J. Gaither 

    • 20 min
    The Healing Power of Bello

    The Healing Power of Bello

    On the Northeastern coast of Italy, an unusual drug treatment community uses craftsmanship to rehabilitate some of Europe’s most intractable drug addicts. San Patrignano — or "SanPa" — was founded more than 40 years ago by a hotelier who inherited a 200-hectare estate and wanted to do something about the epidemic of addiction  in nearby Rimini. He began by inviting drug addicts to his estate for Christmas, then bringing them home to live with his family. Eventually, he founded an informal, alternative medicine free clinic at their weekend farm, and from there, he began building the community.

    The Healing Power of Bello, written by LAURA FRASER, originally appeared in Craftsmanship Quarterly, a multimedia online magazine about artisans, innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — all free of charge and free of advertising.

    Introduction by: Summer Brown

    Narrated by: Avanthika Srinivasan

    Produced by: Larry Rosen

    Music by: Mike Snowden of The Cigar Box Guitar Maker.

    • 37 min

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