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Welcome to our podcast! Craftsmanship is a not-for-profit, multimedia 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

Craftsmanship The Craftsmanship Initiative

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to our podcast! Craftsmanship is a not-for-profit, multimedia 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

    The Cowboy Folklorist

    The Cowboy Folklorist

    Though he calls himself simply a “songster and storyteller,” Andy Hedges is compiling a rich, unique audio archive of cowboy music and poetry—and bringing the legends of the genre together on CD and stage.

    "The Cowboy Folklorist" originally appeared in Craftsmanship, a digital magazine about master artisans and innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — free of charge and free of ads.

    You can see more fantastic photos of cowboy poets by Meredith Lawrence on the Craftsmanship website.   That’s also where you can make a donation to support our independent  journalism. We’re funded by grants and individual donations, and every bit of financial support goes a long way.
    Written and photographed by MEREDITH LAWRENCE

    Introduction by PAULINE BARTOLONE

    Narrated by GÖRAN NORQUIST

    Produced by PAULINE BARTOLONE

    Music by ANDY HEDGES, DOM FLEMONS, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT, JACK THORP, BRENN HILL, MAGGIE ROSE HEDGES, BLUE DOT SESSIONS. 

    • 15 min
    Chemicals in our Clothes: A Conversation with Alden Wicker

    Chemicals in our Clothes: A Conversation with Alden Wicker

    Ever open a brand new package of clothing and get a strong whiff of chemicals? Journalist Alden Wicker took a deep dive into the chemicals in our clothes in her new book, “To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion is Making Us Sick and How We Can Fight Back.” 

    Craftsmanship Magazine interviewed Wicker about the prevalence of chemicals in clothing, and about the regulatory efforts and personal choices that can keep fashion safe. 
    Written by CRAFTSMANSHIP EDITORS

    Introduction by PAULINE BARTOLONE

    Narrated by PAULINE BARTOLONE & ALDEN WICKER

    Produced by PAULINE BARTOLONE

    Music by BLUE DOT SESSIONS
    You can find out more about Alden Wicker’s work on ecocult.com, including how to get her new book, “ To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion is Making Us Sick—and How We Can Fight Back.” 
    If you liked this episode, subscribe to Craftsmanship on YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Craftsmanship Magazine is funded by grants and donations from readers and listeners like you. If you like our journalism, please consider making a donation at craftsmanship.net. Every bit of financial support goes a long way.
    You can also support us by sharing our work with others. Thanks for listening. Until next time!

    • 22 min
    An Update from Craftsmanship Magazine

    An Update from Craftsmanship Magazine

    Our hands are deep in a new audio project - a series of interviews with master artisans and craftspeople. We’ll be talking to makers of culturally distinct crafts from around the world - about their passion, and secrets to their mastery.

    We’ll hear from a horsehair hitcher in Montana, a compost king in Oregon, and about Greece’s secret to honey making.  And there will be many more stories.
    Look out for the series starting in January 2024, on our website - craftsmanship.net. 

    In the meantime, consider making a donation to craftsmanship, so we can continue to bring you these stories.  None of our journalism would be possible without your financial support. 

    • 1 min
    Keeping the Beat: Custom-Made Conducting Batons

    Keeping the Beat: Custom-Made Conducting Batons

    A good conductor can lead an orchestra with almost anything — even a chopstick. Leonard Bernstein was known to conduct a full symphony with just his eyebrows. Why, then, in this age of cheap manufacturing, are handmade, customized batons still in demand?

    Written by JEFF GREENWALD
    Introduction by PAULINE BARTOLONE
    Narrated by JEFF GREENWALD
    Produced by PAULINE BARTOLONE
    Music by
    Town Market by Blue Dot Sessions
    Palms Down by Blue Dot Sessions
    Beethoven’s Sixth (Pastorale) Symphony
    Jean-Baptiste Lully: "Armide" 
    Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade" by Sinfonia de Galicia
    Music of the Ancient World: Sumerian Music I 

    • 12 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" originally appeared in Craftsmanship, a digital magazine about master artisans and innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — free of charge and free of ads.

    Written by NANCY LEBRUN
    Introduction by PAULINE BARTOLONE
    Narrated by AVANTHIKA SRINIVASAN
    Produced by PAULINE BARTOLONE
    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN, CODA TUITION, JEROME GRAILLE

    • 19 min
    The Return of the Harmonica

    The Return of the Harmonica

    When Hohner, the world’s largest harmonica manufacturer, changed its flagship model (and in the process, its signature sound), a few musicians and harp customizers waged a quiet rebellion—and won.

    "The Return of the Harmonica" originally appeared in Craftsmanship, a digital magazine about master artisans and innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — free of charge and free of ads.

    Written by BEN MARKS
    Introduction by KATHERINE MONAHAN
    Narrated by GORAN NORQUIST
    Produced by KATHERINE MONAHAN
    Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS

    • 34 min

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