19 episodes

The Story of How We Make Stuff

From the Ground Up Podcast Keith Decent

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

The Story of How We Make Stuff

    Episode 3.3: You Down With FRP? (Yeah, You Know Me)

    Episode 3.3: You Down With FRP? (Yeah, You Know Me)

    Every now and then an invention comes along that is made of inventions. A merging of technologies that pushes the worlds of design and manufacturing to their limits, and changes them irreversibly.

    Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic represents one of those leaps. Here's the tale of how a few scrappy entrepreneurs were able to bring FRP to the forefront of automotive design.

    Thanks to Totalboat for sponsoring this episode. Go check out Totalboat.com for their fantastic product line.

    Music by Lee Rosevere

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    • 11 min
    Episode 3.2: Sticking with Us, the Accidental History of Superglue

    Episode 3.2: Sticking with Us, the Accidental History of Superglue

    Whether it's sitting in the back of your junk drawer, being used to lift a 14,000 lb car into the air, or holding a wound closed on the battlefield, CA Glue, also known as Superglue, is certainly one of the world's most useful adhesives that was almost never discovered... twice.

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    Music for this episode by Lee Rosevere

    • 14 min
    Episode 3.1: WOBO: The House That Beer Built

    Episode 3.1: WOBO: The House That Beer Built

    A beer company CEO walking on a beach comes up with a plan that could change the world.

    Music provided by:
    Lee Rosevere

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    • 11 min
    2.7 Mysterious House of Mystery (Halloween Special)

    2.7 Mysterious House of Mystery (Halloween Special)

    A family, ruined by disease. A widow, haunted by vengeful spirits. A house, built to trick and trap the dead. Secret rooms, trap doors, stairs to nowhere, and deadly pitfalls. The Winchester Mystery House is a weird, weird place, with an interesting history. This special Halloween edition of FTGU explores just why someone would build such a strange home and the events behind the legend.

    Musical provided by:
    Lee Rosevere
    Matt Oakley

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    • 11 min
    Episode 2.6: History of the Ladder (with a special cameo from Eric of Hand Tool Rescue

    Episode 2.6: History of the Ladder (with a special cameo from Eric of Hand Tool Rescue

    From ancient cave dwellers to modern firefighting, the history of the ladder is the history of humanity striving to rise to new heights, to reach beyond our limitations, and to come back from the journey safer and better than when we began.

    Huge thanks to Eric from Hand Tool rescue for helping out on this episode. You can find him at handtoolrescue.com, at Hand Tool Rescue on Youtube, and on his excellent podcast, the Fitzall Podcast.

    Music for this episode provided by:

    Lee Rosevere
    Matt Oakley

    FTGU is a (severely overworked) one-man operation. In order to devote more time to the podcast, I need the support of listeners like yourselves. Please consider going to patreon.com/keithdecent to donate to the show. Alternatively, sharing your favorite episodes or leaving a review goes a long way toward helping grow the podcast.

    Thanks!

    • 13 min
    Episode 2.5: People Who Flea

    Episode 2.5: People Who Flea

    How many Napoleons does it take to accidentally invent the Flea Market?


    Music:
    Lee Rosevere - Puzzle Pieces
    Couperin - Pieces en Concert - Prelude, La Tromba, Air de Diable
    Lee Rosevere - Under Suspicion
    Ruff and Ready - Matt Oakley
    Lee Rosevere - Let’s Start at The Beginning


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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

davebauerart ,

One of the best maker radio voices around!

Learn more about everyday things we use to make our world. Great storytelling.

YouCanMakeThisToo ,

Decent

He finds mundane crap you’re familiar with, reminisces about his childhood and then tells you this incredible story about the history of it you had no clue ever happened.

Erik w/a k ,

Great story teller

Keith has done an amazing job at telling stories of all sorts of things related to making. The editing and music paired with the story he is telling is done at an expert level. I always listen as soon as I can when a new episode is uploaded.

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