42 episodes

The BLDR (Builder) Podcast is for and about people who make stuff and do stuff. Co-founders Dave Ackerman and Andrew Hancock talk about their adventures in brand building and talk to others who create and explore. From custom bike builders, to world travelers, to entrepreneurs and artists, this podcast is a peek into the challenges, rewards and realities of being a BLDR in today's world, and offers a road map to other creators following their passions.

The BLDR Podcast Tobacco Motorwear

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

The BLDR (Builder) Podcast is for and about people who make stuff and do stuff. Co-founders Dave Ackerman and Andrew Hancock talk about their adventures in brand building and talk to others who create and explore. From custom bike builders, to world travelers, to entrepreneurs and artists, this podcast is a peek into the challenges, rewards and realities of being a BLDR in today's world, and offers a road map to other creators following their passions.

    Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (But not the first two)

    Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll (But not the first two)

    Dave and Andrew go remote to visit with the folks behind Schecter Guitars, makers of some of the most iconic guitars in the world.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Motor-head to Mogul

    Motor-head to Mogul

    The surprising transformation of Taber Nash from a custom bike builder to tech start-up CEO. How creativity pushes him to solve new problems and constantly improve.

    • 59 min
    The Denim Blues

    The Denim Blues

    Going deep into the history and global impact of blue jeans with Dutch Denim Blogger Wouter Munnichs of Long-John.nl

    • 56 min
    Year of the Crowd Surf

    Year of the Crowd Surf

    2020 has been...quite unique.  In this episode we set out to reflect and ending up going way deeper than planned.  Someone maybe even started to cry. You'll have to listen to find out!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jill of All Trades

    Jill of All Trades

    Hunter, Rider, Chainsaw Carver, and more, Abby Casey has turned her love of all things outside into a career where she plays to get paid.

    • 58 min
    Jake Ackerman

    Jake Ackerman

    Today we get personal.  Dave's brother Jake has done things in business few have.  His business prowess started at a very young age and then continued on as he founded and ran multimillion dollar business one after the other.  Most crashed in a blaze of glory, but that didnt' stop him from jumping right back into the next.

    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

mjaplb - maine ,

Interesting content

First ran in to these guys when I was looking for some m/c protective wear that I would actually wear. Cool content, amazing quality riding gear, customer support is truly from a bygone era. Rock on guys. Keep it going!

Magooli ,

Fun guys

Love these guys and their guests.

JSroc ,

Quality, just like my California Riding Shirt

Started riding a couple years ago (after wanting to do it forever) and stumbled across Tobacco when I was looking for some protective gear. Started listening to this podcast during quarantine and stoked that BLDR delivers on the vibe I catch from your brand. As an entrepreneur maker myself, I appreciate the business and brand insights infused within the moto culture your so steeped within. Keep it up, guys. We’re listening.

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