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Every week, Dean Delray profiles the world's best artisans and makers from around the world.
This is some real rabbit hole stuff.

THE GRAIL with Dean Delray Cactus Radio Network

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 259 Ratings

Every week, Dean Delray profiles the world's best artisans and makers from around the world.
This is some real rabbit hole stuff.

    #54 : Cameron Weiss / Founder & Master Watchmaker of Weiss Watch Company

    #54 : Cameron Weiss / Founder & Master Watchmaker of Weiss Watch Company

    Today on The Grail my guest is Cameron Weiss owner of the great WEISS WATCH COMPANY. Cameron makes handmade watches right in Nashville Tennessee formally in Los Angeles.
    Cameron fell in love with watches at a young age when his parents bought him his first Swatch Watch. Little did he know back then that he would turn his passion into a full on successful business.
    This is a celebration of small business Saturday.
    Check out his website weisswatchcompany.com and follow him on Instagram www.instagram.com/weisswatchcompany/  Make sure you leave a review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and YouTube.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #53: Mat Weisfeld / President of VPI Industries -Handmade Turntables

    #53: Mat Weisfeld / President of VPI Industries -Handmade Turntables

    Today on The Grail my guest is Mat Weisfeld President of VPI Industries.
    VPI has been making handmade Turntables in New Jersey for the last 40 years and they are absolutely next level.
    A few weeks ago I went out to the factory took the tour and then sat down with Mat and talked everything Turntables.
    This is a fantastic episode that will probably answer all your questions you have ever had about turntables.
    Make sure you visit VPI's instagram page while listening to this episode so you can really get an idea of what we are talking about. www.instagram.com/vpiindustries/ 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #52: Robin McRoskey Azevedo/McRoskey Mattress Company

    #52: Robin McRoskey Azevedo/McRoskey Mattress Company

    On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Robin McRoskey Azevedo owner of one of the greatest Mattress Companies in the world.
    McRoskey has been making Mattresses by Hand in San Francisco since 1899. I know most of you are thinking who cares about a Bed well considering you spend a major part of your life in bed you are gonna wanna listen to this episode.
    I toured the factory and saw first hand how these beds are made and it was amazing to see the Old School Craftsmanship that goes into making these Mattresses.
    This company is part of San Francisco's history and I think you will love Robins story. 
    Thanks For Tuning in.
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    • 55 min
    #51: Fil “SoloDallas” Olivieri/Owner of Solodallas

    #51: Fil “SoloDallas” Olivieri/Owner of Solodallas

    Today on The Grail my guest is the Tone Genius himself Mr Fil Olivieri owner of the incredible Guitar Amp and Pedal company called Solodallas.
    Years ago Fil set out to find out how Angus Young of AC/DC got his incredible guitar tone on the Back in Black Album and what Fil found out will surprise you.
    We run down the rabbit hole of Tone and our love of AC/DC on this episode and even if you don't love guitar or AC/DC which I find hard to believe you will love this conversation.
    Fil is an incredible human and has a huge passion for Rock n Roll and I think you guys will love him after you hear us talk about all things Rock.
    Check out his website solodallas.com/the-schaffer-replica and his YOUTUBE channel. 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #50 : EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, Inc

    #50 : EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, Inc

    Today on The Grail my guest is EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Labs. Manley Labs makes some of the best Audio Gear in the world and they are made right here in California.
    Manley specializes in High End Audio Equipment including Tube Mics that are used in Recording Studios today by all the biggest musicians in the music world.
    If you ever wanted to get into High End Audio equipment like Home Stereo Gear but don't know where to star this episode is for you.
    Thank you for tuning in to The Grail each week and Please Tell a Friend.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #49: Giles Padmore / Iron Heart International Denim and Work Wear

    #49: Giles Padmore / Iron Heart International Denim and Work Wear

    On today's episode of The Grail my guest is Giles Padmore from Iron Heart International Denim and Work Wear.
    Giles stops by and talks all things Denim and Work Wear from one of the greatest brands ever Iron Heart. Giles story is amazing so you will not wanna miss this episode. We dive deep into the history of the Iron Heart brand and also all things Denim.
    Thanks for tuning in and don't forget to leave a review and subscribe on iTunes and Youtube. 
    Candles Lit my friends.
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

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So many great talks

One of a kind podcast focusing on people that grind it out to make the best things out there. Listen, learn and enjoy. Thanks for putting these podcasts together and for having us on among these amazing folks. You’re the best, Delray!

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Iron Heart!!

Was literally just looking on their website

Dean is the man!

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Dean is living the Dream!

Dean is a really great guy to listen to on all of his podcasts. I love the eclectic taste that he introduces people to or allows them to revisit. I heard about Dean’s podcast “let there be talk” on Marc Maron’s podcast which eventually led me to following him on his other ventures of “The Grail” & “ Dark Fonzie”. These are all just great releases from the daily grind and gives you the ability to reminisce or learn about other really cool scenes that can get you juiced again.
Thanks for lighting the flame Dean!

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