August 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
african, art, challenge, chemex, chicago, coffee, creativity, egypt, figure, iron, korn, los angeles, making, materials, nevada, poet, poetry, polycarbonate, popcorn, poseable, road trip, straightening, tactical, utah
Matthew Shenoda is our guest this episode! Providence, Rhode Island in tha house!
We finally have a poet on the podcast! Huzzah! We speak with Matthew about the craft of poetry and also hear from him about the African Poetry Book Fund, a really cool organization he cofounded that publishes 3 to 4 books a year and works with Akashic books to publish an African poetry box set!
Ask Taylor about the Big Bang. Matthew is born again hard-boiled. Rob goes the distance to get a pose-able figure.
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January 2nd, 2018 | 46 mins 45 secs
carpentry, carving, collaborating, creativity, learning, materials, resolutions, sewage, staying motivated, success, teaching, woodworking
We have no guest and no challenge this episode! We just wanted to say Happy New Year!
We discuss the visibility of success and the invisibility of the work it takes to succeed. It also is so hard to measure the work it takes to do something when we only see the end result.
Rob is trying to find ways to make other peoples work more motivating. He's also trying to be mindful of creativity when buying deodorant.
Taylor is working to stay productive day-to-day and also strategizing to keep his work collaborative and grow those opportunities. He's also gaining first hand experience with Chicago's sewage infrastructures.
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