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July 15, 2010

Ep. 195 – Mark Frauenfelder’s “Made by Hand”

TOPIC:  You may have seen him on “The Colbert Show,” but you’ll actually get to listen to him on TechTalk!  We explore some of the deeper avenues of what it means to be DIY, why it’s happening now, and what part Mark Frauenfelder, former engineer and founder of boingboing.net is playing in it today.

It’s a true “don’t-miss” interview for the TechTalk guys, and Mark’s newest book “Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World” is definitely worth picking up and/or checking out!  And hey, even if you don’t like the book, you’ll get some great ideas on how to repurpose it as a guitar, a fancy hat, or comfy lining for that chicken coop you’ve been meaning to build!

Jay Garmon insists on opening for Mark (or at least refuses to follow him), and as always does nothing to disappoint with the geek trivia question of the week:

What country has had two 4th of July’s in the same calendar year, and why?

Somehow, we even wind up with a few minutes to share some cool sites of the week:

  • boingboing.net – Just one of the most popular and visited blog sites on the net; if you haven’t checked it out yet now’s a great time!
  • Rapportive – Adds social networking and info to gmail and other mail clients!

The podcast only song of the week this week is Lisztomania (Alex Metric remix) by Pheonix!

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