Introducing the Make: Talk radio show

Introducing the Make: Talk radio show

This Friday, at 12pm Pacific (3pm ET), MAKE is launching a new Blog Talk Radio show, called Make: Talk, hosted by MAKE Editor and Publisher, Dale Dougherty, and MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder. Each week, they’ll have special guest makers on the show, talk about DIY projects, and what’s going on at MAKE magazine and Make: Online. They’ll also be taking calls and your questions live.

For this first show, Friday March 6, 2009, they’ll be discussing Volume 17, the Lost Knowledge issue, of MAKE. I will be the guest, along with Jake von Slatt, the cover gentleman for the issue and creator of the wonderful Wimshurst project featured in 17. We’ll be talking about steampunk, and other lost, retro, antique technologies, and whatever else springs to mind.

If you want to join in on the fun, give us a call at (646) 915-8698, between 12-12:30 PT, 3-3:30 ET, on Friday. And you can listen to the show via the widget below.

Make: Talk on Blog Talk Radio

From MAKE magazine:

Check out MAKE, Volume 17: The Lost Knowledge issue!


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In Volume 17, MAKE goes really old school with the Lost Knowledge issue, featuring projects and articles covering the steampunk scene — makers creating their own alternative Victorian world through modified computers, phones, cars, costumes, and other fantastic creations. Projects include an elegant Wimshurst Influence Machine (an electrostatic generator built entirely from Home Depot parts), a Florence Siphon coffee brewer, and a teacup-powered Stirling engine. This special section also covers watchmaking, letterpress printing, the early multimedia art of William Blake, and other wondrous and lost (or fading) pre-20th-century technologies.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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