MAKE Editor Mark F. on The Martha Stewart Show this Monday

The Martha Stewart Show has now added the entire episode in their Archive. Enjoy!

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At the beginning of April I was lucky enough to go to New York City to help Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of MAKE, prepare for his appearance on The Martha Stewart Show!


The show was taped on April 1st, and will finally air this coming Monday, May 18. You can see a quick preview by clicking here, and then clicking on Monday’s show at the top.

On an insider’s note, being at the studio and taping the show was fun and exciting. The amount of lights, cameras, tools, and other accoutrements was mind-boggling. All the staff were friendly and helpful and very, very competent at what they do.

Even when some of our projects were lost for several hours in transit, everyone was calm, cool, and collected. I, on the other hand, started to run down 20+ blocks, from Midtown to Chelsea, desperately trying to figure out where we were going to find a cigar box, an old VCR, an electric screwdriver, and some lumber at 6 p.m. on a Monday in Manhattan.


Dress rehearsal with the producer and Mark Frauenfelder; the teleprompter proudly displays the MAKE name!

But no need for alarm; the projects were found and worked great on camera, Mark did a fantastic job describing and demoing the projects, and then for the finale, he and Martha made little vibrating robots out of a candy tin, a paperclip, and a motor from a Dollar Store fan. The audience seemed to like it, the staff liked it, and Martha kept one afterward, so I’m guessing she liked it!

Don’t forget to watch or DVR Monday’s Martha show! Yay, Mark!

18 thoughts on “MAKE Editor Mark F. on The Martha Stewart Show this Monday

  1. Maker Me says:

    Martha Stewart is a non-repentant common criminal.

    1. John Park says:

      Conversely, Mark is a repentant uncommon criminal.

    2. Mark Frauenfelder says:

      She served her time, and she served it with class.

  2. John Park says:

    I can’t wait to see this, way to go Mark!

  3. Mark Frauenfelder says:

    Martha: “Some of the women who became my friends while I was incarcerated have visited with me. There are some very interesting women there of great value to society, and I keep in contact with them. We have some broken systems in this country – one is the prison system.”

  4. jennifer m ramos says:

    I’m hoping this is available online at some point in the future, if not now. I heard about it 2 hours late from a good friend in another time zone who knows I would have loved to see it. I bet it was great.

    1. Shawn Connally says:

      Eventually, The Martha Stewart Show puts the entire show online. I’m pretty sure it will appear here in a week or less: , under the Monday, May 18 show listing. I hope you get to see it!

  5. StefanJ says:

    Finally watched my recording of the show last night. Very nicely done! Martha Stewart really got into the spirit of the thing, and Mark did great. I could easily picture regular appearances, maybe alternating with Carla pitching CRAFTiness.

    Martha kept mentioning Boing Boing instead of Make: Online.

    I hope not too many Martha viewers didn’t end up on the wrong site.

  6. Shawn Connally says:

    The Martha Stewart Show has now added the entire episode in their Archive: Enjoy!

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