Rise Up! The Baker Podcast with Mark Dyck
By Mark Dyck: Baker and lover of bakeries
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The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created and the people they serve. Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.
||CleanRise Up #34: Nicole Davis||Nicole Davis never planned to take over the family farm. But the call of the country was too strong, so strong in fact that she also bought the stone mill next door. As the owner of Daybreak Mill, Nicole is hard at work building connections with...||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #33: The ProfitCast||Bakery owners are on a mission. We want to make the best baked goods we can and both feed and nourish our community. We want a happy team, happy customers and happy farmers and millers too. But is there room in all this happiness for...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #32: Corina Gaffney / The Joycast||After years and years of dreaming and planning to open her own bakery, Corina Gaffney is the proud owner of Great Lakes Baking Company in Hudson Ohio. The bakery has been around for over 20 years and now Corina and her team are focused taking...||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #31: Giacomo Salata||Giacomo Salata took the traditional Italian path to being a pastry chef, including deciding on his path in life at age 13. But his career so far has been anything but traditional, taking him from his hometown of Padua to England, Saskatchewan...||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #30: Jesse Merrill||Depending on how you count, Polestar Hearth has been around for 18 months or 10 years. That's because 18 months ago, Jesse Merrill moved his bakery from his backyard to a gorgeous retail space in Guelph Ontario. This little gem is now a...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #29: Ontario Trip Report / Arlo Brandl||Mark and Cindy are back from a massive road trip through Ontario and into the Midwest USA, checking out the amazing trees and lakes and visiting as many bakeries as humanly possible. In this two-part episode, Mark shares his thoughts on the trip, with..||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #28: Michael Sellers||Michael Sellers left a successful business career to open his solo bread bakery in Peekskill New York. And it truly is a solo operation, from baking to packaging and delivery to all over Westchester County. In this episode, Mark and Michael talk...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #27: Don Guerra||Don Guerra is not simply an awesome bread baker. He’s also a leader in the Community Supported Bakery movement and is at the forefront of the local grain movement in Tucson, Arizona. In this episode, Mark and Don have a lively...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #26: Melina Kelson||Melina Kelson is a baker, teacher and wood fired oven officianado. She is also long serving board member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America. In this episode, Mark and Melina discuss her path to becoming a renowned baking instructor,...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #25: Martin Philip||Martin Philip spent time as a musician and a financier before turning his attention to baking and many, many people are glad that he did. Martin is the Head Baker at King Arthur Flour in Vermont and author of the amazing memoir and bread book ...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #24: Randy George||Randy George is a very generous baker and teacher and not just in and around the bakery he founded in Middlesex, Vermont, Red Hen Baking Company. He's also mentored a great many bakers and bakery owners as an active member of the Bread Baker's...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #23a: The New, Improved Solveig Tofte Episode||(This version gets Solveig's and Mark's voices back in sync. So sorry for the mix up!) Solveig Tofte is a fun loving, exceptionally friendly baker with an international reputation. Not only does she own and operate the amazing Sun...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #23: Solveig Tofte (fixed!)||Solveig Tofte is a fun loving, exceptionally friendly baker with an international reputation. Not only does she own and operate the amazing Sun Street Breads in Minneapolis, Minnesota but she also travels the world teaching baking and connecting...||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! # 22: Annie Moss||Annie Moss is co-owner of Seastar Bakery in Portland, Oregon and she isn't afraid of working with others to make the place of her dreams. She partnered up with three friends to build not just a bakery, but a cafe and pizza joint, all sharing the...||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #21: Amy Halloran||Amy Halloran is a writer, teacher and activist who is digging deep into how local food economies can revitalize communities. And she's working hard to improve the situation in her home town of Troy, New York. Amy is the author of The New Bread...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #20: The Style Episode||So what style of baking do you do? What does that even mean? In this episode, Mark tries to unpack the answer to the question "What style of bread do you bake", the joys of baking during a heat wave and shares feedback on the Volker...||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #19: Volker Baumann||Volker Baumann has helped hundreds and hundreds of bakers during his long career as a baker, bakery owner and renowned baking instructor. In this episode, Mark and Volker renew their friendship as Mark learns the bigger story of Volker's life...||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #18: Jim Williams||Jim Williams and his wife Lynn own Seven Stars Bakery in Providence, Rhode Island and over the past 17 years have grown to three locations and an extremely cool side project too. In this episode, Mark and Jim talk about how he started as a baker in...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #17: Dan Rivera||Dan Rivera and his wife Kim travelled far and wide to get their baking education, before moving back to the US and settling in upstate New York. As they slowly rebuild their 80 acre farm, their bakery The Breadery is popping up at markets from...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #16: Peiwen Lee||Peiwen Lee is the head baker at Hot Bread Kitchen in New York City. It's a bakery with a social mission in addition to the amazing bread and pastries they make every day. They are proof that bakeries provide benefits to society well beyond...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #15: Road Trip with Cindy Dyck||In the middle of a road trip to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Mark springs the microphone on his wife and baking partner Cindy. While admiring the green crops and dodging white tailed deer, Cindy shares her favourite stories about owning Orange...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #14: Rhonda Wiedenbeck||Rhonda knew she wanted a life of feeding others from her time volunteering with Americorps. But she never imagined how in a few years she'd go from bakery owner to a linchpin of her local grain economy. In this episode, Mark and Rhonda talk...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #13: Troy DeRego||Troy DeRego knew that opening a retail bakery in a small Mississippi college town would be a challenge. But his quest to provide nourishment for his community was worth struggling for. In this episode, Mark and Troy talk about how Troy looked at...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #12: Tristan Noyes||In addition to being an organic farmer, Tristan Noyes is the executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance. That's the people behind the renowned Kneading Conference, the Artisan Bread Fair and other important programs. In this episode, Mark...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #11: Jennifer Vialette||Jennifer Vialette has been on the road for a long time. For the past 17 months, she's been doing stages at bakeries big and small, from sea to sea, in Canada and the USA. In this episode, Mark and Jennifer talk about how she started on this...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #10: Arlo Brandl||After 18 months of working around the clock, Arlo Brandl decided to remake Tecumseh Bread and Pastry into a one man shop. Right in his back yard. And so far, it seems to be working. In this episode, Mark and Arlo talk about the decision to...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up #9: The MistakeCast||Everyone makes mistakes. Hopefully, after the initial fury or embarrassment subsides, we can laugh at our biggest mistakes and learn from them. That's the hope anyway. In this episode, Mark deals with the sadness over messing up the recording of...||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #8: Andy Wysocki||When Andy Wysocki settled down in Palm Springs, California, he was a freelance computer programmer. Then he started taking fresh bagels to his morning coffee buddies and everything changed. Now Andy and his partner Bill own Townie Bagels,...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #7: Carolyn Doyle||Carolyn Doyle was looking for something to do when she wasn't rafting. She started making bagels and the rest is history. Carolyn owns Big Bang Bagels, a cozy, warm and extremely tasty bagel shop in Fernie, British Columbia. It's the perfect...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #6: Daisy Chow||Daisy Chow is a real pro. After 12 years as a baker at the renowned Clear Flour Bread in Boston, she is slowly but surely developing her own thing, Breadboard Bakery. Even if that means bringing Texas kolaches to New England. ...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #5: Nate Houge||As if baking bread for a living wasn't hard enough, Nate Houge decided to deliver his bread on a bicycle. In St. Paul Minnesota. Year Round. Mark and Nate talk about their time together at WheatStalk 2018, building and maintaining a tiny...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #4: Josie Rudderham||Josie Rudderham is co-owner of Cake & Loaf bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. In this episode of Rise Up!, Mark and Josie discuss the craziness of holiday baking, how Josie and her partner Nicky got started baking in her home kitchen and how Cake...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #3: Patti Hollenberg||Mark's friend Patti Hollenberg is this week's guest on Rise Up! Patti was the first full time bread baker Mark hired at his bakery, but her true gifts lie in fancy and delicious pastries. Patti's bakery, Chess Piece...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! # 2: Tracey Muzzolini||Mark's friend and bread baking hero Tracey Muzzolini is the first ever guest on Rise Up! Not only is her bakery (Christie's Mayfair Bakery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) the epitome of a vibrant, family owned bakery, but Tracey is an internationally...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRise Up! #1: What is this podcast for?||In the first episode of Rise Up!, Mark shares his vision for the podcast and why he loves bakers and bakeries so much. Hint: it's not just a love of croissants, but that's part of it. Don't forget to subscribe to the show!||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you so much for taking the time to make this podcast! It's been great to listen to this morning while hand rolling a couple hundred bagels!
Baker Listening to Bakers
I really appreciate getting in on a good bakery-themed "chat" with those who have walked the walk and who share experiences I can seriously relate to. The series is still young (episode 4 just came out today) and I'm hooked already. Thanks for doing this, Mark.
I look forward to many, many more! And I have lots of bakery night shifts ahead of me to enjoy them through. Multiple thumbs up!
Hearthstone Artisan Bakery
Just like being there
Mark, I can almost imagine the pot of coffee and scones at the table while you have this informal chat with these talented bakers. It's fascinating to hear their circuitous journeys to get where they are today. And I am learning more about your journey, too. I turn to this podcast before the others. Excellent!