The Art of Manufacturing: entrepreneurship | business | innovation
By Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly
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Manufacturing is sexy. Sounds crazy? Just wait! Every Thursday, Z Holly takes us on a behind-the-scenes look at how people who make stuff are trying to ‘make it’ in their industries. Get a sneak peek inside these risk-takers’ factories and studios — and most of all, their minds. If you’ve ever wondered how to build a brand, a business, or just a better mousetrap, tune in and enjoy. (More: http://makeitinla.org/artofmfg)
||CleanBen Horowitz: Andreessen Horowitz (live)||Legendary venture capitalist and entrepreneur shares leadership and startup lessons he learned the hard way.||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRodney Mullen: godfather of street skating||How do you rebel against rebellion? A skating legend keeps reinventing himself and his industry||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLitty Mathew: Greenbar Distillery||As immigrants and entrepreneurs, Litty Mathew and her husband must balance the tension between being unique and “fitting in”||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBethany Shorb: Cyberoptix and Well Done Goods||A Detroit manufacturer tries retailing: sometimes the hardest part isn’t collapsing ceilings or cash flow. It’s learning to let go.||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIvka Adam: Iconery + Carolyn Casavan||On-demand jewelry, sustainability, and more||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick Pinkston: Plethora||Job killer or savior? Automation is changing the face of manufacturing, and this Silicon Valley entrepreneur is determined to accelerate the process.||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Wilson: House of DaVinci||From life sentence to leader: one young entrepreneur turns his freedom into jobs||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJesse Genet: Lumi||Packaging is sexy! A former manufacturing entrepreneur aims to be the new logistics platform for startups||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Fuller: WET Design||The high-tech fountain industry behind-the-scenes: how to build a creative company culture||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKellie Johnson||From welder’s granddaughter to the president of an aerospace powerhouse||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art of Manufacturing is back!||Stay tuned for season two, coming soon.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEllen Bennett: The Apron Lady + White House Maker Conversations||Celebrity chefs are crazy for Hedley & Bennett. Bonus segments with US CTO Megan Smith and Adam Savage.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDov Charney Reveals What's Next||American Apparel's controversial founder talks fame, fortune, and reinventing himself||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreg Steltenpohl: Califia Farms and Odwalla||Two beverage empires built from scratch||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonna and Lauren Johanson: Chivas Skin Care||A goat farm becomes a family cosmetics business||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Lehman: McMarden + Stephanie Alves: ABL Denim||High Fashion in a Fast-Changing Marketplace||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnie Huffa: Fabdesigns||High-tech knitting isn’t just for apparel||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShanley Knox: Olivia-Knox||Uganda’s cow horn trade is about to get a facelift||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Demby: Smorgasburg||A launch pad for new artisanal businesses, the Brooklyn Flea was Eric’s first market. Can his new venture in Downtown L.A. get off the ground?||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatherine McCord: One Potato||A celebrity chef learns the ropes as her new family meal kit delivery startup struggles to meet demand||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJodie Fox: Shoes of Prey||Having launched millions of different products, this startup is bringing mass customization and the on-demand economy to manufacturing.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElan Lee: Exploding Kittens||The biggest Kickstarter in history now employs 840 around the world||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKarl Kani: Godfather of Urban Streetwear||His $100M hip-hop fashion empire faltering from a bad partnership, a fashion pioneer rebuilds his brand||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEric Ellestad: Local Roots||With purple lights and 30 tons of butterhead lettuce, the CEO of Local Roots is ready to change the world, one shipping container at a time.||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKabira Stokes: Isidore Electronics Recycling||Ex-offenders and electronics: why would an entrepreneur complicate things by hiring former prisoners? This is a story about about redemption and resilience.||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Putting the fun in manufacturing
I am not in the manufacturing world. That being said, I don't think you need to be involved in a manufacturing industry to find this podcast relevant. The best podcasts feature stories with universal relevance, and use individual anecdotes to tackle larger issues. You can take Eric Ellestad's story at face value as a tale about growing vegetables in storage containers—in which case it has very little relevance to most people. However, everyone has faced challenges with the rapid pace of technological growth, or struggled to determine best practices in new surroundings. That's why this podcast is called the ART of manufacutring; it artfully weaves individual manufacturing tales into stories with relevance to anyone in the business of innovation.
Great for all entrepreneurs, not just LA!
Refreshing to hear the entrepreneurs be so real and open! Z has a knack to get her guests to share personal insights that led to breakthroughs in their businesses as well as answer tough questions in a friendly way. Good add to the podcast list.
Entertaining, Educational and Inspiring!
Such a great show on so many levels. You really get an honest conversation from the business owners plus you get to learn about a sector (manufacturing) that is so hidden yet so important to our economy...and sexy!