This Craft Nation
By Fred Bueltmann - This Craft Nation
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We are setting out on a cross-country quest to further understand the makers movement and craft renaissance. We will take our readers and listeners deep into the creative combustion engine of our country; talking to the colorful characters who hold the deeper truths of This Craft Nation.
||ExplicitTCN19 - Victor Vague | Photographer | Kalamazoo||Victor Vague is a wet plate photographer in Kalamazoo, MI. This episode takes us back to Day one, and interview number two. Kyle and I met Victor at Earthwork Harvest Gathering 2016. Within seconds of talking to Victor, we could feel that he was the...||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN18 | Wanderlust Ironworks | Autumn and Simon Saleh | San Antonio||Day 20 at Wanderlust Ironworks in San Antonio, Texas with Autumn and Simon. We were inspired and energized by the enthusiasm and passion this creative and hardworking pair put into their work. www.wanderlustironworks.com||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN17 - Joe York - Filmmaker - Southern Foodways Alliance||Joe’s first assignment as a film maker for Southern Foodways Alliance sounds like it was pretty much a dare from founder John T. Edge. Armed with not much more than a camera, a background in anthropology and a genuinely curious storyteller’s...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN16 - This Craft Nation Crew at Red Horse Ranch||Fred, Kyle and Emily kick off the new year with an update from their holiday retreat at Red Horse Ranch. Hear some beverage-fueled travel stories and learn about Emily's Mitten Beer Girl quest. www.mittenbeergirl.com www.kylebice.com ...||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN15 - Great Lakes Yard - Meegan Czop||Meegan Czop runs Great Lakes Yard, which she founded to redirect lumber away from landfills by reclaiming and repurposing it for the building trades. We talked to Meegan on Day 35, the final day of our trip. There’s a lot for you to hear from...||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN 14 - Talking Cocktails - Dale DeGroff & Adam Seger||TCN14 is from day six of our trip, featuring Dale Degroff and Adam Seger. We’d been adapting to the pace of New York City, which had us hustling through public transportation and urban navigation. We arrived to the IPic theater, and followed the...||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN13 - Act II from Earthwork Harvest Gathering with E Minor||This is a second act, continuing from TCN10. These two conversations are from Sunday afternoon at Harvest. We had a little extra time on our hands, so Kyle and I caught up for the first half and welcomed E-Minor for the second half of this episode.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTCN12 - It's a Family Affair: Authors Kristen Tracy & Brian Evenson||Kyle and I got together with Kristen and Brian for lunch during our stop in Los Angeles. We were mere hours off of our 28 hour overnight train ride from San Antonio to LA on the Texas Eagle. We were a little blinky-eyed, but well-coffeed as we...||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN11 - Harvest Gathering - Gregory Stovetop & Madelyn Grant||Act 1 from Harvest Gathering 2017 at Earthwork Farm in Lake City, Michigan. Kyle and I took a detour this September and attended our fourth Harvest Gathering. The Harvest Gathering is a pretty remarkable experience - there are thousands of people...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN10 - David Young, Capstone118 - New Orleans||After the Storm||10/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN9 - The "Fredisode" - ILCBG Keynote with Fred, Kyle & Emily||TCN9 includes conversation with Fred, Kyle and Emily at Red Horse Ranch, centered around Fred’s Keynote Address to the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and his recent announcement about his future. It’s a little longer than usual, but we hope...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN8 - GonzoFest 2017 | Acts III & IV | Juan F. Thompson||TCN8 features Juan F. Thompson, Author & son of Hunter S. Thompson. It’s our last content from GonzoFest 2017 -- the literary and music festival celebrating the work of Hunter, in Louisville, KY. While this was a significant milepost for...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN7 - GonzoFest 2017 | Acts I & II | Denny Humphrey, Ron Whitehead||This is TCN7, which includes Acts I & II of GonzoFest in three acts. In this episode, Kyle and I talk to the founders of GonzoFest, a music and literary festival in Louisville, celebrating the work of Hunter S. Thompson. GonzoFest...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN6 - Gregory Davis: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, New Orleans||The is the first full interview we're sharing from the trip, and it features Gregory Davis, founding member and trumpet player for the legendary Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans. Gregory sat with Fred and Kyle on the patio of the Maple Leaf...||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN5 - GonzoFest Eve from the Gonzo House - Day 12||Fred and Kyle talk with vidographers Jeff Hage and Seth Thompson about life, light, collaboration, and the art of it all on Day 12 in Louisville, Kentucky from the hourse recently dubbed, Gonzo House Green Frog Photo Beer Portraits||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN4 - Multi-car Stomp to Gonzo||Fred and Kyle checking in at the end of day five from Brooklyn, NY. Sharing stories, looking back and looking forward.||4/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN3 - On & Off the Rails: We're not f'n saturated: Travel Stories||This Craft Nation’s third episode, coming from Amtrak Train number 30, the Capitol Limited , between days three and four of what will be thirty five days out. We were running the rails from Toledo to Washington DC, on our first overnight train...||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN-2 Prepping, Packing and Searching for Nick Offerman||Fred, Kyle and Emily talk over coffee, beer and whiskey about how the plans are coming together and how their search for Nick Offerman relates to the Kiss Army. Were close - we’re excited and ready to share even more content from the road and...||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTCN 1 - Fred & Kyle's Big Adventure||On TCN 1, we share our ideas about how This Craft Nation came to be, what we hope to accomplish and a whole bunch of other stuff. Buy the ticket, take the ride.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Looking forward to the Journey
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Travel In Good Company
I love the wandering foot loose nature of the creative community these guys stumble upon it’s nice to be along for the ride.
Loved this episode with Gregory Davis... Looking forward to the remainder of the trip!!