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Because We Make

42 EpisodesProduced by Vincent Ferrari & Ethan CarterWebsite

A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand.We are your one-st… read more

42 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Episode 40: What the heck is a Cowdog?

March 25th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 40!

Welcome back to guestland! This week we had the amazingly talented and funny Chris Giffrow from Cowdog Craftworks on. It's a lot of woodworking talk, but there are plenty of great takeaways for …

Bonus Episode: Vincent on Adventures in Creativity, Episode 71

March 20th, 2020


SURPRISE!  Normally we bank episodes where one of us is on another show for a week we need to take off, but since we have guests booked for the next month, we wanted to bring you this one as a bonus episode!  In this …

Episode 39: Back in The Saddle

March 18th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 39!

Ethan is back from Aruba and he learned a new skill, while Vincent may have found some purpose in his life. Missing the podcast for one week did both of them really well!


Video of the …

Episode 38: Ethan and Vincent From The Past

March 11th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 38!

In part two of our night of double episode recording, Ethan and Vincent answer two questions from Morley, including a discussion on the importance of taking free education opportunities whenever …

Episode 37: It's Morley-palooza!!

March 4th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 37!

In part one of our night of double episode recording, Ethan and Vincent answer two questions from Morley, a loyal listener, who really got us thinking!  And of course we crown our video of the …

Episode 36: Ethan Carter: World Traveler

February 26th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 36!

Ethan went to Workbenchcon and Vincent didn't. Lots of recap, discussion, and shouts to our friends!

Video of the Week:

Episode 35: Changing Direction and Being A Good Spouse

February 19th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 35!

This week Ethan and Vincent started off talking about how to shift directions and when to know when to do it, and then we shifted gears toward work life balance stuff again because that's what …

Episode 34: Wandering The Desert and Working On The Couch

February 12th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 34!

Vincent talks about wandering the desert and then Vincent and Ethan talk about getting away, how to be a maker and maintain a relationship, and then they spend some time gushing over the Video of …

Episode 33: Be Anxious For Nothing, Be Grateful For All Things

February 5th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 33!

Ethan and Vincent had a bit of a scheduling issue this week, so instead of a normal episode you get to hear Vincent talk to …

Episode 32: Snacking on Failed Projects

January 29th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 32!

This week we pull back the kimono and show you how the sausage is made, we do some Q&A and discuss some submitted ideas …

Episode 31: Little Toy Trucks

January 22nd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 31!

Lots of talk about our shop projects this week, which is kinda what we're here for, right?

It's all about positivity this week.

Vincent's Tonka Resto:

Episode 30: Stress, Depression, and Other Cheery Things

January 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 30!

A little Q&A, a little stress and depression talk, getting out of the funk, and some new creative endeavors.  There's Q&A, things of the week, and we even award our first ever VIDEO OF …

Episode 29: A Resolution-Less New Year

January 8th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 29!

Welcome to the new year!  Hopefully you had a great holiday season with family, friends, and your weird uncle.  We're happy …

Episode 28: Vincent Goes To LA, Meets His Mentor, Doesn't Die

December 25th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 28!

Ethan and Vincent took the week off, but Vincent got to go to LA last week to talk to Jason Stapleton!

Enjoy the episode and we'll see you all in the New Year!!

Where to find Jason Stapleton …

Episode 27: The Maker Monster Stops By

December 11th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 27!

We had the privilege of having The Maker Monster on, and he's a truly unique and interesting guy (which is not the least bit …

Episode 26: Action Heroes At A Fork In The Road

December 4th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 26!

If you're at a fork in the road, blow up the car and walk toward the camera.  That's the takeaway from this episode and you …

Episode 25: The Return of Dave Szweduik

November 27th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 25!

For the first time in Because We Make history, we have a return guest that isn't a new cohost.  Yet.  Maybe.

Dave, Ethan and Vincent talk about creativity, inspiration, and the obsessive and …

Episode 24: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

November 20th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 24!

This episode is very heavily based on feedback and reviews from you our glorious and wonderful listeners, so we hope you …

Episode 23: Business? It's Meh.

November 13th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 23!

This week Ethan and Vincent are flying solo, and they talk about Vincent's business being a bit down. Ethan working on some …

Episode 22: Bear Maked

November 6th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 22!

This week Ethan and Vincent are joined by Justin, aka Bear Maked.  We talk about all kinds of making goodness, have a few laughs, and even ponder why so many awesome makers we love are in …

Episode 21: Seeking Meaning

October 30th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 21!

It's just Ethan and Vincent talking about all kinds of things including fulfillment at your day job and other maker-related …

Episode 20: Just The Two Of Us

October 23rd, 2019


Welcome to Episode 20!

It's just Ethan and I in a good old fashioned chit chat.  No guests, just some pals.

There's still a lot of meat in here and …

Episode 19: Jason Stapleton

October 16th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 19!
If we had to pick the person who would teach us how to best get the ball rolling in building a brand, there's literally no one …

Episode 18: All About Ant Pruitt

October 9th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 18!

It's not often we get to have a long time friend on the show, but Vincent and Ant have been friends forever; or at least it feels that way (in a good way).

In this episode we dive into Ant's …

Episode 17: Build Dad Build!

October 2nd, 2019


Welcome to Episode 17!

Nick is a character! An obsessive runner and very talented maker with a personality as big as Texas, he's a fun guy to talk to and a great maker. We talk about running, making, YouTube, and what …

Episode 16: Brandy Aubé

September 25th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 16!

Brandy Aubé is a metal-working Wonder Woman from the great state of Louisiana and does some amazing stuff!  We had a great conversation about her passion, her design sensibilities, and a few other …

Episode 15: Questions from the Peanut Gallery

September 18th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 15!

We're back!  Our guest couldn't make it so Ethan and I did a Q&A from our Twitter followers.  This is an information-dense …

Episode 14: We're Baaaaaaaaaaack!

September 11th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 14!

We're back!  Ethan and I are back way earlier than planned, and this week it's just hanging out talking making, an old thing I …

Episode 13: Figments Made

August 7th, 2019


Welcome to episode 13!

This week's episode is the season finale of Because We Make.  It gets a little emotional at the beginning (and the end) but then Vincent and Ethan have the pleasure of talking to Sharon from …

Episode 12: What Good Can Come Out Of Failing?

July 31st, 2019


Welcome to episode 12!

After a week of constant failures, something good came out of it for Vincent, so Ethan and Vincent decided to talk about the good that can come out of experimentation and failure.  Be not afraid …

Episode 11: Ethan Carter

July 24th, 2019


Welcome to episode 11!

We use the term "artisan" rather casually but my guest this week, Ethan Carter, is truly an artisan.  He's an amazingly …

Episode 10: Bob Clagett

July 17th, 2019


Welcome to episode 10!  A milestone episode!  Thank you so much for sticking around on this journey with me!

If I could pinpoint the guy who started …

Episode 9: Keith Decent

July 10th, 2019


Welcome to episode 9!  This week I had the honor of speaking to one of the first YouTube makers I ever followed, the amazing and talented Keith …

Episode 8: Steve Carmichael

July 3rd, 2019


Welcome to episode 8!  If you're a woodworker, and you watch woodworking videos on YouTube, there's a pretty good chance you watch Steve Carmichael's videos, and I had the distinct honor of talking to him this week.  We …

Episode 7: Steve Ramsey

June 26th, 2019


Welcome to episode 7!  It was a distinct honor this week to speak to Steve Ramsey to whom I owe a great deal.  One of the reasons I call myself a woodworker today is my being a part of his Weekend Woodworker course and …

Episode 6: Evan and Katelyn

June 19th, 2019


Welcome to episode 6!  I couldn't help but be a little star-struck speaking to Evan and Katelyn.  They've been very influential to me and a constant …

Episode 5: Kim & Garrett

June 12th, 2019


Welcome to episode 5!  This week I had the pleasure of talking to the husband and wife YouTube DIY duo Kim & Garrett.  I enjoyed this chat so …

Episode 4: Bernie Solo

June 5th, 2019


Welcome to episode 4!  This week Bernie Solo and I discuss making, the maker space, how he got into the community and what "content" actually means. …

Episode 3: The Everyday Dad

May 29th, 2019


Welcome to episode 3!  This week I have the privilege of talking to a guy who runs a tech channel on YouTube that breaks the mold of what you expect …

Episode 2: Bruce A. Ulrich

May 22nd, 2019


 Welcome to episode 2!  This week I sit down with my friend Bruce A. Ulrich a YouTuber, podcaster, and woodworker who's one of the nicest people I think I've had the pleasure of meeting.  In this episode we spend a lot …

Episode 1: David Szweduik

May 15th, 2019


 Welcome to the inaugural episode of Because We Make!  On this episode, I speak to the inspiration for this podcast, David Szweduik.  David is a photographer living in the Northern hinterlands of Minnesota and has two …

Episode 0: An Introduction

May 8th, 2019


Hi everyone and welcome to Because We Make, a podcast about making, creativity, and the things that drive us to do what we do.  This is episode 0, which will be a brief introduction to the things we're going to talk …

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