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We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.
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United States

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We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

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English

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2147188095


Episodes

Episode 8: Women at the Bench

5/15/2019
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In this episode we celebrate the many women who are part of this field. Chris & Rozie start by exploring the lore of Catarina Guaneri. We interview Aubrey Alexander, Korinthia Klein, and Robyn Sullivan. Coda with Jerry Lynn. Special Guest: Jerry Lynn.

Duration:01:03:30

Episode 7: Listener Feedback: Neuroses

5/1/2019
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Rozie & Jerry read listener mail and talk about their own continuing struggles with balance. This episode was made with a lot of gratitude for our kind listeners. Special Guest: Jerry Lynn.

Duration:00:17:22

Episode 6: Neuroses

4/17/2019
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Chris & Rozie explore the mental health challenges that come with violin building. While some bring OCD tendencies to the bench (which has its benefits as well as detractors), others battle the inner demons that come with the territory of being your own judge, alone in your workshop. Chris talks about his year dubbed "the breakdown" and Julian Cossman Cooke gets candid about his struggles with depression. Coda with our bud Jerry Lynn. Special Guests: Jerry Lynn and Julian Cossmann Cooke.

Duration:01:01:09

Episode 5: Listener Feedback with Ben Hebbert

4/8/2019
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Join Chris & Rozie along with Ben Hebbert as we take listener questions. Do you want to go to violin making school? We discuss some great options. Do we think the violin will change over the next 100 years? What are some new technologies in the market? And we learned the difference between a fez and a thinking cap. Ben tells us where not to eat in Cremona. Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 4: Sea Change

3/20/2019
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Chris and Rozie discuss Jean Baptiste Vuillaume and speculate over the kind of person he was in 19th century Paris. He was a modern man in his own time, witnessing change in the violin industry and trying his hand at various inventions. We gain perspective from Jerry Pasewicz, who has been in the industry 40 years and witnessed change of his own. Coda with Jenelle Steele, who recounts a shop gag. Special Guest: Jerry Pasewicz.

Duration:01:15:37

Episode 3: Listener Feedback

3/6/2019
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We talk to you! The community! Further discussion on one of Antonio Stradivari's other mysterious children, imposter syndrome, fake labels, and inappropriate jokes. Special shout out to: David Van Zandt, Rovert Weindl, Amanda N. Ewing, Sidney Wagner, Aleta Caraway Special Guest: Jerry Lynn.

Duration:00:31:13

Episode 2: Fakes & Forgeries

2/20/2019
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How can you tell a violin is what the owner says it is? What qualifies a person as an expert? Why are some people in the field reluctant to tell you a violin is a fake, even when they know it as a fact? Rozie and Chris discuss the Voller Brothers and discuss their hand in the infamous fake - the Balfour Strad. Special guest Ben Hebbert, violin expert. For our coda, Rozie and Jerry judge Chris' luthier jokes. Special Guests: Benjamin Hebbert and Jerry Lynn.

Duration:01:16:11

Episode 1: Imposter Syndrome

1/23/2019
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With the exception of a trip he made when he was 18, Omobono Stradivari spent his entire life in the workshop of his father, Antonio. In his will, he is remembered as a screw-up, noted for the debt he incurred on that one trip. Today, violin makers remember him in our own screw-ups. "That's an omoboner," we recall when we foul up an instrument. But we have something to learn from this fellow, as so many of us, quitely working at our workbenches, suffer deeply from imposter syndrome. We think...

Duration:00:59:35

Episode 0: Welcome to Omo, Episode 0

12/20/2018
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A podcast about violin makers Special Guest: Jerry Lynn.

Duration:00:08:07