In the final episode of Season 1, Jen breaks her 20-episode streak of family-friendly, curse-free content. Her guest is Mac Young, a scenic designer, talented actor, and dear friend. They discuss his current show, the sets he has designed in the past, and why Shakespeare was kind of weird.
In the 20th episode, Rachel comes back for her third visit to the podcast to talk about the garden she has been growing for the past 6 years. But, as she explains, the garden is far older and more diverse that it appears. Listen in as she explains why her garden is so special and what it brings to her life.
Episode 19 brings some much needed levity after last week's episode. Danielle works at Jen's local library and stops by to talk about a "How To" program that she recently coordinated. Eventually, the two devolve into giggles as they come to the realization that their 20s were a bit of a joke.
This episode is a bit heavier than most. This week, Jen's friend Jess joins her to talk about using the act of making as a way to cope with depression. They discuss the things that stand in their way when undertaking a new project and the challenges of starting a brand new hobby.
This week, Jen sits down for a chat with Bronwyn Burns, the "Pixel Wizard" of an application called Playsets. Bronwyn talks about how the game was conceived, meeting a childhood hero, and what inspired her to be a maker in the first place. This is the first episode of a two-part series that will feature Bronwyn. Join us next time for the rest of the conversation, where we dig into Making Makers.
In our ninth episode, Jen and Rachel discuss the joys and pitfalls of making gifts during the holidays. What makes a gift a hit? What are some memorable gifts they've made and received? How are handmade gifts received?
In the podcast's 7th episode, Jen has a chat with her friend Lisa about writing romantic poetry and learning to cook Bengali food. Lisa advocates for taking risks and being vulnerable. Jen embraces awkward teenage poetry.
In our fifth episode, Jen chats with her friend Rebecca about her career change into the world of newborn baby photography. Rebecca sheds some light on how all those poses are achieved, making babies look serene, and how to build a photography studio from scratch. Spoiler: marry a wood worker!
Everyone has some music in them. In this week's episode, Jen is joined by her brother Chuck about his career as a music instructor. They also discuss his process in creating the theme music for the podcast.
In our second episode, Jen discusses the joys of knitting with Savanah. The conversation starts off predictably enough, exploring new motherhood and knitting as meditation. But before long, Savanah gets into the nitty gritty of competitive adult gymnastics.
In our first episode, Jen sits down with Aliyah to discuss making Southern food. Aliyah's journey takes her from South Carolina to Berlin and teaches her about her family and identity. It's a story that is fascinating and moving.