December 29, 2019
In the final installment of the how things are made podcast, how things are made tells tale of our sordid relationship with Radioshack.
This podcast ship has sailed, but you can still keep up with our new releases on our bandcamp page: http://howthingsaremade.bandcamp.com
(Barring a communication systems failure, hold for release till the end of the world confirmed)
December 22, 2019
Emily Rodgers and Erik Cirelli join how things are made for an improvised recital and then an unexpected live remix of all the material we might have, but didn't to fully use in the course of the podcast! We're going there!
Featuring text from "The Grass Dancer" by Susan Power
December 15, 2019
Albert Manders, inventor of the baroque flute, joins the how things are made podcast to explain how the baroque flute took over the world and caused the speculative butter futures market to explode. (reminder: Carl lives in a bag of chips).
music: "Kites" featuring Derek Bendel, Albert Manders, David Matthews, and Kevin Sapp
December 1, 2019
How things are made is joined by a famous reporter, then more poorly translated youtube comments about the dangdut cowboy's performance and a song about hypodermic needles. Viva Dangdut.
^* |Dank, it's the Doot| *^
November 24, 2019
How things are made plays "Socks" in a at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. (episode unrelated to dangdut cowboys. Or is it? No? Does anybody read these? If so, leave us a comment about your holiday plans!)
November 17, 2019
The dangdut cowboys performance on Indonesian national television is uploaded to youtube. In this episode, computers read poor translations of viewer comments while how things are made performs Mannequins. Also, the latest installment of the one minute contest; who will win this time?!?!?!?!?!
November 10, 2019
In spring of 2019, the US State Department dispatched a cadre of academics to tour Indonesia and perform classic and contemporary dangdut songs to an audience of millions. On this installment, advice for ordering fried rice and unrelated music about kitchen knives with Devon Tipp and Lu Han Li.
November 3, 2019
Most people don't know this, but how things are made is actually a genre of 19th century Russian literature. Featuring Lu Han Li!
October 27, 2019
Mr. Handy and Mr. Handy demonstrate a lightly understood principle of plant life.