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?!?!?!?!?!
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.
Most people don't know this, but how things are made is actually a genre of 19th century Russian literature. Featuring Lu Han Li!
Mr. Handy and Mr. Handy demonstrate a lightly understood principle of plant life.
Do we live in the height of the technological age or the bowels of a technocratic hellscape? There are only two options presented. How things are made investigates with Lu Han Li, but you decide. We can't stress this enough. You must make a decision. You won't catch us editorializing one bit. Thanks.
Lu Han Li joins how things are made to discuss technology and consumerism. Also, a big-time movie review for Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).
music for recorder, hi-hats, trumpet and electronics
It's time for that word of the day. Matt and Dave and Dave and Matt have a contest that lasts one minute. Who wins?! Better not vote in the comments!!! Calls from our fans in Dogtown, Alabama and Fertow, Iowa. Found poetry read over a delightfully overdubbed groove (original).
A funny thing happens. Also, music for Yoko Murakami's "Drowning Shadows".
Welcome to the How Things are Made Podcast: an introduction