S5E3 Is the internet business that much different than the sugar snack business?, Part 2: “Tattoos” with Maya Felixbrodt

March 10, 2019

Our investigation of the sugar snack and internet businesses continues with an interview between Space Lord and Ray Gunn about polity, hats, and the fateful night Maya Felixbrodt came to town. 

S5E3 Is the internet business that much different than the sugar snack business?, Part 1: “Robotic Arms”

March 3, 2019

This episode of the how things are made podcast reduces capitalistic enterprise to a single nonsensical question, "Is the internet business that much different than the sugar snack business?" 

The answer? No. But why?

First, we'll have to flashback to our live performance at Noah Rectenwald's 2017 birthday party. Happy birthday, Noah! 

S5E2 Mind Control, Part 4: “Buses” with Emily Rodgers and Erik Cirelli

February 24, 2019

What is marketing? If the government has secret mind control programs, why does it matter if they are kept secret or open? If your mind is being controlled by someone or something else, is your belief that your mind be being controlled a result of mind control? Is your mind automated? If automation is mind control, what is a school bus? How things are made investigates with friends. 

S5E2 Mind Control, Part 3: “Ballet Slippers” with David Fulgenzi Brockshmidt

February 17, 2019

Have you ever felt like someone else is in the room? Like, actually there? 

S5E2 Mind Control, Part 2: “Orthoses”

February 10, 2019

When you read a book, or listen to a podcast, a story happens in your brain. At the same time, "you" are your brain. You may or may not be in the story. You put the story in your brain on your own accord. At the same time, somebody or something made that story and now you are controlling them controlling your mind.

Be careful what you put in your brain. Something could get stuck up there!

S5E2 Mind Control, Part 1: “Wood Burning Stoves” featuring Derek Bendel, Albert Manders, David Matthews, and Kevin Sapp

February 3, 2019

Do you control your mind or does your mind control you? What about the other things out there? How things are made investigates.

S5E1 Staff Retreat, Part 4: “Electronic Door Locks”

January 27, 2019

The following music will be pumped into your room until all employees have signed the PTO waiver. As a reminder, if your accrued PTO balance exceeds your projected PTO balance, you may not exchange the complimentary lanyard for the flashlight keyring. If your PTO balance projection was unable to be forecasted because you live in a bag of chips, you are now board chair. 

Thank you,

B. Riordan, CTO
D. Bernabo, COO
M. Aelmore, CMO

S5E1 Staff Retreat, Part 3: “Loudspeakers” featuring Emily Rodgers and Erik Cirelli

January 19, 2019

The communication exercises worked. The divide between upper management and middle management has finally blurred. The company strategy is apparent, but who invited the interns? Todays breakfast: coffee, juice, and cold muffins served with butter packets.

S5E1 Staff Retreat, Part 2: “Marshmallow Cookies” featuring Derek Bendel, Albert Manders, David Matthews, and Kevin Sapp

January 12, 2019

This week on staff retreats: The Pendington Chip Company announces this year's retreat accommodations and the crew from accounting makes marshmallow cookies from scratch. The office kitchen has never smelled better. Did you reserve your spot in the carpool yet? I'll be riding with Kristen in her new Yaris. Want to join? We'll be listening to the new murder podcast on the way. Let me know. We're just gonna meet at the office around 7:30.