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
Automated baseball mascot. Word of the day! "Fishing Lures"! OK this was a weird one.
Are you sick and tired of buying insurance to cover the risk of harming the human that you stuff into an unventilated poly-foam synthetic suit and pay to dance for children and give fake high fives to umpires? Well, thanks to the great minds at screwball technologies, your ballclub can keep the light entertainment flowing between innings without endangering a helpless, dehydrated teenager. Hi, I'm Rover, the worlds first fully automated baseball mascot and the newest addition to your local ballpark. I like to dance for children and make a goofy face. I like to play tricks on umpires. I like to run the bases and fall over and over and over again until your cheering fans get off their seat and on to their feet to support the local sluggers. Go Sluggers! Let's play ball Sluggers!
Susan Kuo introduces "Yule Logs". Dave and Matt enter a one minute contest. Advert for automated baseball mascots. Nonsense poems over fancy grooves. Congratulations to Lisa Fender for a two-day class. Unreferenced remix.
Susan Kuo introduces "Bagpipes". The members of How Things are Made are solicited and so are you!
Automated baseball mascots have taken the minor leagues by storm, but do pro teams see the same inevitability on the horizon? All this plus a passionate listener call and the first half of an extended duet between Matt and Brian at the Glitterbox Theater called "Sulkies".