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The Art of Manufacturing

Tune in every Thursday for a behind-the-scenes look at entrepreneurs who are trying to "make it." The podcast is produced by at large and dangerous in collaboration with MAKE IT IN LA.
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Welcome to The Art of Manufacturing

The Art of Manufacturing podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at how inspiring entrepreneurs who make stuff are trying to “make it” in their industries. Find it on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode!

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Bruce Dobb & Tomás Durán of concerned capital
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Bruce Dobb & Tomás Durán – Concerned Capital

One of the biggest challenges facing LA’s vast manufacturing base is how to keep the companies alive after the owners retire. The founders of Concerned Capital has been helping businesses transition ownership to key employees.

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Kevin Czinger: Divergent 3D

3D printing micro-factories—not electric vehicles—might be the key to sustainability and innovation. We learn why, from the CEO of Divergent 3D.

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Jeff Krause: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

The CEO of SME shares his insights on manufacturing trends plus a sneak peek at what to expect at WESTEC next week in this segment of the latest episode.

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Courtney Nichols Gould: SmartyPants Vitamins

How to launch and grow a consumer product in a complex retail environment.

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Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics

Busting myths about the future of the workforce, with a serial entrepreneur and AI visionary

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Sonja Rasula: The Unique Empire

Connecting with your customers to build a great business, with the creator of the weekend pop-up market.

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Jeni Britton Bauer: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Gourmet ice cream that takes the whole state of Ohio to manufacture

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How to Leave a Review in iTunes

If you like The Art of Manufacturing, it would be a HUGE help if you would leave a review in iTunes!

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Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz: Andreessen Horowitz (recorded live at UCLA)

A legendary venture capitalist and entrepreneur shares leadership and startup lessons he learned the hard way. 

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Rodney Mullen: The Godfather of Skateboarding

A skating legend shares his thoughts on the history and future of the skateboard industry.

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Litty Mathew

Litty Mathew: Greenbar Distillery

As immigrants and entrepreneurs, Litty Mathew and her husband must balance the tension between being unique and “fitting in”

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Bethany Shorb

Bethany Shorb: Cyberoptix and Well Done Goods

A Detroit manufacturer tries retailing: sometimes the hardest part of scaling isn’t collapsing ceilings or cash flow. It’s learning to let go.

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Ivka Adam

Ivka Adam: Iconery

A tech entrepreneur takes on the jewelry industry, with ecommerce savvy, influencers, and an on-demand manufacturing platform.

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Carolyn Casavan

Carolyn Casavan rethinks sustainability

For Earth Day, learn how to empower your employees and save money, just by doing the right thing.

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Nick Pinkston

Nick Pinkston: Plethora

Job killer or savior? Automation is changing the face of manufacturing, and this entrepreneur is determined to accelerate the process.

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson: House of DaVinci

From life sentence to leadership: after being convicted of murder, Chris Wilson is turning his freedom into jobs. He told us his story while he was visiting LA.

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Jesse Genet

Jesse Genet: Lumi

Make packaging your secret weapon! A former manufacturing entrepreneur aims to be the new logistics platform for startups

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Mark Fuller: WET Design

How to build high-tech fountains and the most creative teams in the world

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Kellie Johnson

Kellie Johnson: ACE Clearwater

Through true grit and teamwork, this welder’s granddaughter overcame intimidation and stereotypes to turn ACE Clearwater from a third-generation business into a high-tech aerospace powerhouse.

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The Art of Manufacturing is Back!

Season two of The Art of Manufacturing podcast is here with more innovation, more insights, and more crazy stories from entrepreneurs trying to “make it.” Find it on Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneIn and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode!

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Micha Thomas of The MiA Project
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Micha Thomas – The MiA (Made in America) Project

Micha Thomas is focusing her experience coaching changemakers and her passion for sustainability on The MiA (Made in America) Project.

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Dr. S.K. Gupta
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Prof SK Gupta – USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing

USC is launching their new Center for Advanced Manufacturing on February 24, 2017. In preparation for that, we spoke with […]

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Rick Kanter
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Rick Kanter – barrio.la

Rick Kanter, Managing Director and Co-Founder of barrio.la, will be speaking at our MAKE IT Monthly event February, sharing his […]

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Ellen Bennett: The Apron Lady

Season Finale maker episode! Celebrity chefs and makers are crazy for Hedley & Bennett aprons. Bonus segments from White House with US CTO Megan Smith and Adam Savage.

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Maker Conversations from LA and the White House

U.S. CTO Megan Smith and Mythbusters’ Adam Savage weigh in on making and manufacturing. Features interview with Ellen Bennett.

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Greg Steltenpohl: Califia Farms and Odwalla

Greg Steltenpohl will change our love affair with cattle through plant-powered foods and beverages

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Donna and Lauren Johanson: Chivas Skin Care

A mother-daughter team turns a family goat farm into a cosmetics business

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John Lehman: McMarden

Trying to adapt to a shifting apparel landscape, a high-end fashion designer opens his first retail store

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Stephanie Alves: ABL Denim

Veteran apparel designer turns her talents towards an underserved market: people with disabilities

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The Art of Manufacturing Now Available on All Major Platforms

The Art of Manufacturing podcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at how inspiring entrepreneurs who make stuff are trying to “make it” in their industries. Find it on iTunes, iHeart, Stitcher and other popular platforms. Subscribe to never miss an episode! Learn how…

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Noramay Cadena, Cofounder & Managing Director MiLA

Bio: Noramay Cadena is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Make in LA, LA’s only hardware-focused accelerator in the San […]

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Connie Huffa: Fabdesigns

Meet the company powering top global brands, from aerospace to athletics equipment, with high-tech textiles.

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Shanley Knox: Olivia-Knox

A young entrepreneur’s grit is tested as she launches a cow-horn factory in Uganda

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Eric Demby: Smorgasburg

The co-founder of Brooklyn Flea shares tips for artisanal makers as he prepares for the launch of his newest Sunday market, Smorgasburg L.A.

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Catherine McCord: One Potato

The founder of Weelicious uses her social media chops and beginner’s mind to launch an ambitious meal kit delivery company for families.

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Jodie Fox: Shoes of Prey

Meet the 34-year old whose company has produced millions of custom products and is bringing the “on-demand economy” to manufacturing.

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Elan Lee: Exploding Kittens

The community-building secrets behind the biggest Kickstarter in history, which now employs 840 around the world.

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Karl Kani: Godfather of Urban Streetwear

Karl Kani rebuilds his $100M hip-hop fashion empire after 27 years in business and a partnership gone south.

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Eric Ellestad: Local Roots

With purple lights and 30 tons of butterhead lettuce, the CEO of Local Roots is ready to change the world, one shipping container at a time. 

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Kabira Stokes: Ex-Offenders and Electronics

Why would an entrepreneur complicate things by hiring former prisoners? This is a story about about redemption and resilience.

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Welcome to the Art of Manufacturing Podcast

Z Holly hosts a new podcast giving a behind-the-scenes look at how people who “make stuff” are trying to “make it” in their industries.

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Van Espahbodi: Founder/Co-Partner of Starburst Accelerator

Every month we highlight one of the movers and shakers in the LA manufacturing and entrepreneurship community. This month we’re profiling Vandad […]

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How To Really “Make It” In L.A.

If you thought LA was just about entertainment and beaches, think again. It’s the largest manufacturing center in the country, and a new study unveiled today uncovers surprising opportunities to strengthen the economy through entrepreneurship and manufacturing, leading to L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s launch of MAKE IT IN LA.

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Mayor Garcetti Launches New Initiative to Support Manufacturing in L.A.

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the new MAKE IT IN LA initiative to connect and celebrate the nation’s largest community of makers through a coalition of organizations whose mission is to support the manufacturing ecosystem and inspire entrepreneurs to turn their passions into real products in LA.

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