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The Art of Manufacturing

Tune in every Thursday to hear stories of creativity and grit as host Z Holly gives a behind-the-scenes look at entrepreneurs who are trying to "make it" in their industries. Podcast and profiles produced in collaboration with MAKE IT IN LA.
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The Art of Manufacturing is Back!

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!

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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: 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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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 – 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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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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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 Make in LA

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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