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Philly Maker Faire Podcast

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In early 2021, Laura Chenault, the Marketing Director for the Philly Maker Faire, and Valerie Chikwendu, our volunteer coordinator, wanted to keep maker momentum through COVID, so we put together a podcast.

What We Do

The Philly Maker Faire Podcast celebrates the creators, builders, inventors, and artists that bring their visions to life at the Philly Maker Faire.

We feature interviews and announcements about the maker community in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Laura and Valerie both manage guest selection, and scheduling. I handle recording/editing. We all function as hosts, keeping our interviews very informal and fun. The podcast has been a great way to stay active during this crazy time, and we’ve met some outstanding makers!

Where Can I Listen?

All major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Just search for “Philly Maker Faire Podcast”. All episodes are available on Anchor.

The RSS feed is here:

Makers Wanted!

We interview makers of all types. Our definition of “maker” is very broad. We include crafters, artists, educators, designers, bakers, and of course makers in the technology sphere. But we are not only focused on technology, and encourage all makers to get in touch. For an example of our wide variety of guests, check out past episodes.

We usually record interviews on Fridays via Zoom. Interview sessions run approx 1 hr. Only the audio is used for the podcast. Interviews are informal, so just be yourself!

We ask that you review our technical requirements to make sure we get the best possible results.

Once you have reviewed our technical requirements, contact Laura Chenault for scheduling.

When will my episode be posted?

Episodes can air anywhere from two to three weeks from when they are recorded. They are not broadcast live.

We usually schedule three weeks out. If you have a special event coming up that you would like to promote, we try to accommodate. Please mention it when you are scheduled.

Each guest also has an opportunity to be featured on our Philly Maker Faire site with a blog post, which usually goes out the same week the podcast is published.

Listen to the latest episodes below:

Amberlee Venti of Pippy Sips: Making breastmilk even cooler Philly Maker Faire Podcast

Pippy Sips is on a mission to create products that make pumping easier and more accessible to ALL breastfeeders. Name Amberlee Venti, founderCompany Pippy Sips Pippy Sips Online Website Pragmatic Innovation Twitter/X ⁠Facebook Instagram YouTube Your hosts Chiamaka Valerie Chikwendu ⁠LinkedIn⁠ Jeremy dePrisco ⁠⁠ Laura Chenault ⁠⁠ Laura owns Laurel Tree Bindery ⁠
  1. Amberlee Venti of Pippy Sips: Making breastmilk even cooler
  2. Smooth Sailing with Mike Flynn from the Independence Seaport Museum
  3. Growing Mushrooms with Cart Reed from ei2o
  4. Michele Archer from The Dragonfly Makerspace – Plymouth Meeting PA
  5. Chau Nguyen: A Vietnamese Artist Working in Multiple Worlds

By jjdeprisco

Sonic explorer, sound artist, guitarist in Fricknadorable, software designer.