Makers of Minnesota

The Makers of Minnesota podcast, hosted by Stephanie Hansen, features products and services uniquely made in Minnesota -- and conversations with makers, entrepreneurs and innovators in Minnesota about how they conceive of their products and bring them to market.


The Chank Company (ep. 45)

Chank Diesel founded the Chank Company, a Minneapolis based art studio...Chank Diesel founded the Chank Company, a Minneapolis based art studio where he crafts fonts for companies and brands all over the world. Hear about how he got started and what's next for the founder of the infamous "liquor store" font.   Show More


Past Episodes

Geoff Warner created the concept of these unique small homes and makes them comfortable, stylish, and energy efficient.
Tony Nelson is the Minnesota puzzle twister who works with his wife to create jigsaw puzzles with a "twist".
Jodi Livon uses her intuition and psychic ability to coach entrepreneurs how to listen to their intuition and grow their business.
Adam Turman's illustrations have defined some of the iconic imagery associated with Minnesota. Find out how he got started and what inspires him in his work.
How do you get people excited about engineering ideas and making things? You start early. The Maker Faire is happening June 3, an event that will surely capture the imaginations of future @makersofMN
Brett Striker, founder and CEO of Maddy & Maize wanted to start a popcorn company with all natural ingredients. How did he pull it together to come with flavors like raspberry layer cake or coconut curry? Listen here to find out
Paul Dauenhauer, Associate professor at the University of Minnesota is a chemical Engineer who has helped create the "perfect soap molecule"
Tom Smude and his family started harvesting sunflower seed oil as a way to diversify their crops and provide a protein source for their cattle. Smude oil is now sold as a cooking oil, massage oil, and will soon find its way to your grocery store as microwave popcorn.
Susan Langer is engineering a new app that lets you Live, Give, and Save while making your everyday purchases. Susan shares her experience of getting an app to market

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