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In each episode of the Cool Tools Show, Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder talk to a guest about some of his or her favorite uncommon and uncommonly good tools they think others should know about.

Latest Episodes

234: Lux Sparks-Pescovitz

Our guest this week is Lux Sparks-Pescovitz. Lux is a 14-year-old maker, musician, writer, retrogamer, pop culture historian, and collector… of many things. Many many things. He also likes dogs and naps. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/lux-sparks-pescovitz-teenage-maker/

34 MIN1 d ago
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234: Lux Sparks-Pescovitz

233: Len Cullum

Our guest this week is Len Cullum. Len is a woodworker living in Seattle, Washington, where he specializes in building Japanese style garden structures, architectural elements, and furniture. A perpetual student of craft, he's also an occasional teacher and writer of how-to articles. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/len-cullum-woodworker

30 MIN1 w ago
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233: Len Cullum

232: Josh Glenn

Our guest this week is Josh Glenn. Josh is a consulting semiotician, publisher of the websites HILOBROW and SEMIOVOX, and co-author of such books as The Idler’s Glossary, Significant Objects, and the family activities guide UNBORED. Josh has also just signed on as Founding Editor of a forthcoming MIT Press series of reissued sci-fi novels from 1900 to 1935. The series is called Radium Age: The Emergence of Science Fiction. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/josh-glenn-consulting-semiotician/

42 MIN2 w ago
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232: Josh Glenn

231: McKinley Valentine

Our guest this week is McKinley Valentine, McKinley is a writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. She makes The Whippet, a newsletter of interesting bits of science, history and unsolicited advice. You can find her on Twitter @mckinleaf. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mckinley-valentine-writer-and-editor/

33 MIN3 w ago
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231: McKinley Valentine

230: Matt Lumpkin

Our guest this week is Matt Lumpkin. Matt is a restlessly creative person. His career has been focused on User Experience design and digital product strategy. But three years ago, his daughter's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes sent him down the path of questioning why med tech design was so poor. (Hint: it's designed for the wrong stakeholders with the wrong incentives). Matt maintains an art practice in photography, painting and wood sculpture. He's slowly solving all the design problems in the home he shares with his wife and three daughters by crafting wooden furniture with hand tools on his back patio. He's a also product designer at Tidepool.org. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @mattlumpkin. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/matt-lumpkin-product-designer-at-tidepool-org/

37 MINJUN 13
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230: Matt Lumpkin

229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

In this special edition of Cool Tools, Kevin and Mark interview each other about a couple of tools they've been using and enjoying lately. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/kevin-and-marks-five-favorite-tools/

31 MINJUN 6
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229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

228: David Picciuto

Our guest today is David Picciuto who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel Make Something. David has written two woodworking books, loves art, music and go kart racing. All of which uses plenty of tools although he claims to have no real connection with them. You can find him on Instagram @makesomethingtv and on Twitter @drunkenwood. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/david-picciuto-woodworker-and-artist/

34 MINMAY 30
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228: David Picciuto

227: Ariel Waldman

Our guest this week is Ariel Waldman. Ariel is an advisor to NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. She led a five-week expedition to Antarctica to film microscopic life under the ice. Ariel is the author of the book What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There and the global director of Science Hack Day. You can find her on YouTube @arielwaldman. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/ariel-waldman-nasa-advisor

33 MINMAY 23
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227: Ariel Waldman

226: Maggie Koerth

Our guest this week is Maggie Koerth. Maggie is the senior science reporter at FiveThirtyEight. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/maggie-koerth-fivethirtyeight-sr-science-reporter

27 MINMAY 16
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226: Maggie Koerth

225: Rob Beschizza

Our guest this week is Rob Beschizza, an editor at Boing Boing and creator of txt.fyi, various half-baked video games and other internet-based distractions. You can find him on Twitter @beschizza. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/rob-beschizza-editor-at-boing-boing

39 MINMAY 9
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225: Rob Beschizza

Latest Episodes

234: Lux Sparks-Pescovitz

Our guest this week is Lux Sparks-Pescovitz. Lux is a 14-year-old maker, musician, writer, retrogamer, pop culture historian, and collector… of many things. Many many things. He also likes dogs and naps. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/lux-sparks-pescovitz-teenage-maker/

34 MIN1 d ago
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234: Lux Sparks-Pescovitz

233: Len Cullum

Our guest this week is Len Cullum. Len is a woodworker living in Seattle, Washington, where he specializes in building Japanese style garden structures, architectural elements, and furniture. A perpetual student of craft, he's also an occasional teacher and writer of how-to articles. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/len-cullum-woodworker

30 MIN1 w ago
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233: Len Cullum

232: Josh Glenn

Our guest this week is Josh Glenn. Josh is a consulting semiotician, publisher of the websites HILOBROW and SEMIOVOX, and co-author of such books as The Idler’s Glossary, Significant Objects, and the family activities guide UNBORED. Josh has also just signed on as Founding Editor of a forthcoming MIT Press series of reissued sci-fi novels from 1900 to 1935. The series is called Radium Age: The Emergence of Science Fiction. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/josh-glenn-consulting-semiotician/

42 MIN2 w ago
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232: Josh Glenn

231: McKinley Valentine

Our guest this week is McKinley Valentine, McKinley is a writer and editor from Melbourne, Australia. She makes The Whippet, a newsletter of interesting bits of science, history and unsolicited advice. You can find her on Twitter @mckinleaf. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/mckinley-valentine-writer-and-editor/

33 MIN3 w ago
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231: McKinley Valentine

230: Matt Lumpkin

Our guest this week is Matt Lumpkin. Matt is a restlessly creative person. His career has been focused on User Experience design and digital product strategy. But three years ago, his daughter's diagnosis with type 1 diabetes sent him down the path of questioning why med tech design was so poor. (Hint: it's designed for the wrong stakeholders with the wrong incentives). Matt maintains an art practice in photography, painting and wood sculpture. He's slowly solving all the design problems in the home he shares with his wife and three daughters by crafting wooden furniture with hand tools on his back patio. He's a also product designer at Tidepool.org. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @mattlumpkin. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/matt-lumpkin-product-designer-at-tidepool-org/

37 MINJUN 13
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230: Matt Lumpkin

229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

In this special edition of Cool Tools, Kevin and Mark interview each other about a couple of tools they've been using and enjoying lately. For show notes: https://kk.org/cooltools/kevin-and-marks-five-favorite-tools/

31 MINJUN 6
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229: Kevin and Mark of Cool Tools

228: David Picciuto

Our guest today is David Picciuto who’s probably known best for his YouTube channel Make Something. David has written two woodworking books, loves art, music and go kart racing. All of which uses plenty of tools although he claims to have no real connection with them. You can find him on Instagram @makesomethingtv and on Twitter @drunkenwood. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/david-picciuto-woodworker-and-artist/

34 MINMAY 30
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228: David Picciuto

227: Ariel Waldman

Our guest this week is Ariel Waldman. Ariel is an advisor to NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts program. She led a five-week expedition to Antarctica to film microscopic life under the ice. Ariel is the author of the book What’s It Like in Space?: Stories from Astronauts Who’ve Been There and the global director of Science Hack Day. You can find her on YouTube @arielwaldman. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/ariel-waldman-nasa-advisor

33 MINMAY 23
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227: Ariel Waldman

226: Maggie Koerth

Our guest this week is Maggie Koerth. Maggie is the senior science reporter at FiveThirtyEight. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/maggie-koerth-fivethirtyeight-sr-science-reporter

27 MINMAY 16
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226: Maggie Koerth

225: Rob Beschizza

Our guest this week is Rob Beschizza, an editor at Boing Boing and creator of txt.fyi, various half-baked video games and other internet-based distractions. You can find him on Twitter @beschizza. For show notes visit: https://kk.org/cooltools/rob-beschizza-editor-at-boing-boing

39 MINMAY 9
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225: Rob Beschizza
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