Feb 20, 2018
Guest Intro paragraph
This week I’ve got Michael Whipps from Melbourne Australia, btw
he goes by Whipps. He’s a metal worker who makes custom
spherical firepits with his wife in Australia and he started
blacksmithing about 6 months ago. The reason I have him on
today is to talk about his new podcast “Metal Sculpture
Show”. I think I’ve mentioned this before to you guys, I
started a podcast network called The Burn Network, basically, it’s
a collection of metalworking podcasts. The reason I started it was
to encourage other blacksmith’s or metal workers to start their own
podcasts and I would help them get started, show them the ropes of
the podcast tech world, provide the hosting and continued support.
To have a searchable network that offers relevant and different
podcasts to our community of metal workers. So, Whipps contacted me
7 months ago about wanting to start a podcast on the network and
have it be about metal art sculpture. We worked through the details
of how this is a huge time consumer while being a labor of love for
fellow artists, the equipment to work with, recording software,
techniques of being a host of a show, etc and now, here we are
talking about his podcast and his first 4 episodes that were just
released a few days ago!
If anyone is interested in listening to the “master feed” of the
Burn Network, just search for The Burn Network in your podcast
apps, iTunes, Spotify and online at www.theburnnetwork.com.
If anyone is interested in starting a podcast and wants to know
more info on what it takes, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Talked About
- Whips tells us why he wanted to start the podcast.
- The topic of making a living as an artist comes up and
life/work balance vs money making
- Whipps describes his background that lead him to his metal
working business called Whipps Designs, it involves mountain
- He tells the story of buying his first anvil from a farmer who
didn’t want to sell it.
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