How to Make Italian Easter Pie

Episode Details

Air date: March 21, 2018

Guest: Kathy Salamone

Runtime: 33 minutes, 35 seconds

Summary: In our 16th episode, Jen sits down with her Mom, Kathy Salamone, to gush about their love for Pizzagaina. Listen in to get some history on this family tradition from the ultimate Italian matriarch.

Links of Interest: 

Kathy’s Instagram account – Lots of gorgeous cloudscapes
Learn How to Make a Yo Yo Quilt
Jingle Bell Jack by Dr. Frances Horwich
Make your own Jingle Bell Jack

What I Made This Week:

Joey’s hair was out of control this day.

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I made a sizable addition to my knitting stash. This past weekend was the Knit North Yarn Crawl that had nine participating shops north of Boston. Each shop had special promotions and sales for the four-day event. So one morning, I hopped in the car with my son and we drove to all nine stores. The big find of the day was twelve skeins of yarn I bought to finally make my family’s Christmas stockings. Joey was a hit in each shop and had so much fun meeting all of the other crawlers, most of whom were grandmothers who were happy to have a toddler around to fawn over.” Continue reading “How to Make Italian Easter Pie”

How to Make an EP

Episode Details

Air date: March 7, 2018

Guest: Mark Steadman

Runtime: 34 minutes, 1 seconds

Summary: In episode 15, Jen is joined by another podcaster, Mark Steadman, to talk about creating an EP. Mark discusses the technical side of this task and then dives into the stories behind each of the songs.

Links of Interest: 

Mark’s EP – Songs Survive
For more about Mark, check out his website.

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I made a home away from home for my family. This past weekend, we spent a few days up in the White Mountains to ski and spend time with my husband’s family. We were staying in a big ski lodge and had an entire floor to ourselves. Making the space inviting, familiar, and fun for my two toddlers was a challenge that totally paid off. They had a great weekend and both put on a pair of skis for the first time.” Continue reading “How to Make an EP”

How to Make a Legacy

Episode Details

Air date: February 21, 2018

Guest: Diane Aragona

Runtime: 38 minutes, 7 seconds

Summary: In our 14th episode, Jen has a conversation with her sister-in-law, Diane, about the loss of her Mother. It’s a difficult topic, but one that Diane explores with grace and sincerity.

Links of Interest: 

American Cancer Society
Do Dead People Watch You Shower by Concetta Bertoldi

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. This past weekend, after Chuck and Diane left to drive home, we got some snow here by our house and that morning we went outside to make snowmen and snow angels. The snowmen didn’t go so well. It wasn’t quite the right snow for that. But we did manage to get in the snow for some snow angels. And we made some big piles of snow at the base of some of our slides in the backyard and she had a great time sliding down into them. It was really wonderful watching her experience the snow for one of the first times. We’ve had a lot of snow storms since she was born, but not all of them have created snow that she could really get out and play in. So standing out there and watching her explore the snow the way I remember doing when I was little was really special.” Continue reading “How to Make a Legacy”

How to Make Makers

Episode Details

Air date: February 7, 2018

Guest: Bronwyn Burns

Runtime: 29 minutes, 17 seconds

Summary: In our second episode with Bronwyn, we start off talking about making plastics, but quickly get into how to encourage our children to become makers.

Links of Interest: 

Plastic Bag Kites
Harness Backpack

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. Well, am making. I’m currently working on creating a real website for the podcast. Right now, my good friend Greg Thole is helping me by hosting the podcast and has built me a really nice website for the streaming of the podcast itself. However, it’s kind of limited in what kind of content I can share on it beyond just the podcast itself and some brief descriptions. So I wanted to put together something a little bit more comprehensive that would allow me to create show notes with really beautiful images and share more information on a regular basis about the things that I’m making and the things that are being made by people who I feature on the show. I also want to be able to provide transcripts of each episode for those who want to experience the podcast but can’t listen to it in an audio form. So I’ve been working really hard on transcribing past episodes and getting together a plan for creating content on a regular basis. I’m very lucky in that I have a lot of champions. People who are happily helping me on this journey. This is not something that comes naturally to me and so I’m learning a lot as I go. And I want to thank every single person who has helped me as I’ve worked to get this off the ground. Specifically a past guest on the show, Arianna, who does social media for a living and very graciously sat down and talked to me for about an hour about how to approach social media from a professional standpoint. I found that conversation to be really invaluable. So hopefully that’ll be up in the next few weeks and I’ll share lots of information with you in a future episode about how you can find that” Continue reading “How to Make Makers”

How to Make Digital Art

Episode Details

Air date: January 24, 2018

Guest: Bronwyn Burns

Runtime: 30 minutes, 16 seconds

Summary: This week, Jen sits down for a chat with Bronwyn Burns, the “Pixel Wizard” of an application called Playsets. Bronwyn talks about how the game was conceived, meeting a childhood hero, and what inspired her to be a maker in the first place.

This is the first episode of a two-part series that will feature Bronwyn. Join us next time for the rest of the conversation, where we dig into Making Makers.

Links of Interest: 

Playsets
PAX

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. This past week, my husband and I made some seriously awesome memories. We spent six days down in Riviera Maya in Mexico on a vacation that was sorely needed. We had a beautiful view of the ocean, met some really wonderful people, and saw a part of the world that we hadn’t seen before. It was good to have some time just the two of us.” Continue reading “How to Make Digital Art”

How to Make a Resolution

Episode Details

Air date: January 3, 2018

Guest: Ariana Sheehan

Runtime: 29 minutes, 57 seconds

Summary: It’s our first episode of 2018, so we’re talking about resolutions! Jen is joined by a childhood friend to talk about the exercise of setting goals each year.

This episode also comes out on the day that How to Make a Memory is being featured on #2PodsADay. Find new independent podcasts like this one by visiting 2PodsADay.wordpress.com.

Content Warning: In this episode, we discuss pregnancy loss.

Links of Interest: 

#2PodsADay
Little Hats, Big Hearts
Infant Loss Organizations

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now, I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I made my list of resolutions! On this list, you’ll find goals related to the podcast, my health, my family, and things I’d like to make in the coming year. It’s always refreshing to sit down, take stock, and start the year with renewed momentum.” Continue reading “How to Make a Resolution”

How to Make Holiday Traditions

Episode Details:

Air date: December 13, 2017

Guest: Rachel Kuberry

Runtime: 28 minutes, 28 seconds

Summary: Our tenth episode is the second in a two-part holiday series. In episode nine, we spoke about making gifts. This time around, we’re talking about making traditions.

Also, in January, “How to Make a Memory” is being featured in a campaign from #TwoPodsADay. Find new independent podcasts like this one by following #TwoPodsADay on Facebook and Twitter.

Links of Interest: 

Owl Advent Calendar
Traditional Wassail recipe
#2PodsADay

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. I’ve been working on getting the kids’ Christmas gifts finished up. I picked out a really cute hooded cowl for Emma and knit that up last week. It’s made with rainbow colored yarn and looks like a fairy hat. For Joey, I’m in the middle of assembling a busy book for him. It’s made mostly of felt and has lots of little activities to keep him busy on long car rides. Are you making any gifts this season?” Continue reading “How to Make Holiday Traditions”

How to Make Gifts for the Holidays

Episode Details:

Air date: November 29, 2017

Guest: Rachel Kuberry

Runtime: 30 minutes, 32 seconds

Summary: In our ninth episode, Jen and Rachel discuss the joys and pitfalls of making gifts during the holidays. What makes a gift a hit? What are some memorable gifts they’ve made and received? How are handmade gifts received?

Links of Interest: 

Jen’s go-to holiday Fudge recipe – I use this as the base for all of my varieties

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. It’s hard to pick just one thing for this episode. I’ve been making so much lately. Homemade sauerkraut, stock from our Thanksgiving leftovers, so much bread. So I’ll go with the most relevant thing I’ve made. This past weekend, our family went out to pick up our Christmas tree. Since then, I’ve spent several days making the garlands for our home. I started doing this last year and absolutely love the effect. I went to a local church that was selling trees and asked if they had any extra boughs. They gave me two giant boxes and I went back home and started building yards upon yards of garland. I couldn’t be more pleased with how our home looks .” Continue reading “How to Make Gifts for the Holidays”

How to Make Just About Anything

Episode Details:

Air date: November 15, 2017

Guest: Quinn Shamblin

Runtime: 32 minutes, 29 seconds

Summary: In episode eight, Jen has a conversation with Quinn, who talks about why he creates and some of the projects he’s taken on over the years.

Links of Interest: 

The World’s Simplest Mittens
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Hungry Monkey by Matthew Amster-Burton

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. Several big long-term knitting projects have finally wrapped up and that has left my needles free for the first time in a long time. So this weekend, I was delighted when Emma requested a pair of blue mittens. Once she was in bed curled up under a blanket, I put on an episode of Doctor Who and knit her up a pair of chunky speckled blue mittens that she absolutely adores. This request came just in time because it finally turned very cold this week in our neck of the woods.” Continue reading “How to Make Just About Anything”

How to Make a Fool of Yourself

Episode Details:

Air date: November 1, 2017

Guest: Lisa Adil

Runtime: 28 minutes, 08 seconds

Summary: In the podcast’s 7th episode, Jen has a chat with her friend Lisa about writing romantic poetry and learning to cook Bengali food. Lisa advocates for taking risks and being vulnerable. Jen embraces awkward teenage poetry.

Links of Interest: 

Blueberry Banana Cake recipe
Chicken Biryani recipe

What I Made This Week:

From the transcript: “And now I’d like to tell you about something I made this week. Yesterday was Halloween and I’ve spent the past few weeks making our family’s costumes in preparation for a party that we threw this past weekend to coincide with Emma’s third birthday. I also made her birthday cake, so it’s been a particularly busy and productive time for me. The cake I chose was blueberry and banana flavored with cream-cheese frosting. Emma directed me to dye the frosting blue and it was a big hit with all of our guests. I will never get tired of watching people enjoy the food I make.” Continue reading “How to Make a Fool of Yourself”