Category Archives: Original Craft Productions

Steve Goble: Writing the pirate seas

Yo ho! Yo ho! It’s the pirate’s life for Steve! Ever since Steve Goble was a kid, he’s been enthralled with the adventure novel. Since he couldn’t be a pirate, Goble became a reporter for ten Ohio news publications and … Continue reading

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Amanda Petford-Long: Let’s Get Small

How small can we go with computers? What happens as materials get as tiny as the dinosaur I’ve shrunk to the size of a pen? Amanda Petford-Long is a distinguished physicist in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National … Continue reading

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Dustin Meadows: Weezer, NuMetal, and finding your voice as a comedian

Dustin Meadows has been doing stand up for eight years. He’s released two albums, founded an alternative comedy troupe called Whiskey Bear Comedy, and frequently hosts The Pop Culture mixtape. He stops by Craft to talk about his new album, No! … Continue reading

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Lori Erickson: Monks Don’t Make the Best Interview Subjects

Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in Iowa and grew up reading adventure novels by John L. Stoddard that inspired her to travel the world. In her newest book, Holy Rover, Erickson explores her love of travel and her personal spirituality. … Continue reading

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Matthew Kahle: Did Archimedes build a death ray?

Matthew Kahle is an associate professor at Ohio State and researches topology, geometry, probability, statistical mechanics, and combinatorics. He’s also enamored with Archimedes, one of the foremost mathematicians, scientists, inventors, and engineers of the ancient world. Kahle first heard about … Continue reading

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Craft Intern Adam Hribar hosts WCBE’s Johnny DiLoretto

Want a Marvel-DC cross-over on the silver screen? Well, the studios probably can’t hash out that legal mess, so you’ll have to settle for watching two radio shows collide. Johnny DiLoretto, host of Cinema Classics and WCBE Community Relations Coordinator, … Continue reading

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Rebecca Reczek: Are you spending your food dollars wisely?

Rebecca Walker Reczek, Ohio State associate professor of marketing, will appear on January 21 at the Ohio State University’s Science Sundays where she’ll discuss “Do Healthy Diets Make Empty Wallets? How Consumer Beliefs Shape Food Choice.” Tune in to hear … Continue reading

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Loudon Wainwright III returns to Columbus

In the summer of 1992, I had  moved to Columbus with my wife so she could attend medical school. I was working odd jobs, including a lunch and dinner shifts at a seedy Italian restaurant I was convinced was run … Continue reading

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Masha Hamilton on the perfume of people in war

Journalist, novelist, and public speaker Masha Hamilton is the 2017 John E. Nance writer in residence with the Thurber House and will appear with Evenings with Authors on November 14. She’s covered conflicts across the globe, from the fall of … Continue reading

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Ohio State University Professor Ruchika Prakash on mindfulness

I’ve tried to meditate, but never got it to work. I’ve focused on my breath, let ideas go past unnoticed, and still haven’t gotten to the peaceful state described in writings about meditation. Serenity now! Ohio State University Associate Professor … Continue reading

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