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Instructables on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday March 9th, 2008 Answered

A story about online DIY culture including Instructables and an interview with me aired Sunday morning on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. It was right after the puzzle.

Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm: The DIY aesthetic, at least sometimes, is about the subversive joy of making a prefab product "do something that it wasn't intended to."

If you missed it, the web edition complete with archived audio, is here:
Digital DIY: Web Helps Do-It-Yourselfers Share Ethic

More news articles about Instructables here.


*sigh* sorry about this, but I FINALLY got a chance to listen to the entire broadcast.....It is certainly great to be getting air time :-)



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I had a peer actually mention to me today that he heard one of my projects on the radio and i had to check it out this evening. Pretty cool!

I missed it grrr, I haven't seen it "on site" yet (or can't find it)

Oh ok, you have added it above....never mind


So, if it is on at 8 EST, than it will be on at 5 PST, right? I'll have to get up before five to listen to its first airing. Okely doke.

The piece should be on this Sunday after the puzzle.

Hey, thanks for the reminder....I will have to put a note by my automobile radio (since I will be in the car at the time) to have that on (I listen to that station anyways, when I have the radio on). :-)

Awesome! I'll start my morning with Will Shortz, heal my lacrosse tournament wounds from Saturday, while listening to Eric! What a relaxing Sunday!

NPR? That's on AM, right? And what time is it on PST?

In my area, WITF is an FM station. And if it is not simucast, it will be on whenever the local station has Weekend Edition Sunday scheduled. You should be able to find a local station and schedule online.

Yay! Now I know where to turn in to. Now, will I remember...

Since it is delayed a week now, I am afraid I will forget too *sigh*

Will this be on their podcast?

Sweet, I love NPR! And Instructables! Too much good at once!

The story has been postponed until next Sunday, March 9th.

Aw piddles....I will forget by then *sigh*

I always work on Sundays. I'll have to see if I can get some office time at work to listen to it. :P

I think NPR also gives a weekly recording on their site as well.

No, freakin, way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will not miss this if it is the last thing I do! I will definitely be listening.

Hey thanks for the heads up. I listen on my way to meeting Sunday morning, so if it is on somewhere between 9 am and 9:45 am I will hear it.

WeekEnd Edition with Liane Hansen & John Layne is on from 8 am to 10 am....in my area.

Cool! Hopefully I can hear it. :-)