Podcast: Heart Made

Heart Made brings you deep-dive conversations about building successful legacy brands and hitting that sweet spot between craft and glory.

Listen to more interviews with founders, entrepreneurs, artisans, and tastemakers on finding ikigai, the Japanese concept teaching us to combine four integral parts of any business: what you do best, what you enjoy doing, what the world needs, and what you can get paid for. Heart Made is the first podcast of Craft & Glory, a magazine celebrating extraordinary companies, brands, and people who believe in the art of making things better.

In this episode, I interview Matt Fisher, who is the VP of Sales & Marketing at Fisher Pen Co. and the grandson of its founder Paul Fisher. From humble beginnings to a contract with NASA to keeping the flame of innovation alive in a maturing company – we talk about all that and much more. Enjoy the show!

In this episode, we take huge strides in my talk with Aaron Seymour-Anderson, the Head of Brand + Creative at Red Wing Shoe Co. in Minnesota. Founded 115 years ago the legendary bootmaker is still going strong – with his traditional and more fashion-focused offerings alike. But how do you stay true to your brand’s DNA without losing touch with future generations of customers? You will find out – walk with us!

In this episode, we tip our hat to the craft of traditional millinery that made Stetson a well-known brand on the prairies, in Hollywood, in the White House, and around the world. I have the pleasure to talk to Klaus Kirschner, the CEO of FWS Hats headquartered in Cologne, Germany, a manufacturing and licensing partner of Stetson. We look back to famous models for cowboys, presidents, and Hollywood stars, and shine a light on the brands’ astonishing staying power. Hold on to your hat and join us!