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Podcast 26: Mark Frauenfelder, Creator of Boing Boing

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Tom Dziubek and Flexo speak with Mark Frauenfelder, the creator of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of the MAKE magazine. Frauenfelder also writes for, and within this interview he shares details about some of this website’s new services including the Credit Report Card (reviewed here).

Frauenfelder is a proponent of the do-it-yourself (DIY) lifestyle, and he explains the source of his interest in this lifestyle as well as details about a forthcoming book on the subject.

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Mark Frauenfelder[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:32] Interview with Mark Frauenfelder
[00:55] Boing Boing
[01:50] Mark’s move to the Cook Islands
[03:59] MAKE magazine
[05:15] Mark’s involvement with
[08:12] Services offered by
[09:05] vs. credit reporting bureaus
[10:12] Personal information on
[11:21] Improving your credit with the Credit Report Card
[13:57] Building cigar box guitars
[15:45] Beekeeping
[19:21] Upcoming book on do-it-yourself (DIY) experiences
[23:42] End

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Updated December 26, 2017 and originally published October 18, 2009.

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