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Air Date: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 10:00 PM
Gold, bronze, iron, steel: these metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? Discover their unique properties and explore how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today’s hi-tech world.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 11:30 PM
Host Eric Gorges combs the country for America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern-day maker. In each episode, Eric explains the history of an old-world craft as it is practiced in America today.
Air Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 11:30 PM
Host Eric Gorges visits with Lorelei Sims. Lorelei is a talented blacksmith in a mostly male dominated trade.   Eric learns how to make a dagger. Over the course of the conversation, the life of a blacksmith is revealed.
Air Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 9:00 PM
The Vikings were among the fiercest warriors of all time. Yet only a select few carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. Fashioned using a process that would remain unknown to the Vikings’ rivals for centuries, the Ulfberht was a revolutionary high-tech tool as well as a work of art.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 11:30 PM
Nothing fires up host Eric Gorges like working with molten metal. In this episode, Eric and master sand caster Scott Nelles, create a bronze and aluminum ray gun.
Air Date: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 11:30 PM
Knife-maker Tim Zowada’s creations start with sand collected from Lake Superior. Host Eric Gorges visits with Tim and makes a knife.