Tool Talk Radio

Tool Talk Radio: 8.06.2022: From Glass to Pagodas

Joe and Allan start the show with a salute to glass, from history to future. Next, Joe wants to know why there are so many dead limbs falling this season. The must have item is a new LED utility flashlight. Max leads the guys in the building lessons of ancient pagodas. This leads to the evolution of remodeling your home over time and the power of effective project management.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.23.2022: The Construction of the Statue of Liberty

Joe and Allan start off with the construction of the Statue of Liberty. A lot of the lessons learned then are still in use today. Joe has a new must have tool, a metric tape measure. Allan talks about the advancements in mycelium-based leather now being used for furniture, hats, and clothing. That’s right, a leather made from mushrooms. Larry Brown joins the conversation to talk about the Summer heat and your air conditioning system. They wrap up with eco architecture and building techniques designed for humans and nature.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.16.2022: The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Joe and Allan start off the show with a salute to pliers complete with lots of historical speculation. Jay Hill from Big M Roofing and Remodeling drops in to answer questions about your roof in the Summer heat. The guys take a quick salute to the humble washer then head over to The Leaning Tower of Pisa and bring up several of the peculiar features besides leaning. They wrap up with a few words about finding money while renovating old properties.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.09.2022: How Hammers Are Made

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the front porch and front porch culture. Next, they hand out some painting tips for working in the Summer heat. Then, Allan goes on a short rant about misinformation about electricity. Joe leads a discussion about the effect of Gothic architecture on cities and entertainment. The guys talk about the uses for a rivet gun and wrap up with how hammers are made.

Tool Talk Radio: 7.02.2022: Garden Hoses and Great Construction

Joe and Allan celebrate their one year anniversary with News Talk 989 then get to the salute of the humble garden hose. Allan has a couple of cautionary tales about being able to shut off the water in the event of a leak or worse. Then, Joe and Allan take a look at new sports stadiums and how they are making use of time honored and tested systems of handling crowds, air flow, and water management combined with modern technology to deliver an amazing fan experience.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.25.2022: Batteries – Past, Present, and Future

Joe and Allan start off with a salute to the battery, past, present, and future. They cover topics from the storage of mechanical energy to the future of nuclear diamonds. Next, they explore 30 Years of Stupid with a fence system built out of raw (untreated) wood. Joe triggers Allan with a news article about people replacing their lawns with astro-turf. They wrap up by talking about the 1983 World’s Fair in Chicago and its lasting effect present today.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.18.2022: Live from The Mid-South Air Show

Allan and Brandon are recorded live broadcasting from the Mid-South Air Show in Millington, TN. They are joined by Ditch from The Morning Show for a chat about the heat, keeping the AC working properly, and other tips for staying cool. In Critter Wars, they give the advice of leave those baby birds alone and no matter how cute, that wild bunny does not want to live with you. Summer is a great time for landscaping upgrades. just make sure you keep the grade of the yard correct.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.11.2022: Live From Anime Blues

Recorded live at the Anime Blues Con in Memphis, TN. Joe and Allan start out with a salute to bricks, from ancient times to the materials of the future. Max introduces us to the Japanese house spirits and the guys tie them into modern tools, projects, and gardens. Joe brings up the peril’s of vines and their potential downsides. Chickens make it into the Critter Wars as our feathered friends keep moving into new territories. They wrap up with this week’s must have item of the week, a portable fan.

Tool Talk Radio: 6.04.2022: Live From The Italian Festival

Joe and Allan broadcast live from the Italian Festival in Memphis, Tn. They start out with a salute to aluminum and its history from being more valuable than gold to making soda cans. Next, they are joined by Scott Manes from Team Mama Biondini, the defending champs, to talk about what it takes to cook for competition. Max throws in a history lesson about a few devices from D-Day. Cindy Williams from Shelf Genie joins the crew to talk about how organization can change your whole house. They wrap up with a Critter Wars as Joe gets amazed at how easily a small garden snake cleaned off spilt concrete primer.

Tool Talk Radio: 5.28.2022: How the House Breathes

Joe and Allan give a salute to Memorial Day then get into a discussion about the soffit vent and move into how the house breathes. Next, Allan leads us into the evolution of storage techniques and materials over the last fifty years. Joe tackles this week’s confession about why you should not paint your garage floor. They wrap up with the advice to just go do those little tasks like changing out the flapper, installing a new showerhead, or tightening those handles and knobs. Get it over with and enjoy.