Simple Little Life
Simple Little Life
The Makery Network
Jeremy from the Simple Little Life YouTube channel hosts this weekly show with a wide range of topics from knifemaking, photography and homesteading.
Conspiracy theories, Propaganda, and iPads
Does thinking for yourself and questioning what we're told to believe make you a conspiracy theorist? Also, we'll talk some tools.  I have been really busy working in the shop and the Christmas rush is in full force. I haven't had much time for anything other than work but I have been having a great sense of satisfaction and contentedness lately. I have really been enjoying my work, and my tools. Here is an article about the Canadian government setting up a new organization to use propaganda and other techniques to influence Canadians: Here is the article where they lied and said there were wolfs at large and that people should not leave their homes: This is some scary stuff and I think that the best way to combat this is simply to share this information so it does not go un-noticed. The governments of the world would love nothing more than having a completely ignorant citizen base that doesn't think for themselves and hold people in power accountable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 24
1 hr 1 min
The ins the outs and the gear for creating YouTube videos. Let's talk about creating YouTube content. I picked up a new camera this week and we'll talk about some of the ins and outs of creating content for YouTube. You can check out my first video with my new camera here: My recommendation is an interesting channel about pens, EDC, and stuff. E.D.C. Ross and you can find it here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 10
56 min
BBQ, BBQ Knives, and Pants
In this episode we'll cover a little BBQ ribs, a BBQ knife that is giving me issues, what I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to fix it and my problem with blowing the crotch out of work pants. Thank you so ISOTUNES for sponsoring this episode of the podcast. My recommendations this week are two YouTube channels: Red Beard Ops: excellent knife making content, super great guy and a lot of good entertainment and learning. Salvage Workshop: really interesting projects that are educational. I am a sucker for tractors and old equipment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 3
38 min
A bike with no brakes
I picked up a new bike this past week and it has no brakes. Which may be why I like it so much. In this episode I'll share a new bike purchase and some of the nuances of riding a bike without brakes. Also a few things and changes coming to my shop. This week's recommendation is a YouTube channel called Old Shovel: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 27
25 min
It's almost ski season
My recommendation is YouTube Premium. Seriously. It's rad. Give it a trial (I think they have a free trial period). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 20
43 min
Happy Thanksgiver eh!
It's Canadian thanksgiving. Why do Canadians celebrate thanksgiving differently than American? This is a great time of year to reflect and be thankful for all that we have. Even in crazy times like we are living in, we have a lot to be thankful for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 13
27 min
Physical Fitness as a Maker
As "makers" I seldom hear conversations around exercise and physical fitness. And yet, our physical ability plays such a huge role in what we do. I've struggled in the past with trying to get in shape just like so many other people. Lately I've been experimenting with exercise and seeing how it affects me when I'm making stuff. I am blown away by what I am noticing. I also found something that has made a HUGE difference in my ability to exercise consistently. In this episode I'll let you know what I'm learning about it. 2 recommendations this week: First is a book called The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal. Second is a podcast called The Order of Man. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 6
22 min
The Tools I use for Knife Making
For this episode I sat down in my garage with a pen and paper and made a list of the tools that I use to make a knife. For more information on the tools mentioned please check out this post at My recommendation this week is The Social Dilemma on Netflix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 29
1 hr 36 min
Back To School
How has the return to school been for your family? I am amazed at the confusion we have experienced this year. It's crazy. My recommendation this week is a YouTube channel called The Outdoor Boys: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 14
21 min
Demanding Freedom
In this episode I share a story about how I thought I could force my ideas on someone else. Hypocritically thinking that my freedom meant robbing someone else of their own. A good lesson learned for these times of contention we are living in. Also, a new tool I bought that I thought would be useless and a project we are working on in our house. My recommendation this week: Think for yourself. Seek all sources of information and question them all equally. Also, a YouTube channel I've enjoyed that practices journalism that is generally opposed to the main stream traditional media. Rebel News on YouTube: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 1
35 min
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