Best Reuse podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Home of gamebooks podcast Reuse Your Old Adventures and cultural exchange podcast The Reccers!
 
Get a new view of trash as a source of art and inspiration for your life.
 
Join Kyle McCormick and Chris Khatami as they investigate remade and rebooted movies with only their nerdiness and a cool guest at their disposal!
 
Help support the podcast! https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/reuse-radio-support-the-bmra-s-podcast/dashboard#/manage This podcast is a collection of recorded Decon Expo presentations, interviews with BMRA members, and other interesting recordings that reflect the world of building material recovery (deconstruction) and reuse.
 
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You don’t need to buy plastic stuff to have fun on Halloween! Get lots of decorations ideas in this week’s podcast. For ideas on Halloween costumes from recycled materials, check out last year’s Trashmagination Halloween podcast. Also to see photos of these projects and many more Halloween decorations from recycled materials, check out the Tras ...…
 
Sherloctober 2018 kicks off with returning special guest Becka discussing her perspective on the previous Sherloctober favourite 'Lady Sherlock' series by Sherry Thomas, the bit of season 1 of Elementary Becka got to watch before it disappeared off NowTV, and her daredevil bathroom protocols when binge-reading multiple books one after the other ...…
 
Last month, I was interviewed on the podcast The Sustainable Minimalist, hosted by Stephanie Sefarian. Check out that episode because Stephanie is a great interviewer! In today’s Trashmagination podcast, I will share some tidbits from that interview. To give some context, Stephanie’s podcast is for people who are simplifying their lives or lear ...…
 
Did you know that most chewing gum is made from plastic? Chewing gum is not typically recycled, so every piece of gum becomes one more item that goes into landfills or oceans. Learn about an innovative designer who is finding efficient ways to gather chewed-up gum and make it into plastic products, as well as artists who incorporate gum and wra ...…
 
Make jewelry, home decor and even musical instruments from bicycle parts such as chains, spokes, rims, gears, brake cables, handlebars, pedals, seats and frames. You will never look at a bicycle the same way again after listening to this podcast episode and checking out the Trashmagination Pinterest board of items to make with bicycle parts. Pl ...…
 
You can make mosaic tiles, toy hover crafts and hand weights from discarded CDs and DVDs, and that’s just the start of the many beautiful and useful items you can make. Let’s talk about: crafts you can make with CDs or DVDs, as well as the CD cases (jewel cases) and spindle cases where you can donate or sell unwanted CDs and DVDs artists who in ...…
 
How many plastic containers in your home could you replace with glass containers? When you watch videos of home tours by zero waste enthusiasts, you will notice that almost everything is in a glass bottle or jar. In this podcast episode, you’ll get inspired to look with new eyes on everything in your home. The simple glass bottle or jar can cau ...…
 
Art and crafts from cigarette butts? Disgusting! But creative reuse artists cannot be stopped! You will be amazed by what people have made from thousands of cigarette butts, plastic lighters, cigarette packaging, cigar boxes and cigarette vending machines. Many cigarette artists began as litter volunteers, participating in beach clean-ups aroun ...…
 
Becka, Umar and Matty are once again talking about plastic robots and the pathetic nerds who love them (don't worry Erica fans, she'll be back next episode!), as well as laying out a comprehensive introduction to TFNation, the wonderful Transformers convention happening at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole from the 17th to the 19th of August, whe ...…
 
What can you make with jeans that are out-of-style, ripped beyond repair or painted? What can you make with the inseams, waistbands and other components even after you use up the flat panels of fabric? In this episode, we’ll explore the ways people have been creatively recycling denim jean fabric for thousands of years, and get project ideas yo ...…
 
We're back and switching it up after one episode, this time we're joined by new co-host Erica who is very much the Fonz to our...I don't actually remember anyone from that show except the Fonz, which if anything only further serves to prove my point! In your face, haters. As usual we talk about our recent acquisitions, upcoming new releases we ...…
 
Even if you don’t have kids, playgrounds can be a great case study in creative reuse. Come learn about playgrounds made from recycled tires, wood, metal, plastic, cardboard and fabric. Playgrounds from Recycled Materials Ruganzu Bruno’s plastic bottle playgrounds in Uganda Plastic bottle designs in Crete in a wire fence Thomas Dambo’s Shark fro ...…
 
What can you make from wooden clementine boxes? I designed a clementine box craft called a lenticular photo display using the triangular wood shapes from clementine boxes. Check out this simple but visually striking craft, along with many other ideas on my Trashmagination Pinterest board for clementine boxes. Photos of my Lenticular Photo Displ ...…
 
Bread tags or clips may seem like a small item, but when you realize that there are millions of them in the world, it adds up. Made from type 6 plastic, or polystyrene, they are often not accepted by municipal recycling facilities because they are too small to be sorted by automated recycling machines. However, there are people who are finding ...…
 
Many products come in clear plastic packaging called plastic clamshells, such as berry baskets. Sometimes this packaging is “thermoformed,” meaning it is molded around the shape of a product. Sellers might like this packaging because it is inexpensive, protects the items in transport and lets them attach their branding. But customers find it an ...…
 
Reduce and reuse on your next camping and hiking trips! In this episode, we’ll talk about: where to get gear, whether secondhand, rented or new the creative reuse challenges associated with stoves and lanterns reducing food packaging waste preparing for long-distance hikes finding ways to creatively reuse at your campsite what to do with damage ...…
 
Global demand for disposable chopsticks is increasing dramatically, and it’s impacting forests. It’s time to carry your own reusable chopsticks. Here are tips on how to reuse wooden or bamboo ones. First – check out the awesome furniture, tiles and shelves designed by ChopValue – a Vancouver-based company that makes furniture from recycled bamb ...…
 
Would you love to get inspired by creative reuse innovators on your next vacation or staycation? In this podcast episode, I’ll share how I plan vacations where I visit people who are doing next-level creative reuse awesomeness. My 10 Step Process for Planning Creative Reuse Vacations Get more details on the how and why of these steps in the pod ...…
 
It's only your old pals Becka, Umar and Matty doing a Transformers/assorted robos podcast, innit. We kick off by discussing what bots we've picked up recently, what we're looking forward to and the various Transformers media we've been exposing ourselves to. Thrill to your erudite and fashionable hosts valiantly battling through thunderstorm-in ...…
 
Do you have lots of creative reuse ideas, but struggle to get them started? It can be difficult to prioritize creative reuse projects in a busy life. So in January 2017, I started a project to make one creative reuse item per month – as a gift for my grandmother. It’s like a Christmas present that lasts all year. She gets a monthly care package ...…
 
What links a fantasy novel by Hugo Award-winning author N. K. Jemisin and a Canadian cartoon from the 1980s? Nothing as far as we know, except that they're what Kristie and Matty are each bringing to this episode of The Reccers!
 
Prescription packaging and medical supplies can be tough to recycle because they use unusual types of plastic, sometimes mixed with aluminum foil. Some items might contain trace amounts of medications. Some items come in contact with people such as syringes or needles. This episode shares ideas for ways to creatively reuse prescription bottles, ...…
 
Did you know trash fashion shows can be a fundraiser? If you volunteer at a school or community organization, this could be a great way to connect with creative people while raising money. I drafted outlines for two online courses – one for designers and one for community builders. I would like to interview you to find out what you would love t ...…
 
What sounds can you make with trash? Get inspired to make your musical instruments from recycled materials – especially percussion and stringed instruments. Or if you have an instrument that is beyond repair, find fun ways to creatively reuse it. Performance Groups Who Make Instruments from Trash Landfill Harmonic Located in Paraguay, these stu ...…
 
This episode's guest is romance author Cat Sebastian, so the book we're experiencing is Ring of the Ruby Dragon by Jeannie Black from TSR's HeartQuest subline, an attempt to combine early 80's Dungeons & Dragons with the time-honoured romantic fiction tropes of All Kissing And That. Check out Cat's website and Twitter!…
 
Did you know some teabags contain plastic, so they will not decompose in your compost bin? Plastic is added to teabags to help them hold their shape. So beware of burying teabags in your garden unless you have researched your brand! If you want to be sure to avoid plastic, choose loose tea in a metal tea ball. But if you have a stash of teabags ...…
 
Kyle & Chris list their Top Ten and Bottom Ten TV shows of 2017. Will these lists blow your mind? We sure hope for! Also, check out Undertow Comedy Festival. Apply to perform, volunteer, or buy passes now. https://undertowcomedy.com #getpulledunder
 
The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference is taking place this week, March 12-16, 2018. March is also the month when many North American students head to the beach for spring break. So this is a great time to discuss beach trash – which is unfortunately an unlimited source of art supplies. It is estimated there is 315 billion pounds of p ...…
 
There was a time when people owned only a few outfits. But in today’s economy, we live in a system of fast fashion where clothing can be very inexpensive. The result? Many people have too much clothes, and especially t-shirts. From 1994 to 2014, garment production increased by 400 percent, and now fashion is the second largest polluter after oi ...…
 
Kyle & Chris discuss the films of 2017 as they list their Top Ten and Bottom Ten movies of the year! Will these lists blow your mind? We sure hope for! Stay tuned for our next episode on 2017's Best and Worst TV shows.
 
Matty digs out the 1984 Dragontales gamebook Sword Daughter's Quest by Rhondi Vilott and reads it to Garrett Robinson, author of the Underrealm series. Tyrna's travelling party have been bumped off by Orcs, including her dad. 'Fortunately' (note sarcastic quotes), a Half-Elf ranger with a very...distinctive name shows up to 'help' her as she se ...…
 
The average American man owns 12 pairs of shoes and the average American woman owns 27 pairs, according to the Center for the New American Dream in 2013. Unfortunately, I found I am above average – I own 33 pairs of shoes. I tend to hold on to shoes for decades. I made this episode so I could confirm that there are great options for recycling s ...…
 
I have composted fruit and vegetable peelings for decades, but I never thought about the stickers that are often stuck on the peelings. I assumed they were paper, and didn’t worry about removing them. But I just learned that these stickers contain plastic, and are considered contamination in industrial composting programs. The stickers might se ...…
 
Kristie and Matty share their findings on bookselling-themed mysteries and the mysteries of the heart with Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia's Casefiles and Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale & Roan Parrish
 
Let’s make presents for our pets from recycled materials! We’ll get ideas for: pet beds, feeding and play structures pet leashes, harnesses, clothing and costumes pet toys To see all the project ideas, visit Trashmagination’s Pinterest board of creative reuse ideas for pets. Pet Beds and Play Structures My favorite project ideas are dog beds fr ...…
 
Kyle & Chris examine death and bad film-making as they talk about the semi-classic 90s film Flatliners and it's much maligned 2017 remake of the same name. Is the first Flatliner's good? Is the remake really one of the worst films of 2017? Find out, if you're ready to go under, as Reboot, Reuse, Recycle flatlines with Flatliners(1990/2017)…
 
My son with fur fabric for his Halloween monster costume Found objects and recycled materials can be a great inspiration for monster sculptures. This week I facilitated a workshop with high school students who were studying Frankenstein. Their assignment was to make their own monster from recycled materials. I shared examples of monster sculptu ...…
 
The Reccers return with a very literary episode! This time out, we'll be exchanging the TV series Antiquarian Bookshop Biblia's Casefiles and the romance novel Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish. (This is our second attempt to record this episode due to technical problems, and doing it the second time made it run short, BUT we wer ...…
 
When a zipper breaks on a coat or sleeping bag, what do you do? If you don’t sew, many people will toss the item. But it seems so sad to throw away something you enjoy due to a tiny mechanical issue! Here are suggestions for how to recycle a broken zipper: Step 1: Try to fix the zipper. If this video doesn’t describe your issue, there are MANY ...…
 
Kyle & Chris host another special live show! This time they talk about the MANY reboots and remakes of Tim Burton with guest Jeni Wren of the Gritty Birds Podcast. Recorded at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, Oregon and released on the Rivercity Podcast Federation.
 
A suitcase can be a cat tree and a backpack can be a giant puppet – get creative ideas to make with unwanted or broken luggage. In this episode, we’ll discuss: what to do with an extra or broken suitcase or backpack, where to buy luggage made from recycled materials, and artists who incorporate luggage in their work. Where to Donate Suitcases o ...…
 
Kyle and Chris talk about the classic 1960s TV space adventure Lost in Space and it's much maligned 1998 cinematic reboot on the newest episode. They also talk about Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox, what this means for reboots, and they may even found a new religion. So get ready to hop into a time bubble with Matt LeBlanc as Reboot, Reuse, R ...…
 
Did you make dollhouse furniture when you were small? Maybe a sleeping bag from a sock? Check out the world of modern dollhouse accessorizing! Some adults make them as a hobby and even for a business in a world fascinated with miniatures. Check out the ingenious ways people are furnishing dollhouses with recycled materials. Example dollhouse fr ...…
 
What can you give to someone who wants to produce less trash? Here are three gifts for friends and family who want to reduce their waste in 2018. These products also support American companies. Check out my three zero waste gifts that I received for my birthday – great stocking stuffer ideas! The three gifts featured in this podcast are: Metal ...…
 
Kyle & Chris had the honor of performing at the first ever Portland Podcast Festival. For this special live show they pitched competing ways to reboot Star Wars and let the audience pick which one should go to Hollywood. Listen now to find out who won and if you agree. Also check out all the wonderful shows that performed at the truly amazing P ...…
 
To engage people in your community in creative reuse, a recycled art contest is a great way to inspire people from many ages and backgrounds. I attended a recycled art contest in Baltimore this week, hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment. The contest is called Rethink Recycling and this was the 16th year the contest took place. T ...…
 
Did you know you can make Christmas trees from scrap wood, cardboard, plastic, metal and fabric? There are so many more choices than chopping down a tree or buying a plastic one. Let’s get creative with ideas from people around the world. This podcast episode was inspired by a tree-decorating contest in the Philippines – where the trees and dec ...…
 
DC has finally made a Justice League movie, so Kyle & Chris got together to watch and talk about it. They cover the League, DC villains, Zak Snyder vs Joss Whedon vs Michael Bay, and much more. So hop in a Boom Tube and team up with our hosts as Reboot, Reuse, Recycle talks Justice League(2017).
 
Find out the five most common household items that inspire homemade countdown calendars! It’s a great family tradition and a way to teach patience. We’ll learn about calendars that you can make with your kids while using items from the recycling bin. When I was a kid, my mom made an Advent calendar from a felt evergreen tree, and my siblings an ...…
 
Seattle comic Nick Sahoya drops by to talk about the two biggest X-Men cartoons, X-Men: The Animated Series and the gritty reboot X-Men: Evolution. Shane Hosea of The Hosea Hustle guests hosts as Kyle is out of town, and Chris rants a little more about X-Men: Apocalypse as Reboot, Reuse, Recycle mutates with X-Men: The Animated Series(1992)/X-M ...…
 
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