The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1168 with Mareko Maumasi

Episode Number: 1168
Episode Guest: Mareko Maumasi
Original Airdate: September 5, 2018
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Guest Bio: Mareko Maumasi is a bladesmith and custom knife maker.

Topics Discussed: Making a knife out of a meteorite; Joe is into craftsmanship; things are too digital today and people like things made by hand; jobs today don’t require people to create tangible objects; Guy Ritchie podcast; bog wood; there’s a bladesmith community; American Bladesmith Society; forging; how he got into creating knives; Bob Kramer knives; Bob Kramer with Anthony Bourdain video; Mareko’s Instagram; how Joe and Mareko met; making knives is an art; they look at pictures of his knives; his wait list is three years long; more talk about how handcrafted items are better than mass produced items; do objects or places have memories; walking/running through cemeteries; morphic resonance concept of Rupert Sheldrake; Rupert Sheldrake podcast; Terence McKenna, Ralph Abraham, and Rupert Sheldrake trialogues video; Alan Watts; Joseph Campbell; meditation; the influence of deep thinkers; he listens to things on headphones while working in his shop; hearing issues; Touch the Sound documentary; AC/DC singer is deaf; head injuries and brain damage; CTE; Concussion movie; injuries from making knives; he got cut and burned more when he was working in a kitchen vs. making knives; UFC fighter gets testicles caught in drill; more talk about AC/DC; he uses a respirator when making knives; how he creates patterns for his knives; types of steel; Joe shows off his samurai sword from the 1500s and Mareko talks about it; more talk about steel and the different types used in creating knives, saws, blades, etc.; (1:00:00) different types of steel for different uses; Game of Thrones TV show; the history of steel around the world and how steel varies by country; he might make a samurai sword eventually; he likes making chef knives and hunting knives because people use them rather than hang on a wall as decoration; sharpening knives; sharpening/honing rods; G5 broadhead for arrows; he sharpens by eye, but others use sharpening guides; sharpening machines and sharpening blocks ultimately destroy your knives; Chad Ward taught Joe how to cook meat properly; Joe thinks wild game meat is magical; ButcherBox; wild meat vs. factory farmed meat; food is different to Joe now that he’s older; does his attention to detail to making knives apply to other things in his life, like cooking; learning forging; David Lisch; handle geometry and ergonomics; Claude Bouchonville; using antlers or bone for knife handles; antler is the fastest-growing organic material on earth; elk antler growth video; antler velvet; he lives in Connecticut; more talk about antlers, moose, and elk; coyotes attack whitetail deer locked in antlers of another deer video; elk fighting each other; Lyme disease; deer in Connecticut; bad drivers in Connecticut; weather on the east coast; weather in the pacific northwest; seasonal affective disorder; living in Denver, Colorado; more talk about the pacific northwest; Mareko talks about his 2-year-old son; watching your children grow and learn; his son knows where over 100 different countries are; children learn things easier; his wife is a teacher; his Instagram.


Movies Mentioned

These are the movies that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Touch the Sound
Prime Video, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 99 minutes - Evelyn Glennie, Fred Frith, Jason the Fogmaster
Available on Amazon Prime Video
Concussion
Columbia Pictures (03/15/2016) - Prime Video, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned) - Running time: 122 minutes - Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson
Available on Amazon Video

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TV Shows Mentioned

These are the TV shows that were mentioned and/or recommended during this episode:

Game of Thrones - Season 1-7 [Blu-ray] [2017] [Region Free]
Warner Home Video (12/11/2017) - Blu-ray, NR (Not Rated) - Running time: 458 minutes
$109.94

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