Destination DIY

Series produced by Destination DIY

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Destination DIY is a radio show about all kinds of creativity. The show is based in the creative hub of Portland, Oregon and includes stories from producers around the country. We're taking the DIY lens beyond crafts and home improvement.

NOTE TO PROGRAM DIRECTORS: This series aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting in a twice-weekly time slot rotating with The Moth and Radio Lab Saturdays at noon and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

We explore all kinds of ways people are working with limited resources to create rather than consume the world around them. Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews, personal narration and original music to create an arc that takes listeners on a journey and brings them back inspired.


10 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Tiny house living requires a minimalist approach., Credit: Califia Suntree
This episode features stories about projects that might seem impossible at first: tiny house construction, moving by bike, "hacking" reality, and h...

Bought by XRAY.fm and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Before it was called DIY or even “do it yourself,” self-sufficiency had value. Our parents and grandparents called it “making do.” This episode exp...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUT, and Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This episode covers a variety of topics including medicine, music, an unconventional road trip and summer camp for grownups. Program Directors: ple...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WRVO


  • Added: Mar 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:29:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Conversations with people who take a DIY approach to science and to life: DIY biologists working to democratize the lab, a single mom who says some...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUT, KUOW, WYSO, and WRVO


  • Added: Apr 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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All about do-it-yourself projects gone wrong.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUOW, WYSO, WRVO, KUT and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Shiro plums picked by the Portland Fruit Tree Project (after this photo was taken)
Doing it Ourselves: What it really takes to work, play and live together. ***This show aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting as part of a series of 5...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KLCC, KUT and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Representing Yourself is a DIY project we do in all kinds of ways — in job interviews, on stage, in court and through visual art such as self-portr...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO, KUT, WYSO, and WRVO


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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We depend on all kinds of secular and spiritual rituals to mark the ends and beginnings of things. Sometimes this means following a long-standing t...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WYSO, WRVO and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Local currency, bartering on the playground and other ways of looking at money through a DIY lens. ***This show aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO, WYSO, and WRVO


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: One of Emily Martin's paintings, Credit: Emily Martin/The Black Apple
Inventors, builders, butchers, artists talk about the projects that inspire them to point and say with pride, “I made that!” ***This show aired on...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO, WYSO, KUT, and WRVO


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:09
  • Purchases: 5