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Megan and Dene talk about craft, running a business and random distractions.
Jul 29, 2020
36 - Questions From the mysterious red box
Megan brings out a mysterious wooden red box, which contains some interesting and creative questions that we answer.
Jul 20, 2020
35 - General blog
We talk about blogging with our third guest on the podcast, Katie from Dotty and Dash. This is after Megan and Katie briefly talk about Animal Crossing, sorry Dene!
Jul 17, 2020
34 - Insta houses
Dene and Megan talk with our guest on the podcast, Katie from Dotty and Dash about how she copes with social media. We go into what advice can she give.. you might be in for a surprise on what she says!
Jul 8, 2020
33 - Prince or prints
After starting the episode briefly talking about the artist formally known as Prince, Megan has a chat with Katie about prints where one does physical while the other does digital.
Jun 30, 2020
32 - Strength to strength to strength
Megan and Dene have the amazing Katie from Dotty and Dash as a guest on this weeks episode! Our third guest on the podcast reveals the origins of her business Dotty and Dash, which links to Megan but you have to listen to the episode to find out more.
Jun 23, 2020
31 - I Am Many Things
Dene and Megan end the 4 part saga of talking about social media, with them trying to be hip & trendy by talking about Tik Tok & Snapchat when it comes to craft and business!
Jun 15, 2020
30 - Get Your Pen & Paper Ready
Dene and Megan continue to talk about social media (part 3 of 4) with Dene telling us what is essential for running more than 1 social media account, such as cross posting.
Jun 9, 2020
29 - The principles you should know
We continue the subject of social media! Dene shares the important principles you need to know about running more than one social media accounts, such as brand awareness and more. Part 2 of 4 episodes dedicated to social media management.
Jun 2, 2020
28 - Social media madness
Dene and Megan talk about managing multiple social media accounts as previous talked about in Episode 16.
May 26, 2020
27 - Make Sure You've Got Trousers On!
Megan and Dene talk about broadcasting online, which has got up in such huge popularity while we're in lockdown. We go into the huge variety of platforms you can choose from, no matter if it's through your PC, Tablet or Phone.
May 21, 2020
26 - Arting around with masks
Dene and Megan talk about a recent article which involves who stockpiled medical resources for her Art. It's a topic that generated a lot of interesting responses which we gathered and shared from Twitter and Facebook.
May 11, 2020
25 - Crafternoons or Pantaloons
We talk about why craft is a great way to keep your mental health up in our current situation, going into a variety of crafty activities, somehow getting into being creative with noodles.
May 4, 2020
24 - Our current situation ...
In "Our Current Situation", Dene and Megan go into how businesses are coping with lock down. We talk about a businesses in different sectors, such as those who deal with food (e.g.: cafes/restaurants having to change how they serve customers by focusing on deliveries along with other options while we deal with our current situation. Northampton based Hops & Chops and The Smoke Pit are mentioned in this episode). Both Dene & Megan go into their challenges of running their small businesses and what changes they have had to make. This episodes does end with some singing.
Apr 27, 2020
23 - Totes not self promotional ...
In this episode we talk about tote bags, the benefits of using them and about inspiration from our Japan trip!
Apr 27, 2020
22 - Taking care of business
In this episode we talk about taking care of mental health within a business.
Jul 8, 2019
21 - No longer a taboo
In this episode Dene and Matt about the business side when it comes to mental health (a follow up to episode 19 and 20). Dene gives his advice on how to improve your mental health in a business environment.
Jul 8, 2019
20 - Craft with benefits
In this episode Dene and Matt continue to talk about mental health when it comes to craft.
Jun 3, 2019
19 - ... and relax.
In this episode Dene and Matt talk about mental health when it comes to craft, we looked at the responses we received to a question we had on the Bonfire Banter Podcast Facebook page where we asked "What do you do to calm yourself down where you are stressed or suffering with anxiety?"
May 20, 2019
18 - Allow me to reintroduce myself
In this episode Dene and Matt re-introduce themselves, talk about responses from previous episodes and discuss our new format that you will from episode 19!
Apr 19, 2019
17 - What's in the box?
Our editor Jamie Podbury appears on this episode with Dene and Matt, where they ask Jamie questions about his new podcast that is coming soon called What's In The Box
Mar 21, 2019
16 - When were Microsoft ever cool?
This episode we talk about managing multiple social media accounts.
Feb 23, 2019
15 - Okay, stuff!
We return for another episode where we talk about what is coming in the new year from Dene and Matt!
Jan 8, 2019
14 - Transferable Khandie
This episode of the Bonfire Banter podcast features our second guest, Khandie who runs Khandie Photography and with that this episode is a bit more adult! On this episode we are talking about transferable skills.
Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Special 2018
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Dec 10, 2018
13 - Khandie connections
Matt and Dene talk to Khandie about the networking event hosted she hosted, which we attended before this episode. Khandie gives Matt and Dene some advice on being motivated and her experiences on running a business.
Nov 6, 2018
12 - We Speak Words Good
This episode features the Bonfire Banter podcasts first ever guest, Jenni the captain of The Craft Fantastic! Dene and Matthew talk about “Getting Things Done: How To Achieve Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen, a book the co-hosts have been reading recently. As the Bonfire Banter podcast is now at 12 episodes, Dene and Matthew went over what the co-hosts have talked about in the previous episodes!
Oct 20, 2018
11 - Bonfire Binding with The Craft Fantastic
This episode features the Bonfire Banter podcasts first ever guest, Jenni the captain of The Craft Fantastic! Book binding was one of the main subjects of this episode as Dene (the co-host of the Bonfire Banter podcast) talked about his recent book binding trip to Prague with Jenni talking about her experiences with book binding! A conversation between a master and an apprentice!
Oct 1, 2018
10 - Building momentum by taking action
Following on from last episode of creating momentum in business and life we are looking into taking action.
Sep 19, 2018
9 - What can be measured can be managed
This episode we are looking at the theme of creating momentum in business and life. Building momentum in business and life starts with knowing yourself. What can be measured can be managed. This is why knowing yourself is a good place to start with deciding how to create a plan to move forward.
Aug 27, 2018
8 - One of us did our research
This episode we talk about research and trends.
Aug 12, 2018
7 - Artisanally crafted podcast
We talk about receiving and managing negative feedback.
Aug 1, 2018
6 - Click bait market
In this episode we talk about finding your market. SEO - what is SEO? https://searchengineland.com/guide/what-is-seo How to use headings on your site https://yoast.com/how-to-use-headings-on-your-site/ Google keyword suggestion tool https://ads.google.com/intl/en_uk/home/tools/keyword-planner/ Google Trends https://trends.google.com/trends/ Gopurls news aggregator http://popurls.com Etsy rank https://etsyrank.com Marmarlead https://marmalead.com/ Survey Monkey https://www.surveymonkey.com/ Google Forms https://www.google.co.uk/forms/about/
Jul 15, 2018
5 - Studio baconnaise
We talk about starting an online craft business.
Jul 1, 2018
4 - Lost tooth
We talk about The Princes Trust.
May 25, 2018
3 - Food is a good indicator
We talk about craft fairs.
May 18, 2018
2 - We had a plan, but ...
We talk about the creative process, Facebook and GDPR.
Apr 1, 2018
1 - Hello, nice to meet you!
We talk about ourselves, print making and more. Hello, nice to meet you!