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Know Your Baker

Neighbourhood bakers play a hugely positive role in their communities. One that goes far beyond basic nourishment. Their stories deserve to be heard.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they create and the people they serve.

Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.

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Aug 10, 2022

Randy George was one of my mentors when we had Orange Boot Bakery, although we never spoke 1:1 until this talk in September 2018.  (Rise Up! #24)

When I was planning the podcast, Randy was one of the people at the top of my list of folks to talk to, because he was really focussed on putting his employees front and...

Aug 3, 2022

Cindy and I are travelling in England and Scotland this summer.  I expect to be heading to a lot of bakeries on this trip, eating the good stuff and learning more about the #realbread scene there. 

#realbread is a proper movement in the UK and Chris Young is the guy who keeps the energy high and the momentum growing....

Jul 27, 2022

We're getting some Orange Boot Bakery nostalgia this week.  Because for this Second Rise episode, I'm sharing the talk I had with Teisha Huff in March, 2019. (Rise Up! #48)

Teisha was a big part of the Golden Years at Orange Boot.  She was our first ever student intern.  Our Head Baker for three years.  And after she...

Jul 20, 2022

When I talked with Josey Baker back in 2019 (Rise Up! #55) I wasn't sure what to expect.  He was already super famous, with a best selling book, talks at Google, and his irrepressible grin all over YouTube and Instagram.  In my mind, he was one of the early wave of 'bread celebrities.'

The Josey I spoke to was one of...

Jul 13, 2022

Charlie Emers is an old friend of mine, although only via email, until we got together for a conversation back in early 2021. (Rise Up! #118)

Since he was on the show, we've struck up a fun correspondence, with Charlie writing me long emails from his front porch.  I imagine him hitting send and then either heading to...