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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 21, 2019

Mac McConnell is a much admired teacher and baking instructor who made the leap to opening his own bakery.  From their facility in Mountain View, California, Mac, his wife Jaime (the midwife) and their crew serve markets and coffee shops all over the Bay Area.

In this wide ranging conversation, Mark and Mac talk about Mac's journey in baking,  his teachers and mentors, opening his bakery and how he managed through a rapid growth spurt.  Enjoy the show!

Helpful Links:


The Midwife and the Baker website

The Midwife and the Baker on Instagram

Watch Mac shape bread on YouTube!

Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin