The Makers

Adrian Praetzellis

Role: Storyteller

Location: England, United States of America


I was born in southern England a really long time ago. I’m an archaeologist and started off working on Roman sites. Not many of those in California where I live now, but I keep looking. When not doing archaeology stuff, I like to grow vegetables (need any zucchini?) and make audio recordings of classic novels that are released for free by


1. Some Favorite Childhood Music

Robert Johnson (old-timey bluesman), Django Reinhardt (jazz guitarist), Steeleye Span/Maddy Prior (British folk-rock)

2. Favorite Childhood Games

Avoiding sports is a sport. Didn't like rugby and could never work out the rules of cricket (the ball is really hard, too).

3. Favorite School Subjects

English writing and literature

4. Some Favorite Places from Youth

The steps of the British Museum - we used to eat our sandwiches there on school outings. Also, Epping Forest where I spent most of my time.

5. Childhood Heroes

No one you've heard of...

6. Dream Super Powers

A heart, a brain, the nerve. I wouldn't mind being invisible, especially on Mondays.