Art and Science Punks

Adventures with art, science, technology and sometimes fire

About the show

Join the Art and Science Punks as they reflect on their latest art, science and tech projects, gadgets, and experiments. Rob and Kate are lifelong learners with kids exploring and sharing creativity, sometimes with great success and sometimes with great failure, but always with laughter (and occasionally tears).

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Episodes

  • Episode 75: Halloween Make Extravaganza

    November 10th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 32 secs
    art, coaching, costumes, crafts, creativity, halloween, science

    This week Kate and Rob discuss props and costumes we made for Halloween this year. Also: why not all the projects got finished. Also also: it's good to be back doing the show!

    This week's art and science picks: one is a creative challenge, the other is some chilly machinery.

  • Episode 74: Starting a Business

    October 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 38 secs
    astronomy, coaching, couples, creativity, family, goals, science, workshops

    This week Kate and Rob discuss starting a business and how it began with Kate training for a 10k run. Also: it's a bit meta that Kate's coaching couples who start businesses. Also also: metaphorical rodeo clown.

    This week's art and science picks: one about measuring gravity, the other is a sort of chill creative challenge.

  • Episode 73: Riding the LEGO Highs

    September 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  59 mins 20 secs
    animation, art, creativity, guitar, learning, lego, science

    This week Kate and Rob discuss our experiences playing with LEGO bricks both growing up and as parents with kiddos into LEGOs. Also: how we feel about creativity and LEGO. Also also: buying our latest round of Legos via Mercari.

    This week's art and science picks: one about a planet getting reclassified, the other is a sort of 3d animation.

  • Episode 72: Current Creative Projects

    August 18th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 9 secs
    astronomy, coaching, creativity, family, goals, science, videogames

    This week Kate and Rob discuss each of our latest summer projects, with a really good shared project announcement, also 2019 goals check-in. Also: Fish Quest Complete. Also also: we are clearly nerdy punks for enjoying all this goal talk.

    This week's art and science picks: one about our home galaxy, the other is a new (to us) source of creative videos.

  • Episode 71: Fish Quest and Solar Oven

    July 28th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 55 secs
    fish, goals, marshmallows, music, pets, planning, treats, videogames

    This week Kate and Rob discuss making decisions about pets and animal companions. Also: a quest for a fish has begun. Also also: making a solar oven is a fun craft that's less dangerous than it sounds.

    This week's art and science picks: one about toasting sugar, the other is appreciating music from video games.

  • Episode 70: Summertime Memories

    July 8th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 52 secs
    art, color, crafts, family, science, seasons, summer

    This week Kate and Rob discuss nostalgic summer fun and what they do as a family for new summer experiences that hopefully the kiddos will look back with their own nostalgia. Also they ask about one another's Summer-jam-tunes. Also also: imperfection, not all the summer experiences are Instagram moments, both the ups and the downs.

    This week's art and science picks: one about how we humans perceive color, the other is one of our favorite kinds of tape.

  • Episode 69: Enthusiasm for Outer Space

    June 16th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 54 secs
    aliens, arcades, astronomy, creativity, megadeth, science, space

    This week Kate surprises Rob with the topic of SPACE. Kate and Rob talk about being enthusiasts curious about space, rocketry, interplanetary travel. Why do we explore space? Why was this topic a surprise? It's all in the show.

    This week's art and science picks: one is a feed of fascinating stuff getting created and the other is a creative process tip from David Bowie - a way to mix and mash up your own ideas.

  • Episode 68: Where Do I Write Stuff Down?

    June 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  52 mins 55 secs
    art, collaboration, notes, productivity, science

    Kate and Rob talk about how Kate wants to find a new note taking tool, what she's currently using and how she'd like it to be better. Rob has lots of questions. :)

    This week's art and science picks: one is a brief podcast and the other about charming shrinking plastic.

  • Episode 67: Comics

    May 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  50 mins 58 secs
    ai, art, comics, machine learning, metal, music, science

    Kate and Rob talk about Kate's comics, what caught our interest in being comic readers, making comics, and attending Free Comic Book Day.

    This week's art and science picks: one is an algorithm making music and the other about bees.

  • Episode 66: Planning Mind

    April 23rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 54 secs
    art, creativity, family, space, travel

    Kate and Rob talk about Kate's ideas, tips, and overall style of planning in what might become a multi part series. This time we focus on how she plans a travel event for and with the family.

    This week's art and science picks: one is a trusted office supply the other is about a crashed space craft.

  • Episode 65: Water Parks

    April 2nd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  51 mins 31 secs
    learning, science, space, waterparks, waterslides

    Kate and Rob talk about our experiences with water slides, some impressive water slides around the world, and science about water slides. Also: how it's difficult to traverse the house without surprising Kate.

    This week's art and science picks: one is a stage special effect the other is about living in low gravity.

  • Episode 64: Cool Kits

    March 7th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 22 secs
    creativity, kits, learning, steam, stem

    Kate and Rob talk about two creative play and learning kits: Nintendo Labo and Adafruit's AdaBox.

    This week's art and science picks: one helps clean up messes the other makes random shapes.

  • Episode 63: Home Automation Revisited

    February 11th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  41 mins
    cleaner recipe, home automation, voice assistants

    Kate and Rob talk about some home automation projects we've tried with varying results.

    This week's art and science picks: one helps clean up messes the other makes random shapes.

  • Episode 62: Polar Vortex

    February 3rd, 2019  |  Season 3  |  44 mins 48 secs
    astronomy, cold, crafts, werebear

    Kate and Rob talk about craft projects and experiments we tried while staying warm during the polar vortex influenced extra cold weather.

    This week's art and science picks: one is a space snowperson, the other is a craft project with many uses.

  • Episode 61: Stuff We Try

    January 20th, 2019  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 30 secs
    art, creativity, encouragement, family, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about some craft/science projects we've tried and haven't shared on the show. Also: we look up how to say "just kidding" in Russian.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a way to visualize kind words the other is named after the Chinese myth of a Moon Goddess.

  • Episode 60: Making Goal Planning Supportive and Fun

    December 30th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 39 secs
    art, comics, creativity, encouragement, family, goals, nasa, planning, science, zines

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about why do we do goal planning and what makes the process successful. As we reflect we ask questions like:

    • What makes the year successful?
    • How much prep is needed? Is prep needed?
    • Is it fun?
    • For someone who has never done it before, how do I start?
    • What if we started a goal planning band?

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a sort of camera in space the other is a fun use for folded paper.