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 59: Connecting and Reconnecting

    December 2nd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  48 mins 22 secs
    art, family, holidays, projects, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about connection, not only connection to friends and family (as is the season) but connection to projects, past passions, hobbies that you may have put down for a while.

    What are your favorite ways to connect with family and/or friends?
    How do you re-connect with those you haven't seen in a while?

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a sort of space drill the other is something shiny.

  • Episode 58: Hand Made Gifts

    November 19th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 23 secs
    art, creativity, family, science, steam, stem

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about making gifts by hand, why we got into that, some of the projects that went well and others that didn't. Some projects we pick are a bit ambitious given our current skills or time available.

    How do we find the right project and how do we help our kids with that same process?

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a test you don't study for the other is a book of tips.

  • Episode 57: Halloween!

    October 31st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 35 secs
    halloween, kepler, listicle, movies, music, nasa

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about their favorite Halloween things choosing a movie, story, costume (that you have worn, that you have seen), song, haunted house gimmik, decoration, and more.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a retired research satellite the other is about snacks.

  • Episode 56: Revisiting Skepticism

    October 22nd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 21 secs
    listicle, skepticism

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about a fun list of science myths, some they thought might be true and why. It's a continuation of the Baloney conversation from episode 23!

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is checking in on the NASA Juno mission; the other is about printing big posters.

  • Episode 55: A Wild InstaPot Appears

    October 16th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  58 mins 53 secs
    art, coding, cooking, family, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about what we forshadowed in recent episodes: Kate's adventures with the InstaPot, some things she's made with it, how it's fairly old technology in a new package.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a craft with code and data; the other is a craft with yarn and twigs.

  • Episode 54: Encouragement

    September 28th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  58 mins 39 secs
    art, creativity, family, science, steam, stem

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about what encouragement looks like to us, parts of encouragement, how it might be just the right thing to share with someone or feel like unwelcome pressure.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is racing marbles; the other about growing crystals in a way they've not encountered before.

  • Episode 53: Super Grown Up and Back to School

    September 9th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  54 mins 4 secs
    art, crafts, learning, nasa, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss ways we prepare to learn new things, growth mindset, kids going back to school and how Kate thinks the sun's corona is inherently funny.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about slime; the other about the sun's corona.

  • Episode 52: Fermenting and Geodes

    August 27th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  45 mins 32 secs
    icecream, pens, rocks

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a couple of recent experiments: coloring geodes and fermenting cabbage. Discover along with us which experiment looked and/or smelled according to plan.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about brush pens; the other is a crafty form of ice cream.

  • Episode 51: Summer 2018 Check In

    August 6th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  46 mins 24 secs

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss projects we've been up to since our previous podcast episode and talk about how we celebrated Summer Solstice.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about the center of our galaxy; the other is a fun glue activity.

  • Episode 50: Keeping the Creative Spark Alive

    December 11th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 41 secs
    art, creativity, learning, process, psychology, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss ways we each keep our creative sparks going. We start with exploring what happens when that spark goes dim and explore further ways each of us use to bring it back. Along the way, Kate puts forth a few theories about which Dragon Ball Z character Rob relates to most.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about some mind boggling photography; the other is a way to play with doodling.

    ** Last but not least, an important announcement about the show: **
    To make space for other projects Art and Science Punks is going on hiatus. It's been an amazing year and we appreciate you going on this adventure with us!

  • Episode 49: Storytelling for All

    December 4th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 6 secs
    art, creativity, science, storytelling

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss how we use storytelling as a useful and fun way to connect as a family.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about something human made flying through space; the other is a crafty kind of bead.

  • Episode 48: Art and Science Gift Giving Ideas

    November 29th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 46 secs
    art, creativity, gifts, guide, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob share and discuss art and science picks we're excited about. Lots of reasonably priced family creative all-ages activities and products with one fairly expensive exception.

  • Episode 47: Everyone Can Draw

    November 21st, 2017  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 53 secs
    art, creativity, design, drawing, programming, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate interviews Rob about his belief that the ability to draw is something available to most anyone. Beyond that, drawing is incredibly useful especially when representing concepts with simple shapes.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a little programmable robot; the other is a font.

  • Episode 46: Misunderstanding Science

    November 13th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 34 secs
    art, clay, science, space

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a science misunderstanding by way of a recent Twitter post that mixes photos from Nasa spacecraft with something made for television.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is handy clay to have at home; the other is a set of font guides.

  • Episode 45: Creative Discipline and Keeping Going

    November 7th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 39 secs
    art, creativity, learning, process, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss process and tools that help with creative process. And delve into useful stages of effort, mindsets, messing it up and getting back to it.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is an artist's memoir; the other is about some really tough snails.

  • Episode 44: Winter Art Supply Preparedness

    October 30th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 59 secs
    art, art supplies, crafts, creativity, research

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss what kinds of supplies we'd like to have on hand as the weather changes.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is watercoloring related, the other is a handy guide to research.