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 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.

  • 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.