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.