Posted on Tuesdays, Norm and Will discuss topics of interest with Adam–nothing is off-limits! Still Untitled covers everything from hot-button issues within the maker community to experiences from Adam’s life to questions from the audience. Enjoy!
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We're joined today by special guest screenwriter Michael Green, who wrote Blade Runner 2049 and produces the show American Gods. We talk about his process for writing 2049, collaborating with Ridley Scott and Hampton Fancher, and why some questions shouldn't be answered.
Adam's out of town filming for a show, so we're joined by Tested's Jeremy Williams to talk about the news out of Star Wars Celebration, including the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and a first look at the Mandalorian! What did you think about the footage?
Special guest Melissa Ng (Lumecluster) and modelamaker Kayte Sabicer join us this week to talk about working out of nonstandard spaces, finding satisfaction in arduous workflows, and the difference between having a dedicated workshop and working from home. Plus, shoutout to the North Bergen High School drama club and their Alien play!
Weta's Greg Broadmore is in town giving demos for the Dr. Grordbort's Invaders Magic Leap game, and stops by the cave to join Adam and Will for a podcast! Greg talks about how he got started at Weta, the origins of Dr. Grordbort, and creating stories for augmented reality. (Note: apologies for the sound quality this week, our audio recorder failed and we're using backup camera audio. )
We're joined this week by Max Temkin, designer and co-creator of the game Cards Against Humanity for a wide-ranging discussion on the Mars conference, optimism in science fiction, and yes, politics. Plus, Adam's thoughts on the idea of build videos and how he approaches them differently when filming a build for web vs. for television.
For this special episode, we're joined by Todd Miller, the director and editor of the new Apollo 11 documentary film now playing in theaters. Todd shares insights about how archivists discovered and restored previously unseen footage for the Apollo 11 launch, and the painstaking task of matching that footage with NASA audio. We can't recommend the film enough!
We're joined today by special guest Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist who has directed archaeological expeditions around the planet. She's chats with us about the role of technology in modern day archaeology, her GlobalXplorer project, and what it smells like in a thousands-year-old tomb. Plus, we share some spoiler-free Captain Marvel impressions!
This week, we discuss the idea of eligibility of digitially distributed films for the Academy Awards, Adam's search for a new camera, and the weird architecture of homes we used to live in. Plus, Norm finally finishes The Americans and we talk about series finales for our favorite shows!
Tested producer Joey Fameli is in the office today and joins us to talk about our recent trip to New York, the Academy Awards, McMaster-Carr catalogs, and making pizza! Plus, more love for The Good Place!
Kishore guests this week and joins Adam and Will in discussing thermal mugs, microwaving grapes, and the book Ball Lighting by Cixin Liu (author of the Three Body Problem). Plus, getting emotional about math and Apollo footage.
Adam talks about recently watching some of his favorite Comfort Movies--films he can put on at any time to relax at home. We also talk about what "bad" movies we'd want to remake because of unfulfilled potential.
How often do you get to feel a totally new physical sensation? Will shares stories from his recent trip to Chicago for ORD camp, including discussions on imposter syndrome and welcoming newcomers into group conversations. Plus, we talk about the underappreciated role of editors in TV and film.
We gather in the cave early this morning to record before Adam heads to set, and are joined by Jen Schachter, who's working with Adam on his new show. We chat about Jen's move to San Francisco, favorite places to eat, and the city as it appears in film. Plus, Norm recaps a visit to the Cirque du Soleil show Volta and what he learned about that production! Find more of Jen's projects at https://www.jenschachter.com/
We're joined by guest Ben Acker, co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour and writer, in town for SF Sketchfest. Ben joins us for a spoilercast discussion on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, we hear about Adam's new aerospace helmet, and talk about superhero tropes and Ben's webcomic: Kid Midnight.
It's just Adam and Norm this week as we find a window in the schedule to podcast while Adam's in production for his next show. Adam talks about his experience getting his first tattoo and the thought process for its design. Plus, we discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, though we'll be saving the full spoilercast for when Will returns!
Adam's new drafting table prompts us to talk about his time as a graphic designer, and the job of graphic design before computer software was readily available. What are some of your favorite books or films about graphic design and typography?
Happy new year! Adam and the gang return to the cave to talk about their holiday break, the debut of Mythbusters Jr., rock climbing, and the pursuit of excellence in your craft. Plus, the lies we tell our children, and the lies our parents told us. Lots of fun stuff to kick off the year!
With Adam on the road for his holiday break, we welcome special guest Ariel Waldman--host of our Offworld show--on the podcast this week to hear about her recent monthlong trip to Antarctica. Will and Norm have so many questions about what life is like living at McMurdo station, and Ariel's stories do not disappoint. Enjoy this bonus end-of-year episode, and have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!
With Adam about to take off for vacation, we gather once more in the cave to podcast about the past year. Joining us is Kayte Sabicer, who with Adam has just completed a months-long modelmaking project that they can finally reveal. We can't wait for you to see it in video!
As Adam talks about a few of his favorite things from this year, we appreciate local businesses like tailors and cobblers that offer services we'd much prefer to patronize in person than online. We also talk about the prevalence of location tracking on our devices, and give a few new media recommendations.
Jeremy joins us this week as we remember master magician Ricky Jay. Adam tells us the story of when Ricky Jay guested in Mythbusters and how they worked together for that episode. Plus, Jeremy talks about experimenting with NFC in projects, and Norm gives a documentary recommendation.
Adam, Will, and Norm are all back this week to hear about Adam's visit to NASA JPL for the InSight landing, our Thanksgiving celebrations, and a spoiler-filled discussion about episode of The Americans featuring a suitcase.
Adam and Will are joiend by Kayte Sabicer this week to talk about their plans for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Adam's preproduction for his next show, and making things out of tree stumps. Plus, a few new competition show recommendations.
We welcome back Jen Schachter to the cave as she's visiting this week to work with Adam on a to-be-announced project. Jen and Adam talk about how they get into the zone when they fabricate and collaborate with others, and how collaboration changes when builders go from the physical to the digital.
Adam welcomes Mark Dubeau of Tippett Studios and Melissa Ng, aka Lumecluster, to the cave to talk about Melissa's beautiful and intricate 3D printed armor that she designs and fabricates. Find more of Melissa's work at http://lumecluster.com/
Very special guest Joe DeRisi joins Adam and Will this week for a stimulating conversation on his work in molecular biology. And it ends up being possibly our scariest episode yet. Happy Halloween, everyone!
This week, Adam gives a little insight into the planning process of making a show and reflects on a frustrating hitch in a recent One Day Build video shoot. We talk about why being self critical is a good thing, and the feeling of imposter syndrome. Will tells us about an awesome Star Wars-inspired concert he attended, and we talk a little about Halloween plans. It's that time of the year already!
From Hotel Artemis to Ant Man and the Wasp, we catch each other up with a bunch of films we've seen recently, in theaters, at home, and on planes. It's a potpourri of quickfire movie reviews. Plus, our impressions of the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man! Way to bury the lede!
Kishore joins us this week to recap our adventures at New York Comic Con! From Adam's incognito floor walk in a new spacesuit replica to the cosplayers we met and collectibles we purchased, we had a blast at the east coast's biggest pop culture convention.
Things are busy as we finish prepping for New York Comic Con, so we have cosplay and costuming on the mind. Plus, we attempt to rank our favorite Marvel films, but the task may be too daunting to complete in just one podcast. Let's take a stab at it anyway!
Adam talks about his time at New York Maker Faire, a trip to Frank Ippolito's shop to resume work on the Martian spacesuit project, and the work left to be done in the cave before heading to New York Comic Con. Plus, an appreciation for the original Predator movie! (Learn more about Our Children's Trust at https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/)
We turn our radio voices on to kick off this week's podcast, in which we discuss the recent Emmy awards, the challenge of maintaining creative control of something successful, and the many disappointing ways in which theatrical experiences are experience in the living rooms. Plus, two great segues!
We record this episode on Adam's wedding anniversary, and talk about the traditions of gift giving between partners. We also dive into a discussion about licensed and unlicensed pop culture art and the place for garage kits in the fan community. Plus, Adam has a new shirt! (Which yes, is available in a beautiful off-white color!)
Adam talks about the last few days of filming Mythbusters Jr., preparing for his next show, and what he's read and watched recently. We wax nostalgic about heist films, Soderbergh classics, and the difference between Jack Reacher and Jack Ryan. Plus, the best page on Wikipedia.
Prop and costume fabricator (and regular Tested contributor) Bill Doran joins us for this week's podcast! Bill's in town filming some videos with us, and we chat about his origin story, today's cosplay culture, valuing your work, and his plans for Dragoncon!
Modelmaker Kayte Sabicer joins us this week as we talk about our love for Cinefex magazine and discuss first workbenches and workspaces. We also talk about Jack White's recent visit to the cave, and hear a story about one of Adam's first trips to the Bay Area's Urban Ore.
We talk about fact checking in journalism, the return of Patrick Stewart to Star Trek, and the Academy Awards' announcement about a new awards category to celebrate popular film. We also go back through the past five years of film releases to speculate which recent films would have earned that title.
TV's our big topic this week as we discuss a recently posted list of the top 100 television episodes of the 21st century. Adam also shares stories from his trip to the TCAs, tales of old media storage, and a surprise trip to the American Idol finale.
Adam gets dressed up to talk about the International Space Station, his experience at this year's Comic-Con, the success of the Totoro meetup, and how much fun he had with Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor at his panel.
Look who's back! Simone joins us for a special recording of the podcast from San Diego Comic-Con, right after Adam completed this year's Incognito costume walk. We talk about Adam's costume, what we've seen at SDCC so far, and catch up with Simone!
Adam's back from two weeks of travel and catches us up on his time as an artist in residence in Colorado making a bronze Maltese Falcon (and collaborating with Tom Sachs!). We also talk about the influence of Akira on its 30th anniversary, and Adam's release of the plans and patterns for his EDC TWO bag. A big episode before we head down to Comic-Con!
The week before leaving for an artist residency, Adam talks about the difference between making a prop replica look "perfect" and making it look "right." Kishore also guests to discuss NYC travel recommendations, mentalism, and magic shows. Plus, some details about Raiders of the Lost Ark that we never knew!
Adam shares stories from his trip to the Nation of Makers conference, where he helped assemble a massive 3D printed sculpture. We also learn about his recent revisiting of his Maltese Falcon replica build, as well as his trip to the Onewheel factory. Plus, a weird theory connecting Predator and Home Alone.
This week, we remember Anthony Bourdain and talk about what his writing and his shows meant to us. Adam shares his thoughts on the First Man trailer, and we geek out about vinyl cutters.
While Norm is out on a production shoot, Adam and Will are joined by Tested contributor and fabricator Kayte Sabicer to talk about modelmaking, train trips, Captain America's costume, and rewatching Raiders of the Lost Ark. Plus, Adam talks about what it's like to be back on set to film Mythbuster Jr.!
We're waiting until more people have seen Solo before we do a full Spoilercast review. So this week, we talk about a laser cutting storage boxes, internet mob mentality, and a new Tested project with actress and stunt performer Zoe Bell. Plus, some love for Starchild!
We're back from another amazing Maker Faire, and get together to share stories about projects we saw, makers we met, and hear Adam's process of writing his latest sunday speech. One thing we learned this year: helium soap bubbles are awesome!
For a special Mother's Day episode of Still Untitled, we welcome back to the podcast Adam's mom! The three of us chat about Adam's family, his upbringing, and hear some of Adam's origin stories--including some of his first maker projects.
This week, we hear about Norm's trip to see the NASA InSight rocket launch a build project related to Giant Pacific Octopuses that Adam completed two years ago that we're finally ready to share on Tested. Plus, a few streaming video recommendations!
After a few weeks out of the studio, we're back in the cave to catch up on a lot of topics! We hear about Adam's return to television with Mythbusters Jr., and dive into a lengthy discussion of Avengers: Infinity War. Plus, we talk about Simone's recent announcement.
In our final pop-up podcast recording from Silicon Valley Comic Con, we welcome Evan Narcisse, senior writer at io9 and writer of the current Marvel mini-series Rise of the Black Panther! Evan talks about how he went from being a fan to writing comics, his take on the origin story of Black Panther, and collaborating with artists to tell this new story.
We welcome author Andy Weir back on Tested, as we catch up with him in this pop-up podcast recording at Silicon Valley Comic Con. Andy talks about the research behind his most recent book Artemis, the best way to build cities on the moon, and why he prefers post-apocalpyse to dystopia.
While at this past weekend's Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam and Norm record a few pop-up podcasts with guests at the show. First up is our new friend Darrell Maloney (aka Broken Nerd), an awesome youtuber who collaborated with Adam on this year's SVCC incognito walk!
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, we talk about our first time watching the film, theories about its meaning, and some of its amazing practical effects. Adam also shows off his star child prop build!
As Adam and Norm gear up for a production shoot this weekend, we get together to chat about Adam's experience at the March for Our Lives, a Kubrick prop replica he's working on, and the trend for pop culture conventions over the past few years. Plus, we can't wait to talk about Ready Player One. Did you like the film?
Adam recaps his trip to the M.A.R.S. conference, where he interacted with robot dogs, met an infamous rocket scientist, and shared his love for costumes. We also geek out about the new documentary Muppet Guys Talking, about the amazing performers behind all of our favorite muppets. We highly recommend it!
On a rainy San Francisco day, we chat about Adam's ongoing rebuild of a Robocop 2 Cain maquette, an amazing magic show in New York, and Westworld teases at the South by Southwest conference.
We finally talk about Black Panther (both without and with spoilers), this year's Academy Award winners, and Adam's upgrades to a Wonder Woman prop replica.
Adam, Norm, and Will talk about the role of firearms (fictional and real) in the propmaking and cosplay community, and our thoughts on the recent activism in the wake of school shootings.
Adam gets giddy over some finished spacesuit parts he just had anodized, and talks about the process of machining them. The gang gives some spoiler-free impressions of Black Panther, and Adam gives a recommendation for a new Netflix show. Plus, we also hear about Norm's ride in a mini-boat!
This week, we chat about good customer service encounters, Adam's hunt for a bluetooth mechanical keyboard, drones at the Olympics, and William Gibson books. Plus, we convince Will to take a chance on The Good Place, trying to stay away from spoilers as best we can (albiet unsuccessfully in the end).
Recorded before the Falcon Heavy launch and this week's Star Wars news, the gang gathers to talk about safety belts on planes, the joy of trains, and Super Bowl movie trailers. Plus, an escape room recommendation for the Bay Area!
Adam's back from New Zealand and Australia, with tales of meet-ups with fans, visits to amazing creature effects shops, and dinner with one of his favorite YouTube creators! Plus, Will recaps his trip to this year's ORD camp!
During our visit to Weta Workshop, we're joined by the company's CEO and Creative Director, Richard Taylor, to talk about how Weta has grown and evolved over the years, the ambitious projects they've taken on, and what continues to inspires him.
Adam, Norm, and Joey are on location in Wellington, New Zealand for a special project this week! While we can't disclose exactly what we're working on, we recap an amazing adventure we had over the weekend and discuss why we're inspired by the talented artists at Weta Workshop.
On the eve of a production trip, Adam, Norm, and Will chat about the Golden Globes, the latest season of Black Mirror, and dive into a Spoilercast of Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water!
Happy 2018, everyone! We recap how we spent our time off during the holidays, ringing in the new year, and the difficulty of valuing your own work. Plus, we chat about some of the things we watched over the break, including The Shape of Water, Downsizing, and Godless.
In our final Still Untitled episode of the year, we present an extended spoiler-filled review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Adam, Norm, and Will jump right into the discussion after watching the film that morning, with Adam having seen it once, Norm twice, and Will three times. There's so much talk about! Also, please help support us by filling out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/testedpodcast Thanks, and see you in 2018!
Extra-long episode this week, as Adam makes his return to the cave after a month of touring! We catch up by talking about favorite Christmas films, making gifts for friends, Adam's unique headphones, and new revelations about glitter. Plus, disagreements about Die Hard films!
It's Adam's last week on tour, and we check in to hear how everyone spent their Thanksgivings, family favorites, and a visit to an antique mall. Plus, venting about the frustrations of iTunes, getting informed about the net neutrality vote, and something interesting Adam has noticed meeting fans this tour!
The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, at least in the states! Adam talks about how he'll spend his Thanksgiving north of the border this year, answers some questions about his new every day carry bag, and we dive into a full Thor: Ragnarok review and spoilercast!
Adam's back on tour, so we catch up with him remotely to hear about Brain Candy rehearsals, things he plans to do while traveling, and stories from meetups with awesome fans. Plus, we talk about Justice League reviews, Pixar's Coco, and Adam's visit to the Jim Henson exhibition.
Guest Tom Spina of Tom Spina Designs joins us this week to talk about the process of prop restoration! Tom and his team have helped restore some of the most important prop and makeup artifacts from film history, including creatures from Star Wars. Plus, we dive into a half-spoilercast of Stranger Things Season 2!
Kishore joins us this week to recap the recent Tested live show and give us a sense of how he puts together the annual Bay Area Science Festival. We talk about some memorable segments from the show and what the audience didn't see. Plus, Adam shows his mom select episodes of Master of None, and we discuss our halloween plans!
On the day before our live show, we check in with Adam about his recent trip to London emceeing Michael Giacchino's concert birthday event, and his follow-up trip to New York to perform on The Late Show! Plus, we discuss David Fincher's new show Mindhunter.
Adam raves about a screening of Pixar's Coco, giving his spoiler-free review. Plus, we hear about Adam's Star Trek: The Experience auction adventure, a recommendation for a Eyvind Earle art exhibit, and teases for Adam's upcoming London trip to MC Michael Giacchino's concert bash! Thanks to Tested's Ryan Kiser for joining us this week in Will's absense!
In our longest episode of Still Untitled yet, Adam, Norm, and Will review Blade Runner 2049 in an epic Spoilercast! For those of you who haven't seen the film yet, we start off the show by recapping our adventures at New York Comic Con.
Adam has seen Blade Runner 2049, and he's been given permission to review the film without giving away any plot details. We're joined by fellow replica prop builder and Blade Runner obsessive Mark Dubeau to talk about the importance of the original film, anticipation among fans, and get Adam's spoiler-free impressions of the long-awaited sequel!
Jeremy Williams joins us this week to talk about Adam's recent interview with JJ Abrams, our time building the UCS LEGO Millennium Falcon, Adam's own progress on his studio-scale Falcon model, and his cameo in the Blade Runner 2049 short film! Plus, some impressions of Baby Driver.
We chat about Adam's new science fiction interview series, SyFy Origin Stories, and check out his latest hand prop build. We're also recording on the day of a notable anniversary for Adam. Plus, Will fills us in on what he's been up to, working with Adult Swim on some animations projects. (Will's Adult Swim project: http://www.adultswim.com/videos/streams/pregame-prognostifications-from-the-pigskin-wyzzard )
We're joined this week by Ryan Kiser, Tested's production coordinator who's worked with Adam since Mythbusters! We talk about first time visits to pop culture conventions, Dragon*Con, and the culture of nitpicking movies. Plus, Adam shares another new shop project he's been working on!
Adam talks about how a big change in his life is affecting him, the surprises from our recent visit to an Anime convention, and why The Big Sick is a perfect movie to watch and feel better. Plus, the details of a new build that he's been working on in the shop!
Tested's own Jeremy Williams joins us this week chat about how we each watched the recent Eclipse, Adam's latest machining projects, and how we plan out the order of operations for our own projects. Plus, an appreciation for HBO's documentary series The Defiant Ones!
Adam, Will, and Norm talk about Adam's recent visit to Jack White's Third Man Records, analog music recordings compared to digital, stories from a space show at our local science museum, and the most recent One Day Build with VSauce's Michael Stevens. Plus, Adam tries to explain the Napkin Ring problem.
Simone is back after two months in Sweden! We all catch up on our post-Comic-Con adventures, get teased about Simone's next project, and talk about crafting as a means to decompress and relax. Plus some movie recommendations!
Per tradition, we record an episode from San Diego Comic-Con! Danica joins Adam and Norm to talk about some of the things we've seen on the floor, parties with fellow nerds, and Adam's incognito walks this year. Plus, a spoiler-free review of War for Planet of the Apes!
Adam gives a preview of his plans at Comic-Con this year as we recap our July 4th adventures and talk about our favorite behind-the-scenes film specials. Plus, a few new TV show and movie recommendations.
It's Jeremy Williams' first time as a guest on Still Untitled! Or is it? We discuss the Mandela Effect, the electronics in Adam's Captain's chair, the movie The Great Wall, and which James Bond film to introduce to your children. One week to Comic-Con!
Adam and Norm return from a long trip overseas, and catch Will up on some of the things they saw visiting friends at Aardman Animation and FBFX. We also gush over the film Hunt for the Wilderpeople and the Great British Baking Show!
Adam and Norm are on location this week, joined by Danica to recap their recent travels across Europe and discuss Wonder Woman! It's an especially long Spoilercast!
While Norm is on vacation, Adam and Will are joined by 99% Invisible's Roman Mars to discuss podcasting, design, and parenthood.
You asked for it, so here it is! Adam, Will, and Norm talk about Guardians of the Galaxy 2, how they think it stands apart from superhero movie formula, and somehow get diverted into a tanget about Michael Bay action scenes.
We welcome special guest Ian Cole this week to recap another amazing Bay Area Maker Faire! Along with Adam, Ian is on the board of Nation of Makers, and organizes maker spaces in Florida. We discuss the culture of maker faires around the country and highlight some of the great things we saw over the weekend.
We're joined this week by special guest Laura Kampf, a YouTuber and friend of Tested who's visiting from Germany! Laura's in town for Maker Faire, and warp in Simone to chat about making videos about making stuff for YouTube and other platforms.
Adam's back from his adventures at this year's TED conference, and we discuss the workshop he gave to attendees as well as what it was like to assist with Richard Browning's jet engine-powered flight suit. Plus, we discuss the film Free Fire as well as the new Blade Runner trailer.
Tested's own Kishore Hari joins us this week for a special on-location recording of Still Untitled! Fresh off of the Science March on Saturday, Adam and Kishore talk about their participation and share some wonderful moments from the rally. Plus, we talk about some of our favorite things at Silicon Valley Comic Con!
Recording later in the week, Adam, Will, and Norm catch up on Star Wars Celebration's reveal of The Last Jedi's teaser trailer, drop some Pete Seeger knowledge, and dive into a Spoilercast discussion of the recent film Passengers. Plus, we get excited for Silicon Valley Comic Con and the Science March this weekend!
After two months on the road, Adam finally returns back home to San Francisco and the cave! We talk about the final shows of the tour, the recent Monsterpalooza event, Ta-Nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me, and dive into a Ghost in the Shell SPOILERCAST!
Simone joins us this week to talk about her D-I-Y astronaut training and compares notes with Adam about their experiences with parabolic flights simulating weightlessness. Plus, Norm recaps his Hamilton experience and shares some of the things he saw at WonderCon.
All three of us are remote this week, dialing in via Phantom Zone technology to catch up and talk about Dave Chapelle, theater, and the upcoming science march. Plus, Will has a book recommendation and Adam buries the lede about his amazing visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center.
Will and Norm record from the cave while Adam beams in from the Phantom Zone this week! Continuing with a recap of Adam's trip to Austin for SXSW, we discuss the scavenger hunt we organized with artist Jen Schacter, the workshops at CERN, and what it's like to stand in NASA's massive Vehicle Assembly Building.
Adam and Will dial in this week to talk about adventures at SXSW, muppets, testing Bluetooth headphones, and delicious deadly mushrooms. Plus, an extensive discussion on the film Get Out! Spoilers begin at the 22 minute mark! (Sorry for no video this week, we'll be back on camera next week.)
A first for Still Untitled--we record remotely from Frank Ippolito's workshop! Adam dials in to give an update on the tour, share his discovery of a wonderful photography museum, and discuss two recent movies: John Wick 2 and Get Out. Frank also gives some insight into the thought process for this year's Academy Awards makeup winner, and teases an upcoming project!
We have video this week! Adam and Will dial in to the cave as we get an update on the Brain Candy Live tour performances so far and discuss Right to Repair legislation, the Alien: Covenant prologue, and escape rooms!
We're all recording remotely this week as Adam begins his nationwide tour of the Brain Candy stage show! Adam talks about the process of scripting, blocking, and rehearsing the show, working with Michael Stevens, and a big milestone for his kids. Plus, we discuss some recent films we've seen! (We'll hope to have video next week!)
We're joined by a special guest this week--artist Jen Schachter, who worked with Adam on the White House SXSL sign and is in town to collaborate on more projects. Jen visits us from Baltimore, where she researches the cultures of maker spaces around the country. This is also our last podcast before Adam goes on tour, but we'll be recording with him remotely in the coming weeks!
Apologies for the weeks we took off, but we're back in the cave this week as Adam, Norm, and Simone catch up on what's been going on in their travels and projects. We talk about online discourse, bucket lists, and Adam's upcoming Brain Candy touring show.
While Norm's on vacation, Adam and Will are joined by Janet Varney to discuss the ongoing San Francisco Sketchfest comedy festival, Adam's trip to Obama's farewell address, Sam Rockwell, and a whole lot more.
Happy New Year! Adam, Will, and Norm are back in the cave to talk about how they celebrated the holidays, what they did for New Year's Eve, and to discuss some of the TV and movies they recently watched. Plus, we get some feedback for the podcast from Adam's mom!
For our last podcast of 2016, we present our Spoilercast discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! As always, we start off with spoiler-free discussion about a bunch of new films, but then dive deep into the new Star Wars film. Plus, Adam shares what might be his favorite film of the year!
We find out how many miles Adam has traveled this year, as we recap another whirlwind travel week that kicked off with a visit to the White House Christmas party. Adam talks about his favorite parts of that visit, a recent conversation with Guillermo Del Toro, and coming home to go behind the scenes of the Lion King musical!
As promised, Simone returns to reveal the time she appeared on Mythbusters, without Adam knowing about it! Will also tag teams in to start an old debate, talk about houseboat living, and talk about the process of starting a Kickstarter project.
Simone joins Adam and Norm this week for a wide-ranging discussion about the Thanksgiving holiday, the Guillermo Del Toro art exhibit, and among other random topics, ping pong! We learn about Simone's recent travels to Scotland and Germany, and also the trouble with mannequins.
Before we all take off for Thanksgiving holiday travel, we gather at the cave to talk about poor movie-watching decisions, romantic comedies, and our gift giving tips! How are you spending your holidays?
This week, Adam announces his newest initative: Nation of Makers (http://www.nationofmakers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the maker community. We also learn about Adam's part in Chris Hadfield's Generator show, Will's halloween adventures as Baymax, and Will's just-launched Kickstarter campaign! Plus, a mystery surrounding a pair of objects in the cave.
You asked for it, and here it is: our spoilercast of HBO's Westworld series (circa middle of season 1). Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the original 1973 film, the acting in the new series, and the numerous fan theories. Plus, we get excited about a just-released LEGO set!
This week, we're joined by none other than Tested's lead producer, Joey Fameli! Joey and Adam talk about their recent trip to Hungary's capital, airport anxiety, and how each of them decompresses after long travel. We also recap our latest live show and hear about Adam's Totoro upgrades.
We're all over the place this week! Before embarking on another week of travel, Adam shares another recent find connected to his obsession with the Shining maze, we talk about halloween haunts and costumes, and Will goes off on a rant! Plus, we give out more details about our upcoming live stage show, taking place this Saturday!
Adam recaps his recent travels in which he visited nine states in twelve days! From helping with the White House's South By South Lawn event to visiting maker spaces on the East Coast, it's been a busy month! We also hear about Will's trip to New York's Oculus train station, and the Phil Tippett prop auction.
The first for Still Untitled: a live recording of the podcast from a convention show floor! Adam and Norm record from New York Comic Con, and are joined by author John Scalzi to talk about cosplay, convention culture, and fan fiction.
This week, we discuss public speaking, mispronunciation of words, and the new show Atlanta. Adam also tells the story of how he recently fixed Norm's broken camera lens with some unorthodox problem solving. Plus, a new book recommendation!
Early episode! We record the podcast this week from a very special location: inside a life-size replica of the NASA Lunar Excursion Module from Tom Sach's "Space Program: Europa" exhibit. Adam geeks out about this ship, the other pieces of the exhibit, and the recent mission he participated in at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
In part two of our travel recaps, the gang talks about Adam's recent trip to the Emmys, and Norm shares some stories about his and Joey's arctic adventure. Plus, Adam surprises Will with his fashion expertise.
Look who's back! Adam and Norm both return from extended trips this week and catch Will up on their travels. Adam talks about his cross country road trip with his kids and Norm teases some of his and Joey's arctic adventures. It's good to be home!
While Adam and Norm continue their journeys abroad, Adam invited Rebecca Watson to join Simone and Will to discuss Simone's appearance on Stephen Colbert, international relations, and and some underrated science fiction. Enjoy!
While Adam is AWOL on a cross-country road trip, sculptor Tom Sachs joins Simone and Will for a wide-ranging conversation about The Space Program, becoming an astronaut, discovering your calling, and the Mentat mantra.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Rebecca talk about a recent camping trip, the perils of teaching teenagers to drive, and pilot lessons from the best parents ever.
We're all dressed up this week to talk about the Netflix show Stranger Things! It's a spoiler-filled podcast with guest Rebecca Watson! We also talk about public speaking at weddings and the merits of coffee naps.
This week, Will shares the reactions of his friends and family getting VR demos for the first time, Adam talks about surprising lessons in tough love, and Norm makes an announcement about an upcoming trip. We also give a little more love to Netflix's Stranger Things (no spoilers yet)!
We're back from Comic-Con and joined by Will to catch up about all the things we saw at the convention! Adam talks about the success of his incognito walk as the bear from the Revenant, and we talk about the panels he hosted on Cosplay and SyFy's The Expanse.
This week's episode of Still Untitled was recorded on location at this year's Comic-Con, just before Adam's incognito walk through the show floor. Adam, Norm, and Simone talk about their favorite things seen so far, cosplay, and scooting around San Diego on electric skateboards.
Comic-Con is coming up real soon! As we gear up for our week in San Diego, we're joined by our friend Rebecca Watson to talk about fun encounters at conventions, as well as a few book recommendations. Plus, Adam's great realization about hipsters.
This week, Adam gives an update about his recent Strandbeest build at the Exploratorium museum, and Norm reports on the Replica Prop Forum gathering from this past weekend. We're also joined by our friend Rebecca Watson, to discuss the merits of small conventions and explain to us Pokemon Go!
Adam makes his way back to the cave after recent trips from Australia to New York, and we recap a few of our adventures abroad. We also talk about Adam's latest project: a live build of his own Strandbeest while in residence at San Francisco's Exploratorium museum. It's a big project with a design that's still percolating in his head! (Thanks to TunnelBear for supporting Still Untitled this week!)
Adam, Norm, and Simone chat about how to approach acquiring new skills and expertise, as well as Simone's trip to the Shenzhen electronics market. Plus, our thoughts on the Seveneves movie announcement. Place your recommendations for what bits of American culture that Simone should know about in the comments below! (Thanks to TunnelBear for supporting Still Untitled!)
Look who's in the cave! Our newest host, Simone Giertz, makes her first appearance on Still Untitled this week, in which we talk about her robot builds, travels, and recent appearance on The Late Show. Plus, we finally learn how to pronounce her last name. Expect more from Simone on Tested! (Thanks to TunnelBear for supporting Still Untitled!)
This week, Adam shares the story of a recent fantasy camp of sorts he attended. He was invited to watch one of the scoring sessions for the new Star Trek Beyond film, which brought to light the talent of the musicians who play the scores behind our favorite films and TV shows.
Due to some travelling this week, we're releasing Adam's 2016 Maker Faire talk and Q&A in podcast format for those who couldn't make the event or haven't watched the video yet. We'll be back next week with an episode from the cave. Thanks!
We start the podcast this week chatting about a recent movie marathon Adam hosted for his family, and the screening of three classic 80s movies that fit well together. We also talk about the new Strandbeest exhibit in San Francisco's Exploratorium museum, and Adam's meeting with artist Theo Jansen!
It's been a busy week for Adam and the gang. Last Friday, we were down in LA for the Star Trek fan event, which Adam hosted, and then flew back to the bay area for this year's Maker Faire. We recap both events and talk about some of our favorite moments from the weekend.
This week, Adam shares how he overcame a recent funk he was in after a bad day at the shop. We discuss the universal feeling of self doubt and impostor syndrome, and how we each move past it. Plus, an appreciation for the movies Pleasantville and The Truman Show!
We kick off this summer movie season by reviewing Captain America: Civil War! As with all Spoilercasts, we start by discussing the movie without giving anything away, and then dive deep into what we thought about specific scenes and characters. Adam also talks about some recent show finales he's enjoyed, and why he loves dramatic comedies.
We catch up with Adam to learn about his recent travels, from guest judging in the new season of BattleBots to visiting inspiring maker spaces in the midwest. Adam also shares the story of the first test drive of Blendo, Jamie's infamous BattleBot!
This week, we chat about the wonderful world of Gundam and snapfit injection-molded plastic kits. That leads to a discussion about some of our favorite model kits from our childhood, and an appreciate for cockpit design. Plus, an appreciation for the recent achievements of SpaceX!
This week, we talk about Adam's upcoming trip to the White House Science Fair, our own first science fair projects, and the trouble with troubleshooting connected devices in the home. (Apologies for any jackhammering noise that got through in the podcast--construction was happening next door!)
Adam and Norm return from a few weeks of travel for this catch-up episode of Still Untitled! We hear about Adam's recent trip to New York, where he attended a Tom Sachs art show and finally got to see Hamilton: The Musical! Plus, we learn about Will's newly announced VR project, FOO!
The gang gets together this week to talk about interesting observations of prime numbers, Google's DeepMind Artificial Intelligence, and the tricky thing about being a science communicator. We discuss at length the responsibilities of science communication and the complexities of internet rhetoric.
We're joined by a special guest in the cave this week: Adam's mom! The four of us talk about what we do during rainstorms, the aura of houses, how well GhostBusters holds up, and how Adam learned to drive!
A double dose of SPOILERCAST this week as the team discusses two movies that won big at this year's Academy Awards. We review and compare Spotlight and The Big Short, praising the performances in each and analyzing how the films portray historical events. Plus, a new book recommendation!
We're in the cave this week to talk about the recent airing of the MythBusters series finale. Adam goes in-depth about the planning and filming of the last episode, the incredible footage captured from the explosions, and how he and the MythBusters team watched the finale together. Plus, we hear about Adam's appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!
The latest book we're gushing over is Liu Cixin's The Three Body Problem, a science-fiction story with ideas that blew our minds. Adam, Norm, and Will review the book and discuss its concepts in a Spoilercast! Adam also talks about his current obsession with Hamilton: The Musical, and we hear Norm's best segue yet.
We're joined by a special guest this week: Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow), who writes and draws the long-running comic strip This Modern World. Dan joins us in the cave to discuss his work and storytelling, as Adam recounts his past week of adventures at the 2016 TED conference in Vancouver!
We were due for a Spoilercast, so this week, the gang talks at length about Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, as well as watching films at San Francisco's new Alamo Drafthouse theater. Adam also shares his newest favorite toy!
Sorry for the late episode this week! We meet up in the Cave to talk about Neil DeGrasse Tyson's slams against Flat Earth believers, cognitive bias, and the implication of mic drops. Also, we announce the next book we'll be discussing in two weeks time!
This week, the gang hears about Will's recent trip to ORD camp in Chicago, the stupidity of 'smart' water bottles, and share some more book recommendations. Plus, Adam's true feelings about segues.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will talk about restaurant and public bathroom etiquette, visits to new art exhibits, and our recent adventure borrowing and inspecting a spacesuit from The Martian.
In this week's episode, recorded before last Thanksgiving, Adam, Will, and Norm talk about the holiday, Adam's affection for billiards, and the role pool played in Adam's early life. (Note: This episode was recorded in 2015, before Adam went on his latest stage show tour.)
This week, we're joined in the cave by special guest Rebecca Watson to talk about David Bowie, the Golden Globes, and San Francisco's Sketchfest comedy festival. Plus, a mini-Spoilercast on Netflix's amazing Jessica Jones, one of our favorite shows of last year!
Happy new year! Adam, Norm, and Will regroup after the winter break to talk about how they spent their holiday, share some of their favorite books and movies of 2015, and get excited about NASA's open applications for the next class of astronaut candidates.
It's finally here! Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Star Wars: The Force Awakens in this extra-long Spoiler-filled episode of Still Untitled. We talk about our favorite scenes, theories about the characters, and things that surprised us. Let us know what you thought about the movie in the comments!
On our recent trip to Alcatraz, we recorded two episodes of Still Untitled in front of a live audience. This second episode features a very special guest: Dr. David Miller, NASA's Chief Technologist. Dr. Miller joins us to talk about the search for Earth-like planets, NASA Spinoffs, and the technological challenges of space exploration. He also shares some weird astronaut stories! (Thanks so much to NASA, Dr. Dave Miller, the US Parks Service, and the Bay Area Science Festival for making this episode possible.)
Adam's back in town for a day in the final stretch of his tour, and we meet up in the cave to catch up and talk about some recent adventures. We also review the new Syfy show, The Expanse! It's an extra long episode of Still Untitled!
In this episode we recorded before Adam went on tour, the gang shares their reactions to the most recent Episode VII trailer and theatrical posters, talk poker stories, and take two more questions from listeners. Plus, Adam reveals what Jamie did on this past Halloween!
This week, Adam and the gang discuss one of Adam's favorite props built for Mythbusters, revisit thoughts on Spectre in a semi-spoilercast, and gush over the first few episodes of Master of None. We also have time to answer a question from a listener!
This week, we chat about the recent Trident 2 missile test and how people responded to it in social media and the news. Will talks about watching the stars outside of light pollution and appointment television. Plus, we're joined by a silent fourth guest in the form of Adam's new spacesuit!
This week, we discuss our favorite spy films, remember classic X-Files episodes, and have a laugh over Adam's wolverine claws. Plus, we talk about the new James Bond movie Spectre without spoiling it. Consider this a non-spoilercast!
This week, we start off talking about jetpacks, Tomorrowland, and Adam's new spacesuit. As promised, we also take some questions from listeners, and get some pretty good ones! To answer a question about the Mythbusters production, Adam goes into detail about what goes on in a typical day of filming the show. (The second podcast from our trip to Alcatraz will be up in a couple weeks. It'll be worth the wait!)
This week's episode of Still Untitled was recorded in front of a live audience on Alcatraz! We chat with Adam about his escape from the island in an early episode of Mythbusters, and discuss some of our favorite heist and Bond films. Thanks to Nerd Nite, the Bay Area Science Festival, and the National Park Service for having us out on Alcatraz! We'll be back next week with another episode from The Rock!
This week, we return from a short break to chat with Adam about Mythbusters' final season, reflect on 14 years of the show, and discuss the new Star Wars trailer! Plus, Adam tells us a terrifying story that leaves us speechless.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the new iPhone 6S Plus and several new TV shows they're watching, including Doll & Em, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, and Mr. Robot. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm share non-spoilerish impressions of The Martian, followed by an extended conversation where they spoil the hell out of the film. Enjoy! PS There's more Inside Out discussion after the end of the podcast, too.
Will, Norm, and Adam discuss Norm's trip to DragonCon, the relationships that form over time in intense work environments, and taking your kids to see movies.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss materials science and camping gear, Ahmed Mohamad's hoax clock and close the show with a mini-spoilercast about John Scalzi's excellent book, Redshirts. Enjoy!
Adam and Will take more of your questions, including topics such as encounters with superfans, our favorite Tarantino film, and more. Enjoy!
Adam and Will endeavor to answer questions from the audience, while Norm is away at DragonCon. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will go deep on a variety of increasingly tangential tangents, then conclude the Seveneves Spoilercast.
Adam shares tales of his travels to Abu Dhabi, while Will and Norm update on their recent vacations.
Adam and Will finally discuss Seveneves. As is usual, the first few minutes are spoiler-free, and then the guys get into the nitty gritty of Neal Stephenson's latest novel.
This week, Adam updates us on the status of his desert expedition and regales us with tales of his flight in the U-2, high above California.
In a wide-ranging conversation, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss their road trip strategies, stories from past trips, and share plans for their future drives.
Adam, Norm, and Will put a bow on Comic-Con, talk about the construction of Adam's Clavius suits, and talk common sense about the wrong time to fly your UAV/UAS.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the events of Comic-Con 2015 and are joined by Commander Chris Hadfield to discuss one of Adam's Incognito costume walks.
We discuss Adam's Land Cruiser, as well as share our feelings (sans spoilers) about Jupiter Ascending. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Adam's new tool storage strategy for his shop, and promise a spoilercast for Seveneves, Neal Stephenson's latest novel.
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm share their favorite sites, tools, and sources for researching the many things they're interested in.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the return of Battlebots, and Adam's involvement in robot combat, as well as a spoiler-free discussion of Kingsman: The Secret Service that culminates in a mini-SPOILERCAST. Enjoy!
By popular demand, an audio version of Adam Savage's interview with author Andy Weir! Andy wrote 'The Martian', the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars--it's a book we can't recommend enough. Adam and Andy talk about the research that went into writing the book, the portrayal of astronauts in fiction, and the upcoming film adaptation!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the first trailer for The Martian, and touch on Neal Stephenson's Seveneves. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss MakerFaire, Adam's talk at the EG conference, and juggling.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Mad Max: Fury Road. Due to popular request, we isolated the non-spoiler part of the conversation up front and note when we shift to discussing potential spoilers. SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER!
Will and Norm catch Adam up on their adventures at America's Test Kitchen and Star Wars Celebration, while Adam was away on tour.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the first five episodes of Netflix's Daredevil series in relatively spoiler-free fashion on this week's podcast. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their favorite puppets and puppeteering. Also, the gang has a well-reasoned conversation about the relative merits of The Truman Show and EdTV.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss money, credit, our past mistakes, and credit counseling services. .
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their favorite watches, as well as their thoughts about the upcoming Apple Watch and smart watches in general.
Adam, Will, and Norm share important lessons learned from their parents, things they wish they'd learned from their parents, and talk about Adam's impending departure for the Behind the Myths Tour.
Adam, Norm, and Will share their opinions on HBO's new Scientology documentary, Going Clear, and Adam updates us on driving lessons for his son.
On this week's episode of Still Untitled, we discuss linguistic differences between Australia and America, Adam's experience learning to do stunts for Mythbusters, and our favorite stunts from films. Enjoy!
Adam's kids are learning to drive, so it's a perfect time to discuss different approaches to teaching this essential life skill with Will and Norm.This week's Still Untitled is sponsored by Tested Premium Memberships. You can find out how to support Tested directly by going to http://tested.com/membership
Adam, Norm, and Will take your questions in a previously lost episode of Still Untitled, recorded on October 26, 2014. Sorry about the blank video.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the fall of Radio Shack and share some formative experiences that happened in the store.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their favorite revenge films and spoil John Wick, featuring Keanu Reeves. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the Oscars. Mild spoilers for Birdman and Boyhood are included.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their goals and failures as teenagers, the prospect of raising teenagers in the 21st century.
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss flying Adam's new quadcopter, multirotor safety, and some common sense things any flyer can do to be more safe.
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss current movies. Norm makes a few recommendations, then the gang talks about Birdman. And by "talks about", we mean spoiling. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will share their experiences travelling last weekend, including tales of danger and intrigue in Austin, a delightful breakfast in Chicago, and a most unfortunate cut. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss high-dynamic range photography high over New York, ghosts, and online controversy. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the changes in the new season of Mythbusters.
Adam, Norm, and Will are joined by Frank Ippolito to discuss high school reunions, Adam's recently completed Behind the Myths tour, and reality TV shows. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will are joined by Frank Ippolito to discuss the relative merits of Cleveland and The Force Awakens teaser.
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss their favorite Coen brothers films and treasured Christmas memories. Enjoy!
We take your questions and turn them into answers! Topics include practical effects, getting started making, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will share camping stories and strategies, after having a surprising discussion about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films.
Kevin Kelly of Cool Tools joins Adam, Will, and Norm to discuss the starter tools that everyone should have. (The tools and Kevin's book make great gifts!)
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Thanksgiving, their favorite traditions for the holiday, and Adam's imminent departure on tour. Also, help Still Untitled out by filling out an anonymous survey: www.podsurvey.com/untitled Thanks!
Adam, Norm, and Will have mixed feeling about Interstellar, Christopher Nolan's latest project. Rest assured of one thing though, there will be spoilers aplenty. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the perils of soliciting advice from friends, the joy and danger of urban biking, and the best way to buy a bike. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm share some of their favorite Halloween stories.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will, and joined by Frank Ippolito, who shares some exciting news before discussing the difference between creature effects in film and creature effects on TV. Enjoy!
This week, Adam and Will are joined by Adam's cousin, Kelly Pickering, where they discuss Adam's extended family and a major family milestone.
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm are joined by Eric Cheng, whose adventures take him around the world. This time, he tells stories about flying drones and shooting video inside Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Andy Weir's debut novel, The Martian. This podcast is full of spoilers, so if you don't want key plot elements of the novel spoiled, skip the episode! Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will spoil Guardians of the Galaxy. This episode is filled with plot details, character developments, and other spoilers for the film Guardians of the Galaxy, so if you don't want that, don't listen.
In an especially wide-ranging conversation, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss screen time for adults, the benefits of burner phones when travelling abroad, and some of Adam's favorite books from the trip. Enjoy!
Adam's back from down under, and shares tales of the distant lands of Australia and New Zealand.
That's right, it's time for another SPOILERCAST! This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Richard Linklater's Boyhood, which you should all go see.
In the conclusion of the epic jobs trilogy, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss their dream jobs. Enjoy!
The Still Untitled jobs trilogy continues, with Adam, Will, and Norm discussing their best jobs. You might be surprised by some of their responses! Be sure to share your favorite jobs in the comments below.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their worst jobs ever, in part one of our epic three-part jobs trilogy.
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the challenges inherent in cooling some of his more elaborate costumes, including strategies suggested by the users, alcohol/dry ice chilling, and using off-the-shelf PC cooling components to move heat out of a closed system.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will are joined by Frank Ippolito, who shares hard-won shop secrets, his strategies for setting up his increasingly larger shops, and more. Enjoy!
In a very special episode direct from Comic-Con in San Diego, Adam, Will, and Norm recount tales from the Tested party, Comic-Con 2014, and San Diego livin'.
Adam, Norm, and Will are joined by Frank Ippolito to discuss mental and physical preparations for the rigors of con life.
"Take your stinkin' paws off me, you damn dirty apes!" That's right, this week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the latest entry in the storied Planet of the Apes franchise, plus what it's like to attend a fancy movie premiere.
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss their approaches to outfitting a kitchen, including the kitchen tools they consider essential, their least favorite tools, and kitchen gadgets they consider guilty secrets.
Adam, Will, and Norm take answer a listener's question, the only way they know how. By talking about their favorite film adaptations. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt film Edge of Tomorrow, which is based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. We talk about the differences between the book and the film adaptation, the Trinity problem in action movies, and time-travel plotholes. WARNING: Spoilers abound!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss ways to avoid chasing the dream of perfection on projects that neither require nor benefit from precision. They also discuss Edgar Wright and some good ways to hide your crimes. Enjoy!
We didn't get a chance to record a regular podcast this week, but luckily this Sunday Adam gave his annual keynote at the Bay Area Maker Faire, presented here in its entirety. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the etiquette of smartphones, tips for tackling drudgery, and the greatest evil Western civilization has wrought upon the world.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the Star Wars casting announcement, the importance of Han Solo, and their strategies for waiting for the next Star Wars trilogy, wrapping up with a brief SPOILERCAST for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
This week, Adam, Will and Norm, talk about Buck Rogers, dieting and fitness regimens. There's no "one simple trick" for staying healthy and losing weight, and Adam's own dieting habits have evolved over the years. Plus, bathroom horror stories!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the way technology has changed over the last 11 years that Mythbusters has been in production. Topics include advanced high-speed cameras, the rise of the GoPro, and the way the production uses multi-rotor helicopters. Also, Adam tells a joke. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their prop wishlists, the things they're always on the lookout for in a variety of categories. Also discussed: the new Cosmos, the old Cosmos, and The Truman Show.Apologies for the lost video in the final minutes of the podcast. Our GoPro failed midway through the recording.
Adam, Norm, and Will explore Adam's strategies for shop organization, the ups and downs of keeping tidy, and the storage systems that the guys prefer. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss death and Star Trek, the real problem with the Holodeck, the problem with Dyson spheres, and Adam's strategies for public speaking. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm share stories and experiences from SXSW 2014, including a visit to the Game of Thrones prop tour, Adam's 30 hour SXSW whirlwind, and a surprise Austin connection to Adam's family. Enjoy!
On a very special episode of Still Untitled, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss hearing loss, Adam's recent ear surgery, and why you should probably get your hearing checked. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the Oscars, drawing stuff for pleasure, and Adam's mystery project. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss animation, ranging from Disney's reimagining of Grimm's Fairy Tales to seminal works of Japanese animation--including Akira and Spirited Away. Enjoy!
This week Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the new TV show, True Detectives, while Norm manages to suss out a shameful secret of Adam's. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm answer your burning podcast questions. Topics include everything from the best way to balance making and family life to some questions Adam never gets asked. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the video Jamie and Adam helped Bill and Melinda Gates make as part of their foundation's annual letter. Other topics include: buying concert tickets online, the right way to approach someone you admire, and Will misses the ultimate segue.
We've returned after our holiday, and Adam, Will, and Norm catch up on all the business that took place over the break, including Adam's trip to Space Camp, planning a season of Mythbusters, and Norm's vacation adventures. Enjoy!
Adam is still on tour, but that can't stop the 'cast. This week, the gang discusses dining with friends, the best kind of New York days, the perils of crappy okra, Thomas Edison's last breath, and the right way to buy a jacket. Apologies in advance, there are a couple of places this show gets weird because of bad hotel Internet and Skype lag. Enjoy!
Adam calls in from the Behind the Myths tour to discuss the best place to get poutine, The Europa Report and the right way to do low-budget films, and life on the road in Canada.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss home repairs, and why it's so darn difficult to get them done. Well, we eventually get around to that. We discuss Nick Nolte, the connection between Rocky and Bladerunner, while Will makes a series of startling revelations.
As Adam prepares to leave for a month on the Behind the Myths tour, the gang shares stories of tour buses, survival knives, and the search for the very best Best Western.
Spoilers abound in this week's discussion of Alfonso Cuarón film Gravity. If you haven't watched this week's show, you should probably skip this episode until you have or risk being spoiled.
On this week's show, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss Adam's origin story, the benefits of building with cardboard, Jungian philosophy, and an early making tragedy for Adam. Enjoy!
This week, the gang enjoys a churro, then discusses civility in the comments and on the Internet in general. Enjoy what is bound to be a controversial episode of Still Untitled!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the impact Hunter S. Thompson's work had on their lives, call out some of their favorite books and essays, and discuss the intersection between HST and the New Journalism. Enjoy!
This week, Norm and Adam discuss comedy, storytelling, the challenges of taking the Behind the Myths tour on the road, and the benefits of being a talking shell with shoes on.
After a short hiatus, Norm and Adam return to discuss cosplay, Dragon*Con, strandbeests, and Adam's go-to song for karaoke. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm share their favorite comic books and graphic novels, including Planetary, Transmetropolitan, Y: The Last Man, and pretty much everything from Frank Miller. We also spoil the ending of the 1980s Newhart show at the end.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the many films of Stanley Kubrick, the benefits of shooting with NASA lenses, and why you probably shouldn't describe A Clockwork Orange as your favorite film. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the legacy of practical special effects in film, their resurgence, and talk about the magazine Cinefex's place in the history of special effects (both practical and digital). We also discuss the Kickstarter for the digital version of Cinefex (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/newscribbler/cinefex-classic-collection).
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss Pacific Rim in this spoiler-laden special edition of Still Untitled. Enjoy!
Adam, Will, and Norm get together while in San Diego for Comic-Con to discuss Comic-Con 2013, W00tstock 5.0, Adam Incognito, the best cosplay they saw at the show, and a whole lot more.
Do you love documentaries? Adam, Will, and Norm discuss their favorites on this week's show. Share your favorite documentaries in the comments!
Adam and Norm discuss Man of Steel, and spoil pretty much the entire movie for Will. Adam also makes a shocking revelation, and the gang discusses books. Enjoy!
This week, we try something a bit different. Adam and Will hop on a Google Hangout to answer questions live, as they're submitted from folks in the audience. Topics discussed included Google Glass, the NSA, Adam's box obsession, the ultimate bug-out bag, and a whole lot more.
This week, Adam explains the secret of Blade Runner's timeless special effects, it's connection to Star Wars, and the different ways images can be composited on a single piece of film. Enjoy!
This week, Adam discusses the problem with golfing in a tuxedo on a canyon rim, while Norm and Will recount their recent visit to the Johnson Space Center. Learn about the second largest swimming pool in the world, what the Space Shuttle's crew area is really like, and why you don't want to be the person who opens an airliner's door.
The show goes off the rails in the first moment, completely skipping the planned topic in favor of a conversation about Adam, Norm, and Will's favorite director's commentaries, bonus features, and other DVD and Blu-ray extras. Post your favorite commentaries in the comments!
In this week's super-sized episode, Adam answers questions submitted by Etsy users, including how he finds the best stuff on Etsy, how the indie crafts movement stacks up to mass production, and whether it's possible to swim in mayonnaise. Enjoy!
Whether you're interested in panoramic photography or crafts and copyright, this week's show has something for you. The gang starts by discussing their techniques for shooting great panoramas, followed by a conversation about the complexities of copyright law and props.
Curious about Adam, Will, and Norm's favorite vacations as kids and/or adults? What about the minutiae of garbage cans? We cover all that, and a whole lot more as the gang discusses their favorite vacations.
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the tools they'd put in a toolkit for beginning makers, if they were on a budget. Also, spacesuits. If you want to see the complete list of tools, it's at: http://tested.com/toolkit.
On this week's show, Adam discusses where to find materials. How to find the best places to buy stuff, but also good sources for freebies, when you're getting started making new things. The gang also discusses makerspaces, how to learn new skills, and a whole lot more.
Adam, Norm, and Will answer reader questions about a variety of topics, including how to get started making, working smart instead of hard, and how to get started in the special effects business.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the films that changed the way they look at the world--from Pulp Fiction to Hellboy to Kill Bill to Raiders of the Lost Ark.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will tackle the controversial topic of shop safety. After online comments about Adam's box-building video and shop safety, we jump right into Adam's rules for shop safety. Well, after an extended discussion about proper cold-weather footwear.
The announcement that JJ Abrams would direct the next Star Wars movie launched a thousand threads of speculation on the internet. The gang decides to join in on the fun and discuss what Abrams may bring to the beloved franchise.
Recording from Adam's home office, the gang chats about the designers and artists who have influenced Adam's work and art tastes, and how Adam learned to appreciate those aesthetics in one of his very first jobs. Of course, this is after diving into a lengthy tangent about, of all things, breakfast.
On this week's episode, the gang discusses the importance of work ethic and why the drudgery of hard work means so much when you're starting off in a new job or career. This even applies to kids and chores!
Will and Adam welcome Norm back from the Consumer Electronics Show, and discuss some of the trends from this year's event. Adam has never been to CES before, so we do our best conveying what it's like to be in a massive convention hall filled with nothing but flat screen TVs.
You asked questions, today Adam answers them. We cover everything from getting started making to building video game props. Enjoy, and keep sending in your questions!
On this very special episode of Still Untitled, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Django Unchained, uncomfortable humor, and the truth behind Tarantino movies.
While Norm's in Vegas, Adam and Will run through Adam's approach to learning new skills. From carpentry to stand-up comedy, Adam explains that there really isn't a secret to teaching yourself new skills.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the merits of Etsy, which describes itself as "the world's handmade marketplace". Along they way, they run down some tangents and share some of their favorite finds.
Adam, Will, and Norm share some occasionally actionable holiday gift buying advice, before discussing compasses, typewriters, letterpress, and coffee-table books.
When building awesome props and machines is your job, what's your hobby? Well it turns out, cooking is what Adam indulges in during his spare time, and that just so happens to be the topic of this week's episode of Still Untitled.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will tackle the controversial (at least within the replica prop community) process of recasting. Whether you don't know what recasting is or already have strong opinions, you won't want to miss this episode of Still Untitled.
This week Adam, Norm, and Will discuss video games. From time spent mastering Millpede as a youth to lunchtime Unreal Tournament deathmatches at ILM to The Path, Adam discusses his video gaming predilections, and discusses what he does and does not like about modern videogames.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will discuss Disney's recent acquisition of Star Wars, the pros and con of such a move, and the potential next steps for Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will explore the impact of Britain's favorite spy, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig's current incarnation, as depicted in Skyfall.
Adam, Norm, and Will discuss the many sub-genres that encompass horror movies, ranging from slasher flicks to Japanese horror to The Cabin In the Woods. They also discuss Joss Whedon's feelings toward millennials.
On this week's show, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Adam makes a strong case that it's a perfect movie.
From his office at M5, Adam tells us what it's like to fly in an F/A-18 with the Blue Angels. We talk about everything from launch to the _very_ special exercises you need to remain conscious under high-G forces. Trust us, you don't want to miss this episode of Still Untitled.
This week, Adam, Will, and Norm talk about their favorite books. Expect to hear about Michael Chabon, Raymond Chandler, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
Space, the final front... well you know. This week, Adam, Will, and Norm discuss space exploration past and present, the value of science education, and the speed of light.
Adam explains why he read the script for the as-yet-unfinished Tarantino movie, Django Unchained.
Adam Savage talks about raw materials and techniques for making--where to find materials and learn new techniques. Adam, Will, and Norm discuss vacuum forming, resins, and a whole lot more. Enjoy!
Adam, Norm, and Will share their Comic Con experiences, including tales from W00tstock, what it's like to be a ringwraith, and more!
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the high points and problems with Ridley Scott's Prometheus, including Adam's ultimate spoiler for the film. Beware, spoilers abound!
On this week's episode, Adam, Will, and Norm talk about naming babies and the Skeptic movement. Enjoy!
This week, Adam, Norm, and Will go where no podcast recorded in a garage full of lightsabers has ever gone before--to discuss HBO's series Girls.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the Geek Dad movement, how to get your kids interested in stuff you want, and also touch on how to get your parents interested in the more geeky subjects.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the many ways that you can get started making things.
Adam, Will, and Norm discuss the cultural relevance of the term man cave. Adam explains why he calls his shop a man cave, and why he's OK with it.