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Mark Rober, Friend of Science - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 1/14/20
Very special guest Mark Rober joins us this week on the podcast, talking about his upcoming new show Revenge of the Nerd and the process of developing big ideas for his YouTube channel. Mark teases a preview of one of his upcoming videos, and geeks out with Adam over engineering solutions to deceptively-complex problems.
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Show and Tell: Relio² Desktop Lighting System

Tested Producer Joey is back to share a his experiences with a new lighting system designed for desktop and studio use. He's been using the new Relio², a self-contained package of modular LED lights that precisely replicate natural lighting though laboratory calibration. Here's why not all LED lights are created equal.

Tested at the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup!

After a full year of summit and online competitions, the top AWS DeepRacer competitors travel to Las Vegas to face off in the DeepRacer Championship Cup! We chat with competitors and learn how they've developed models to send the DeepRacer autonomous RC car around a track it's never seen before, and the strategies to keep pace with the world's best. (This video is sponsored by Amazon Web Services.)

Adam Savage Talks Costumes on the Expanse Set!

The Expanse takes its characters outdoors in season 4. Adam Savage speaks to costume designer Joanne Hansen about the modifications she and her team made not only to accommodate story, but also the actual harsh conditions the actors faced while filming. Plus, a spotlight on Chrisjen Avasarala's AMAZING clothes! Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.

Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Dial Caliper

Many of you have asked about the tools used in One Day Builds and seen around Adam's workshop, so we're starting a new series putting a spotlight on some of Adam's favorite and most essential tools. Adam starts with his favorite calipers, and explains why it's like having a superpower--to precisely measure!

Tested: Hydro Dipping Carbon Fiber Blaster Grips!

For Adam's Star-Lord cosplay last year, he assembled a pair of blasters based off of 3D-printed parts. The carbon fiber grips were finished using water transfer film in a process called hydro dipping. Jen Schachter took the lead on that part of the build, and walks Adam through the lessons she learned in wrapping hydrographic film around a complex shape. It's a very rewarding process!

The Land Cruiser Caper - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 1/7/20
Happy new year! Back in the cave after a week off, we catch up on what we did to celebrate the holidays and ring in 2020. Adam shares the saga of his stolen Land Cruiser and the adventure in recovering it. Plus, we talk about the plethora of films we enjoyed over the break, including Uncut Gems, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, 1917, and Hustlers!
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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Modelmaking Inspiration from Weta Workshop!

One of the many reasons we love Weta Workshop is the support and encouragement the artists there receive to create their own worlds and explore them in concept art, sculpture, and models. Adam and Norm share the work of master modelmaker David Tremont, who not only is part of the team that makes Weta's detailed collectibles, but documents that work in a series of terrific books: Build Stuff and Let Slip the Androids of War!

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Leather Man Sculpture!

Adam shares a sculpture living in his cave that's been in his collection forever. This leather figure is a sculpture by Jeanne Steig, one of Adam's favorite artists. Adam explains why this piece means so much to him, and how Jeanne was one of the first people who encouraged his own artistic sensibilities.