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    Announcing the Adam Savage Book Club!

    Adam Savage is starting a book club, and he wants YOU to be part of it! He's kicking it off with mathematician Matt Parker and Matt's new book, Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World. Read it and submit your questions and comments below in the comments before Monday, Feb 3, when Matt will be in the cave to discuss the book with Adam, then stay tuned for the conversation on Tested.com! Buy the book here.

    Adam Savage Meets the Expanse's Stunt Coordinator!

    How do you make dangerous scenes safe, especially where zero gravity is involved? Adam Savage chats with stunt coordinator Matt Birman, who has worked on the Expanse since day one, about the challenges of balancing story, location, safety and expense. Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.

    Adam Savage's "Keys to Hell" Sculpture!

    Adam shares a piece that has been in every one of his shops since the early 90s. It's an early manisfestation of his love for making bespoke boxes and carrying cases--a precursor to the ones we've seen him make in One Day Builds. Behold the keys to hell!

    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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    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.

    Adam Savage Speaks to an Expanse Graphic Designer!

    Viewers of The Expanse know well the Savage Industries storyline, introduced in season 3. While on set, Adam Savage talks with Kim Sison, first assistant graphic designer, who not only designed the show's iteration of his company's logo, but many of the signs, labels, patches and brands you see as well! Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.

    Adam Savage Meets the Expanse's Key Stunt Rigger!

    Filming a show that takes place in space is no easy feat. Adam Savage talks to key stunt rigger Steve "Shack" Shackleton about how he juggles costumes, sets and actors to create the illusion of zero gravity, then sees for himself what working with wires is like! Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Gaslamp Lantern Prop!

    Happy new year! We kick off 2020 with a new One Day Build from Adam's cave. Adam's making a gaslamp-inspired lantern using to coincide with a future project, and the lighting and electronics are something you can follow along to apply to your own builds!

    Tested in 2019: Adam Savage's Favorite Things!

    Adam caps off our staff's favorite things video series this year with his list of favorite stuff from 2019. It starts with his favorite new hat, and includes tools, books, a mind-blowing fan creation, and an awesome organization worth supporting. Thank you for watching our videos this past year and continuing to support us, and we'll see you in 2020!

    Tested in 2019: Ariel's Favorite Things!

    Ariel, host of our Offworld space and science fiction show, shares a few of her favorite books, tools, and projects. Check out this D-I-Y cloud chamber build for visualizing cosmic rays, get a free e-book from NASA, and see how Ariel keeps track of project ideas and to-do lists. Stay tuned for more Offworld in 2020!

    Tested in 2019: Sean's Favorite Things!

    Sean's favorite things of 2019 are a delightful mix of filmmaking collectibles and workshop tools. Two come from the world of Weta Workshop, two tools help with electronics and modelmaking, and Sean also brings an incredible Ghostbusters prop replica that recently completed!

    Tested in 2019: Jen's Favorite Things!

    Fabricator Jen Schachter worked alongside Adam on this year's Savage Builds, and works with him on numerous projects in the cave. She shares a few of her favorite tools she uses for those builds, which are all about joining things together!