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!