The Field Trip is a free podcast that takes science out of the lab and into the world. We are currently on hiatus as we work on new book projects, but you can listen to older episodes for free on this site!
Monthly archive December, 2011
The fermentation field trip in photos: kombucha, sea slaw and carbonated carrots!

The fermentation field trip in photos: kombucha, sea slaw and carbonated carrots!

Want to come along on a photo tour of our visit to Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkeley? Follow us! You can see the carbonated carrots, the mad scientist kombucha lab, and (part of) the 750 pounds of cabbage.
The Field Trip Podcast gets bubbly with fermentation

The Field Trip Podcast gets bubbly with fermentation

On our tastiest field trip yet, we investigate the delicious world of fermentation and the bacteria that make it possible by visiting Cultured Pickle shop and checking in with "fermentation revivalist" Sandor Katz.
How do you take your field trip? Steve listens with saints and pigs

How do you take your field trip? Steve listens with saints and pigs

Field trip friend Steve DeMello sent us this action photo of him listening to the podcast at his desk, surrounded by many important podcast-accompanying totems.

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Just in time for all of your holiday travel — you know, for staring blankly out the windows of airport terminals, train stations, bus stops, cabs, station wagons, jetliners, ferries, rickshaws, and whatever other conveyances you may use as you hurtle towards home and loved ones. Or for those of you skipping the travel and having...
The Field Trip Podcast plays with fire

The Field Trip Podcast plays with fire

We get inside a tiny box with a huge fire to learn how the Oakland Fire Department deals with extreme heat. Then we talk with expert Max Moritz about how fire is like a living creature, and how its habitat may be changing thanks to global warming.
The fire field trip in photos, featuring Eric's turnout pants obsession

The fire field trip in photos, featuring Eric’s turnout pants obsession

Want to see some photos from our trip to the Oakland Fire Department's training grounds? And want to see that picture of Eric's snowpants that we promised you on the podcast? Great! Click through if you dare.
Yes, Eric, but why FIIIIIISH?

Yes, Eric, but why FIIIIIISH?

OK, so now you have listened to me being very excited about fish, and perhaps you have wondered, Eric, what is the big deal with these things that are, after all, slimy and smelly and probably inferior in brains to most children’s toys?
The Field Trip Podcast goes fishing

The Field Trip Podcast goes fishing

We head to the ocean investigate Eric's favorite thing: FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISH! To discover why so many of them seem to be disappearing from the world's seas, we talk with Captain Mike Hudson, a commercial salmon fisherman, and Dr. Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences.
How do you take your Field Trip? Lilly listens with coffee

How do you take your Field Trip? Lilly listens with coffee

Listener and Field Trip pal Lilly Mongeau sent us this action shot of her listening to the podcast on her laptop as she started the morning off with a cup of coffee -- we dig the "off the record" mug and the way Time magazine is being so clearly dissed in favor of field tripping....
The Field Trip Podcast goes to Mars

The Field Trip Podcast goes to Mars

Welcome to the Field Trip Podcast! On this adventure, we send Eric to Mars, or the next best place, which is ... Canada. Plus, hilarious science writer Mary Roach, author of Packing for Mars, stops by to talk about the strange challenges astronauts will face on an interplanetary mission.

Welcome to the Field Trip Podcast!

Welcome to the Field Trip Podcast, a free audio adventure that takes science out of the lab and into the real world. We're still out, but we'll be back with stories from our first field trip on Monday, December 5th, with new episodes available every Monday throughout the month.
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