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 May, 2012
The Field Trip Podcast stares into deep space

The Field Trip Podcast stares into deep space

In this episode, we learn about one of the most important -- and the most emotionally charged -- scientific tools at our disposal: the telescope. We speak with planet hunter Geoff Marcy of NASA's Kepler Mission about how scientists are using a telescope in space to search for Earth-like planets -- and maybe life...
How to make churro tonic, a recipe for How To Do Everything fans

How to make churro tonic, a recipe for How To Do Everything fans

A few weeks ago, the good folks from the How To Do Everything podcast tackled the how-to of making your own flavored gin, and on their Twitter feed, they promised this: Two words: Taco gin. Well, when confronted with taco gin, there is only one thing to do: Make a churro tonic.
The Field Trip Podcast hangs out in the garage

The Field Trip Podcast hangs out in the garage

In this adventure, we head out into the crucible of American inventiveness ... the garage. We get a guided tour of the backyard lab of inventor Ben Krasnow, and then we talk with author Jack Hitt about his new book that explores the DIY roots of the American character.
The Ritual field trip in photos: Inside the roasting process

The Ritual field trip in photos: Inside the roasting process

Yesterday we showed you the first set of pictures from our coffee field trip, showing you how Phil Broughton from Funranium Labs dosed us with his special highly caffeinated brew, Black Blood of the Earth. (Which, thanks to friend of the podcast Padgett, we just realized is a Big Trouble in Little China reference. *Facepalm*...
Black Blood of the Earth: The taste test in photos

Black Blood of the Earth: The taste test in photos

On our first adventure for the new season of the Field Trip, we took our lives into our own hands by investigating the awesome power of extreme caffeine. We’d heard tell of the legend of Phil Broughton, the brains behind Funranium Labs, an Oakland-based company that makes extreme coffee via a special cold-brewing vacuum extraction process....
The Field Trip Podcast drinks way too much coffee

The Field Trip Podcast drinks way too much coffee

In this episode, we investigate the awesome power of caffeine by letting the head of Funranium Labs dose us with Black Blood of the Earth, the most extreme coffee on the planet. Then we head to Ritual Roasters to learn about the science behind roasting the perfect bean.