Field Trip Podcast
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The Field Trip is a free podcast that takes science out of the lab and into the world. Tune in for our pilot series in December, 2011, with a second series arriving in spring 2012. More news, updates and behind the scenes hijinx at FieldTripPodcast.com and you can follow us on Twitter @FieldTripLog. Public radio stations interested in broadcasting The Field Trip can find us at the Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org). Thanks for listening!
||Summer Dispatches: Teresa on swimming with submersibles||This week, correspondent Teresa Chin takes us on a tour beneath the Monterey Bay to explore the sights and creatures of the deep. Cruise a shipwreck, learn how to pilot an underwater research vessel and hear more than you ever wanted to know about jell...||11/5/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Summer Dispatches: Lo on marine mammal rescue||This week, Field Trip Correspondent Lo Benichou take us behind the scenes at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California, where wounded seals, sea lions and sea elephants are nursed back to health with the help of dedicated surgeons,||10/29/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Summer Dispatches: Becky on human-powered ferris wheels||This week Field Trip Correspondent Becky Palmstrom takes us to a festival in Taung Byone, Myanmar, where we learn how to run a ferris wheel ... using people power. That's right, if you haven't got any electricity,||10/22/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Summer Dispatches: Laura on beach rocks||This week we go to to the beach with Field Trip Correspondent Laura Hautala and her Science Mom. Yes, we said Science Mom. And don't worry, it's not in the least bit relaxing, as we learn about why the otherwise lovely gigantic basalt structures at Eco...||10/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Summer Dispatches: Nicole on wetlands||We're back with another installment of our "Summer Dispatches" series, this time starring Field Trip Correspondent Nicole Jones as she figures out how one plant in Arcata, California is cleaning human wastewater ... using a swamp. That's right,||10/8/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Summer Dispatches: Megan on wildfires||... And we're back! Welcome to Series 3 of the Field Trip Podcast, and this time we're trying something different -- we're bringing in our friends as Field Trip Correspondents. They'll be sharing their science reporting adventures from all over the gl...||10/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Field Trip Podcast gets real with taxidermy||In this episode, we visit Leah Wade at San Francisco's Quiet Science Taxidermy Studio to learn about the art of making the dead live again ... sort of. We also check in with Jay Kirk, the biographer of Carl Akeley,||6/4/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 telesco...||5/28/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 Am...||5/21/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||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...||5/14/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||New series of The Field Trip Podcast arrives May 14!||It's official ... we're back in T minus 14 days! Please put a big red heart on your calendar around May 14, when we'll start rolling out Series 2, and then look for a new episode every Monday.||4/30/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||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.||12/26/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||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.||12/19/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||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.||12/12/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||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 wil...||12/5/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
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A wonderful little weekly jaunt into really big topics. Very professional with just the right amount of humor and fun from extremely charismatic hosts. I am honestly surprised this hasn't been picked up by NPR already.
I just heard my 3rd Field Trip Podcast and I'll admit it, I'm hooked. I enjoy learning stuff. I enjoy immersion in worlds foreign to me. [Full disclosure: I have been on a fishing boat, but I haven't been to Mars and I've never been in a fire.] Each Field Trip Podcast I have listened to so far has transported me to a new world then kept my interest with humor and science. They must be doing a good job because I'm carrying around a ton of mental images and ideas from the 3 podcasts I have listened to so far. I look forward to more.
I saw that a previous review, a 5 star review, mentioned NPR. Listening to a Field Trip Podcast does feel like you are listening to NPR.
Informative without being dry, funny without being cheesy. Every episode has taught me something completely unexpected.