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Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project

Author: Adam Savage, Norman Chan, Will Smith

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Posted on Tuesdays, Norm and Will discuss topics of interest with Adam--nothing is off-limits! Still Untitled covers everything from hot-button issues within the maker community to experiences from Adam's life to questions from the audience. Enjoy!
366 Episodes
This week, we talk about benchtops for workbenches, Adam's latest shop infrastructure builds, the upcoming SpaceX Dragon crewed launch to the International Space Station, and our love for Galaxy Quest! Plus, more insights from the Mandalorian making-of series and what else we've been watching!
The gang discusses their strategies for design and prototyping when embarking on a build, and the growing collection of shop tools Adam is fabricating while in lockdown. We also talk about the latest episodes of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian and the role technology played in making the Star Wars show. Plus, which of these two movies would you prefer we choose for the next spoilercast: The Raid or Snake Eyes?
This week, we talk about the benefits of getting a little bit scenery change with a drive around or out of the city, and the need for empathy as we inch out of total isolation. We also praise the acting of Westworld now that we're caught up with the latest season, and appreciate the hard choices directors and editors have to make in the filmmaking process. Who else is watching The Mandalorian behind-the-scenes series?
We have a special guest this week as Adam's mom joins us for a spoilercast discussion of the 1940 classic film His Girl Friday! We talk about the fast-paced dialogue and cinematography of the classic screwball comedy, and how it compares to The Philadelphia Story. Plus, Adam has started wearing a shop apron while building in the cave, and we discuss the surprise in finding new points of view with the objects and workflows we take for granted. Don't forget that Mother's Day is this Sunday!
We're giving one more week before returning to Spoilercast movie discussions, but can announce that the first movie we'll be watching is the 1976 gangster film Mikey and Nicky. In previewing the film (spoiler-free), we detour into the deep well of movies streaming on the Criterion Channel. We also talk about great films about San Francisco, what we keep on our bookshelves, and the struggle to stay productive at home.
We're giving one more week before returning to Spoilercast movie discussions, but can announce that the first movie we'll be watching is the 1976 gangster film Mikey and Nicky. In previewing the film (spoiler-free), we detour into the deep well of movies streaming on the Criterion Channel. We also talk about great films about San Francisco, what we keep on our bookshelves, and the struggle to stay productive at home.
This week, we talk about the need to take care of ourselves and how we each are dealing with the good and not-so-good days during this lockdown. Adam revisits the work of Elmore Leonard adapted for the big screen, Will finds comfort in binge-worthy television, and Norm recommends two offbeat comedies to stream. What should the guys watch for a Spoilercast next week?
Adam gives us an update on how his finger is healing, talks about his weekend of making masks at home, and we all find comfort in binging 30 Rock. Plus, the different ways we're coping while bunkering down with family, and how to find time for distractions and still find joy all around us.
Longterm haircut and beard trimming strategies are discussed this week as we enter week three of working from home. Adam tells the harrowing tale of a hand injury he sustained late last week that was truly frightening, Norm finishes the West Wing, and we point to some resources for makers 3d printing PPE for health care workers.
Week two into our work-from-home reality, we check in to talk about Adam's livestreaming experiments, his build of the Ecto-1 model kit, and why we feel so strongly about staying at home during this time. Video conferencing as a means for connection is also creating new social norms and changing the way we hang out with our family, friends, and co-workers.
We're podcasting remotely this week, and for the foreseeable future as the team adheres to social distancing recommendations in the wake of the Covid19 outbreak. Adam, Norm, and Will check in to talk about how they're dealing with the isolation and what they're watching in the meantime. We discuss the film 1917, some more West Wing, and some interesting facts about toilet paper.
For this very special anniversary episode, we're joined by producer Joey to talk about the past 10 years of Tested! From our very first days covering technology, to teaming up with Adam, and the adventures we've been on since. It's been a long road, and thanks for coming along with us!
Adam is back from an awesome time at C2E2, his first time at that convention. We talk about his Captain America costume, Cixin Liu's book Supernova Era, and tease some upcoming shop builds. Plus, a plea to vote in the election if you haven't yet and have a chance today!
Adam and Norm are back from a week in New Zealand, and tease some of the things they saw at filmed at Weta Workshop. We also trade stories from past plumbing misadventures, and talk about Adam's new role as creative director of SiliCon!
We're back in Wellington, New Zealand this week at one of our favorite places in the world, Weta Workshop! Richard Taylor and sculptor Johnny Fraser-Allen graciously guest on the podcast to catch us up on what they've been working on, share fun stories of past projects, and as always inspire us with their enthusiasm and love for the creative process.
After Parasite's big night at the Academy Awards, we talk about all the winners, surprises, and trends we saw from the celebration of this past year of movies (and love for South Korean cinema!). Plus, Norm returns from Walt Disney World, Adam recommends a book on the Wright Brothers, and we tease projects to come!
Now that the robot dog is out of the bag, we can talk about Spot, Boston Dynamics' robot that's living in Adam's shop this year. We discuss how Spot operates, how people react to it, and tease some project ideas we have for it. Plus, it's finally time to dive into a discussion about Bong Joon-ho's Parasite! Spoilers toward the end of the episode!
Adam and Will return from a weekend away at ORD Camp, an annual gathering of curious folks from different walks of life to share ideas and learn uniquely interesting topics ranging from taxidermy, spacesuit design, and juggling. Let's hear some of their highlights from this unconference!
Adam reflects on the life and recent passing of his dog Huxley and we share stories of our pets. It's also the season of San Francisco's Sketchfest, and we catch ourselves coincidentally in the same place of a random West Wing rewatch. Give your pets an extra hug tonight, everyone!
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.
Comments (14)

Jonas Grumbie

favorite episode so far

Aug 2nd
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Julian Andrews

Related to the Gallipoli discussion Norm says it was in Italy, it was actually on the coast of Turkey.

Jul 8th

Sandi Redman

The Raid is my favorite movie!

Jun 21st

Jeremy Folds

Thank you for doing what you love. You are often the eyes and ears for the subjects that we love.

Oct 9th

Jeff Miller

Someone please fix the audio. Adam is often very low volume and everyone else is loud. I often find myself raising the volume when Adam is talking only to be blown out when everyone else starts talking. It's almost as if Adam doesn't talk into the mic all the time. Can't be that though since he is a seasoned professional.

Jul 9th

Steve Ridley


Mar 1st

little stripes

why are they uploaded backwards

Feb 17th
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Haru Yamamoto

Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project is an excellent source of commentary on the latest film, progressive political, and technological news. The hosts, Adam, Will, and Norm, are always working on exciting projects/presentations/events/etc, and are often joined by guests working on their own unique creations. If you're looking for a lighthearted, nerdy podcast that's socially conscious and atmospherically friendly, look no further!

Jan 15th

iTunes User

love tested and love mythbusters and Will, Norm and Adam are great every episode, keep up the great work. and always be testing

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Love the insights into Adam's life. Topics are interesting and fun. Great length as well.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

This weeks episode is full of great advice. Adam, Norman, and Will put it in plain words how slacking will not help you succeed.

Aug 30th
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