The DT Pod is back with Season 2!
I haven’t been a student for ages, but I still love the back-to-school season. The squeak of new sneakers, the first little nip of a chill in the morning air, and nothing beats the feeling of a freshly-sharpened, brand-new pencil in your hand, ready to doodle and draw.
And not only are we back to school, but we’re back to the DT Pod! We’re kicking off the new season with a DT Classic: Inside Weather, the podcast edition. That’s right. You know I love to talk about feeeeeeelings. And sometimes our feelings can feel so big, we can’t find words to describe them.
That’s where drawing comes in.
This week on the pod, we’re imagining our feelings as weather. That’s right, windy, icy, cloudy, sunny, sometimes several weathers at once! And we welcome all of it. Pencils up, friends. Press play above and let’s draw.
The man who loved clouds
In addition to drawing our weather in the podcast, we also learn about Luke Howard. Luke was a self-taught artist who grew up in England in the 1700s and was totally obsessed with clouds.
In fact, after years and years of careful study and hundreds of drawings in his weather notebook (he kept a weather notebook - like a sketchbook for weather!), Luke Howard created the cloud classification system we still use today.
The awesome website for the UK’s Science Museum has Luke Howard’s original cloud studies to explore. Here are a few of his gorgeous sketches:
If you need more Luke Howard in your life (honestly, don’t we all?), be sure to check out The Man Who Named the Clouds, written by Julie Hannah and Joan Holub with super-fun illustrations by Paige Billin-Frye.
BONUS POD ACTION! Some great news from our friends Lulu Miller and RadioLab: they just launched a new KIDS PODCAST! It’s called Terrestrials, and the latest episode is about an extremely rad octopus mom. And y’all, it absolutely rocks. Terrestrials + DT = Science + Art = True Love Forever. Give it a listen here! And draw an inky octopus!
Next week: Episode 2! DT GUT members, see you Sunday!
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