Blame elementary school field trips and Picture Picture on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, but I've always been a sucker for a factory tour. Cookies, bread, crayons, air conditioners, sunrooms: Whatever the item, the must-know gal in me will, at the drop of a hard hat, don safety goggles and ear protectors and venture to the far ends of the earth just to see how something is put together. When I'm not on the road, I satisfy my curiosity by visiting the “Cool Stuff Being Made” podcasts on the National Association of Manufacturers' website (http://blog.nam.org/archives/coolstuffbeingmadecom_weekend_video/index.php). Here, snackers can dig into tutorials on Krispy Kreme doughnuts, candy, beer, etc.—though I prefer learning about bricks, duct tape, and hand tools. The site also features a two-minute 1950s film about the Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair by Herman Miller. This podcast is timely because the comfy molded wood-and-leather seat is winding up its year-long, 50th Anniversary exhibition tour with a final stop at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan (thehenryford.org), from February 3 to April 29.