I’m probably not supposed to confess this publicly, but I almost never listen to podcasts. I know they’re where it’s at these days; I just don’t live a life that leaves a lot of room for audio,* so I’ve never developed the habit. I did manage to listen to most of knit.fm while it existed, thanks in part to several solo daytrips to the Atlanta Ikea after our move. (And you should totally, definitely, 100% listen to every episode if you haven’t already — so much great information packed in there.) I listen to Woolful if I listen to anything, especially when it’s a friend being interviewed, as is very often the case. But I know I’m missing out on tons of other good stuff. A few newer ones recently added to my very long unlistened-to list are:
– Why Do We Have Things? from the American Edit blog
– The Seams from NPR (“dedicated to the human experience of wearing clothing”)
– The Stash Podcast from the crew at Stash yarn store in Oregon
– Morning on the Dock** from Elizabeth Duvivier of Squam fame
And again, those are just some of the newer ones. I have a list, a long list, but very little listening time — and I’m sure there’s all kinds of greatness I’m not even aware of. So that’s my Q for You this week: What podcasts do you find riveting, and when and how do you listen to them?
*I know the obvious answer is “listen while you knit!” but I knit in the evenings while hanging out with my husband, who isn’t likely interested in yarny podcasts.
**Coincidentally, as I was working on this post, I had an email from Elizabeth asking me to be on hers this spring, so I better get listening!
p.s. The yarn in the photo is some beautiful alpaca handspun given to me awhile back by my friend Rebekka.