I've been exploring new Knitting podcasts and discarding others. Shall we chat Podcasts? If you have suggestions on casts I may have overlooked -- please comment & let me know!
These are listed in the order in which I started listening to them.
Cast-On: Always and forever my hands-down favorite.
KnitCast: I'm still subbed. Why not? But she never makes episodes anymore. :(
Sticks & String: The accent was charming, but frankly? I got bored with it. When I found I was letting the episodes pile up and always choosing to listen to something else, I unsubscribed.
Lime & Violet: Okay, this one may get me in some trouble. I listened to L&V for quite a long time and just recently unsubscribed. I enjoy them and their banter. I don't mind the wandering off-topic or the off-color humor. Even the dog farts don't offend me. But they crossed the line for me when they started ripping apart an ex-boyfriend of Lime's. When they started making jokes about the size of his... how do I put this delicately?... manhood. That was too much for me. I mean sure -- they podcast to a niche market. But still... mutual friends probably listen. The ex-boyfriend may have friends who listen. They have a HUGE following in the knitting community and there are thousands and thousands of people across the country... nay, the world... who listen. That crossed a line for me. You just don't do that to someone. That is Not Cool. So, I unsubbed.
Stash & Burn: I tore through all their old episodes. This one is what I wish L&V could have become. They have their banter and their in-jokes and their friendship which it's fun to horn in on for a little while. But they do stick closer to knitting and I've never heard them say something unkind about someone else. They're entertaining and they live just down the freeway from me. So I know the places they talk about! Sweet! I'm there. When's the next yarn crawl?
Knit Picks' Podcast: This one gets boring for me sometimes. But I keep subbed. I keep it around for knitting emergencies.
Let's Knit2gether: At first I thought this was a little cheesy. But she grew on me and now I completely adore her. Who couldn't after her Christmas gifting episode last year? Her nervousness when her hubby opened the knit hat she made him? She's darling. I love taking my iPod to a coffee shop and knit while watching her knit on the tiny screen.
The Knitting Cook: I just discovered this one and I LOVE it. I even made the Spaghetti sauce from episode 1 (I've actually made it twice now,) and it's my new PodCast baby.
Math for Knitters: I like this one, but I always feel like I need to concentrate to listen to it. I need to give it a more regular listen. I think this is a useful cast, but I tend to like some bubblegum in my podcasts, kwim? This feels a bit like class. Which is good!! But...
I have Christa Knits, faerieknits, and WeaveCast downloaded and am waiting to give them a try.
Non -knit podcasts, you ask?
This American Life
Mark Gunn's Pub Songs Podcast
NPR: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Renaissance Festival Podcast (another by Mark Gunn.)
I'm also listening to Anne of Green Gables which is available as a podcast, chapter by chapter. It's nice to knit to.
What do you listen to?