I’m always on the lookout for a good podcast. (Got any hot tips? Please share!) Makes knitting and crocheting (as well as driving, housework and gardening) 10 times more fun. Having great content always available on my phone, totally free of charge, still seems like magic to me. My thirteen-year-old son takes all of this for granted, but I grew up in the cassette tape era. I just never cease to be amazed by it.
Never listened to a podcast before? If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve got all you need to get started. Just read this article. You can stream them on your computer too, but having them stream from your phone is way more versatile.
So what have I been listening to lately?
Here are a few fiber-related shows that I really enjoyed:
- Knitting’s Early History (Stuff You Missed in History Class) - All about the development of knitting from the earliest times through the middle ages. Enlightening history lesson!
- Stuff Mom Never Told You: Knitting -How knitting changed from a man’s profession, to “women’s work” to a modern hobby.
- What A 16th Century Guild Teaches Us About Competition (Planet Money) - Fascinating look at the competitive environment of a 16th century weaving guild. It’s a great listen for any fiber arts lover.
As far as just general podcasts, I’ve been slowly working my way down this list of “Best Podcasts of 2015” by The Atlantic. They have listed what they consider to be the best individual episodes from last year. Although I may not agree 100% with their ranking, there are a ton of solid recommendations there. At #4 they have listed “How to Become Batman” which is my favorite podcast episode OF ALL TIME.
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