Of course, I love my audio books, but about half the time, I’d rather listen to a podcast as I knit. They’re less formal, usually require less devoted attention, and make me feel like I have a friend hanging out in my ear while I’m working through a particularly tricky cable row.I’m a big fan of a bunch of shows produced by Maximum Fun. My Brother, My Brother, and Me (a silly advice show) and Sawbones (a show about weird medical history) are two of my favorite. And I’m loving one of their newest shows, Getting Curious (an interesting interview show with a very charming host).
I love big, funny show like The Flop House (where they watch bad movies and talk about them), and Throwing Shade (where two comedians talk about LGBT and women’s issues). And I love quiet, weird shows like Lore (a podcast about the historical origins of old ghost stories) and Welcome to Nightvale (a radio play about a very weird and creepy (fictional) town called Nightvale).
But one thing conspicuously absent from my podcast routine is knitting. I’ve probably tried a dozen different shows, but they haven’t stuck for one reason or another. I listened to the Knit Picks Podcast for a while a few years back, but dropped it when they changed the format (I should probably give it another go). And, I really liked the Cast On podcast from Brenda Dayne, but she stopped making new episodes last summer.
I guess it’s something about knitting that doesn’t lend itself too well to radio. After all, knitting is a very visual and tactile art, and it’s hard to get that across over audio. Heck, sometimes I have trouble getting knitting ideas across on my blog, and I can include pictures!
So, I guess I’ll keep trying out new knitting podcasts… I’m sure I’ll find one eventually!
Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones? Any favorite knitting shows?