Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Podcast update

So this is what I'm currently listening to.  My pattern is to download a podcast as I listen to the last one I loaded, IIRC I'm at a rotation of about 21 days at this stage.  I'm always kinda behind which is why I'm willing to listen to older stuff.  Anything with * are podcasts I really look forward to when they come up on rotation.  The Links are mostly to whatever way my MP3 RSS feed works from my spreadsheet (why yes I'm a librarian), I accidentally posted this before finishing, I should get this done shortly

Knitting/Craft podcasts to be honest Knitting Podcast is the best list of current/podfaded knitting and crochet podcasts.
AJ Knits
Bell of the Ball
Brass Needles * a sci-fi fan who knits, this would appear to be made for me
Caithness Craft Collective * a scottish woman podcasts with humour
Cast On * she's a US journalist living in Wales and while occasionally intermittent it's interesting
Cloudy with a chance of fiber *
Counting Sheep
Craft Lit - while this is current I'm ages behind because I'm listening to Pride and Prejudice...
Electric Sheep * the adventures of the sheep are simply hilarious and she's entertaining
Fiber Beat -  a bit intermittent but can be very entertaining
fluffy fibers - a French sewer and knitter who podcasts in English, very good English
Geek Girl Crafts - geeky women crafters talk geekery and crafts.
iMake - a Guernsey crafter talks about a lot of crafts
Just one More Row
Knit Knit Cafe - a mother and son knitting podcast
Knit Naturally
Knit Obsession
Knit One, Crochet too
Knit Picks' Podcast
Kniting Pipeline
Knitmoregirls - currently on a minor hiatus due to pregnancy
Must Stash Yo - very few episodes this Canadian podcast can be very funny
Ready Set Knit - a lot of this is advertising for stock at Webs but some interesting interviews and comments about what's current
She Knits small talk podcast
Subway Knits

Treacle and Ink
Yarn Thing - some of her verbal tics can take some getting used to and assumes all listeners are regular listeners
YarnCraft - Lion Brand podcast so can be lion-brand biased

yarns from the plain

It's a purl man
Never Not Knitting
Stash and Burn
Sticks and String - Australian man who knits
The High Fiber Diet - Coggie and the Sarge can be hilarious
The Manic Purl
The Pagan Knitter
The Savvy Girls* - two sisters who talk and some hamsters who occasionally interrupt and sing

Ceased and I've run out of episodes
Arie Thornbird Knits
Avocado Knits
Emerald Stitch and Knit
Knit Misadventures
Knit Wit
Knitting History - well it's been a while since the last episode but I'm holding out for more!
Stitch It podcast

Knitters Uncensored - 2 Canadians and a Thai man knitting in Germany, when they meet alcohol is involved and a lot of giggling.
Pointy Sticks
Revenge of the Knits
Sidders Knits
Sweaters for Dragons Podcast
The Knitting Librarian Podcast
Whiskers in a Twisted Stitch
Y Knit

Deleted for other reasons
KnitKnacks - the Knit Doctor changed format and I deleted it from the previous phone, I have no impulse to add it to the new one
KnitPurlGirl - has moved to video.
Knits Up - has moved to video
Stringchronicity - moved to video
Elegant Economy Designs - I just couldn't keep going with it when she insisted that babies had to be colour-coded.

Non-Knitting Podcasts 

A Way with words * - two word lovers talk about words and phrases
Adventures in SciFI Publishing - often has interviews with SF writers
Between the Earth and the Stars * - a thoughtful Pagan podcast
Celiac Disease & Gluten Free... - largely an ad but some info very useful and honestly I like the podcasters voice
Coverville * - music covers some amazing some terrible, largely interesting
Dear Bitches Smart authors the blogs Dear Authors and Smart Bitches Trashy Books join forces to talk about reading Romance, only recently started to listen so can't really judge.
Documentary on One * there are hundreds of them, RTE's Doccumentaries on Radio 1 (for authors, full of backgrounds on Ireland, Irish People and a variety of Irish accents)
Dragon Page - fantasy writing comments
Frenetic Friday - great for getting me up and moving.  Music podcast.
Ghost in the Machine - Gail Martin, an author interviews other authors, fairly short
I should be writing Mur Lafferty talks about writing and getting up and doing, interesting
If you're just joining us - deep interviews, interesting podcast
Irish History Podcast - quite intermittent but good Irish History Podcast by an Irishman
Medieval Archives - interesting but oh good gods pronounciation....
Mystic Lit Paranormal Lounge - book group talking about mostly young adult paranormal books
Pagan FM weekly pagan radio show
Pagan Hooligans
Renaissance Festival Podcast - can be quite good but OMG the Irish pronunciation with some of the singers makes me twitchy. (yes this is one of the podcasts liable to have me ranting on Twitter)

RTE Best of Lyric FM - Lyric FM is RTE's classical music station
RTE Drivetime * - news snippets occasionally attract my attention and Olivia O'Leary and Joseph O'Connor comment occasionally on the news or whatever occurs to them.
RTE History Show * - History mostly Irish, a lot of academics talking entertainingly
RTE Mooney Show - variety of information, has a fair amount of science done light.
RTE Playback * - snippets of Irish news that entertained a commenter and made headlines.
RTE Sunday Miscellany - the radio show also has music and some poetry that isn't included in these short stories and tales of life
Savage Love - sex advice column
Scibernia - Irish Science podcast
SF Squeecast* - multiple SF/Fantasy Authors skype and talk and are very entertaining
Slice of SciFi * this often has me doubled up giggling, I love these guys, they talk about Scifi mostly media
Spilled Milk * - they cook, record themselves eating it and commenting and it isn't recommended if you want to diet.
Standing Stone and Garden Gate - some interesting commentary about paganism and pagan philososophy.
Tech Radio - technology quick commentary by an Irish Team of techno-savvy types
The Adventuring Party a bunch of Irish Gamers talk role-playing and board games
The Alternative Kitchen Garden * a short podcast about one woman and her kitchen garden
The Babylon Podcast * - you needed more proof of nerd-dom?

The FuMP comic songs refreshed regularly
The History of Rome
The Mitch Benn Podcast - comic songs
The Rosie View - two Irish women talk about Irish TV, mostly.

The Signal * - a Serenity/Firefly podcast
The Skiffy and Fanty Show
Wander Radio
Witches Brew HAHA - another pagan podcast

A history of the world in 100 Objects * - while finished this is an excellent series done by BBC Radio 4
DragonHearth - Tracy Hickman talks about writing and roleplaying
Medieval Podcast - old podcast a more academic look
View from the Quad - Irish Geek Podcast with a SF flair
tor.com geeks guide

Audiobook Podcasts
Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword - I finished listening to this and don't have the link at the moment, a dwarf from a fantasy world enters Al Capone era Chicago.
Guild of the Cowry Catchers - fantasy story with anthropomorphic animals, I got caught up in it.
Morevi: The chronicles
Nova Star Hunters
The Dreamer's Thread
The Gearheart
The Metamor City Podcast * Fantasy short stories and serial fiction
The Secret World Chronicles * Superhero serial fiction
Tor.com Tor.stories 
Dark Matter Audiobook - a slow start but it's starting to get interesting
Calfkiller Old Time Radio - shows like The Shadow, The Saint and The Green Hornet from the past.  Starring a lot of interesting people


  1. Meep!!! Just came across this and wanted to say hi and thanks for including me on your lists! I have been updating, and here is the updated RSS feed link: http://subwayknits.podbean.com/feed/

    1. I updated it here, I'll have to update it now on the phone!

  2. Wow, this is a comprehensive list of podcasts! I must say I very rarely listen to them. I guess because I'm always knitting in front of the tv :) I must give some of these a try soon.

    1. I listen to them as I knit, some of them are better for listening while knitting than others.