Saturday, February 18, 2017

Podcasts we like

Hi fellow knit nuts!  We talked about podcasts at Nova's today and I wanted to compile a list of what we listen to.  I don't know if y'all can edit my post.  If not, and you add your favorites to the comments, I'll edit this with the additions.  Sound good?

Curious Handmade - Helen is a knitter and knitting pattern designer living in London, UK

The Knitmore Girls - Gigi and Jasmin are a mother/daughter pair in central California

ACTuallyKNITting - Michelle is a knitter and actress living in North Carolina

StoryWonk - Alastair and Lani (and others at times) discuss story and story elements.  Amey has listened to Alastair's series on Harry Potter which examined the the plot, characters, themes and ideas of the first two books.  I'm guessing the other podcasts about the other books/shows would also be good.  I found them aimed at adults, but with family friendly language.

Shinybees - "a podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures!" - Jo is a knitter and businesswoman in Scotland

Welcome to Night Vale - "a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events." Amey has listened to this.  Don't expect logic.  Maybe read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welcome_to_Night_Vale

2KnitLitChicks - Barb and Tracie are another mother/daughter pair in California who talk about knitting and what they're reading

GeekyGirlsKnit - C.C and Dami are a mother/daughter pair (Dami is a high schooler) who do a video podcast.  They post their podcasts on youtube, but there are video links on their website so you can watch them right there.

Serial - from the creators of This American Life - it follows a single news-type story (non-fiction) over the course of several weeks.  The two seasons they have up so far have had a crime focus.  Amey has listened to the first season.  This American Life is a radio show from WBEZ in Chicago with stories set around a theme.