Podcasts to Queue While you Craft

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I’m back with some new podcast recommendations! Last November I did a post with some of my favorite feeds to listen to while I knit/weave/crochet/cook/clean/drive/do all the things. It’s definitely time to dive in to my enormous list of ‘casts for an update. I have two crafty-themed suggestions and two story-based podcasts just for you when you click through to the rest of the post!


Stuff You Missed in History

Still one of my favorite podcasts, Tracey and Holly are back with an episode on Knitting’s Early History and I’m just thrilled to share it. There were some new-to-me little tidbits to glean throughout the episode and it was just so much fun listening to two ladies talk about my favorite hobby. So much fun and a delightful episode. If you liked this particular piece, you should absolutely browse through their archive for other interesting topics. I learn something new and fascinating every week!

Thread Cult

Each episode, features interviews with master craft people and creators in the home sewing, textile, and fashion communities. From independent pattern and textile designers to couture experts and curators, these thought-provoking conversations sure to enlighten your own sewing or fibers practice—and give you something to listen to while you stitch, weave, dye, or work!


The Moth

Moth stories are true, as remembered by the storyteller and always told live. They are also incredibly touching, funny, sad, awe-inspiring and interesting. I routinely find myself tearing up, laughing out loud and sometimes even putting my knitting down to really listen as the incredibly personal stories. This is an excellent podcast to really dive deeply into, plus there is an extensive backlog of episodes so you’ll have plenty of fuel for your craft sessions.


Radio Diaries

The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. From teenagers and octogenarians to prisoners and prison guards, bra saleswomen and lighthouse keepers Radio Diaries captures incredible snapshots of daily life. Lately, I’ve been working my way through the archive of Teenage Diaries from the 90’s while I work on laying out the next Knit Picks Catalog. Their more recent episodes involve taking a long look into a moment in history through the lens of a single person’s experience. I loved #44: The Ski Troopers of WWII episode as well as #26: The View from the 79th Floor about a plane that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. Each episode is so thoughtfully crafted that I find myself listening to a few of them more than once, just to savor some part of the story I missed the first time.

I hope these podcasts keep you company as you craft your next project, they’ve certainly become part of my daily routine! Do you have any podcasts that you love, but weren’t on this list? Go ahead and share them in the comments! I’m always looking for another series to add to my ever-growing list!