I haven't shared my current playlist in a while. I used to do a summary around Christmas time of all the wonderful knitting podcasts (audio and video) that I had enjoyed that year but I've realised that increasingly, my podcast list runs wider than a purely knitting focus these days. (If you want a great knitting list by the way, you should check out knittingpodcast.com as that's where I head when I need a fibre fix for my ears).
These are a few of the podcasts I turn to when I'm itching for some creative and smart topics. These women have brought so much new information and inspiration this year that I feel so glad to have found them.
Elise Gets Crafty- Elise runs her own creative business and draws from both her own experiences as well as her amazing network of business friends and peers. She explores topics and themes around blogging, business, creativity, inspiration and motivation. Interviews feature heavily and makes it feel as if you're listening in on a professional conversation while sipping coffee together- the perfect blend of focus and accessibility. I always some great 'ah HA!' moments listening to this one.
Woolful- If you have a passion for makers' stories, sustainability, great story telling and fibre, this is the podcast to go for. Ashley hosts this audio podcast and does an amazing job of sourcing interviewees and interesting companies who are creating businesses with great commitment to an authentic product. Each podcast usually covers 1-2 makers which means an indepth focus on each that I find utterly mesmerizing each time I listen.
Craftlit- I love Heather's commitment to literature! Heather has a beautiful voice and sources other great voice artists to help deliver a sort of audio book with a twist. Each episode includes crafty chat, an introduction and exploration of the book segment about to be featured and then a reading from the chosen book for that season. My favourite so far has been Dracula but there's a great back catalogue to tempt you to spend just an hour more crafting and listening.
Fluffy Fibers- Isabelle is a charming host who shares her many creative endeavours including knitting, crochet, sewing, spinning and her love of literature. I love how she gently shares her making journey and explains the choices she made. Listening always makes me crave more time to make as Isabelle is very good at immersing you too in her creativity with her gift for explaining process. One for crafters everywhere and now includes video too.
Explore your Enthusiasm- I love this weekly blast of creative business inspiration from Tara. Podcasts are aimed at creative business owners and explores where art and making money crossover. If you're interested in growing your business, online community or even just feeling good about what it is you make and sell, Tara would be a great addition to your playlist. I'm so excited to be sharing a feature interview with Tara very soon on my own podcast so stay tuned!
Knit.fm- Sadly this podcast is on hiatus but there's a back catalogue that I am happily revisiting as there's so much good information in there! Hosted by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen, this is an informative look at our knitting craft from two very knowledgeable designers and business owners. I sincerely hope this makes a return as it was a rich learning experience for every knitter.
If you miss Hannah's voice, tune into the A Playful Day podcast this week for an interview about her forthcoming book 'Home and Away'.
What podcasts do you like to listen to?