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When I was first starting on my knitting journey (fall of 2006!), I found a few podcasts. I was already pretty much of a big geek, and this seemed like a fun way to enjoy my new-found hobby by listening to others talk about it! I had just gotten my first iPod at the time, and learning how to use these audio files was great fun.

cartoon kristine
cartoon kristine: mascot of the Yarnings podcast!

Fast forward to a few years later, and podcasts were such a joy to me when I was mostly bed-bound from my illnesses. I started to interact with some of the podcasters on twitter and ravelry groups, and I got brave enough to meet a few of them at OFFF, and they encouraged me to start my own podcast (the currently inactive Yarnings Podcast, which I still think may come back some day). These lovely ladies and others I've met through podcasts are some of my dearest friends now, through the wonder of the internets to keep us connected.

Last year, I got an iPad, and was able to really explore videocasts in a bigger way. Between that and the boom of knitting friends on instagram, I was able to keep up with friends in a visual way, and I love that!

note the pink earbuds!

If I'm not listening to music at home, I'm listening to podcasts. If I'm out and about on my own, my pink earbuds are with me and I've got on something encouraging or entertaining. If I'm sitting in bed knitting, it's a regular feature in my instagram feed that you'll see what I'm knitting with my iPad featured with what I'm watching. So it's a pretty constant thing for me!

So without further ado, here are podcasts that I love and listen to/watch (links go to the podcast websites, where links can be found to download in a podcast app or listen directly from the site):

knitting - audio podcast:

knitting - videocast:

geeky podcasts:

  • Nerdist - Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira - I like the hostful episodes most, but some of the interviewees are great
  • Nerdist: Making It - Riki Lindholme
  • Radio Free Burrito - Wil Wheaton
  • the geeky videocasts we watch are mostly on YouTube - see Geek & Sundry's TableTop, Flog, LearningTown, The Guild, and Nerdist's All Star Celebrity Bowling for examples!

healthy podcast:

  • Half Size Me - Heather
  • Roni's Weigh Q&A - there is an audio and/or YouTube video version
  • TSFL podcasts - Habits of Health, Leadership, Doctor Support hotline, Nurse Support hotline
  • the healthy videocasts I watch are mostly on YouTube - see FitAndFabBy40, mycoachbrianna, Dani Dishes for examples!



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