There have been several mentions of podcasts on whip-up lately, but I just finished listening to the great CraftyPod/Craftsanity podcasts about podcasting, and thought they deserved some more time in the sun.
For those of you who don’t know what a podcast is yet and are too shy to ask, check out the wikipedia entry. Basically, podcasts are like little radio shows that you can make using your own computer on whatever topic interests you, and post it online for others to listen to. You don’t need an ipod or anything fancy to listen to podcasts, you can listen to them on your regular ol’computer, like I do. Craft related podcasts often include great interviews with crafty people, instructions on making things, general advice and resources, as well as plenty of inspirational ideas.
In episode 14 of Craftsanity and episode 24 of Craftypod, the two ladies behind these great podcasts, Sister Diane and Jennifer, had a discussion about why they podcast, how they got started, and what kinds of challenges and joys they face in making their respective podcasts. They provide a lot of great information and inspiration for anyone who might be thinking of starting their own crafty podcast. Craft podcasts do seem to be popping up all over, which is great, but I think we need even more because I just can’t stop listening to them!
If there are others that are favorites of yours that I have missed, feel free to give us a heads up in the comments!