by thimble on 17/05/2006

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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!

Julie has posted a few times (here and here) on the great fiber related podcasts that are out there. Here are a few others related to crafts and creativity to try out:

Cut out + Keep
Off the Record, with the Richmond Craft Mafia

If there are others that are favorites of yours that I have missed, feel free to give us a heads up in the comments!

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1 jixichick May 17, 2006 at 5:30 am

I’m addicted to crafting podcasts and have listened to many of the ones you posted. I’d also like to add a few of my favorites:

Alex Anderson’s Quilt Connection (www.alexandersonquilts.com/podcasts)
Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash (www.simplearts.com)
Design Sponge (www.designsponge.libsyn.com)
Stitchcast (feeds.feedburner.com/Stitchcast)

I would love to hear of any other creative/crafty podcasts!


2 Susan at artstream May 17, 2006 at 3:52 pm

I love them too! We are going to be starting podcasts in June at artesprit interviewing artists and fine crafters. http://www.artesprit.blogspot.com


3 Maura May 17, 2006 at 6:10 pm

I just posted episode 9 of KnitTunes. It’s great music from independent artists to keep your ears happy as you craft away. Each week I choose a theme and then pick music to suit it. Non knitters will also enjoy the ‘cast, as it’s really not about knitting at all :)


4 Julie May 18, 2006 at 12:53 am

jixichick — Thanks for mentioning Stitch-Cast! Glad you have been enjoying it! (You can find my website at http://www.stitch-cast.com)


5 jixichick May 18, 2006 at 11:49 pm

Sorry I got so excited and posted some that had already been posted ;P


6 Frarochvia May 19, 2006 at 1:22 am

I am in the minority, I know, but podcasts really leave me out. As a deaf person, I welcomed the internet as a way to acquire information and to associate with others on equal footing. I feel podcasts really get away from that. Your mileage may vary, of course.


7 admin May 21, 2006 at 3:43 pm

have been listening to craft borg lately and those girls are a hoot


8 iHanna May 23, 2006 at 1:27 am

yeah did you see that danny gregory podcast?

haven’t had the time to listen yet. love the list, have found some new so now I’m off to listen to them!


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