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In Which I Discover Podcasts

There are some excellent things that I manage to ignore for years for no good reason. I didn’t discover Dexter until it was already one season from ending, for example, and Buffy already had a little sister by the time I started watching.

My point is that I’m not always the fastest to jump on certain bandwagons and that would be why I have only uncovered the exciting world of knitting podcasts this week. Moving back to Canada now involves frequent walks with our very friendly Golden Retriever whose name is Van after the band Vandaveer.

This is the beast in question.
This is the beast in question.

We – meaning the dog and I – trek out after I finish work every day and wander down the creekside. Now, I like walking. I used to walk two and a half miles to work every day and loved it. Recently Dog and I walked a seven mile round trip purely because it was a nice day and this is Ontario in summer. There are many, many nice days.

The reason I mention this is that there is an exception to my rule. I really hate walking after work. Especially with it being my first week in a not too amazing job. It makes me want to go home and curl up and possibly sleep for a while, not go on a long walk with an excited canine.

Podcasts were the cure.

A thread on Ravelry (LSG in fact which stands for Lazy, Stupid and Godless so post stalk at your own risk) made me want to try podcasts again after failed attempts at finding any good ones a few years ago. Turns out there are many.

First I listened to the Knitmore Girls. They’re a mother/daughter duo who are very cute and interesting. I listened to a few of them last week as well as one Subway Knits and a few Never Not Knitting ones. I have to say that so far Knitmore Girls is my favourite. And I have plenty of back-editions to listen to on my walks!

Now I’m still in the beginning stages of this obsession so I can’t go into much more depth than this. I’ll post in more depth about them at a later date.

What podcasts do you listen to? Seriously, tell me! I want more ear-related fun for my dog walks!

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16 thoughts on “In Which I Discover Podcasts

    1. You should definitely check them out! I hope you find some fun ones. Let me know if you do. πŸ™‚

      Ontario is lovely. It’s gorgeous and there are nice people around. πŸ™‚

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    1. I knew there were some in a kind of not-really-caring way but never thought to check them out. Big mistake because they’re super fun πŸ™‚

      Thank you. πŸ™‚ x

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  1. I’m the same regarding walking our pooch after work .. There are definitely some days I’d like to curl up on the couch instead. I always feel better once I go for a walk though, and I hope you feel this way too .. Especially armed with podcasts! I’m also a late bloomer in terms of bandwagons, and haven’t sussed out the world of podcasts either. Hope your week get betters, in a not too great job .. Thankfully we don’t live to work πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! The week is already improving πŸ™‚

      You’re right, going for a walk does improve the mood afterwards. Especially if you’ve been walking. What kind of pup do you have?

      You should check out a podcast or two. They’re awesome for walking!

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      1. We’ve got an Australian Cattle Dog .. also known as a Blue Heeler in Oz. They’re very very energetic, as they are read to herd cattle, sheep and horses .. So we end up taking him for lots of walks, with a lot of games of fetch in between πŸ™‚

        Your pup is beautiful!

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  2. I used to listen to Stash and Burn, but then I just stopped really enjoying listening to people talking about knitting, I’d rather read about it and get to see pictures! πŸ˜› Hope your work gets less tiring as time goes by!

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    1. I’m sure it’s a phase I’ll eventually get bored of but for now I’m enjoying it. I read a lot of blog posts too!

      Thank you. Honestly, I’m looking for another job. πŸ˜‰

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  3. I’m big on weird story telling podacasts so Welcome to Night Vale is a must.But my latest obsession is one called ‘We’re Alive: A Story of Survival’ which is basically an audio drama of survivors after a zombie apocalypse. It’s had ben screaming into my ipod each time a part ends.

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    1. A couple people have recommended Night Vale. Clearly I need to check it out. And I LOVE zombies so the other one might need to find its way into my life, although I would creep myself out walking through the creek trail listening to something like that!

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    1. Oooh thank you so much for this! Dog went with girlfriend to work today so I haven’t been podcasting but I’ll definitely check some of those out, thank you!

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