My Favorite Podcasts

Hey Quilt Peeps!

I promised a list of what I have playing in the background–quilting and podcast listening.  Well, here they are and I’m adding more all the time so periodically I’ll update this list.  [updated September 2021] Many of the podcasts are oriented to arts and culture.  If there’s a website, I’ve also added a link.

You can find podcasts and listen for FREE on many different platforms depending on your device (Apple, Android or on your Mac or PC).  I use the  iCatcher! on my iPhone.  You can use the search function on your podcast app and search on the title to find it.  You can also access podcasts on Spotify and other streaming platforms.


  1. Some podcasts have ‘explicit’ ratings on a particular episode–that usually means some language unsuitable for children or others (like ME) who don’t like cursing, for example. However, nearly all of the podcasts I’ve listed here are family friendly but please use your discretion.  Episodes that may be offensive may have a little red E in the description for that episode.
  2. I LOVE CANADA! So, one of the podcasts is Canada oriented.  Nuff Said……

MY FAVES…Use the title to search on your podcast app to check them out.  Links to some websites.


The Great Women Artists  Women artists have been overlooked for so long….This series introduces you to women artists both historical and contemporary.  There’s also a cool Instagram feed. It’s called @TheGreatWomenArtists and it’s run by Katy Hessel.

This American Life   Stories from all types of people, in all walks of life

Everything Is Alive.  OK.  This is really different.  In each episode, the host (a human) interviews an Object and the Object tells us about it’s life.  It is truly one of the most imaginative ‘fictional’ experience.  It’s humorous and sometimes, a bit tragic.  Start with Season 1–Every single episode is worth listening to!  They took a longish break in 2021 (I missed them) and I’m so happy that they are back with Season 4 in Sept 2021.

Q: The Podcast  Love the format–interviews, politics (very Canada oriented but interesting insights), arts and artists, writers.  I also discover new music that I would NEVER hear otherwise.  This host is  a musician and brings an artist’s sensibility to the show.

99% Invisible  Quirky insights on modern life, economics, science, humor….you never know!

Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me   Humorous take on current events in a quiz show format…sort of….They have an Instagram account.

Snap Judgement   “Storytelling with a Beat” is their tagline.  Love this program.  Music, stories, humor, drama…..

The Moth  Best story telling show ever!!  Real people sharing stories from their lives.  Each episode has a theme.

The Story Collider  For the science geek in me AND the person who loves true life stories.  It’s the other Best story telling show ever!

Science Friday  For the Science Geek in me….yep, there is a theme emerging here!

RadioLab from WNYC    Interesting stories about unusual areas of modern life and history.  I just wish they made more episodes.

I Found This Great Book by Curtis Anderson     I love this podcast for many, many reasons.  First, it highlights books by well known and new Black authors.  Secondly, a lot of them write mysteries — that’s my favorite genre for book reading!

Stitch Please — A podcast and Community for Black Womxn Sewists!! I am honored to have been on this podcast series.  Of course, everyone is invited to listen in and learn about the Black experience in the sewing world.

The Stoop – Real stories from the Black experience– true life experiences that will enlighten and touch you.

The Stoop StoryTelling Series – a podcast with true stories by people who live in, visit and love Baltimore Maryland

Pop Chat   The hosts and panelists talk about what new and interesting in popular culture.  I listen to keep up with my younger relatives–it gives me something to talk about.  I love impressing them when I know stuff…LOL!!


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