My favorite kind of podcast…

…is the one that gives value for my …time! I know there are many podcasters with very interesting ideas and tips to communicate to their audience, but not all of them seem to take into account that it is very easy to “fall out of love” after ten minutes of senseless chit-chat about this and that (as you can see , although knitting is a time-consuming activity, I ‘d rather spend my time watching Grace & Frankie than listening to a senseless chit-chat… )

A well-focused, theme oriented podcast that lasts no longer than 20-35 minutes is more probable to keep me alert as a listener/watcher and make me come back again and again for more. I don’t have all the time in the world, so I cannot wait for 15 minutes before a useful tip is given or some exciting information is presented and it’s a shame that so many good tips and so much info go wasted into so many (unnecesary) words.

As I said, there are a couple of podcasts I really follow and I always make time for. Tara Swiger’s podcast is probably my top#1 these days: fresh, sincere and well-informed, she makes the best of every second of her(and our) time and obviously makes her point. Not a minute goes lost, you realize she knows what she’s talking about and she has taken time to prepare a good podcast every week.

Another podcast I like to is Alana Dakos’ Never not Knitting show. She has a soft, calm voice and her podcast is totally knitting oriented. I like the way she expresses her thoughts and feelings about her designs and I am always interested to hear what she is working on now and what she plans to design in the future. She sounds spontaneous, yet not too chatty, and I appreciate this.

Gretchen Rubin’s podcasts vary in duration, but I can assure you your time is well spent. She makes the most of it, after all she is known for her organization skills and she masters the English Language, so I’m always happy to listen to her show.

I wish I had time for more listening (watching) but I’m living a pretty hectic life these days; perhaps some day I’ll write all about these past few months… Now, what about you? Do you like listening to or watching any podcasts? Which ones would you recommend and why? I’d like to hear from you, so I can get to know you better, so hit the “comment” button and leave a reply for us to read.

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