Late this summer my Nano developed a problem. I was no longer able to use the center click wheel. The iPod still played music/podcasts, I was just unable to select what I wanted to play in what order. It started at the beginning of the list, then I had to fast forward to the episode I desired. I attempted to fix this by only putting on a couple of episodes at a time, which was less than ideal, but worked as long as I had enough listening material. I toyed with purchasing a replacement wheel and inside electronics but was concerned about wasting money if I didn’t fix it. I was also a bit envious of the amount of space on newer iPods. When the Nano was in tip-top shape, I regularly filled it and had to leave off music lists or newer podcast episodes. On Friday, I will finishing paying for my “new” iPod Classic. I purchased it before Apple released its new line in September, but overall I’m happy with my purchase. I have a smaller Classic, 120GB, as opposed to the newer 160GB one that was released in September. I looked at other brands, other sizes, other others and decided that between the ease of use of iTunes and a similar price point for other mp3 players with comparable size, the Classic was what I wanted.
And it’s that time of year again, what’s on the iPod in the podcast realm. Many old favorites are still in the mix, some no loner on the list have discontinued new episodes, some have become a bit erratic, some just don’t suit me any longer and some I try again after a hiatus.
I’ve still decided not to review any of the new podcasts nor explain why others are no longer on the list. My skin isn’t thick enough when the podcasters leave me feedback. I feel guilty when I share my opinion which hurts complete strangers. Yes, they put themselves out there. Yes, I am trying to be unbiased, I have no stake in the success or failure of a podcast so I’m not playing favorites. Moving on . . .
Standard disclaimer-not all podcasts in my list are suitable for family listening, please check reviews left on iTunes and the shownotes for the podcasts to determine if you would enjoy or be offended by a podcast.
Still hanging on:
- CraftLit | iTunes
- It’s a Purl, Man Podcast | iTunes
- knit obsession with zknits | iTunes
- limenviolet’s Podcast
- The Moth Podcast – real stories told live without notes
- Never Not Knitting | iTunes
- Stash and Burn | iTunes
- Sticks and String Podcast | iTunes
- Stitch Stud and his Bride | iTunes – podfade? just noticed no new episodes since May 2009
New-ish, but staying for a bit longer:
- Alex Anderson Quilt Connection | iTunes
- The Anatomy of Knitting Podcast | iTunes
- Books on the Nightstand | iTunes
- Brass Needles | iTunes
- CraftSanity | iTunes
- CraftyPod | iTunes
- Double Knit | iTunes – deleted this one a year ago, giving it a try again
- Knit Misadventures | iTunes
- KnitMoreGirls’s Podcast | iTunes
- The Sassy Sheep | iTunes
- Here’s to Ewe | iTunes
- Creative Mom | iTunes
- Crafternoon Tea with Grannyg | iTunes
- avocadoknits | iTunes
- Social Knitworking | iTunes
- Sapphires-N-Purls | iTunes
- Knitscape with Becca and Betty | iTunes
- Electronic Knitting Group | iTunes
- unhinged knitter | iTunes
- Y2Knit PODconnetion | iTunes
- Strings ‘n Things | iTunes
If I add too many more to my lists, I’m going to have to take a screenshot and color code them as old, new, and on probation. If you have a podcast or know of one related to literature, crafting (knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking, stamping, etc), gardening, real-life stories, etc that is not commercially produced (we all know that Lion Brand Yarn has good things to say about itself, but I’m still not going to listen) leave a comment.