Stitchy Entertainment

A couple of months ago I asked my Instagram crew for some help. I was bored of my list of shows and movies, many of which I had watched and re-watched an embarrassing number of times. I needed something else to keep me entertained while stitching and was ready to enter the world of podcasts. You all came through in a big way and gave me a huge list of podcasts to try with tons of variety.


In case you're curious, normally while I stitch I either watch a show/movie or listen to an audiobook (let's be real though, by "audiobook" I mean I listed to Jim Dale read the Harry Potter series on a loop for the past 10 years). I'm pretty into any existing BBC show but am a total sucker for the long versions of Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Other shows I've watched a zillion times are: Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Outlander, Battlestar Galactica, anything narrated by David Attenborough, Parks and Rec., You've Got Mail, the Great British Baking Show, Law and Order SVU, etc. 

So now I have an enormous list of podcasts to sample that will probably last me the rest of my life and I am thrilled to share that list with you! So here goes, in no particular order...

A few that were recommended A LOT were:

  • This American Life
  • Serial
  • My Favorite Murder
  • Terrible, Thanks for Asking
  • Last Podcast on the Left
  • Criminal
  • How I Built This
  • Radiolab

And here are a whole bunch of others that were recommended too:

  • TED Radio Hour
  • Marie Forleo
  • Beautiful Writers Podcast
  • Ear Hustle
  • Mysteries Abound
  • A Piece of Work
  • Embedded
  • The Road Back to You
  • Modern Love
  • Dear Sugars
  • Forever35
  • Sex Appeal- More Perfect (by Radiolab)
  • Generation Why
  • Revisionist History
  • Goal Digger
  • This is Why I Drink
  • Reveal
  • Repeat
  • Reply All
  • Rough Translation (NPR)
  • Hidden Brain (NPR)
  • Every Little Thing
  • Tell Me Something I Don't Know
  • The Food Podcast
  • 99% Invisible
  • Death, Sex, & Money
  • Heavyweight
  • The Heart
  • This is Love
  • Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me
  • Pursuit with Purpose
  • Design Matters
  • This is Actually Happening
  • Unladylike
  • True Crime Garage
  • Sword and Scale
  • One Part Podcast
  • On Being
  • Two Dope Queens
  • Sooo Many White Guys
  • By the Book!
  • With Friends Like Thees
  • Women's Hour (BBC Radio 4)
  • Costing the Earth
  • Don't Keep Your Day Job
  • Hashtag Authentic
  • Big Magic
  • The Black Tapes
  • Insanely Interesting (2 part coverage of the Casey Anthony trial)
  • Lovett or Leave it!
  • Cedar Cathedral
  • The Litergists
  • Call Your Girlfriend
  • Family Ghosts
  • Endless Thread
  • Sawbones
  • Awesome with Alison
  • That's So Retrograde
  • Art for Your Ear
  • Invisabilia
  • The Potter's Cast
  • Stuff You Should Know
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class
  • Armchair Expert
  • Christy Wright's Business Boutique
  • Mom Struggling Well
  • Dirty John
  • My Dad Wrote a Porno
  • Atlanta Monster
  • The Moth
  • From The Heart, Conversations with Yoga Girl

So, if you're looking for a new podcast, hopefully this list will give you somewhere to start! So far I've barreled my way through both seasons of Serial, listed to lots of episodes of This American Life, and am about 40 episodes deep into My Favorite Murder. I tried listening to Terrible, Thanks for Asking . but couldn't carry on with it. I have some serious anxiety issues around my husband or child potentially dying, so it was just fueling the fire on that topic for me.

Thanks again to all of the wonderful people who contributed to it!



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