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One of our librarians came up with an entire Google Doc for knitting podcasts and it was so great, we just couldn't choose. So here is the whole thing!
The library staff at the McLennan-Redpath Library have put together a list of their favourites just for you! We've included some links to a few "old faithfuls" in case you haven't had a chance to check them out.
*Whenever possible descriptions were taken from the content creators.
Comprendre notre passé, c'est comprendre ce que nous avons été pour mieux comprendre qui nous sommes aujourd'hui. Jacques Beauchamp aborde un fait, un événement ou une idée qui a marqué l'histoire, la nôtre ou celle des autres, en compagnie d'un ou de plusieurs invités. Les sujets peuvent être sérieux ou légers.
En 5 minutes
Épisodes hebdomadaires. publiés dès 6h chaque jours, d'une durée de 5 minutes sur des sujets scientifiques inspirés de la page publiée dans le Journal de Montréal. Réalisé et animé par Charles Trahan avec la participation de Baptiste Zapirain, Benjamin Bourque et Hélène Laurin.
Un sujet, un invité et une dizaine de minutes pour en jaser. C'est le rendez-vous matinal que propose Alexis De Lancer. Du lundi au vendredi, il va au-delà de la nouvelle pour mieux comprendre les grands enjeux d'actualité.
The Bechdel Cast
The Bechdel Cast is a podcast about the portrayal of women in movies hosted by Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus.
Veteran fan Kevin T. Porter and newcomer Demi Adejuyigbe go deep into Gilmore Girls episode by episode with special guests to analyze, praise, mock, and gab about all things Stars Hollow and beyond in their hilarious Gilmore Guys Podcast.
Seriously, these dudes are SUPER into Gilmore Girls.
A safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering in real life. Host Greta Johnsen talks to people about their obsessions: from science to science fiction, great lady nerds of history to Beyoncé. Because what the world needs now is not another superhero, but for the glasses-clad alter ego to make you a podcast.
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.
We Fix Space Junk
'We Fix Space Junk' follows seasoned smuggler Kilner and reluctant fugitive Samantha Trapp as they travel the galaxy, carrying out odd jobs on the fringes of the law.
A sci-fi sitcom by Beth Crane for Battle Bird Productions.
All Killa No Filla
Join comedians Rachel Fairburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean as they explore a shared passion, serial killers. Each episode the pair will talk all things murder and macabre and have a right laugh doing it. Episode 68 is a listener suggestion. She's called the Merry Widow of Windy Nook as she bumped off her husbands whilst cracking jokes. As usual, Rachel and Kiri go off topic and discuss bath tubs in cars and the size of the Queen's tits. Rachel is also furious at a mountain. Of course.
And That's Why We Drink
And That's Why We Drink is a paranormal and true crime podcast hosted by Christine Schiefer, Em Schulz, and boxed wine. Join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories.
The world's a scary place. And that's why we drink!
Criminal is a podcast about crime. It’s a show that tells stories about people who've done wrong, been wronged or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Time Magazine calls it "the purist's true crime series" and New York Magazine says “there are few shows that feel more alive.” Each episode tells the story of a different crime — some are funny, some are tragic — and each one will change the way you look at the world around you.
The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.
Someone Knows Something
SOMEONE KNOWS SOMETHING is an original true-crime podcast examining unsolved cases of missing or murdered individuals, produced by CBC Radio One. David Ridgen hosts the weekly series, which focuses on a single Canadian cold case each season in hopes of uncovering new information, while also exploring how the cases have affected the families and communities involved.
Wine & Crime
Wine & Crime is a new true crime / comedy podcast. Join three childhood friends as they chug wine, chat true crime, and unleash their worst Minnesota accents!
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. With over 400 million downloads, 99% Invisible is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes and is available on RadioPublic, via RSS and through other apps.
No Such Thing As A Fish
Each week Dan, James, Anna and Andy discuss their favourite facts unearthed in the past seven days.
NPR life kit
Tools to help you get it together.
The economy explained. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening.
Spark brings you the latest in technology and culture. With an eye on the future, host Nora Young guides you through this dynamic era of technology-led change, and connects your life to the big ideas changing our world right now.
A podcast about language... you really just need to listen for yourself.
Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet
Is your beach too sandy? Water too wet? Ice too cold? More importantly, do you feel like yelling about it on the internet? We’re here to help. Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet features dramatic readings of one-star reviews written by people who just need to have their voice heard.
Household Name/ Brought to You By...
Surprising stories about how the biggest, household name brands affect our lives and culture — for better or worse. Host Charlie Herman finds tales of tragedy, love, strange histories, unintended consequences, and accidental success.
Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It's time to order Off Menu.
Secret Feminist Agenda
Have you ever noticed how, when you don’t talk to another feminist for a few days or weeks, you start to gaslight yourself a little? Second guess that micro-aggression, worry you’re reading too much into an interaction, wonder if maybe you’re just being too emotional? Secret Feminist Agenda is here to remind you that FUCK THAT your experiences of the world are real and valid. Also feminists are just inherently interesting.
In Our Time
In Our Time is a live BBC radio discussion series exploring a wide variety of historical topics, presented by Melvyn Bragg, since 15 October 1998. It is one of BBC Radio 4's most successful discussion programmes, acknowledged to have "transformed the landscape for serious ideas at peak listening time".
Minute Women is a Canadian history/comedy podcast! Each episode, Grace and Linnea breakdown the untold stories behind the iconic and beloved Canadian Heritage Minutes!
You're gonna rot - but that doesn't have to be a bummer! Prepare for the inevitable with Max and Dorian as they explore the history and culture of death and decomposition.
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio and
You're Wrong About
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider an event or person or trend that's been miscast in the public imagination.
Jonathan Goldstein goes back to the moment everything changed. If you have a moment from your own past you wish you could change and you want us to tackle it on the show, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief overview of what happened and how it affected you.
A Peabody Award-winning public radio show and podcast. What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.
Over the Road
Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Host “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, takes you behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations.
On this podcast, two partners tell their shared story: how they found each other, and what it took to make their partnership work. Featuring all different kinds of partnerships—business, romantic, creative—the show is an intimate portrait of two people who have managed to make something together.
“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” – The Guardian
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