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These are my seven most listened to podcasts, presented here in alphabetical order. Please share your favorites in the comments.


Code Switch

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby co-host this podcast that "tackles the subject of race head-on. [They] explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between."

Happier by Gretchen Rubin

Co-hosted with her sister Elizabeth Craft, a lively podcast full of "practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits."

Happier in Hollywood

Elizabeth (Liz) Craft again, this time with her best friend and writing partner Sarah Fain. "A podcast about how to be happier, healthier, saner, more creative, more successful, and more productive in a back-biting, superficial, chaotic, unpredictable, and fundamentally insane world."

Love to Sew Podcast

Cohosts Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos "engage with the global sewing community and encourage listeners to create their dream wardrobe by sewing their own clothes! Guest interviews explore the online sewing world and running a small business in the slow fashion industry."

Simple. Modern. Handmade.

This podcast is like sitting down for a chat with a friend. Kristin Esser talks "about living a creative, intentional life. [She] like to chat about quilting, sometimes knitting, what [she's] reading and watching, and a little bit about keeping a cozy, organized home." And she shares what cup of tea she's enjoying that day.

Stitch Please

Lisa Woolfork features Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing. "The official podcast of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where black lives matter."

Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Dan speaks weekly with "scientists, experts, and other smart folks about how to stay sane in the midst of coronavirus." Great info about meditation.


I'm a big fan of Gretchen Rubin's podcast Happier. On a recent episode she shared a simple and free gift giving idea that I wanted to pass along. Gretchen's "Gift of Podcast" is a was to share your favorite podcasts with friends and family. On the Gift of Podcast website you can even download a certificate for giving the gift. She also shares details for how to listen on your iPhone, iPad, or Android, or using a smart speaker.

Here are a few of my favorites that I've been listening to lately:

Happier by Gretchen Rubin

Co-hosted with her sister Elizabeth craft, they discuss happiness and good habits.

Love to Sew Podcast

Cohosts Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos discuss garment sewing, the sewing community, and small business, including interviews with indie business owners and inspiring sewists.

Modern Sewciety Podcast

Stephanie chats with creatives in the quilting industry, sharing the latest tips and trends.

A Way With Words

A podcast about language and how we use it. Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett discuss changes in language, origins of odd phrases, and interesting tidbits.

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

An award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults. Also check out their spin-off Smash Boom Best.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Impressive and interesting stories on how people have built their well known companies.

I hope you enjoy these. And please share your favorite Podcasts in the comments below. Best of all, with just one shopping day until Christmas, giving the Gift of a Podcast will save you a trip to the mall. ;-)