Best Woodworking Podcasts to Follow this 2022
Believe it or not, the pandemic somehow also led into positive outcomes in terms of our individual productivity and creativity. The free time we gained during the quarantine season seemed to have awakened our interests on certain crafts. While some people got accustomed to gardening and cooking, there are also those who developed their love for woodworking. It may not be for everybody but it is certainly a satisfying and worthwhile craft.
Woodworking, in its essence, is the skill or craft of creating things from wood. Some of the most common subcategories under woodworking are cabinet making, wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning. Perhaps, what makes it fun for many is the satisfaction they get once they see the fruit of their labor. In this article, I will share with you five of the best woodworking podcasts to follow this 2022 so you can continue to learn and improve your craft all year long.
Woodworkers themselves, Marc Spagnuolo, Shannon Rodgers, and Matt Cremona invite you in light-hearted but wisdom-filled conversations about woodworking in their podcast entitled Wood Talk. You can listen to this podcast even while doing your craft because the topics are very light and entertaining which includes latest news on the industry as well as tips and tricks on how to be a better woodworker. As of today, they have more than 500 episodes to binge-listen so go and check them out.
If you are someone who is in the woodworking business or is interested on making money out of your craft, this podcast is for you. The Woodpreneur Podcast targets to be a well of information for woodworkers, sawmill owners, and other entrepreneurs in the woodworking industry by covering topics from the business side of the craft. They interview business owners, large-scale companies, entrepreneurs, makers, and designers who give relevant business and marketing advice to their listeners.
This podcast is for those who are woodworkers and bookworms all in one. Hand Tool Book Review calls their listeners "woodworms" whom they believe will continue to improve their craft by diving into the world of woodworking books. Basically, their episodes cover book reviews and recommendations of relevant references on woodworking in order to help their fellow woodworms read their way out to success. Some of the books featured in this podcast are "A Cabinetmakers Notebook" by James Krenov, "Chinese Domestic Furniture" by Gustav Ecke, and "The Craftsman" by Richard Sennett.
Beginner or not, trying things always require us to figure out how to start, continue, and succeed. The Makers Figuring It Out podcast wants the same for woodmakers and woodworkers. It is their goal to release wisdom-filled episodes that will guide newbies and even seasoned makers on their journey in the woodworking industry. They interview experts, experienced woodmakers, and even novices to flesh out lessons they have learned from their struggles and experiences as woodmakers.
Last but definitely not the least, this podcast is for everyone in the online woodworking community. As modern woodworkers, there are a lot of information you can hoard online but the Modern Woodworkers Association desires to gather only what the relevant information in a series of episodes that will inform, inspire, and entertain woodworkers in the online community. They also encourage everyone to be an active part of the network of woodworkers from all over the world and create local subgroups and meetings in their respective localities. Amazing, right?