Here’s the idea: Take one part of the NPR program “This American Life,” mix in some of the country’s woodworking bloggers and make it free for everyone. Vanderlist has enlisted several woodworking bloggers, including Kari Hultman of The Village Carpenter, Tom Iovino of Tom’s Workbench and me to contribute.
The bloggers or Vanderlist himself will be reading some of their best blog entries for the show, which you can download to your computer or iPod to listen to. The first short segment featured Kari Hultman reading one of her classic posts from earlier this year in which she “opens a can of Martha Stewart” onto her shop and gets organized.
Vanderlist says he plans to post a couple of these stories a week. It’s easy to subscribe to the show via iTunes (so they will be downloaded to your computer or iPod automatically). Or you can listen to individual shows here.
These are great fun to listen to during the drive to work and might just introduce you to some new woodworking personalities. I definitely recommend you check it out. It’s free and it’s easy.
– Christopher Schwarz