Currently listening to:
My Love for You
Interviews with artists- their work, their experiences, their methods.
A Way to Garden
Sustainable gardening, growing your own food, canning, planting natives to combat invasive species.
This American Life
Each episode recounts true stories that revolve around a theme, such as "Babysitting" and "Switched at Birth."
The Kojo Nnamdi Show Podcast
Great interviews and debates.
Freelance photographer, owner of best dog
Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m Brent Knepper, I have the best dog, and I am a freelance photographer in Chicago.
What podcasts do you listen to?
I think my podcasts fall in three different categories.
- My Love For You – Interviews with artists- their work, their experiences, their methods.
- The Candid Frame – Photography podcast purely about the photo industry. Interviews with photographers of varying success, how they got to that point, and how they fuck up and then fix their fuck ups.
- Stones Throw Podcast – Probably my favorite hiphop label. The label’s bands and DJs put out a couple of mix tapes a year as a podcast. I listen to a lot of hiphop, and stones throw artists are frequently in my headphones, so this is a nice surprise to have randomly pop-up throughout the year.
- A Way To Garden – Hoooooo boy all about sustainable gardening! Growing your own food, canning, planting natives to combat invasive species, and other do-gooder nonsense.
- Seminars About Long-Term Thinking – This is about as ‘deep’ as one can go into the world of sustainability. mostly philosophical stuffs. the latest episode (aug 14 2013) features a psychologist who has figured out how we can notice when we aren’t thinking’ rationally. I really don’t think you can be interested in sustainability without generally thinking about ‘the long view’ on things.
- Sustainable World Radio – This one is all about learning to work with nature- from permaculture to ethnobotany. Interviews, news, commentary, and very information-heavy.
- This American Life – These are pretty ubiquitous ya know. I listen to this when I do my Sunday obsessive apartment cleaning, followed by…
- Fresh Air – I have a lot of trouble keeping up with this during the week, but I catch up again during the 3-4hour cleaning benders.
- The Kojo Nnamdi Show – So I started listening to NPR when I was 16 in rural Virginia. 88.5 I think? This show came on right when I would get out of school, so Kojo’s unique voice was the first thing I’d hear as he told my stupid little teenaged brain what was actually going on in the world as I drove home and forgot about all the stupidity of suburban high school. This podcast remains my #1 audio current news source because of the people he interviews, his great ability to debate with them, and the nostalgia that comes from listening to the same person talk to you every day for like a decade now.
How do you listen to podcasts?
Mostly through the podcasts app on my phone/tablet while doing home tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and pooping.