I love, love, love listening to podcasts while I work. I have tried to listen to audiobooks, but for some reason it isn’t as pleasurable and of course there’s cost factor, I would go through a couple books a day with the hours I log in the studio.  I am always interested in suggestions for new ones because I can go through a whole series in a week and then I am stuck listening to my thoughts, not as much fun at the moment as a podcast. When I saw a recommendation from Itunes for ‘The Dinner Party-the all- book’ episode I thought it sounded intriguing enough, I love books and have been known to partake of the party.  I was hooked show one. It has a really nice pace, almost course like, it starts with an ‘ice breaker’ a silly joke usually told by a luminary, a quick wrap up of the weeks news, an interview with a journalist from an indie publication that will inform you of ‘news you haven’t heard’. There’s a bit of history thrown in to coincide with the week the show is being aired (the idea being things you can discuss at your next dinner party), a cocktail created from this historical trivia, a guest of honor and my favorite ‘your etiquette questions answered’.  Listener’s write in with their etiquette questions and either Emily Post’s great, great grandchildren answer, or someone like Henry Rollins does, either way it’s enjoyable. The hosts end the podcast by asking an indie band to choose their dinner party music. It’s all very entertaining and informative. I listened to almost 200 episodes in a row.  There is one odd thing, there seems to be a lot of repetition of guests from previous episodes, not that they come back, but the same interviews. I don’t know if it’s how they edit but it makes me feel like I am going bonkers (and anyone that listens to a podcast for nearly 48 hours straight must be). I still think it’s well worth a listen, you can find it here. I hope you enjoy!
…And the winners of the tiny hand-lettered ‘to’. are Vanessa Correa, Chiara, Tanya M.  Please email me with your shipping address so I can get you your stamp in time for your holiday gifting:) Thank you everyone for playing!


  1. My favorite Podcast to listen to is NPR’s This American Life. I listen to it on my walks and before I know it an hour has flown by. Check it out!

  2. I love the sounds of this. Must check it out as it sounds fascinating.

    P.S. Yours is my new favorite blog. I love a pretty and lovely blog that also exercises my mind!


    xo Terri

  3. Pam, I am so addicted to Ira Glass it may become a problem in my marriage, hah!

    Terri, thank you for visiting and for your nice note, I take very well to compliments:)

    Ms.Tee.Kay, AWESOME, I love that you are loving it. It’s a really good one indeed!

  4. I love the Dinner Party! One of the few shows I listen to where I really find myself laughing out loud while I’m all alone in my apartment. It’s amazing.

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