What is playing in your earbuds right now? What keeps you engaged and entertained while you work, walk the dog, or drive in the car?
If podcasts are “your thing”, we know there are over a half million active podcasts to keep you engaged and entertained and learning. Have you given printing-related podcasts a chance? This article is all about content that speaks to your love and interest in letterpress, book arts and printing. It isn’t complete because there are new channels all the time but here is the start of a fascinating ride down the letterpress road.
Podcasts offer an international perspective on every topic. They showcase artists and personalities worldwide. This list is no exception. You’ll meet some hosts that you’ll connect with and it will be like hanging out with friends. It is very likely some of the interviews are with people you have met.
Come check these out:
These have great stories of printers, scholars, artists and craftspeople.
- Letterpress Digest: A Podcast About Letterpress Printing with Jordan Berry
- Proof – A Letterpress Podcast with Sarah Brown and Regan Detwiler
- Hot Off The Press Podcast with Jillian of Studio Soprano and Moriah of Moriah Creates
- The Tiny Typecast with Glenn Fleishman
- The Print Cast with Nicholas Naughton
Soundcloud podcasts –
- Make Prints Podcast
- Letterpress as a Business
- Hello Print Friend – a Printmaking Podcast – episode 212 : erie mural project
- Pressing On // Digging into the Letterpress Phenomenon
Search for these podcasts for letterpress individual stories.
Letterpress is often a topic that is a focus of podcasts with a much broader focus. Here are some episodes that are letterpress specific –
IBOOKBINDING.com ( based out of the UK)-
There is an international flair to this website where you can hear podcasts, live streams and interviews. Topics include bookbinding in Scotland, Mexico, Northeast Africa, Finland and Greece. There is interesting book binding discussion like Medieval book binding and a Bookfair in Holland
The live streams include unusual book shops all over the world, and slightly fun off the wall topics like Human Skin bindings. There are visits to Russia and Paris and Belgium. It’s also nice to have a breakdown of the broadcast by key moments with minute markers to lead you to specific topics discussed. If you like a little video streaming too, they have videos by Facebook and YouTube
Books in the Wild (a podcast with a fun name)-
This podcast investigates the hidden stories behind books and printed matter. Instead of reviewing books solely on their written content, they try to offer varying perspectives on everything from conception to creation to reception. This is a podcast about book arts: letterpress printing, bookbinding, artists’ books, small press and independent publishing, and stories from book history.
The Truth in This Art – Allison Tipton: Shaping Baltimore’s Artistic Landscape Through Letterpress
The Romance of Letterpress with James Cryer – A grandfather’s handwritten journal chronicling printing in the early 1900’s.
Last Click: Bonus Videos –
If you are streaming with a tablet or computer and want a little video – here are a few bonus videos. Lots of ways to gain new letterpress info, instruction, and entertainment in these videos. So get your taste with these few here.
- Stukenborg Press on Youtube
- Skillshare.com (There is a fee for these). Topics include Operation and Maintenance of Heidelberg Platen, Getting Started with Letterpress and Instruction on Designing for Letterpress with Adobe Creative Suite Products.
Let us know what jewels you have found in your podcasting by sharing!