Here’s where I can’t hide my stripes as an adopted New Yorker, and recommend a podcast that is so New York it’s almost too New York: The New Yorker Radio Hour.
(Confession: for this post, I started out exploring a popular podcast that is good in many ways, but when I caught two errors in what they were saying about an event in history which I don’t know that much about, I said to myself, self, get yourself to a podcast where they check their facts. And so I found myself at The New Yorker Radio Hour.)
A lot of episodes of the NYRH address current events. They’re complicated, investigatory, and political, and that is not really my jam for knit-to-this fare. Stress affects my gauge. But then I saw this interview with Bruce Springsteen from 2016.
Can you believe that in 1973, 14-year-old David Remnick first saw Bruce Springsteen as the opening act for the band Chicago? What kind of a #blessed life is that guy living? I mean: Chicago! You should not get rewarded for going to see Chicago!
(Just kidding, Chicago fans. If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me!)
Anyway, of course the interview with Bruce is well worth listening to, and knitting to.
You’re the inspiration!