You know who’s a good source of long-form podcasts to knit to? Artists. Artists spend days and nights in the studio, and lots of them listen to audiobooks, classical music, and podcasts while they work.
So when an artist I follow posted on Instagram that she had binged rapidly through a podcast by ABC called The Dropout, I was intrigued.
In short, it’s a chronicle of the rise and fall of a young woman named Elizabeth Holmes and her company, Theranos.
It’s pretty dark. It’s a tale of greed, ambition, privilege, wealth, and most of all, how gullible smart people can be. How easily they can fall for something that on its face is too good to be true. Alarm bells ringing and red flags flying all over the place. While the business context is different, it’s reminiscent of the Bernie Madoff scandal.
I’m only a couple of episodes in, and I have to pause it sometimes to work a stitch pattern repeat.
This podcast is rated 2 needles up, stockinette recommended.