This is the legacy site of the Cast On podcast. It contains the podcast archives from 2005, when the podcast began, to 2014, when its host, Brenda Dayne, returned to full time education with no intention of creating any more podcasts. Brenda returned to podcasting in 2020, during the first Covid lockdown. You’ll find new episodes at brendayne.co.uk.

Where to start.

If you’re new to the podcast, and wondering where to begin, there are a few dependable places to look for content.

The Audio Archive: The Archive contains direct links to the show notes for every podcast, from the first, to the last. Show notes contain the links to everything mentioned in every podcast, as well as a direct download link to each podcast, itself. Clicking the download link will download the podcast, which you can then transfer to your portable media device. There is also a handy media player, located at the very bottom of the shownotes for each podcast, so you can listen to any or all of them, right now, right here at your computer, if you so choose.

RSS Feed: If you prefer your content to-go, the Podcast Feed wraps it up in a handy square of tinfoil, and delivers it to your favorite feedreader, artfully twisted into the shape of a swan. The Site Feed includes the podcasts, and all blog posts, news, features and articles.

Finally, below you’ll find the Best of Cast On. This short curated list contains the podcasts Brenda is most proud of; her personal favourites, and those of her listeners. If you’re a new listener, you could start here:

What’s next?

If you’re still looking for things to click on, you can find out more about Brenda in her Mostly True Bio. And if that’s still not enough Brenda, you will find more of her dulcet tones in A Knitter’s Manifesto, a cd featuring some of her favourite essays from the Cast On years.

Don’t forget, Brenda can currently be found at her new home on the web, https://brendadayne.co.uk