Top 7 Woodworking Podcasts for Makers and Creators (2023)

Woodworking isn’t just a hobby; it’s a passion. There are people all around the world who share the same passion for woodworking, and I have gathered a list of the top 7 woodworking podcasts for makers and creators for you to check out, whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or a beginner.

  1. Making It
  2. Shop Sounds
  3. Wood Talk
  4. The Woodpreneur
  5. Woodshop Life
  6. Shannon’s Lumber Industry Update
  7. The Dusty Life
Shop Sounds Podcast
The Making It Podcast
Wood Talk Podcast

These podcasts are a valuable source for every aspiring woodworker and maker, including myself. I learned the basics of woodworking, the must-know tips and tricks of every shop, as well as where to start with woodworking projects and how to handle them. But that is just a tiny piece of what these podcasts offer. They are a fantastic source for anyone who wants to learn on the different techniques and skills, tool selection and maintenance, new projects, and inspiration or safety tips and best practices.

Each of these productions brings something new and exciting to the table (quite literally), and you can always count on learning an interesting tidbit, as well as feeling the sense of passion in the woodworking community.

The Woodpreneur Podcast
Woodshop Life Podcast
Shannons Lumber Industry Update Podcast
The Dusty Life Podcast

There are quite a few podcasts out there (still running or discontinued), which are definitely great and worth checking out, but my selection and preference are mainly influenced by podcasts run by Youtubers. Not only do you learn everything about woodworking and the trade, but all of these podcasts are super fun and entertaining!

So, whether you’re in your shop sanding away, driving to your lumber supplier, or just relaxing at home, these woodworking podcasts will keep you entertained and informed. The rest of this article will break down what’s special about each of these 7 podcasts and why you should check them out today.

The Making It Podcast

1. Making It

A weekly audio podcast with almost 400 episodes out for your enjoyment, Making It is a celebration of all things woodworking. Hosts Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett, and David Picciuto have different creative backgrounds that give them a broad range of experiences. The show, as the titular name suggests, is all about making things with your bare hands.

This podcast not only offers some incredibly useful tips and tricks for woodworkers, but it is also highly motivational. Jimmy, Bob, and David constantly prompt their listeners not to hold back and pursue their passion projects. Funny, entertaining, simply awesome!

The enthusiasm is contagious, and if you’re looking to get involved in the woodworking community, this is a great podcast to check out.

Shop Sounds Podcast

2. Shop Sounds

Hosts Nick Key, Jason Hibbs (Bourbon Moth), and Keith Johnson bring their creative and upbeat take on woodworking and day-to-day life as woodworkers. Follow along and keep up with the progress of various personal projects and learn about the tragedies and triumphs of these three experienced hobbyists. They all have a weird sense of humor which brings the podcast to a different level and will hook you immediately.

It’s a great podcast to check out if you want to see the woodworking community at its finest and get some handy woodworking tips to boot.

  • Since: 2020
  • Average Episode Length: 70 min
  • Frequency: 4 episodes/month


Wood Talk Podcast

3. Wood Talk

What happens when a video producer, hand tool expert, and chainsaw enthusiast get together on a podcast? Wood Talk.

With a runtime of 15 years, hosts Matt, Marc, and Shannon continue to bring their creative energy to the woodworking hobby. They review lots of woodworking hobby interests, such as how to use a bandsaw mill, designing with hand tools, and plywood vs solid wood.

If you can think of it, there’s an episode dedicated to it. As a newbie to woodworking, Wood Talk is your one-stop shop for a detailed overview of woodworking, how to anticipate problems with your project, and, most importantly, how to overcome them.

A true passion for woodworking drives every episode, and if you’re interested in growing your knowledge about woodworking—or just keeping up with the latest tips and tricks in the business—then this is the podcast for you.

Shannons Lumber Industry Update Podcast

4. Shannon’s Lumber Industry Update

From business interviews to listener questions, Shannon’s Lumber Industry Update is a podcast dedicated to the artisanship of woodworking.

With everything from the tools you’ll need to grab wood from a fallen tree to a hypothetical consideration of where Santa gets his lumber, this podcast has just about everything you need to grow your knowledge of woodworking.

With tips and tricks on sawing, drying, reclaiming, and scavenging, this show explores both the hobbyist and the industrial perspective of the hobby, diving into the historical perspective of woodworking, what’s trending in the lumber industry, and how business professionals operate successful woodworking businesses.

The Woodpreneur Podcast

5. The Woodpreneur

Featuring woodworking courses, regularly updated blogs, and, of course, a podcast, the Woodpreneur is a go-to resource for new and seasoned woodworkers alike. Their resources are designed to help hobbyists and industry woodworkers stay in the know about the ever-changing world of woodworking.

Their podcast is highly community-focused, bringing inspiring origin stories and business success ventures to the field to help you out, whether you’re a hobbyist or an aspiring woodshop owner. Get marketing advice, expert commentary, and community engagement from this show centered around the love and passion for the woodworking industry.

Each week, the Woodpreneur interviews makers, sawyers, influencers, and entrepreneurs in the woodworking industry, covering everything from sustainable sourcing to starting your own business in the industry. If you want to get involved in the woodworking community, this podcast is for you.

Woodshop Life Podcast

6. Woodshop Life

A biweekly podcast, Woodshop Life that’s all about the craft of woodworking. Guy from Guy’s Woodshop brings his knowledge and expertise to the field, engaging with his audience to bring the common questions and concerns of woodworking hobbyists to the forefront of the conversation.

Lots of great content and knowledge are poured into this podcast in each and every episode. From product reviews to industry expert interviews, Guy and the company are dedicated to answering listener questions week after week.

If you’re interested in broadening your horizons with different woodworking tools, techniques, and methods, then this podcast is a great way to get started.

The Dusty Life Podcast

7. The Dusty Life

With 271 episodes to listen to, The Dusty Life is an upbeat podcast featuring hosts Kyle, Sean, and Grant. Their primary focus is discussing all things woodworking, from the projects they’re currently working on to the pressing questions posed by their listeners.

While the podcast has been discontinued, there are a plethora of entertaining and comical episodes that will strengthen your understanding of woodworking and foster a strong sense of community involvement.

Kyle, Sean, and Grant also discuss a number of woodworking resources you can use to learn more about the industry and other content creators to check out.

Other Woodworking Podcasts

These are some of the other podcasts I would like to highlight and are definitely worth listening to. I have listened to some of them but haven’t gone through the entire list. Test them out, find for yourself what they offer, and let me know.

  • Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer (Marc Spagnuolo)
  • The Woodworking Podcast (April Wilkerson, Jay Bates, and Nick Key)
  • Modern Woodworkers Association Podcast (Dyami Plotke, Sean Wisniewski, Kyle Barton)
  • Shop Talk Live (Fine Woodworking)
  • Splinters with Gary Rogowski (Gary Rogowski)
  • Makers, Figuring It Out
  • Another Woodshop Podcast (Mike Coffey, Daniel Dunlap, Peter Capar)
  • Clamp (Adam Mackey, Grant Alexander, Morley Kert)
  • Against the Grain Podcast (Freddy Roman, Justin DiPalma, Guy Dunlap)
  • No Instructions (Bob Clagett, Josh Price)
  • Woodworkers Podcast (Ramon Valdez, Phil Morley, and Ben Brunick)
  • Everyday Woodworking (Ricky Fitzpatrick)
  • Woodshop 101 Podcast (Sam Wooddell, Drew Short, and Jeremy Crawford)
  • If you Build It Podcast (Mikey the Maker, Kyle Stumpenhorst, and Ed Ford)
  • Live Edge (731 Woodworks)

Final Thoughts

It’s little surprise that an industry as complex, varied, and thrilling as woodworking also has such a thriving content creation platform through podcasts.

If you’re looking to learn something new, hear from industry professionals, or just listen to some weird woodworking jokes and laugh along with some other hobbyists struggling through their own passion projects, then check out any of these podcasts I mentioned above.

So, the next time you head into the shop to work on that project, consider putting on one of these podcasts – you just might learn a thing or two.

Woodworking podcasts can be an excellent way for beginners to learn the basics of the craft, get inspiration and guidance for their projects, and connect with a community of like-minded woodworkers. 

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