Small Wooden Shoe is named after the tools French workers would use to "clog" the machinery when on strike. Their “sabot” – small wooden shoes – gave English the word “sabotage.”

Like them, we want to disrupt the machinery of "business as usual" in hopes for a better world. more about what we do

Other people's podcast

After a "podluck" at the Academy of the Impossible on Thursday, I am inspired to share my podcast list - partly because I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts and sometimes people ask and so other people might be interested - and partly because I would like to know if there are any obvious missing ones for those that know me, or can make some assumptions from the below list.Leaves tips in the comments…


  • National Theatre (UK) [RSSwebsite
    • Good interviews with people working at the National.
  • 2amt Podcast [RSSwebsite
    • Occasional posts from USA hashtag turned theatre movement.
  • OAC podcast [RSS] website
    • Some primers on grants
  • The Traverse Theatre [RSS] website
    • Occasional posts from the Traverse.
  • Anne Bogart and SITI Company[RSSwebsite
    • Very occasional posts from SITI.

Culture and ideas

  • This American Life - NPR  [RSS] website
    • Classic.
  • Radiolab - NPR [RSS] website
    • Science show that is very very well edited.
  • Spark - CBC [RSSwebsite
    • Nora Young hosts one of the best CBC shows. About society and technology.
  • Writers and Company - CBC [RSS] website
    • Eleanor Wachtel is one of my favourite interviewers
  • The Thing Is - NPR [RSS] website
    • Alec Baldwin talks to interesting people.
  • Planet Money - NPR [RSS] website
    • This American Life spin off on money. Not revolutionary, but clear.
  • On the Media - NPR [RSS] website
    • USA media gets talked about by USA media.
  • 99% Invisible [RSSwebsite
    • Design and the world.
  • Front Row - BBC [RSS] website
    • Culture reporting from the BBC
  • Arts and Culture from Nightwaves - BBC [RSS] website
    • Interviews with people about things they do.
  • In Our Time - BBC [RSS] website
    • Smart British people talk history
  • Decode DC [RSS] website
    • Good politics. Not very frequently.
  • Ideas - CBC [RSS] website
    • Not as good as it was. Especially now that David Cayley retired.
  • Roderick on the Line [RSS] website
    • Merlin Mann and John Roderick weekly phone call. Might not help, but sometimes does and I like hearing friends talk.
  • Savage Love [RSS] website
    • Dan Savage talks about sex and relationships
  • Studio 360 - NPR [RSS] website
    • Interviews with artists and other people.
  • Tapestry - CBC [RSS] website
    • Religion and spirituality.
  • Thinking Allowed - BBC[RSS] website
    • British people talk about academic things.
  • You Look Nice Today [RSS] website
    • More Merlin Mann and friends. More comedy focused.


  • The World Exists [RSS] website
    • Roundtable storytelling. Funny and friends talking.
  • Old Time Radio Drama [RSS] website
    • What it says.
  • Old Time Radio Comedy [RSS] website
    • What it says.
  • All Songs Considered - NPR [RSS] website
    • Good music. I mostly listen to their year end, and that way, I'm only a year behind.
  • The Truth[RSS] website
    • Podcast radio drama or "movies for your ears"

Deep geekery in tech and work flows (I feel shy about sharing the depth of these. But I find this "how to work field interesting and have been a Mac geek for a while [previous geek posts])

  • Back to Work - 5by5 [RSSwebsite
    • Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk, nominally sometime and sometimes more focused-like, about issues of working. Mostly for tech world, but I like.
  • MacPower Users - 5by5 [RSSwebsite
    • Mac geekery. Workflow episodes are my favourite.
  • Systematic - 5by5 [RSSwebsite
    • Brett Terpstra - crazy coder for the text people - talks to other people.
  • Crossover - 5by5 [RSSwebsite
    • 5by5 hosts talk.
  • Let's Make Mistakes [RSSwebsite
    • Nominally about design.
  • Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders - Stanford [RSSwebsite
    • Fancy people talk about things. Sometimes good. Always a little troubling and telling
  • The Talk Show [RSSwebsite
    • John Gruber of Daring Fireball talks Apple and other gear/software stuff.
  • Work Talk Show [RSSwebsite
    • A new one. More on "how to work"

Oh and of course

  • Minor Expletives - my regularly irregular podcast [RSS] [iTunes]

3penny Christmas in about 10 minutes - Minor Expletives Episode 02

Maker - Artist as Producer Pt 2