11 episodes

Grammy Award-winning and 2X Oscar nominated singer-songwriter, Siedah Garrett, who also is a passionate knitter, interviews a variety of celebrities, and gives her listeners a peek into the private lives of their favorite stars, many of whom engage in unusual hobbies that their fans might never expect. New episodes drop every Wednesday. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. 

The Uppity Knitter Podcast with Siedah Garrett Seneca Women

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 11 Ratings

Grammy Award-winning and 2X Oscar nominated singer-songwriter, Siedah Garrett, who also is a passionate knitter, interviews a variety of celebrities, and gives her listeners a peek into the private lives of their favorite stars, many of whom engage in unusual hobbies that their fans might never expect. New episodes drop every Wednesday. Please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it. 

    Season Finale, Knitter What?!

    Season Finale, Knitter What?!

    In this Season One final episode, we revisit each of our celebrity guests’ unusual or shocking life experiences that caused them to have a “oh, no, he didn’t!” type of reaction. Listen in as RuPaul, Marlon Wayans, Spike Lee, Sheila E., D-Nice and others, share their hilarious or thought-provoking “Knitter,  What?!” moments.
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    • 34 min
    Cindy Blackman Santana, archer

    Cindy Blackman Santana, archer

    Cindy Blackman Santana is an accomplished professional drummer, having come into prominence as a member of Lenny Kravitz' band for 15 years, and more recently performing and recording with her husband, the legendary guitarist Carlos Santana. In this episode, Blackman Santana shares her deep enthusiasm for her hobby of archery, and illustrates the profound connection between target practice and her ability to center her focus and concentration on both her musical aspirations and drumming performance.
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    • 29 min
    Mykelti Williamson, classic car restorer

    Mykelti Williamson, classic car restorer

    Actor Mykelti Williamson, celebrated for his role as “Bubba” in the Academy Awarding-winning film Forrest Gump first began acting professionally at the age of 18. After graduating high school, Williamson ventured into professional acting, appearing on television series Starsky and Hutch (1975), Hill Street Blues (1981) and China Beach (1988), among others. Beyond his acting career, Williamson is passionate about restoring classic cars, including his prized 1953 Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck. His other favorite hobby is playing blues harmonica.
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    • 27 min
    Sheila E., poker player

    Sheila E., poker player

    Often hailed as the Queen of Percussion, Sheila E. is a globally acclaimed drummer and percussionist, a multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, winner of the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a celebrated author, and a dedicated humanitarian and educator. Throughout her illustrious career which spans over 45 years, Sheila E. has collaborated, recorded and performed with numerous legendary artists, notably establishing a longstanding musical partnership with Prince. Recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sheila opens up about her favorite hobbies and interests whenever she's not onstage or in a recording studio. 
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    • 31 min
    Terence Blanchard, boxer

    Terence Blanchard, boxer

    Renowned jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a maestro with seven Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations under his belt. Beyond his exceptional prowess as a brass player and bandleader, Blanchard is a versatile recording artist and a master orchestrator of film scores. Hailing from New Orleans, his work extends across various artistic domains, spanning film, television, opera, and stage, with a portfolio boasting over 50 remarkable scores. His collaboration with director Spike Lee has been an enduring musical partnership, scoring almost every Spike Lee film since 1991. Other notable film scores include the films Harriet, One Night in Miami, and The Woman King.This remarkable feat has earned Blanchard the distinction of being the second African-American composer to receive two Academy Award nominations, a status shared only by the illustrious Quincy Jones.

    In this episode, Blanchard delves into his lifelong passion for the sport of boxing, sharing his admiration for the sport, its integral role in his personal fitness journey, and it's impact on his onstage musical performances.
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    • 40 min
    D-Nice, photographer

    D-Nice, photographer

    D-Nice, a highly sought-after DJ, recording artist, music producer, photographer, web designer, and entrepreneur, gained prominence as a founding member of the iconic hip-hop group Boogie Down Productions alongside KRS-One & DJ Scott La Rock. In this episode of The Uppity Knitter Podcast, D-Nice reminisces about his evolution from a teenage hip-hop artist to his venture into photography, where he skillfully captures portraits of some of the most legendary figures in music and culture.
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

xxxo-51 ,

quincy!

omg we need quincy jones!

BlakAmthyst ,

Wonderful Podcast

As a yarn dyer and crocheter some of my best friends are knitters…and have often used similar phrases! But in all seriousness this is a wonderfully revealing experience. To learn the hidden talents and why behind some of our favorite celebrities is intriguing. I haven’t missed and episode yet and can’t wait until the newest are made available each week. Thank you for coming up with this idea. It makes my yarn dyeing and crocheting that much more enjoyable! Who’s up next? I’m ready!

The Real MamaLee ,

What a great idea!

As a scrapbooking quilter I am all about hobbies. Keep them coming👏🏾

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