TV talking to itself mostly, as I find music can annoy me and I speed up to the tempo !
I like listening to history podcasts or fun audiobooks while machine sewing, but if I'm doing lots of hand work it's good to have a nice long TV series on Netflix to get into.
Agreed on those recommendations!
I listen to Smooth Radio as its has a lot of songs etc. that I relate to and takes me back to my young frivolous days of rock and roll, Elvis and the Beatles. Falling in love every other week (I am now 71) So I cut and sew with a smile on my face!
if I'm doing something where I don't have to 'think too much' it's mostly TV Series (but not Downton Abbey -that's too much of a distraction with all the costumes!), otherwise it depends.. when I start to feel drawn-out I need something more rock or metal, to boost my energy level!
On days with fine weather, I've noticed that I seem to prefer movie soundtracks for sewing and blocking.
I listen to a lot of Wagner when I work. A lot of the Ring and sometimes Parsifal. I'm a real opera fan. When it's not opera, it's early jazz and cabaret.
Mostly I listen to myself - talking, singing, grunting, etc.