Alison is a fantastic interviewer! Guests always comment on it, and so I started to pay close attention to try to figure out what Alison does differently. It turns out attention is the key - she pays attention to her guest and what they are saying. She doesn't run down a list of questions, she holds a genuine conversation. She is interested in each and every guest and it shows. We as the listeners are the winners.
Besides getting to hear great interviews, you're going to learn a lot of neat stuff if you subscribe to Craftcast. Alison has a great balance between craft-specific guests and general creativity guests. I've listened to her speaking with someone about a craft, like polymer clay, and thought, "I'm not into that, but I'll listen anyway," only to find myself several months later standing in front of the clay section at the craft store, my basket loaded with four different colors. I always take a look at the books from the authors she interviews because she's got good taste. I've picked up some good reads as a result.
All in all - a definite 5!