Longtime Listener, First-Time Reviewer (Long Review)
I’ve been listening to this podcast since almost the beginning. I learned about it when Sho Baraka shared an “Off The Record” on socials & found the rest of Forth District as a group as a result. At the time, Nate & David were only a few episodes in & Damon was about to be a guest as he was moving to ATL around that time. I’m glad Damon went from being an extremely regular guest to an actual cohost as the podcast would not be the same without him. His takes are hilarious, his friend-loving attacks on Nate are spectacular, & he brings a maturity (& immaturity) that we probably wouldn’t see without him. If the only thing David did on mic was laugh, that’d be fine as his laugh is contagious. Thankfully he does more than laugh & gives good takes as well as being Damon’s hype man in attacking Nate, every so often taking the lead in these attacks. Dan has been there since the beginning, but there was a long period where he tried to stay off mic as much as possible to just let the hosts run wild with the podcast...I hated that. When Dan started becoming more vocal on the podcast, it was great as he rounded out the feel of the podcast as he was the one person not on the podcast that was a comedian, but could give even more in-depth knowledge of sports for the guys where they were less confident & would be the person with the strongest snipes on Nate when he lines up his shot.Lastly, there’s Nate. His sheltered upbringing shows in his difficulty to defend even the points he is correct on when questioned. His #NateHates segment has become a major staple of the podcast as he detests so much it is astounding. His first expression of hate appeared on the very first episode, long before the segment came into existence, where he hated on the wave. There are two fan sects of Nate with this show known as #teamnate & #natenation as he has people on socials that actually back him up (as surprising as it is to his hosts). I, myself, am I #teamnate person as I can find myself agreeing with him often, but refuse to take residency in always agreeing with him (like his undying love for Batman where it’s a good thing he’s a work of fiction or else Nate could get very disturbing).Overall, the podcast is great (been listening since 2015 when it started), the guys are very interactive on Twitter, & they are great to meet in person & to watch doing stand-up. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, I’d recommend this due to the comedy alone (&, David, if you read this whole review on the podcast, I'll join on Patreon as soon as I hear it, because I will have made you read too much).
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