Truly everything wrong with old white guys podcasting
This podcast has somehow remained in my feed because there's an occasional interesting guest (Steve Earle, Steve Van Zandt, Cal Newport), but honestly: Koppelman is the worst. A so-called liberal whose politics are so dull and predictable that perhaps 5% of his guests are POC or non-white, cis-gendered males. The dude is desperate to demonstrate his knowledge of ANYTHING that most of his podcast episodes are simply him talking over guests, attempting to prove his worth; if he wasn't so darn unlikable it would be sad. He literally sounds like he's hyperventilating sometimes when he's trying to cut into a guest's answer. Check out his Twitter feed, it's more of the same. Grand proclamation about such-and-such singer being underrated or overrated or this actor giving the most brilliant performance EVER. (Then the dude throws a huge hissy fit when his mediocre Showtime - remember Showtime? - show doesn't get nominated for an Emmy.) The podcast adds nothing and liklier than not, if someone you love is doing this podcast they're just hitting the promo circuit and it would probably be a better use of your time to find them on a different show. That is, of course, unless you enjoy listening to dull white dudes who love hearing themselves drone on pretend they're not dull white dudes who love hearing themselves drone on.
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