Good But Tedious At Times
Let me start off by saying that this podcast is fairly enjoyable and I definitely recommend it. The host clearly has a passion for what he's discussing, which always makes podcasts fun to listen to. My only real complaint about this podcast is the fact that the host's "personality" can sometimes be tedious. And I put personality in quotes because it feels like he's trying too hard to play a character, which in this case is a "I'm outrageous and you never know what I'll say next!!" kind of character. It feels like he's really working hard to shock and shake up the listener with his "can you believe I said that???" kind of rhetoric. It feels rehearsed and phony, not to mention totally, totally unnecessary. This host commits the cardinal sin of podcasters- assuming he's as interesting (or more interesting) as the subject matter he's covering. I'm not suggesting this guy's life is boring (I don't even know him) but I am saying that hearing someone rant about how they don't care what you think isn't terribly funny or interesting. What IS interesting is hearing a host's opinion on WHY they feel the way they feel, or sharing personal memories about what they're discussing or anything that they can add that's uniquely them. This is what makes the best podcast stand out. They're not people trying to emulate actual radio shows, they're just regular people sharing their own unique viewpoints on topics they (and you) are passionate about. In the case of this particular host, I wish he'd just stick to discussing what he loves and why he loves it, rather than wasting time trying to cultivate a character that's unnecessary and often tedious. Note to podcasters: the real you is FAR more interesting than the fake you could ever be. Also, I gotta say, the tremendous amount of swearing is fairly obnoxious after a while. I have nothing against swearing, but man does it feel forced on this podcast. This host seems to cram swear words into every sentence, possibly because he associates swearing with being edgy, which it really isn't. With swearing, a little goes a long way. I wish he'd cut back on it, cuz it pulls you right out of the moment. I'll wrap up by saying I know it sounds like I've been extremely negative in this review, but as I said at the start- this is a GOOD podcast and I do recommend it. It's interesting and often fun and the host clearly loves the subject matter, which for my money, usually makes for a great podcast. I just wish the host would focus more on his passion and less on his personality. You don't need to be "edgy" or "cool" to be a good podcaster- you just have to be yourself.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts