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Offline kimmy

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Re: Podcast Culture
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2018, 03:55:32 am »
I've never really gotten into podcasts. If the idea is just to get information, I'd rather read, because I can read a lot faster than people can talk and I can go back to review if something wasn't clear the first time.

The few times I've found a podcast to be worth the time was when it was interviews with interesting guests. The one that sticks in my head is Sam Harris (the atheist) interviewing Megan Phelps (from the Westboro Baptist Church) and her telling the story of her gradual deconversion and leaving the church (literally in the middle of the night, with her little sister Grace along with her.)  That was absolutely fascinating to listen to. I already knew most of the story, but hearing Megan tell it in her own words, with Harris asking the kinds of things that as a fellow atheist I wanted to know as well, was better than reading it.

But for the most part, I've just never gotten into podcasts. The Joe Rogan Experience is apparently wildly popular.  I've never tried it myself. I gather that it's best enjoyed with a bong full of the finest chiba-chiba.   I listened to a Canadaland podcast once, and felt like it was the same kind of back-and-forth you'd see on a message board thread, except that I couldn't jump in and hit the reply button.

Are there other podcasts that I should try?

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