I’ve been trying out a lot of new podcasts recently trying to discover new ones for these blog posts but also for myself. One thing that happens when you start listening to all kinds of podcasts from all across different genres is that you’re bound to run into lots that you don’t like.
These are all podcasts that I’ve either heard a lot about or were recommended to me that I found pretty disappointing. All of them I really wanted to like so it made their sucking that much worse.
I really wanted to like this podcast. I’m really really trying to still like it. But I’m just falling short. The premise, for those who have never listened, is two guys discussing every episode of Gilmore Girls. But the problem is that in most episodes they’re nitpicking and talking about how much they don’t like it. It doesn’t help that most of the guests they have on hate the show and revel in the opportunity to rip it apart. Most of the people who want to listen to a podcasts that discusses every single episode of a show, really like this show. I think they missed the mark with this by being overly critical and alienating many potential fans.
I like bits and pieces of this podcast. Some of the interviews are very interesting because they get the guest out of the regular interview setting. Instead you actually learn about a celebrity in a way you never would have otherwise. My main complaint is that the host, Chris Hardwick, talks way too much. So much in fact that it takes over the podcast and he talks a lot more than the guest. I know it’s his podcast but if you’re constantly interrupting someone answering a question that you just asked then you’re not doing a very good job.
Joe Rogan podcast
I’ve listened to this podcast once or twice and I never will again. A lot of my qualms with it are from things I’ve heard. It is offensive and rude. Rogan and his wrestler friends say horrible things about women and minorities. They intimidate guests. None of that sounds enjoyable to me. Somehow every episode is also impossibly long. It is the most self-important podcast. I don’t care who you are, I don’t want to listen to you babble on about drugs and your life for two hours every week or more.
Somebody knows something
I had high hopes for this CBC podcast. In the vein of serial, CBC tried to tackle a cold case and perhaps solve it. The podcast is incredibly hokey. The host will announce that a chair creaked then you’ll hear a creak then he will describe how this creak is a metaphor for loss… or something else ridiculous. That’s just not journalism. To add to the over-the-top narrating he will occasionally throw in the show’s title in an uncomfortable way, such as “I just can’t help but feel like…somebody…knows…SOMETHING”. I lost interest very quickly and couldn’t even be bothered to find out what happens next.
What podcasts have you tried that disappointed you or didn’t live up to the hype?
This blog post was a little bit late today as I was busy spending some time with my family for thanksgiving. You can look forward to some fall content this week as I’m out in the suburbs for a bit.
In the mean time feel free to check out my social media (links above) and don’t forget to follow me on bloglovin’!