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Robert

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Re: Least Favorite Show Topics
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2020, 08:05:02 AM »
Just about anything regarding pop culture.
Yeah!  Especially the focus on Star Trek and Star Wars.  Not so bad when discussion's about Lovecraft or something like that from before I was born.

Even TV shows like Lost and Smallville that I've been a nut about, I'm a nut about in unpopular ways that nobody else is discussing, not even their creators publicly.

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Re: Least Favorite Show Topics
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2020, 08:14:51 AM »
I'm sure Ramona, who's (RIP Ramona) truly the reason Art was as successful as he was, really knew how to balance the bookings.  That is an art that has been lost on all of these podcasts. The same people, over and over and over.

Most of those old, regular characters put onto a show today, it's tough. I think the interweb has pretty much killed the joy of discovery.
You said it.  My favorite example was Steve Mahlzberg's producer, in that Mahlzberg was a bad m.c. but the parade of guests made the show listenable.  The trouble is that that's a full time job, and I don't know these days who can afford to pay a staff of one or even several to be doing the research and legwork to line up guests.  Man-hours to pay off in man-minutes of show.

The Internet has indeed made research so easy for us each to do for ourselves in competition with whomever they can pay.  OTOH, it makes it feasible for us all to get leads on subjects we can then suggest to talk shows.

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Re: Least Favorite Show Topics
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2020, 12:16:49 PM »
Those rods and that rod guy.  Horrible photoshop jobs, and there was Art, talking like he was taking them for gospel.

Oh god, that was so stupid and awful it's hard to even rank where it belongs in the Worst Topic category.

I get that doing a show of this type five nights a week made it nearly impossible to have plausible guests every night, and part of the deal was to explore wild claims with the idea they may be legitimate - or even just a good campfire tale - but this was really just too much.