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tacocat  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017

Have you listened to the S-Town podcast?

kleinbl00  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, nor will I.

I hate This American Life and I hate podcasts, and I hate people who bring up S-town whenever I say the word "watch."

veen  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's peak TAL.

Speaking of which, have you listened to the new Jon Ronson podcast series The Butterfly Effect? I think the first episode was on TAL, the rest is now an Audible 'exclusive'. On the one hand, it would've been better if it weren't forced into the podcast mold, but on the other hand it's a great story and I loved that we finally get to actually hear the people he describes.

kleinbl00  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Butterfly Effect was the podcast that made me realize I really hate podcasts. I love Jon Ronson, I love his writing, pornhub is actually pretty interesting, and I couldn't make it through an episode and a half.

It's what I hate about podcasts: "if this were a radio broadcast, we'd have to be concise and edit it down for length. But since it's a podcast, we know you want to hear self-important rambling for 45 minutes."

Audiobooks? No problem. Burned through two adjusting the valve lash on my Benelli. Podcasts? I finished one and that's because I was hoping to hear something insightful about Network Attached Storage. I will never listen to another voluntarily.

blackbootz  ·  248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've been waiting for it to hit general audience. Any idea when?

veen  ·  248 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Somewhere in November, I believe.

tacocat  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Aww. You don't hate me. you...?

kleinbl00  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No dude you're rad.

Just don't mention S-town again.

tacocat  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·