For the detail and depth Popular Mechanics magazine covers, this podcast is a big letdown. The hosts sound more like college students sitting around at Starbucks talking about random topics they know very little about, instead of well-researched, well-prepared hosts of a professional production.
In the most recent episode with the Funny-Car driver, the host asked very basic questions before revealing that she was watching you-tube videos about the guest just before the interview to get ready. How about PREPARING for the interview well in advance so that you sound informed and educated about your guests when you interview them?
You are the interviewer. I expect your knowledge and familiarity with the guest and material to be above mine (unless you are covering a topic that I do for a living or that’s a strong hobby). But too often the hosts’ comments and questions sound like they are reading Wikipedia on the fly while talking.
I love PM magazine, which heavily promotes the podcast. But until the hosts actually do homework and prepare for the show, these hosts aren’t doing PM any favors.