I like, you know, the topics. They're, you know, really interesting. But the host interrupts too much, talks too much, and, like, you know, could use the language better.... actually.
Even when interviewing Rick Doblin, the founder of MAPS, the host interrupts > 3 times/minute. The host talks OVER Rick Doblin. The host reinterprets what Rick is trying to say.
Think of a CLEAR question in your head. Formulate it concisely. Then ask that clear, concise question and wait for the guest's response.... without interjecting or interrutping. Until that happens, this will be a podcast less that it could be.
In the Doblin interview, the host had more than 7 minutes of introduction before getting to Rick.
If the host wants his own podcast, great - create a podcast separate from MAPS: The Zach Leary Show.
Think of the mission. Work for that.