I’ve been listening to this podcast for 13 years. I’ve never missed a single episode. It is a wonderful podcast, it changed my life, and it is only about the science. Politics come up when they are directly anti-science, and since this podcast battles anti-science, it makes sense Trump’s name comes up more often than presidential administrations of the past. Never has any political figure harbored so many intentionally harmful unscientific views, way beyond the standard climate change denial and political games.
Cara is beginning to turn me off of the show, however. When I hear her voice, I am beginning to skip forward 30 seconds, until someone else speaks. She certainly has the right to speak, and her topics are generally well researched, and she is highly intelligent. The other hosts, however, are careful not to interrupt. Like Trump, Cara doesn’t seem able to stop herself, even when Steve is talking, which is ridiculous. Even if she isn’t actually saying anything substantive, she seems to feel the need to make little comments during every single other host’s segment, like a drawn out “Mmmmhmmm,” or “Yeaahhhh.” It’s really too bad. In fact, it often destroys the show’s narrative and flow.
I sincerely hope that Cara becomes too busy with her other projects and leaves the show, or that Steve respectfully guides Cara into more respectful and considerate behavior, like most of our parents and teachers did when we were kids.