Generally it's thoughtful, substantive, and civilized -- a place where interesting ideas are pursued in an open, fair manner. But I just can't take Philip Dodd anymore -- the posing, the absolutely unanswerable and bizarre questions, the stacked debate (in his favor) in lieu of an actual interview. What galls me more than anything is how he'll pluck a single quotation from a classic author (Tolstoy seems to be a favorite), present it as unquestioned truth, and ask the subject how he rates against that quotation. The listener gets nothing out of it, the subject is wondering exactly how the quotation is relevant (or even what it means), and only Dodd comes out ahead (if he's convinced you that he has in fact committed all of Tolstoy to memory). He's simply unbearable.