These last many episodes I didn't listen much. The regulars are just not always very insightful. I typically wish some of my podcasts were a little longer and went further in-depth, but I have the opposite opinion here. Too long.
If you've read politico, or Wapo, or watched maybe Chris Mathews once or twice during the week, you will know everything they are going to say and every point of view they are going to describe.
Their occasional guests like Julia Ioffe, or Jamal Buey are more interesting.
I'm not a fan of John Dickerson. He comes off, to me, as a little unfocused and not quite cohesive. Emily Bazelon is better but interjects with these grating shrieks on occasion. As I listen to my podcasts late in the evening, I find this extraordinarily annoying.
Not at all a fan of David Platz, the primary host. I can't remember the last time he made an actual insightful comment.
Also, when they swapped hosts with the other slate podcasts, if just didn't work. The rhythm was off and the shows were uninsighful.
Sorry guys. Bring in Buey full time for John or David.
And Joffie also. She and Buey are a little bit more intellectual and much more interesting than the other guys.