I work a job where i can listen to podcasts all day long. I am just trying to get back into sitting after being absent from it for a few years, and was hoping that taking in some podcasts would help me.
Unfortunately, my attention span is longer than this podcast seems to want it to be; and at least 3 minutes of the podcast itself are taken up with a constant reminder (read verbatim with each 15-22-minute episode) about an upcoming event, awful blues music, radio silence, and requests for donations. Granted, this is just the first 6 months of casts I have been able to listen to today; but I shouldn't be able to listen to 6 months' worth of a program regarding a subject that is so varied and in-depth in one single day.
My other issue is the cutting up of interviews. I would have liked to hear these en totale, but rather than make the entire interview available, they were edited and dispersed here and there so that interviews run into each other. This podcast is all over the place.
I would like to give this another shot; the hosts seem affable, their guests are good, and when there is a good discussion, it's a good discussion. I just can't be stopping my work to continually hit 'next'. Unlike the current gene ratio, I do NOT have a short attention span. I like my interviews whole and unedited. Allow the listener to sit with the information you're trying to convey, don't jerk them around to the next interview subject for 17 minutes, and THEN go back to the other person you were talking to.
Sign me interested but disappointed so far
I may or may not continue to give this more chances, but it looks like this trend continues up until recent episodes. You folks have good information, I just wish you'd let me listen to ALL of it, at one time. You wouldn't cut off a conversation in the middle of it with a human being in real life, would you? Give me the time to process the big picture; give me the full interview please!