I love this podcast, I frequently go back and listen to old episodes. I’m technically Gen Z so when I say they’re being too political it comes as someone who is used to things being too political where they shouldnt be. Barbara specifically just talks like she’s never wrong and like if you don’t share her political opinion you’re an idiot, as well as bashes politicians on things she reads off of the internet that are much less black and white than she makes it. Overall when they stay off of anything too political, this podcast is a 5 star but with Barbara no longer bringing this podcast up as she used to as well as a lot of newer people who can’t steer away from those topics when she or Jon get on them, someone needs to manage this podcast and fix it from the inside before it gets any better and is returned to a 5 star podcast, specifically when Gus isn’t there to be the voice of reason, the person to steer the podcast, the person who points out when issues arent as black and white as the millennials on the podcast seem to make them, and the person who will at least attempt to see the arguments someone on the other side would have. Gus is the balance that this podcast has and if he is on an episode i will listen every time but someone needs to reign in these youngins and just tell them to stop being so political, they’re opinion means nothing more than anyone else’s and just because they have a platform doesn’t mean it’s right, and when you have an opinion, state it, but don’t linger on it. Gus does a good job of cutting political conversations before they get into an uncomfortable territory for anyone who isn’t exactly aligned to their political opinions.