I swear to whatever you find holy, any of you who love this podcast but complain about women’s “vocal fry” in other podcasts is an unabashed sexist. I truly recommend that you reconsider what you will tolerate in men’s voices and cadences but not in women’s.
Silverblatt is fine, sure, but is it worth it. Thoughtful authors are going to give thoughtful answers no matter the interviewer, you know?
Luckily, I listened to the episodes with Lauren Groff, Edward St. Aubyn, and Rachel Cusk, whose voices are honey. This is an episode-by-episode podcast for me; I’d have to really adore the authors to endure this.
Finally, I cannot recommend this while exercising; the only tempo that might be worse would be Gregorian chants. I might pick the chants, honestly.