Great variety of topics, explained and commented upon by bright people who speak well.
But the host, Melvin, is unbearably sexist. In older episodes, he would interrupt women regularly. Perhaps someone alerted him to this behavior, but he still interrupts women more frequently than he does men. In the Beowolf episode, he asks a guest to read from the original text. When she mentions that, in honor of International Women's Day, she'll read an excerpt about one of the women, he laughs, and continues to laugh as she begins to read. Later, in the "extra" material, two of the female guests note that the group did not discuss the role of women in Beowolf, to which Melvin replies "you got your plug." Listening to him is incredibly aversive. He is nails on the chalkboard.
I love the content, but I'm not sure I'll keep listening. It's an unpleasant experience, wondering what unenlightened comment will come out of the host's mouth next.