Needlessly over-produced and dubious narrative
First thing, this podcast gets in its own way with the overproduction. Constant random sound effects that don’t even keep the sound levels similar, means getting blasted with random loud noise for no real additive to the podcast. Spamming soundbites and memes give it the sound-equivalent of one of those buzzfeed pages that just post gifs after every paragraph to try to seem culturally current (but never actually succeed in that) Then there is the bigger problem of the narrative. It gets a lot right, but it’s insistence on always going with the interpretation that is the most nefarious for the United States and its allies, make it fall into the same historical trap that all shows do who sacrifice accuracy for ideology fall into. Rather than presenting ambiguous information as that, they instead just fill in the blanks in information with confirmation-bias-serving conjecture as if it is settled truth. Overall, this podcast will prove sufficient for audiences who care less about historical fact and want some red-meat for the always-evil-empire outlook. For anyone looking for a truly historically accurate, just-the-facts telling of middle eastern geopolitics? Look elsewhere
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