Entertaining but shallow analysis
Was it entertaining? Yes. Did I want more depth? Yes. Is Chris Wallace an amazing voice to listen to? Yes. For me, the series was a shallow look that at the oil industry and its tendrils that only gestures at deeper topics. I wish there had been a more complex analysis of relationship between the degradation of land and the degradation of human bodies, the complexity of sex work (by far the best episodes), the environment and politics of oil. Ultimately, I felt like the series didn’t grapple enough with exploitation.
385483 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
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