Close to Being Good
The thing about Lour Reads is that there really isn't anything like it that I'm aware of. It's a valuable(?) source of information and entertainment in that Lou brings you into the darkest corners of the internet while you sit back and drive on the interstate. His voice/readings are genuinely pleasant and entertaining and while there is almost always some element of mockery, he can also add in, particularly at the end, a near-endorsement (any drug user forums) or tacit endorsement/surprising indifference (Red Pill) of the content. Although Lou calls out obvious toxic content such as racist forums, he is surprisingly silent on some of the more outrageous things he reads, such as seeming sexual assault (ManWhore.org) and misogyny (again, RedPill), and occasionally targets forums that don't seem to deserve the "treatment" (Skin Pick, which is for people with a psychological condition). It kind of makes sense for a podcast built out of the mid-aughts devil-may-care meanness of the Something Awful forums, but it's disappointing the show hasn't changed with the rest of the internet.Read full review »
Ponchu via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/17
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Lou reads a lot of stuff. The only podcast that has both made me laugh and dry heave. Lou scours the darkest corners of the internet and the depths of humanity so you don't have to! Thanks Lou!Read full review »
WastedYouth83 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/27/11
Who knew such a simple idea could be so beloved? Thank you, Lou!
~Virg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/10
This is the pinnacle of internet reading. I haven't heard the internet read this well in 50 years. If you don't love this podcast then maybe you don't love anything and lead an empty and aimless life, drifting from job to job and hooked on heroin. Probably.Read full review »
Porktree via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/17/12
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