I really wanted to like this podcast, but . . .
It's sort of an "Astronomy for Dummies" show, seemingly targeted at teenagers and young adults who never paid much attention to this sort of thing before. Everything is presented in quick little sound bites that barely scratch the surface of the subject matter. Interviews with interesting guests are unfortunately chopped up into tiny segments that make it difficult to get anything out of them. Tyson spends far too much of the show engaging in idle banter with his irritating "comedienne" co-host, whose main attributes are a grating, Fran Drescher-type voice, and a tiresome "I'm just a dumb girl; this science stuff is confusing and boring!" schtick (Then why are you on the show?). It's a shame, really; I feel Dr. Tyson's talents are wasted here. Perhaps this format works in radio, but I think it fails as a podcast. With a little tweaking, such as replacing the co-host and a adding a bit more depth to the material, this could be a good podcast (and perhaps still be a good radio show).Read full review »
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