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It's a struggle because the topics covered are interesting, however, (and I'm really not sure how to express this succinctly) the reporting does come across deeply uncritical of tech capitalism and culture. This in itself isn't *necessarily* an issue, but it does leave the topics feeling biased and half full. Very likely, this isn't a result of any specific choice or ideology being expressed, and more just what happens when people are so immersed in the *idea* of what they are talking about that they miss the actual things. This does make sense in context, tech culture is built on speculative bubbles and VC. It rewards asking less questions, and unscrupulous hype. I have zero problems with their banter and laughing. I believe real work goes into the presentation and the audio quality is good. It seems unlikely that while operating solely from the thought framework of free-market capital, that it is possible for this particular podcast to meet my personal expectations of what would be good coverage. It may however be a good example of some problems to address for any up and coming tech reporters and podcasters if they choose toRead full review »
metalheadmanguy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/15/23
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