Poor imitation of the real thing.
It's not the same as before. I'm not resistant to change, but in this case the show has lost its voice. Gruber's attempt to read the ads ends up very awkward and unnatural. Topics are all over the place. Dan Benjamin was someone you could relate to, but John Gruber treats his listeners with utter contempt and disdain. Why would anyone reward such behavior? What happened to things like loyalty and integrity? Unsubscribing from this.Read full review »
Aftershave via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/12
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I've been reading Gruber for almost as long as he has been writing. I enjoyed the Talk Show in the past, but this version is strange, unfocused, and boring. I skipped around looking for anything interesting. I'll listen a few more times to see how it goes, but if it's anything like...Read full review »
sunoxen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/20/12
This is *very* different from The Talk Show of the past, which always had Dan Benjamin serving to keep the podcast focused. People didn't tune in to just listen to John Gruber ramble about a million unrelated topics, they tuned in to listen to a podcast that had at least some semblance of...Read full review »
numbler via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/12
I've always loved The Talk Show. John Gruber and Dan Benjamin were a great duo that balanced each other and made for great listening. I don't know why The Talk Show left 5by5 (I'm guessing the move was done as a favor to Mike Monteiro to help prop up his new Mule Radio network), but...Read full review »
Piercewm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/12
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