Great guests but weirdly under-researched
So, she gets amazing guests so I keep tuning in, but she constantly runs into two issues with her interviewing: she asks leading “so you did X” questions that the guest literally says a variation of “Uh.... no actually,” which I feel like should be really easy to clear up during pre-show questions, and then maybe through lack of technical knowledge, but given her “I always get the CEOs” comment, she lets her guests off the hook by not asking followup questions on some very basic concepts her guests offer sort of head-scratchy answers to. I’ve been listening to this show for 7-8 months, but some examples off the top of my head: “Uh.... no actually”: -Eric Voorhees, asking him why he gave up citizenship or got new citizenship (he said actually he hasn’t) as I recall -Chainalysis: asking how they ID’d real people from TX’s, apparently they can’t -there seems to be about 1 per episode of this Weak follows ups on core, non controversial concepts: -Z-Cash and privacy: asks his fundamental beliefs on privacy, but doesn’t then ask why Zcash doesn’t follow the “opt-out or not at all, not opt-in” privacy approach that is basically privacy industry standard best practice at this point -Chainalysis and ID’ing sources of TXs: wallet addresses are based on ECC, and supposed to be totally random. If wallet types per addresses patterns can be found, it stands to reason they’re not randomly generated and by extension there’s a pattern somewhere buried in XPrivs, and that would be a huge deal. Or they’re tracking IPs or DNS of for example. Either way, huge needed follow up -Chainalysis and Venezuela dodging sanctions: she interviewed Wences and several others who made an amazing case at to why bitcoin in Ven. was a huge boom to the population there. Why let the Chainalysis guest off the hook when he started clearly referring to their btc use in the classic “oh capital controls and sanctions” way. Maybe I’ve outgrown the target audience, but idk I just find myself torn between the good guests she gets, and then getting really frustrated with her interviewing
jmr4444 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/18
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