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Re: What changes to the Podcast would you like to see?
« Reply #480 on: March 30, 2018, 11:09:16 PM »
We limit the shows to 1hr 18 min so they can be burned onto a CD.

Burning CD's.... So 2000's :P 
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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #481 on: July 14, 2018, 08:51:31 PM »
Sam Harris' explanation of why running ads on a podcast (especially one of a skeptical nature) is a bad idea is right on the money:
Listen to 2:45 through 9:45 on episode 132. 
https://samharris.org/podcast/

My mind immediately went to the SGU when he used mattress ads as an example.  As a long-time listener, I throw up in my mouth a little bit every time the SGU rogues, who are evidently trying to be getting as close to the truth as possible, enthusiastically try to convince me that a Leesa mattress will save my life. 
I, myself, would be much more willing to ramp up my Patreon or membership support if time spent on these ads were replaced with honest and transparent requests for support from listeners like Sam does.

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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #482 on: July 15, 2018, 12:06:41 PM »
Sam Harris is instead beholden to the Incels, MRAs, and other alt-right trolls that support his Paetreon.

Give me Leesa mattresses in a roped off 60 secs any day.
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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #483 on: July 15, 2018, 05:22:30 PM »
All ads packed together in a single section would be preferable. Without the transition in and out as if it's just another segment of the podcast, and without them acting as if they're personally invested in the product rather than it being all about the money they got paid for the ad.

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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #484 on: July 15, 2018, 06:40:28 PM »
All ads packed together in a single section would be preferable. Without the transition in and out as if it's just another segment of the podcast, and without them acting as if they're personally invested in the product rather than it being all about the money they got paid for the ad.
Yes, that would make it easier to avoid them. And how about the shitty mattress maker reading the ad instead of a skeptic blathering about a shitty mattress.

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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #485 on: July 15, 2018, 07:21:06 PM »
Sam Harris is instead beholden to the Incels, MRAs, and other alt-right trolls that support his Paetreon.

Give me Leesa mattresses in a roped off 60 secs any day.

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Re: Podcast Change suggestions
« Reply #486 on: July 21, 2018, 04:05:51 PM »
*cough* Forgotten Superheroes of Science *cough*

 

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