Rating: 300 Degrees (Out of 360)
Well this is a bit of a copout. This is the audio version of Bill's HBO show with the same name. The neat thing about the podcast version of the show is that the after hours bit which is online is available and so are joke outtakes. So you get a bit more Mahar. The down side ... many jokes and gags are visual, so obviously there is a disconnect for those jokes.
I align with a lot of what Bill says, not everything, but a lot. Namely, I eat meat and he's a vegan. lol. But really, the fact that he is as opinionated as he is, but has intelligent guest who oppose his views. Now, sometimes I think that the guests make good points and Bill glosses over it, but normally he is the one making the logical argument and his guest is stuck in the mud.
I like his humor and laugh at just about every joke. I find his humor in line with my own and like is candiness about is drug dealing days back in collage.
This is a political show where the host is liberal but willing and really wants to keep open dialog with conservatives. He doesn't get too nasty or loud (like the other Bill ... Mr. O'Reilly) and I really think he tries to convince through logic and facts versus intimidation.
Give this show a listen if your politically inclined. The biggest plus here is that the audio version is free and doesn't require an HBO subscription.
Rating: 320 Degrees (Out of 360)
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an amazing educator. He is able to spin the edges of theory into bit sized chunks in a way laymen can understand. I enjoy that he is quite topical and knows how to laugh and spin a few jokes. The show is well balanced with a comedian cohost and usually an additional guest who's an expert on that shows subject.
Dr. Tyson is an astrophysicist, so a majority of the topics covered deal with space, exploration, NASA and the like, but he'll sprinkle in an episode on superheroes or global warming or other interviews (like with Elon Musk).
My only criticisms of this podcast are sometimes he speaks about subjects he's not really an expert in, but states things as if he knows them to be true. He does try to disclaim when he's out of his depth, but many times he doesn't. Particularly when discussing diet or nutrition and many times he proclaims the "cow farts" are a primary driver of methane release causing climate change (fyi, a majority of cow methane is produced by cow burps not farts) but regardless, in the last ~150 years the US cattle population grew from about 40 million to 90 million, a 50 million cow increase. However, if you look at the total population of large herbivores, the buffalo population has dropped from 60 million to under a million (over the last 200 years). So the net change in large herbivore populations has gone down. Plus, if you look at ranching practices of places like the Savory institute, then you see a net decrease in atmospheric carbon when properly pastured.
I digress, I enjoy learning from this well educated entertaining astrophysicist. I highly recommend this show!
Rating: 340 Degrees (Out of 360)
Topical and fun comic book and movie news. I love this show for the shear entertainment value and genuine friendship you hear from the 2 hosts Nick and James.
These guys make me feel like they're riding in the backseat chatting it up and discussing fun superhero and sci-fi topics to my delight and entertainment. They are witty men of similar age and background to myself. I feel as though I could have grown up with these guys and they make connections and topical jokes in line with what I've seen and how I craft jokes.
If your at all a nerd, check these Aussies out. You will not be disappointed.
Rating: 320 Degrees (out of 360)
The Paleo Solution podcast just released their 330th episode including a couple "best of ..." episodes all of which I've listened to. Robb Wolf is a well informed, intelligent, classically trained biochemist that has spent the last half of his adult life educating people on the merits of good diet, smart exercise and solid sleep.
He talks like a normal adult, using simple language and analogies to break down tough topics with a few silly phrases (like "holy cats") and some salty language. I find his method of questioning his guests and style of communication to be ideal for my learning modality.
I only have 1 real criticism. Over 100 episodes ago he changed up his format from having a guest host and fielding Q&A to strictly interviews. Though I do find interviews very informative, I would like the periodic (say 1 in 4) to contain some Q&A.
Overall, his approach to teaching the Paleo diet and other Paleo lifestyle components is very reasonable and not over the top dogmatic. Please listen to this podcast if your looking for fun and intelligent discussions of all things Paleo, some training like BJJ and crossfit talks and related topics on sustainability, sleep, supplementation and the like.