Thursday, July 25, 2019
Podcast of the Month
710 listens to podcasts all the time. He sets a timer on them to go to sleep. I didn't even know you could set a timer on such stuff. But why would I?
My current work space is as such, that it is encouraging me to use some bluetooth ear buds just so I can drown out the surrounding noise and chatter. After a few weeks, I got bored with just playing my music, so I thought - "hey, podcasts.....", as any normal cube dweller might.
I'm starting with the West Wing Weekly.
IF it's the only one I listen to, this might be the only post I do on podcasts.
The premise is, as it sounds: a breakdown episode by episode of all seven seasons of the West Wing. So, do the math: 7 seasons x 22 shows per season). We are going to be here for along while.
Like Netflix, I can't binge these. One a day, should my schedule allow, is about all I do. I'm about halfway through season one.
Two hosts (one being Josh Molina, who played Will Bailey for 3-4 seasons) talk about the premise, play some clips and talk to folks who worked on that particular show: be it former cast members, writers, etc. They talk about the actualities of DC and the parts of the show that are realistic (or un) and why that is.
Molina brings a little to the table, as he know Aaron Sorkin and has somewhat of a working of his brain. Molina also appeared in Sorkin's Sports Night (which is a pretty amazing show, if I say so myself).
The downside is: they like to talk They can veer a little off course, and timing is not consistent. Some run over an hour, some are barely over half of that. And maybe this is true with all podcasts: commercials. OMG. Yak yak yak about a product here and there. I totally get they need sponsors as these things are not free, but once again: has anyone ever bought any of these products ever??
I have a fondness for the show, so I'll stick with it. But since I'm not waiting five months (assuming I listen to one daily) do listen to another podcast, I'll be multi-listening and seeing how it goes.
The West Wing Weekly is free through iTunes.