Our hottest new iTunes review:
"I tried hard to like this podcast. I listened to about a dozen installments. Guests were interesting. Unfortunately, I couldn't get past the behavior of the host. He speaks in an affected radio voice, steps all over his guests with his 'witty anecdotes,' and keeps referring to himself, in the third person, as "America's radio sweetheart."
If this podcast gets a new host, I'll be back on board. Until then, I remain unsubscribed."
From our mailbag!
Well, since you asked for it, I'm writing in with some thoughts regarding your radio show that is now being broadcast via WNYC here in NYC.
I must say I had an immediate (negative) response to your self-assigned title of "America's Radio Sweetheart." What's that all about? And what gave you the balls to give yourself that title? I mean, someone like Ira Glass is indeed America's Radio Sweetheart - but only bc he's been the radio f o r e v e r and bc he is broadcast all across our country. Just thinking it's a bit premature to be self-assigning such a title to yourself! sheesh.
A bit presumptuous, heh?
So what makes you YOUNG anyway? We have NO IDEA how old you are - I wld think if you're gonna lay claim to YOUNG you'd better qualify yourself. Sounds to me as to you're around 45, btw. And your subjects haven't exactly been cutting-edge "young."
Dunno why, but WNYC has been running your add ad naseum - I honestly don't want to hear it ONE MORE TIME. I don't want to hear that you're "marginally employed" and that you make good meatballs. PUHlease.
The show? Guess the show is OK. Heard your bit with Amy Sedaris. Heard yesterday's show with live mic guys from the 70's - a WHOLE HOUR on these guys, I ask you? Cudda been a twelve minute segment.
Anyway, as you wld say, thanks for listening.
XXXXX in Brooklyn"
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