I listen to lots of different podcasts. I am continually on the lookout for new ones and so when I found out the MakeUseOf folks had a “new” technology podcast I quickly added it to the subscription list in my accumulator and initiated download. I have now listened to two episodes (weekly) and can give a report on the podcast.
It uses the ‘Good Ole Boy’ format, although none of the actors are Southrons. Its characteristics are:
- Gratuitously Obscene;
- Puerile; (haven’t gotten to use that word in a LONG time!)
- Dysfunctional; and
When I say ‘Gratuitously Obscene”, I mean a lot of profanity that has no function or meaning, just social noise. And not very intelligent social noise at that. ‘Puerile’ is self-explanatory. Dysfunctional is also self-explanatory. And while I suspect the podcast might be endured otherwise, it cannot be because of the superficiality. This is a technology podcast in name only. In actuality it is a group of bogs pretending to be geeks. The content is opinion and bombast, totally lacking in any technical aspect other than association.
Simply put, it is an hour plus of lifespan wasted. If all you want is a distraction at the gym and Reynard or Coastal Liberal news won’t cut it, then this podcast may have some value. If you expect some constructive content while you are generating waste heat, you will be disappointed.
Happily subscription lists are not irreversible. If you want a good technology podcast stick to Techie Geek. This one is an embarrassment to the MakeUseOf folks.