As many of you know, I am a podcast addict. Scratch that. I am a podcast aficionado. As such I listen to many shows that are part of a bigger podcast network. I thoroughly enjoy every podcast from Amateur Scientist and his cohorts. I have been working my way though the Maximum Fun organization. But until recently I only got This Week In Google from the amazing TWiT network.
If Leo Laporte, head of the TWiT empire, isn’t the geek Godfather then he is at least one of the heads on the geek Mount Rushmore. He has done more for the tech world than any other journalist. So I decided to add a few more of his podcasts, namely Tech News Today and the mainstay of the network This Week In Tech. Both have been a welcome addition to my podcast listening… until I heard episode 290 of This Week In Tech. Leo had on the brilliant and insightful Om Malik, Iyaz Akhtar whom I have just recently found out about and seems like he knows his stuff, and Kara Swisher.
Kara Swisher was the first guest I have ever had a problem with on any TWiT show. I found her unbearable to listen to. She constantly interrupted the other three to say something insanely vapid and self congratulatory. And it looks like I am not alone in my feelings: