• Zeppo@sh.itjust.works
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    2 months ago

    easy answer: no
    also, I appreciate this dude but it gets difficult sometimes as he is so relentlessly negative. He’s right, but it can be hard.

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      2 months ago

      I’m happy to see someone express that opinion. I have so much in common with this guy’s stance on things (and even a lot of the bitterness) but I just can’t stand watching him. I really, really don’t like the “I’m hungover and angry” schtick and it makes it hard to watch.

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        2 months ago

        Also in this camp. The news he covers is depressing enough without purposefully making it more gloomy. I’ve liked him just fine on things like Behind the Bastards where he’s just been regular Cody. Robert will beat some things into the ground, but for the most part it’s tolerable because he’s just trying to lighten the mood.

        I wish some of these podcasters and YouTubers would just be themselves and let the content speak for itself. They do a great job and don’t need bits to get attention. I’d think anyone watching it for the bits doesn’t really care about the message anyway.

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          I don’t mind a good takedown video but I’m not big on alcoholism as the punchline. “I drink because I’m so angry about this” just doesn’t resonate with me

          But in his defense, his fans LOVE that presentation style and he’s catering to them.

          I also had no idea he was in the Behind The Bastards crew! I wanted to check it out but I only drive for like 20 minutes twice a week (and that was my podcast time)

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            2 months ago

            Robert has the same substance abuse jokes, which are the ones in particular that annoy me also, but it’s generally just at the ad breaks when I hit skip anyway. They were together at Cracked, and many of his guests are former Cracked employees. I gave up on Cody’s show with that Wormbo puppet thing becoming a regular feature. That on top of the downer mood was too much for me.

            The actual Behind that Bastards show is my favorite of the group’s work, but if you’re interested in their product but also interested in social activism and learning about political movements, unions, immigration, and civil rights, perhaps give their It Could Happen Here a listen. I listen to it in the big weekly compilation, but it’s a series of 20-30 minute stories, each hosted by a different person on the team.

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      1 month ago

      He has the occasional show on happy things, too. I like the shtick but it did take me awhile to warm up to it, and I could see how others couldn’t get to that point. Tbh, I think the puppet helped me, too. Muppets automatically add silliness and happiness to any show. Except for maybe the Dark Crystal lol.

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        1 month ago

        I enjoy it in some moods, not as much in others. I generally like it for 20 minutes but can’t watch an entire episode at once. My ex would just screech “WHAT IS THAT TURN IT OFF I CAN’T TAKE IT” but well, that’s sort of how I feel about her.

        In defense of his exasperation, the topics he discusses generally are infuriating and deserve such treatment.

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    2 months ago

    In general, good points but I’m seriously annoyed by glossing over education gap. It has diasterous effects on building relationships and in the long run on fertility.