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Heavyweight Navel-Gazing

Been listening to the podcast Heavyweight by Gimlet media. I liked the promise of it as a human interest story series but have gotten more annoyed with it as a sort of self-indulgent navel gazing for Jonathan Goldstein. It’s all people he knows directly or were interesting to him and his psyche and history plays a huge part of every single story. Been a bit disappointed in that. It all feels so self serving and more about Goldstein’s personal worldview and eccentricities than the subjects of the podcasts. Just not what I really was looking for, or what was promised in the promotions.

But listened to the first episode of Homecoming and was very impressed with the radio play, the story set up and the cast. Looking forward to more of that.


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