Gemma is an amazing! She proves herself to be a knowledgeable interviewer and the people being interviewed are extremely engaging. That being said, Shane’s “interview” style is typically cringe worthy. For some reason, Shane feels compelled to insert irrelevant information about himself when asking questions to his guests. It’s bizarre to me that a 30 year old ( by the way I don’t know the age of any of the other hosts of podcasts that I listen to) doesn’t know that journalist/reporters don’t do that— no one cares. Also, as someone who has chosen to make a podcast about the Catholic Church he has not only done NO research into the terminology or traditions, but he basically brags about his ignorance in one of the early episodes. Last complaint about Shane is that if a period of time goes by where he has not contributed to the conversation, he will pipe up. When he decides to do this, it typically takes the conversation off track which leads me to believe he either wasn’t listening to the conversation OR that he was totally lost on what was going on because he did absolutely no prep work before the episode. If Gemma could do the podcast alone, I would be all in. Thankfully Shane often finds himself in over his head in the conversations so we only have to endure listening to a couple questions from him per episode. If his participation was more, I would probably have given a less than 5 star rating. Great work Gemma!!
Jan. 7, 2020 by 9th Wonder of The World on Apple Podcasts