And speaking of...
by PullSlice - 3/31/09 10:56 AM
In Reply to: I Disagree by war2d2
I agree that the lag and distance has something to do with it. But lots of two-host shows or podcasts have to do a call-in or Skype-in sometimes, and many manage to carry on fine. I just think it's possible that Natali isn't as good at a multi-host radio format as Molly is. Doesn't mean she can't get better, but she's not there yet. Seems better suited for a one-person show.
For me, the biggest problem, and something that's almost making the show unlistenable lately (and it's not just Natali) is the segues. And they're getting worse; my gut says that they've gotten worse since Natali came in because she wants them as a way to make sure she's getting enough airtime and seeming like an equal part of the show. But I could be totally wrong about that, cause Tom does them too.
The point is this - no one does them well. Stop it. Stop it stop it stop it. They're almost never clever, they're almost never cute, they're almost never funny. And if you're doing them poorly on purpose in an effort to be ironic, knock that off too, cause it isn't working.
Many shows ("PTI" springs to mind) go from topic to topic in rapid fire succession with no transitions or segues. Segues don't help with pacing, and are amateurish at best. They're totally unnecessary and add nothing to the listener experience.
So, it's either hacky journalism or a poor attempt at comedy. In either case, fail. So quit it. One hundred percent bad idea, all the time.
You guys have such a wonderful show; stop mucking it up with hammy segues.
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