Duration: 60 minutes
Content: In Real Time, a panel of guests discuss current events. Recent guests include Jason Alexander, Dan Rather, Martha Raddatz, Chris Rock, John Ridley, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Fmr. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL), Mia Farrow, Seymour Hersh, Sen. Joe Biden, David Mamet, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Steven Weber, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). Whew! And that's for three podcasts!
My Critique: Bill's outrageous, yes. Inappropriate, often. Thought provoking, indeed. In danger of being vilified like Ann Coulter? No question about it. This comedian/pundit pushes the envelope and he forces people to think and react. This is where he is different from Ann Coulter:
- He's genuinely funny.
- He invites guests with opposing viewpoints to discuss topical issues.
- He's as irreverent towards the Democrats as towards the Republicans,but conservatives don't seem to pick up on that.
- He provides an entertaining, thought provoking, and enjoyable hour.
My podcasts sit in queue and are shuffled. As soon as I hear the opening bars to Bill's show, my ears prick up. No, I don't always agree with him. This is a free country after all. But I give the man credit for treating us as sentient, intelligent beings.
My Rating: Two earbuds if you are a Bill fan; none if you've attended Jerry Falwell's Liberty University
Two Ear Buds: Highly recommended
One Ear Bud: Ok, but needs improvement
No ear bud: Don't bother.
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