Praising Faintly

I really love this post from Uncle Warren. It’s got a charming combination of embracing and distancing at the same time. He has nice things to say about episode #191 (the same one about which I got an email  saying that the value of the show is slipping) but wants to be sure not to issue a blanket endorsement.

Dave Slusher has actually done 191 episodes of his show, and while I can’t yet speak for the first 190, I was extremely impressed by #191

I can’t recommend the Evil Genius Chronicles highly enough – at least #191.

He said that the show helped influence the way he thinks about his own work, which is about the durned highest compliment I can get. Thanks, Warren!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

5 thoughts on “Praising Faintly”

  1. Dom says:

    Thats nice of Uncle Warren. Maybe he should go back and listen to all 190 previous ECG’s and he would be even more praiseful. I’ve been a listener since about April this year I think. Got to a point the other day when I had to copy the past episodes to a spare HD since I was running short on space. Do you keep a copy of all the previous episodes Dave?
    What sort of audience figures do you get for the podcast? Any idea roughly how many people download it each time? Not that it matters much since you’re in the “will podcast for one or less listeners” group.

  2. dave says:

    Dom, I don’t have any idea on the stats. I do have every episode that I have ever published still available for download.

  3. Uncle Warren says:

    Thanks, Dave! I didn’t mean to sound ambivalent – must be my news reporter training, all I knew for sure was that I loved #191, so that’s as far as I went. I hope you were curious enough to check out Uncle Warren’s Attic #13, where I spent time praising more than faintly!

    I know that sounds like a plug for my show – I suppose it is – but mostly I want to let you know you’ve helped me focus on staying unfocused and unformatted. The last thing I want to do is succumb to the temptation to get into “branding” and such, which I agree will kill the beauty and delightful freedom of podcasting.

  4. dave says:

    Warren, I downloaded it and it’s in the queue, fighting for my attention with all the other gazillion podcasts. I should listen sometime in the next week. I was 97% kidding on all this. I just thought it was funny to emphasize that you can’t claim the show as a whole is good, since you only have one datum. It reminded me of the Heinleinian judge thing, “Fair Witness” or something like that.

    Thanks for having something nice to say. Despite my kidding, that always warms my heart that anyone ever says anything nice.

  5. dave says:

    Warren, I did listen and was pleased that you found things to hang your hat on for several shows. Nice show you got going on.

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