Bill Gates on Nerdist

I am listening to Bill Gates on the Nerdist podcast. I know it is one of those things that is a “good get” for the program in that he’s an extremely famous person. However, the first time the handler jumped in to steer the conversation back to the Gates Foundation, I thought very hard about hitting the skip button. I understand they have a message they want to push, but it if you think the only way to spread that message is with Soviet level control, you may not understand the modern mediasphere as well as you think you do. That doesn’t make me feel better about the thing you are pushing, it makes me feel like the handler is pushing me around.

The only upside of the tight control from the handler is that it kept Matt Mira from trying to steer the conversation to what Gates thought of Frazier.

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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 “Bill Gates on Nerdist”

  1. I’ve been in meetings with bill where he’d tell his handlers to “hold on” he’s a chatter with purpose in my experience and doesn’t suffer fools well – will check this podcast out, not a regular part of my feed

  2. I’m in the middle of the episode. I’m glad they let it in when the handle popped up and Chris did well going “I get it but this is our flow.” Bill is fun to listen to and Chris did a good job merging the past with the present.

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