Over the last few years, between You’re Wrong About, Maintenance Phase, and You Are Good, I have learned that podcasting is a new art form—insofar as art is a crafted sensory experience that shows me my world in a new way and thereby fundamentally changes that world. Thank you Maintenance Phase, thank you Aubrey Gordon, thank you Michael Hobbes.
I am also saying “thank you both for the knowledge,” because the show presents an incredible amount of research, carefully contextualized and crafted through narrative and humor so I come away each time having learned a ton without really realizing it.
Does that say “high fructose broccoli syrup”? Indeed it does; see April 5 episode Michael Pollan’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” There are transcripts but then you don’t hear Aubrey’s amazing beautiful laughter so I recommend listening if at all possible.