I count myself as a friend of the show, and one thing friends do is they give honest feedback
A couple of times recently, you have discussed a news item where it’s quite clear that none of you have significantly researched the item or know exactly what’s going on with it. The most recent time I noticed it (call me biased) was in Extra Meaty Skid (incidentally, boy, do I dislike that particular episode name - a horrible image!) when you discussed the Mozilla VR thing, but there was definitely one in the previous show as well. I don’t actually understand the Mozilla VR thing either (but note https://blog.gerv.net/2018/02/going-home/ , which is one reason why) and when you mentioned it I was looking forward to learning more about why they did it and what they hope to achieve. But sadly, I was disappointed.
The show is at its best when at least two of you have different yet thought-through opinions on a topic and you air them and offer them up for criticism and scrutiny by the other team members and the community. The show is significantly less good when you mention something which has happened, all confess general ignorance, and say “well, what does everyone else think?”
As you have noted on multiple occasions that the news section is getting quite large, perhaps a way of shrinking it a bit would be to make sure, before you begin, that at least one team member has reasonable knowledge of what’s going on with each topic?
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