This thread made me register for the forum!
I felt like I had to "defend" this one, which is weird because I did not finish it and skipped over the pick up artist stuff at the very beginning. I have many of the same issues everyone else did...how can a movie reviewer not have seen any of the top 5...creepy pick up discussion is never good...etc.
I do have to say though that to me this was a much better listen than the fogelnest podcast...another i could not bring myself to finish.
I feel like the whole pick up awfulness would have been avoided if kulap hadn't thrown the "try it on me" line out there which is when i cut ahead a few minutes then cut ahead a few more til I found it was over. If it was an earwolf regular i bet that question would have resulted in some improv rather than awkwardness.
I also don't know if it is a G4 thing but there have been similar appearances with some of those guys and gals (Kevin Pereira on DLM for example) that have felt a little bit off as well.
I rarely don't finish these, so I'm mostly there with yall, it just seems this backlash is a bit much.
Anyways...keep up the good work Howard and Kulap. The show is great