I Want the Hate Too

Caught this review of my podcast while discussing “troll” aspects of modern life with my sister:

Michael Covel interviews some great guests on his podcast, and that’s the part I love about his podcast. When h[e] allows the guests to go deep into a topic, the interviews are tremendous. Things I dislike about these podcasts? Michael Covel constantly diverts conversations into meaningless specula about fed policy or starts a monologue about value investing and buy-and-hold. Good to hear once, but not on e[very] podcast! Also, he over all tends to talk like a “know-it-all”. Michael, allow guests to talk more about topics they’re good at and stop trying to be a “life” coach.

She then says remember the scene from Howard Stern’s film? I said no, so looked it up. Self-explanatory:

Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes. The average Howard Stern fan listens for, are you ready for this, an hour and twenty minutes.

Stern Associate: How can that be?

Researcher: Answer most commonly given: “I want to see what he’ll say next.”

Stern Associate: Okay, fine, but what about the people who hate Stern?

Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.

Stern Associate: But… if they hate him, why do they listen?

Researcher: Most common answer: “I want to see what he’ll say next.”

Stern has made me laugh many times in my life.

Note: Great piece on dealing with haters.

One thought on “I Want the Hate Too

  1. Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

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