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.