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The airport bestsellers that captured our hearts and ruined our minds

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 22.1k ratings
  • Airport podcast about airport books

    I’m sure the irony would be completely lost in these two: their podcast belongs in the same genre as the books they like to make fun of. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Funny and fun

    These guys are hilarious and so enjoyable to listen to. The dry humor and attacks on these not-exactly-sacred-but-buzzworthy books make me laugh out loud and provide a painless way to engage with wrong-headed and sometimes dangerous “thinkers.”

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Fun and interesting

    Love the pod. I had a Mandela effect moment thinking you did an episode about “how to make friends and influence people”, but I don’t see that so now I suggest it…. Good luck, sounds terrible, but that’s why I want you to read it for me

    Apple Podcasts
    United Statesa month ago
  • Not Self-Aware

    The hosts make a lot of jokes about the idea that as two men maybe they aren’t the best ones to discuss women’s issues and feminist theory, but the awkward truth is that they’re right. Their episode on The Game was ultimately a discussion of a book about predatory behavior where the hosts sympathized with the predators and not their targets or victims, while managing to dramatically underestimate the damage of the PUA movement and downplaying it as a niche philosophy rather than identifying it a... more

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    United Statesa month ago
  • I grew up in England, but came of age as Youtube became ascendant. As a result I was the among the first generation of British youth to be suddenly consuming unpasturized American culture. I can think of no more heightened example of this than bingeing highlights of the NBA slam dunk contest. Total exposure could not have lasted more than an hour. The worlds greatest b-ballers performed all manner of dunks from incredible heights, through flaming hoops, in the final stage of High Altitude, Low O... more

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