I've thought about it a lot, did we all just grow up a little bit at the same time? Did listening to the best show just redefine what I want out of a radio/podcast so much that we all left it behind?
I went back recently and listened to some old episodes, ones in the 40's and 50's, and I liked them a ton. I think what really happened is that the eponymous host really DID become a boring [too-pleased with himself] public radio guy, just like he said on the phone to tom scharpling 3 years ago.
I think that really started to struck me when I saw that he interviewed Jim Lehrer, and then today, seeing his Hanson interview. I loved his show because he interviewed basically my favorite comedians and musicians every week. Ugh.
I know what your thinking, am I talking about recently retired Texas Public Radio David Martin Davies!
Now, instead of continuing this thread, lets talk about this boring fucking pig until our ears bleed.