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I’ll preface my comments by saying I have enjoyed this show for many years, and I appreciate having the podcast as an option if I missed it on TV. My comments come from my genuine love for the show. 😊
The show is excellent overall, from the interviews to the panel discussions. What’s interesting to me, when listening via podcast (and getting *audio* only), is how much I pick up on little things I may’ve missed while *watching* the show on TV.
When I am focused only on the audio, it is glaringly obvious to me how much sound Chuck makes while a guest is speaking. It seems like there are a whole lot of “Mm-hmm” and “Yeah, yeah”-sort of mumblings, as if Chuck is saying, “Okay, wrap it up. Let me talk now.” I realize there are definite time constraints while doing a broadcast, but man is this distracting.
Chuck had developed a crutch-phrase at the end of interviews, almost always wrapping them up by saying, “Thanks for coming on and sharing your views.” GAH! It got to the point where I could tell it was coming, and I could talk along with the TV/podcast in real time.
Clearly, a producer or consultant noticed it, too, and must’ve had a chat with Chuck — because recently he has switched to thanking people for sharing their “perspective” instead. So now, that is the word I use when talking along with the show.
There’s nothing wrong with mentioning either “views” OR “perspective,” but please at least alternate between the two. If you switch to thanking people for their perspective at the end of every interview, all you’ve done is adopt a *new* crutch-phrase.
The primary reason I bring this up is that it takes away, somewhat, from the substance or gravity of an interview — you want viewers/listeners to pay attention to WHAT you’re saying, and not be distracted by HOW you’re saying it.
Thank you, MTP team, for taking the time to read my review. But more importantly, thank you for all the work that goes into creating your wonderful show! 👍
Weak host. Tired of the gop guests who are all extreme right fringe characters. Cant wait until the gop’s reign of terror is over and the country is SANE again
Showing more bias now
Independent in a blue state - fan of the show for over 20 years.
Since the Nicole Wallace timeslot shake up I feel like Chuck Todd has become more flagrantly bias. His language for Trump drips with disdain and his guests seem more and more left leaning (panel). Andrea Mitchell is a hack yet there she is.
I previous listened to the ToddCast on a regular basis as well. His approach to women is condescending and somewhat dismissive. As others have pointed out his yeah yeah and uh huh is indicative of someone waiting their turn, not listening.
Get it together over there! We want the quality and integrity that Tim Russert brought to the show.