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Bill Scher and Traci Olsen try to stay sane during the Trump years. A LiberalOasis podcast.

This Is Not Normal Bill Scher and Traci Olsen

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    • 4.6, 14 Ratings

Bill Scher and Traci Olsen try to stay sane during the Trump years. A LiberalOasis podcast.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

SingItBack ,

Cathartic and funny

This is a low-key little podcast that deserves a wide audience. It's unabashedly liberal and it's very ranty...and utterly delightful. Love the hosts, love the content. My only criticism- just go for the explicit rating. The bleeped words are distracting.

John Sheirer ,

Smart and Funny

Bill and Traci bring sanity to the so-not-normal insanity of the Trump presidency. Bill brings policy and historical precedent while Traci brings pop culture and the what-the-hell? pulse of the people. And they are both exactly equally funny--which is very, very funny. Highly recommended for both information and entertainment.

SingeVert ,

except for one thing...

Look, I'm sure Traci Olsen is a very nice person, and I'm not, but I got no nice way to put this: she makes the show a slog. I get the concept of a foil, or a straight-man, but she's neither. She adds nothing substantive--nary an original thought in the life of this podcast. Her job seems to be to interject/interrupt with color commentary, but it never rises above millennialist cliche (e.g. "So, that's all whatever!" "Like, is that a thing now?!"). Which is a shame because Bill Scher is one of my favorite commentators! He always has incisive analysis, original angles to explore, and wit, yet can never get momentum going because of all the inane interruptions. I'd love it if you guys were pulling off a Ken Rudin/Ron Elving thing, but it ain't working. Makes me wince every time she starts talking--painfully un-funny. But I still give 4 stars because there's great material here and I don't have animus towards Olsen, I just wish she'd talk less (10 words a show, can we agree on that?).

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