Andrey (azangru) wrote,

One amusing thing that youtube's suggestion algorithm makes obvious is how guests of podcasts / talk shows get repurposed by other podcasts / talk shows. Bari Weiss appears on Jordan Peterson, and the next thing you know she is on Triggernometry. Yeonmi Park is on Jordan Peterson, then she is on Fox, then she is on Tim Pool, and now she is on Lex Fridman. There were other examples that I forgot. The distribution of guests between shows doesn't seem to spread evenly allong the time axis, but instead guests seem to go into periods of extroverted hyperactivity, during which they are tossed from one show to the next, until they leave the stage (or start a podcast of their own :-) ).

It's almost like they are on book tours, but they aren't really. It's some kind of fashion, sudden awareness of the existence of a person, when different shows seem to reach out to them simultaneously, and then forget about them.

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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