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Sampler

By Gimlet

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Description

Sampler brings you the best moments from the world of podcasts. We'll feature bite size tastes from a variety of shows plus we'll talk with podcasters to find out why they do what they do. Sampler is hosted by Brittany Luse and a different special guest each week.

Customer Reviews

Meh

Disappointed. Not the quality I am used to from Gimlet. Good idea, poorly executed.

Show don't tell

It was nice to hear about cool new podcasts. That is, until I realized that the host and guest host would be pausing them every thirty seconds to explain why what was just said on those podcasts was funny and good. There's no more effective way to kill something funny than to explain why it's funny.

It doesn't help that Brittany very much plays the nerdy pop-culture podcast host, with all of the boilerplate humor and grating expressions that go along with that. She and her co-host had TERRIBLE chemistry on the first episode. I could not WAIT for them not to be in the same room together.

There was also this weird lack of investment? Like Brittany didn't even try to use the sleep-aid podcast they were talking about to try and fall asleep. Pretty lame!

Don't get me wrong though. The podcasts they chose to highlight were dope! Glad to know about them for sure.

Also, most of the people who reviewed this so far did so before the first episode came out.

Great idea, but...

I was excited when I first heard about this show. The concept is just what podcast lovers need as we try to navigate the largely uncharted waters of the podcast world.

The show does not live up to the production value I expect from Gimlet. The first episode feels like a morning disc jockey show one could find on a local pop station. The banter is a little too off the cuff and not particularly fun or funny.