Maybe my expectations were just too high, after all, this was a podcast with two bloggers on my “always read” list. However I just couldn’t handle more than 22-minutes of the Tony & Johnnie show. Sorry lads, I hope you take this in the spirit in which it’s given, but this didn’t work.
My guess is that perhaps Tony shouldn’t have chosen one of his best mates as his first guest, the conversation came across as somewhat contrived and at the times the rapport did seem natural, I felt like I was sitting in a coffee shop eavesdropping on two friends chatting.
The biggest thing for me was that I wasn’t sure why I was supposed to be listening. The objective of the podcast wasn’t clear and seemed somewhat random, maybe I just stopped listening too early. Sadly the Parky style interview, while nice in theory, simply doesn’t warrant an hour of my time, even between two of my favorite bloggers. Which brings me to another point, podcasting and blogging while similar in delivery are extremely different mediums, a star at one could easily be a dud at the other.
I’ll be looking out for the next one though, hopefully this was simply a poor dress-rehearsal…!