Studio: Adam Burns & Daniel J. Brewer
Category: Personal Journals
What It Is
A couple of gay guys chat about their lives and the larger culture.
Shows are typically about an hour or so and come out weekly. The entire archive of the show, nearly two-hundred episodes now, is available at the iTunes page. The show has an explicit tag, but is mild by the standards of podcasts with explicit tags. In my opinion at least.
What About It
Burns & Brewer have fantastic chemistry; that’s the first thing to say. If you’re looking for strengths, this is easily the biggest one the show has. The second thing to say is that the other main element of the show is both strength and weakness. The show is called Dubious Intent and that seems to mean that the show has no main focus and is pretty rambling. When this works, the show has a real energy and chemistry to it; unfortunately, it often doesn’t work and the rambling doesn’t really ever cohere into anything. It’s a really fun show when it’s working; when it isn’t, I just found myself listening without have any real sense of what was even being talked about. There are a lot of inside jokes here that a devoted listener would enjoy more but that are kind of off-putting to new listeners. Regardless, it’s an above average show that might even get into my rotation if it was more consistent or if there were fewer really great shows.
2 ½ stars.
You’re looking for a rambling conversation about nothing that isn’t annoying.
Avoid Like the Plague If
If you’re a homophobe probably.
Best Entry Point
I kind of tried to look back at some of the episodes I’d heard and I had some trouble really remembering which ones had what stuff in them. Just grab the most recent one.