The Atlantic namechecks Bald Move in a piece about podcasting

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  • AjasAjas Seattle, WA
    edited May 24
    That's amazing they managed to misspell both Bald Move AND Jehovah's Witnesses within about 10 words. ("Bald Moves" and "Jehovah witnesses")

    It's funny about the "absurdly long" part, because I remember there being a time when they would apologize each episode for running long... And then they suddenly doubled-down -- stopped apologizing and the episodes each got a half hour longer.
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  • FlashGordonFlashGordon Leeds, UK
    That is pretty complimentary too
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  • Doctor_NickDoctor_Nick Terminus
    Yeah, the guys as bastions of rationality and logic in a crazy world.
  • CretanBullCretanBull Toronto
    Absurdly long?  Wait until they discover Dan Carlin!
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  • The quote for those who don't want to click,

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    "Even further from a traditional current affairs beat is the endless stream of podcasts about TV shows produced by Bald Moves. The two hosts, who are ex-Jehovah witnesses from the Midwest, record absurdly long podcasts where they just chat about the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Westworld. Their success (20 million downloads, and counting) may look like another embodiment of the futility of pop culture, until you realize that part of what they do for hours on is to meticulously debunk crazy fan theories—patiently drawing a line between the factual, the plausible, and the ludicrous. Which seems like a useful skill for a democratic public to have."
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Wow, you guys are saving democracy!
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  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    Those Bald Moves guys are pretty cool.  I'll have to drop Juliette a line and say thanks.
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  • Even further from a traditional current affairs beat is the endless stream of podcasts about TV shows produced by Bald Moves. The two hosts, who are ex-Jehovah witnesses from the Midwest, record absurdly long podcasts where they just chat about the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Westworld. Their success (20 million downloads, and counting) may look like another embodiment of the futility of pop culture, until you realize that part of what they do for hours on is to meticulously debunk crazy fan theories—patiently drawing a line between the factual, the plausible, and the ludicrous. Which seems like a useful skill for a democratic public to have.

    Couldn't have said it better myself
  • Absurdly long? I would not mind if the podcasts where longer. As I always say, podcasts take as long as they take
  • trippytrippy Saint Louis
    Ajas said:

    That's amazing they managed to misspell both Bald Move AND Jehovah's Witnesses within about 10 words.

    YEah strange error there.

    regardless, congratulations Guys!
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  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    Yeah  - I wouldn't call them ABSURDLY long haha. They are on the long side, but there are a lot of podcasts that go over an hour, and that's what pausing is for. For those of us who live in cities with ABSURD traffic, it's very helpful to have a reliably long podcast to listen to on the commute.
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  • LukeLuke Central Illinois
    edited May 25
    Nah they aren't absurdly long. That award goes to Retro Gaming Roundup. Their episodes are 5 hours long.
  • voodooratvoodoorat Atlanta
    i dunno, man, it sounds like you owe these bald moves guys a cease and desist letter, they even stole your backgrounds!
  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    I guess she's never listened to Marc Maron either?
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  • OldGriswoldOldGriswold Brooklyn
    "The two hosts ... record absurdly long podcasts where they just chat about the latest episode of Game of Thrones or Westworld."

    Um, it's much more than that, lady.  They talk about the philosophical perspectives on beetle-keeping FFS.
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    Yeah? Well, y'know... that's just like uh... your opinion, man.
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @OldGriswold Not to mention the important discussions about how much it would take for @A_Ron_Hubbard to give it up for a sheikh.

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  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    I love them Bald Mover fellers. Don't even care that they're ex-Johannasburg Witlesses.
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  • trippytrippy Saint Louis
    So I think that 'absurdly long' needs to become some sort of tagline.  Instead of "Officially Unofficial"

    "Absurdly Long, for your pleasure".


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  • When you get a shoutout from a major publication but they spell your name wrong:

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  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited May 25
    They also have long convos about stuff like if dudes who can suck their own weenus feel more like they're getting it or giving it. But they didn't expound on if it feels more like you're caressing a dude's bearded face who's giving or if your having your beard caressed while getting. Wait what?
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  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    cdrive said:

    They also have long convos about stuff like if dudes who can suck their own weenus feel more like their getting it or giving it. But they didn't expound on if it feels more like you're caressing a dude's bearded face who's giving or if your having your beard caressed while getting. Wait what?

    I found that convo blessedly short, lol
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  • akritenbrinkakritenbrink Lynnwood, WA (Seattle area)
    @A_Ron_Hubbard does have an ABSURD practice of making instant mashed potatoes.
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  • TravisTravis CA
    edited May 25
    I think the "absurdly long" quote deserves another Atlantic contributor body slam! 

    (EDIT: My bad. The body slam was the Guardian, not the Atlantic)

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  • A_Ron_HubbardA_Ron_Hubbard Cincinnati, OH
    cdrive said:

    They also have long convos about stuff like if dudes who can suck their own weenus feel more like their getting it or giving it. But they didn't expound on if it feels more like you're caressing a dude's bearded face who's giving or if your having your beard caressed while getting. Wait what?

    My beard is a finely tuned sensory organ. Hands and beard are like one. It's the Alpha and Omega of sensory experiences. Seriously, it's taken the bulk of my will power to just not absentmindedly stroke it in public.
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  • fidoz Houston
    Why didn't she mention the gorilla dick conversations?
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