TRC #682: Oppenheimer Movie Discussion

Oppenheimer (2023)

We try something a little different on the latest episode of The Reality Check. Having recently seen the movie Oppenheimer Darren and Adam have a discussion about this great film. If you haven’t seen the movie already it might be a good idea to check it out before listening to the show!

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2 Responses to TRC #682: Oppenheimer Movie Discussion

  1. Much as I love the podcast and really appreciate the work of Darren and Adam, this week’s discussion of “Oppenheimer” had several production-level problems.
    FIRST: SLOW DOWN GUYS! You both were chattering so quickly it sounded like one of those “Seth Meyer Fast Mumbles” (Late Night Seth sometimes hits auctioneer-level speeds during his “Closer Look” segments). It sounded like you were afraid you’d never fit the whole episode into your time limit
    SECOND: Remember who the real audience is. It’s US, right? The podcast LISTENER in their car, on a bike or cooking dinner — not the person sitting across from you (or wherever). We’re the whole point of doing the podcast. All too often even professional podcasters seem to forget that they’re not at a sidewalk cafe table having a great convo about some fascinating subject with their bestie. As a result, they mumble the ends of sentences or talk over each other, or speed through technical points knowing that the person across the table knows what they’re saying…but not US, the actual audience. We’re not just happenstance bystanders who are happy to overhear your excellent observations. We’re the whole point of the project.
    This is the first time I’ve noticed these problems so I’m thinking you guys just got carried away with enthusiasm without, perhaps, the calming influence of the other table mates.
    So, keep up the great reality checks, but try to keep in mind that your listeners aren’t able to read your lips.

    • Adam says:

      Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps we can get a laugh track to make our show seem more entertaining as Seth Meyer does! My volume was a bit low for the recording we did for this show but hopefully that’s all resolved with the latest episode and help with some of this.

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