Last week I made my debut on the Gerry Callahan podcast and Kirk Minihane isn’t happy about it apparently. He responded on his podcast Friday, and this is my response to his response.
First of all, I’ve always liked Kirk and I still do. If you listen to his show then you know that this is just how he talks. There was a 0.0% chance Kirk would say ANYTHING positive about the show. This is just his shtick.
With that said, one of their biggest beefs with me is I agree with Gerry too much. Meanwhile, they also complained that I criticized Kirk’s show. What do you think is more interesting fodder for discussion – listing all of the reasons I like Kirk, or the few criticisms I have of his show?
My biggest beef has always been that Kirk and Steve Robinson are interesting, smart people who have unique takes on a variety of issues, but they dedicate at least half of every 3 hour podcast to the following:
- Ranking members of the Minifan club
- Crank phone calls that aren’t really even crank phone calls because all they do is name drop random members of the Minifan club to strangers in Idaho and giggle about it because the guy on the other end pretends to know who these people are
- Parody songs made by members of the Minifan club about the Minihane show and the Minfan club
Basically what this guy said.
Turtleboy and @GerryCallahan clipping each other’s toenails would be more entertaining than a 3 hour navel gaze interspersed with deep dives into the life of some obscure listener like Rich Kelleher pic.twitter.com/zLX3tsD3p5
— Digger (@Takethisbread) December 23, 2019
No, I haven’t messaged Kirk himself and told him that because it’s his show and he should do whatever he wants to do. I make a living offering opinions on things that I see. In my opinion, that is extremely boring, and lots of people agree. Everyone I talk to says that whenever that shit comes on they hit the 30 second mark 10 times only to find out that they’re still talking about it. It’s why the podcast isn’t really catching on with a larger audience. It’s why Kirk has been stuck at 88.5K followers despite being affiliated with one of the largest and fastest growing podcast brand on the interwebz. These guys are on team Barstool now. They have the ability to reach a much larger audience because of that, but if you’re some random person in Texas why the hell do you give a shit about who the current Vice President of the Minifan club is?
I’m more disappointed than anything, because I know the show has potential. Kirk is one of the best in the industry because he goes after people who deserve it. His take down of Kevin Cullen was one of the most masterful performances of all time. All I’m saying is, more of that would be great.
And just to be clear, the biggest lie he told was that I begged him to come on the podcast. Kirk called me in June and said that I should come in sometime because they had a new studio in Framingham. Obviously I’m gonna follow up on this, which I did a couple times before giving up. In the meantime they had a psychotic ginger in penny loafers on because he was the self-appointed director of promotions for the Minifan club.
So it was clear that this was the direction the show was going in, which is fine because it’s their show. In my opinion it sucks and is unlistenable, but I ONLY asked to come on because I was invited on.
I also had no idea I said “yea,” and “alright” so much because I honestly don’t listen to myself, including my own podcasts and live shows. I’ve never played the #2 before so I gotta get used to that. Either way, the interviews we’ve gotten on the Turtleboy Live show with ratchet redemption hour are a million times more entertaining than debating whether or not MHB was still allowed in the Minifan club.
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