SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 134: One Essential Phone and too many streaming apps


  • danakin

    An interesting twist this week as Rose handled the intro duties. She introduced Igor, Dean, and Sameer but forgot to mention Brad’s upcoming appearance. The various “you only had one job!” memes came flooding to mind.

    Things kicked off with a discussion on the Essential Phone. Here Igor provided a solid recap of his visit to Andy Rubin’s new playground. Of note was the analogy to luxury cars on how the device and its packaging pays obsessive attention to detail. The segment moved to a Q & A format where Dean and Sameer provided the Qs and Igor the As. This format has merit despite what seemed like a one-and-done question limit. Are the hosts that concerned with time or did they really have nothing else to inquire about? Igor came off very well informed and set the stage for wanting to go read his review.

    Sameer took the lead on the segment discussing streaming services following a ham-fisted handoff from Rose. Hosting is clearly not her strength and it saddled the episode with an amateurish patina. Where have you gone Igor B, a (SyrupCast) nation turns it’s wanting ears to you. The segment itself was full of relevant and timely commentary. Listeners were definitely not cheated on the content, just the execution.

    It’s clear that Sameer is informed and passionate about reporting on the subject and only needs to slow his speaking cadence so that he doesn’t sound like a pre-pubescent teen asking someone out on a date for the first time.

    This week’s show gets a 7.8 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score. This week’s DCS (Dopey Comment Score) is: 0. The entire show seemed rushed, forced, and lacking the professional sheen of recent weeks.