Is all the Blah Blah Blah about Twitter.
I left Twitter in 2016 and left behind appx 150,000 followers. O, to be able to reach them and direct them to my Substack! But I'm happy that Twitter might be dying. I think it's been terrible for culture in general. And in particular, I think some great and good writers became the worst versions of themselves with their Tweets. So, as I watch folks mourn what Twitter "used to be," I feel like the celebratory trumpet player at a New Orleans funeral.
I haven't been on Twitter in more than a year, so your quandary is understandable. I do, however, have some feedback for your podcast, which I have loved and shared since 2015. I typically find what you have to say more interesting/useful than what your guest has to say. I'm not suggesting you forego guests, but I would recommend perhaps reserving one show per week that is just you. This would be a similar model as Jonah Goldberg's Remnant podcast. Just a suggestion. Keep up the great and thought-provoking work.
Finding Sherman Alexie in your comments is why I’m even on Substack.
I left Twitter-no one cared. Lost your podcast in the Slate brouhaha. Left Slate too. Loved your arguments with V. Heffernan, and that’s gone too! Life is constant change…but wait! Found you again here!! Have loved your work since early NPR days, because you challenge media BS and promote thinking. Thanks for being on Substack Mike!