While I liked your podcast, your speech in episode 3 about diversity and the implication that you hoped that President Trump would see the light was a big turn off.
On Christmas 2015, I was in a position, along with all my American colleagues of having to train our H1-B Indian replacements. If we refused we would face no severance. The word "immigrant" was used constantly by management when referring to these workers. Mind you, these so-called "immigrants" were brought to the United States for the specific reason to be trained by and replace American I.T. workers. Any complaints from us were dismissed as racist and xenophobic by management and HR. Being discriminated against for being an American kind of turns you into a bit of "protectionist" or a "nationalist" and even a Trump voter. I know this is astonishing to people who have never been treated like that, but it could happen to you! I know you were not necessarily referring to foreign workers when speaking about diversity, but you have to understand that your advocation of diversity is a weapon that is used by corporate america to silence any dissent against outsourcing, so you stirred up a bit of a hornets nest, at least with me.
I got tired of listening to podcasts with Carrington Vanston and that college professor whos name escapes me, two VERY privileged guys who liked to virtue signal and speak negative about Trump on podcasts about classic computers/gaming. I always felt that If they ever had to train an H1-B replacement (I know Vanston is a Canadian but nonetheless), they would probably vote for Trump. I don't think you are in the same league.
The last thing I want to hear is progressive or conservative politics or world views on a podcast about video gaming (sorry to even post here, but you asked for feedback), so I am giving your podcast a miss. Best of luck though with your advocacy of the Atari 7800 and your support of homebrew guys.
I guess it's time to make this announcement.
Many -- including myself -- have asked Phil if he planned to cover homebrews in his podcast. Unfortunately, he said no, just the official releases. Well, this is where The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast steps in.
Episode zero is out now. I welcome all feedback. Here are the details:
- E-mail for feedback (text or audio!): homebrew78 -at- fab4it -dot- com
- Twitter: @homebrew78
- Home page/show notes page: homebrew78.fab4it.com
- Available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and maybe a couple of other providers I'm forgetting about.
- And, uhhh....already have a give-away going on...listen for details.
Just as Phil would do, I'll post game-related feedback requests on the Atari 7800 forum.
Wish me luck.