Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is back, again, this time with a version of his old MSNBC show Countdown,” in podcast form. He’s calling it… waitforit… Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann was the first talking-head-who-had-a-show that I watched regularly. It might have been because of his ESPN days, or I just liked how he looked at the news and then explained it in a way that made sense to me. I thought he was funny and an excellent interviewer.

This new podcast is the exact same show I remember every weekday morning. It has become the podcast I turn to at 6 am when I walk the dog. During that morning walk, I can almost finish an episode, and I’m fast-forwarding past the commercials and the dogs section.

Olbermann is quite good in this format. I know he has enough money to last a couple of lifetimes, so he has the time, but it seems like a lot of work to do this every week, let alone every weekday.

He’s way more entertaining than some of the other political-type podcasts I listened to in the past, so he has that going for him.

August 2, 2022

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