I skipped the Curb series because I never watched it. I listened to the ESPN and Nick Saban episodes. The episodes were good but the full interview episodes are just nauseating, especially the Saban ones. Also they are clipped out and put in the show episodes. Do people really want to hear the same thing? I am on the fence with this podcast going forward. The next series will be the decider if I stay with this or unsubscribe.
For the love of my sanity, please stop with the Bama worship. Do you really need to ruin this podcast with episode after episode dedicated to them? Itâs sickening. This was a good podcast that I now have to avoid, because the last 11 episodes are about bammer. Please. Stop.
Started out promising with Curb and ESPN was ok, but it has just become a 30for30 wannabe... I tried to hang in there, but I canât any longer.
This has been a wonderful podcast for me. I am from New York and could care less about Alabama football. But, the lessons learned from their coaches and "the process" has helped me in my every day life as a husband, father and physician. This is a credit to Mr. Miller and the excellent manner in which he conveyed these valuable lessons. I look forward to more wonderful podcasts from Mr. Miller. Thank you
Love these stories and the reporting. The music. is. terrible. Just tacky and Cheesy as could be. Really undermines the tone and good thinking that goes into these pieces. Horrible.
These are excellent!
Great content, but the frequency of ads makes it hard to get into a groove.
The Espn series was good and really insightful. The curb episodes were good but didnât really break any new ground. The first Saban episode, sadly, was little more than a paid Alabama commercial. Only reason I listened was to find out something new about nick Saban, not that âhe works his players hardâ and âheâs always planningâ. Zzzzzzzz...
Great podcast. Found out about it when Jim was on the Tony Kornheiser podcast. I binged listened to season one on Curb which was fantastic and season two is the same. Nice work Jim!
Great concept to bring his book style to a podcast...I LOVE the ESPN one.
As a sports fan, canât recommend the S2 content on espn highly enough. Itâs really outstanding work.
I havenât connected personally with every topic, but Iâve learned from every podcast that I stuck with. We spend more hours awake at work than at home, so why not do it better?
I have really enjoyed the first two seasons of this. Only criticism is the ESPN episodes feel long. But great quality journalism and entertainment.
I loved it I am a great fan of Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm I enjoyed the interviews My one complaint I wasnât always able to identify the cast members especially the less well known ones by their voices I wish James introduced them by name Aside from that small annoyance I throughly enjoyed the podcast And Iâm looking forward to listening to the complete series Thanks Jerome Butler
I throughly enjoy each episode. He is a great interview who knows how to create a great story. Anyone who is thinking about creating a podcast should listen to this.
Just like his books, great work. Jim gets people to speak their mind well then puts the episodes together in a way that anybody can understand.
Loved the PTI show
how could you do this whole podcast without mentioning the kornheiser radio program? wilbons many appearences on it were exactly like PTI, cant believe it was not mentioned.
Donât bother listening to Mr Millerâs first episode on ESPN and Social Media podcast if you are expecting anything other than his liberal bias. He doesnât bother to contrast the way ESPN handled the Curt Schilling conservative tweets on Radical Islam and Transgender bill in NC where he was fired and Jemele Hillâs liberal tweets about President Trump and boycotting the NFL where she got a two week suspension. For Hill, he defends her tweet as if she was some great heroine who should not be held accountable for her social media posts and for Schilling he wrote the following âItâs not an unfair or impractical position for ESPN to hold,â he added. âIf you want to express your own opinions in a provocative way on social media, then ESPN and a lot of other media organizations are probably not where you should be working.âHow does that view not apply to Hill?
Are more shows coming or was Origins a one time thing with Curb?
Excellent, more please
Binge-listened. Iâll definitely rewatch a lot of Curb now. Deep insight into the creation if and making of the show. And sooooo funny!Thanks for a great podcast!
So pleased. The Wire level love. Didnât want the episodes to end. So well done. Thank you!
Come on! Thereâs no excuse for such pitiful sound quality. This could be easily solved with 5 minutes and $25 worth of wires.
I mean these days we have an expecation of an ad or two in a podcast but COME ON. Have some restraint, for gosh sake.
I see TWO. Come on guys.
This is an amazing listen. I recommend this highly to everybody who likes Curb, or even who watches Seinfeld. Please do yourself a favor and enjoy this labor of love and masterpiece by Mr. Miller.
Perhaps my expectations were too high on this one, but it's not good. As a fan of Curb, I was excited to tune in and learn something new about it. In the first episode, there were a few interesting anecdotes but nothing that compelling. Adding to that there is a FACTUAL ERROR in the episode. It says that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were members of the Groundlings, which is completely wrong. You can find that in a simple Google search. The fact that something so well known and easy to check verify, gives me pause on the accuracy of the remaining episodes. I will tune in the Curb's new season, but will be skipping the remainder of the series.
The feture on Curb Your Enthusism together with the interviews make a great beginning. Miller is a skilled interviewer!!
Great podcast about the show and it's characters. Started to rewatch the episodes after listening to the podcast.
Miller does such a marvelous job of not only accessing the key people behind a story, but putting it all into context. I'm a huge "Curb" fan, so these first few episodes have been a delight, but I'd also recommend the show for anyone curious about how things are made. A must-listen.
Seriously the best curb podcast out there.
I would have given Origins 5 stars after the first couple of episodes. It was wonderful hearing how it all came together, how the cast got picked, Larry's journey, the unique and brave HBO execs who let the show be the great show that it was and is. It should have ended there.The rest was like going to a memorial service for Larry David. How much he was loved, how generous he is, what a genius, what friend, how proud the cast was to be in his aura, etc, etc.It got pretty sappy. Not sure Larry would have loved all the adulation (or maybe he would.) Couldn't wait for episode 5 to end. The producers and editors could have curbed their enthusiasm just a bit and it would have been great.
Please just continue making Curb episodes until the end of time, thanks
Way too many ads! I donât mind a few but I will never use stamps.con or square space ever just because of the constant barrage. Frustrating because the interviews are somewhat interesting.
I wish this podcast didnât end. Amazing look into Curb.
I listen to 2 hours of podcasts per day every day while walking and these five episodes are among the best I've heard. I literally found myself laughing out loud as other folks were walking by me. Looking forward to new episodes.
Great transition from great books to a great podcast. Love hearing the narrative strung together.
Just binged listened to all episodes. Can't wait for more...
Such a brilliant idea for a show--and so well done. Love the complete approach, talking to all the cast members and weaving them into a fascinating, entertaining story.
I love oral history's, the host, the Content the editing are just perfect. I love this podcast
This series was wonderfully produced and filled with new anecdotes from cast and crew.
Loved the Curb episodes so far, but my god how many advertisements do we need in a 45 minute episode?
There's soooo much sucking up and praise, it's a little much sometimes. The host will spend whole minutes just praising and praising someone (the actors, too.) At the end of the day, this is a TV show. It's a great show, an important show, but it's still just ideas and performances. Essentially, you have to wade through some bad stuff to get to the good stuff. But the good stuff is worth it (if you're curious about the show and interested in facts and actual information, not praise.) Btw, it's telling Larry David himself doesn't spend a lot of time being interviewed. Comedy is art, and it's embarrassing to dissect your art like this.
Great new podcast
Amazing interviews and insight into the show in advance of the long-awaited next season. I tuned in for the Curb connection but Jim's style is so great that I can't wait to see what he dives into next!
My favorite podcast. Great reporting, writing, and storytelling. Can't wait for the next chapter.
Excellent interviewer with some of my favorite comedians about my favorite show. I listened to all five eps straight through and loved each of them. Excited to see what's next!
Jim Miller's oral histories are always great, and I almost enjoy the audio versions more than I do the book versions. The podcast format works really well for him, and Curb is a great start to the series. Can't wait to hear what comes next.