Sorry Doc, I have to agree with Sister Tiger on this one.
(I do agree that we need more guests that engage the mind with new ideas, rather than cycling through guests that just keep churning up the same old same old - unless they have new information to add.)
I wrote off the show in June or July after Art left. I forget. But yes, she was trying to imitate Art, which made it all the worse. Plus she was nervous as hell, and that came through in her voice. It made it cringe-worthy. The pregnant pauses, the quirks, the nervous giggles, and the vocal fry.
I kicked the show on Monday - not even checking on who the guest was - just to see if I could listen to it. The nervousness was gone, the quirks are more subdued - still there once in a while, but she seemed much more relaxed and projected an interest in the subject, and she dropped the Nooryisms.
If there is one thing I can't stand in a host, it's asking stupid questions just to hear themselves speak - or because they think they have to do it. (Art was the master of knowing when to ask questions and when to let the guest speak.)
Okay, possibly a fluke ? Tuesday, sounded like she was actually having fun.
Tonight, we got a Tsoukalos-o-rama. Say what you like about Giorgio, but the guy is enthusiastic and his hair is approaching Hoagland status. It was actually pretty entertaining. If (Redacted) keeps going the way she is, and working out the glitches, she's going to have a decent program - as long as she makes it her own. I'll probably continue to listen.
Dare I say it ? She actually is getting better.
...And George Noory Still SUCKS !
When you're starving almost anything tastes good.