Hi there, if you are here then you must want to know what rationale I use to rate the podcasts I listen too. Of course not everyone will agree and I am open to disagreements, who knows I might even change my mind. I use a five emoticon scale of happy or miserable pea pods. This is based on how I feel about the podcast I just listened to. However like movies sometimes a podcast fades (Independence Day) and sometimes they become cult classics (Blade Runner).
Great: I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast. Hits on all notes. I laughed, I learned, I contemplated and most importantly I remembered it. It has made an impact in my psyche.
Good: I liked this podcast. This podcast is good for driving, playing a video game or doing work. You don’t have to pay too much attention and when you do it’s entertaining or informative but probably not both.
Okay: This podcast is neutral. Usually boring from podcasters who are generally good but have an off day, uninspired guest or uninteresting topic. Might listen for information but turn off after I get what I want.
Dud: Just a poor showing. Usually from podcasters who don’t know how to present, interview or just plain green. Give this podcast a miss but don’t write of the show completely because not everyone can be Serial the first time out.
Terrible: An awful, awful podcast. This podcast was probably done with the intention to annoy or to troll. I have never encountered one that earned this emoticon but then I have never looked that hard. Lets hope we can keep this emoticon from ever showing up on this website.