Podcast Review – Important if True
“In an effort to understand the baffling world around us, we take your questions about the most fascinating, inane, and inexplicable happenings you can find, and draw them out to their most extended—and almost definitely inaccurate—conclusions. Join Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, and Nick Breckon of Idle Thumbs each week as they attempt to find truth and meaning through absurdity. Will they succeed? Probably not, but we’ll all enjoy the trip.” – Blurb from idlethumbs.net
Episodes Reviewed : 0 – 5
Average Episode Length: 62 minutes
Release Schedule: Weekly
Formats: Video & Audio (Audio only reviewed)
Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin & Nick Breckon have launched a new podcast called; Important If True. Their long running (and continuing) podcast, Idle Thumbs, is a Gaming focused podcast that regularly got side-tracked into barely related but usually hilarious conversations. This new show is a celebration of those conversations where the hosts dedicate an hour or so to a few topics of conversation. This allows them to discuss each one thoroughly, often leading to a ridiculous conclusion. Freed from the limitation of being a “Gaming Podcast” Important If True can delve into any weird and wonderful topic that they wish.
Covering any topic at all has opened up some hysterical conversations. Do you want to find out why there’s a commercial airliner jet full of Hawks? Do you want to learn about how Mario became Wario, an evil version of himself? What about a crazy parasite that makes you love cats? If none of that tickles your fancy, did you know that a salt container is called a salt pig? These are just a few examples of topics that are discussed at length.
The hosts have a great rapport with one another, their real life friendships shine through in each episode. The 3 of them have a great dynamic and personalities that complement one another well. While they have similar interests and work in the same industry (Game Development), they each draw on their own unique experiences and viewpoints. This gives the show a well balanced feel between each host and they allow one another plenty of freedom to take a topic and run with it. That’s really the key reason this podcast works the way that it does.
As I mentioned previously, the hosts of this podcast are very experienced. They present the show with confidence and in an extremely enjoyable manner; they have refined their hosting style very well over the years. The show is recorded in a professional studio with high quality recording equipment leading to a great standard of audio quality. The editing is similarly of a professional quality, it is clear that a lot of time and effort goes into the production of this show. They offer both a video and audio only version of their show, I can’t speak to the videos quality as I’ve reviewed the audio version here; but at least the option is there for those who prefer video versions.
Newcomers to the podcast shouldn’t be put off by the long history of the hosts; the show remains accessible to those that are unfamiliar with them. If discussion about topics, such as How Cat poo can affect humans and other animals plus how it is eerily similar to an ant fungus; Then look no further than this podcast right here.
Overall this is a podcast full of great content, excellent technical quality and full of laughs for added measure. I would highly recommend it and I look forward to listening each week.
Youtube: Important If True Playlist