Such a great podcast. The little silences were uncomfortable and awkward, but it hits its stride around the 35-40 minute mark. Morgan Freeman is definitely a national treasure.
I had to laugh at the part about getting your own branch, or as my mom/grandma called it, ‘switch.’ They’d give it a few test swings, and if it didn’t make the ‘woosh’ sound, they’d pick one that would turn your ass into ground hamburger. The trick is to find a switch with just enough ‘woosh’ to sound painful but thick and with enough leaves to not actually cause pain. Thinking back, it’s a pretty cruel thing to make a kid do.
The people complaining about this not being a ‘nerd’ podcast anymore, well, screw ‘em. This is Morgan Fucking Freeman. I think it’s great hearing from non-nerds who can offer a different perspective on the industry and life in general. 100% looking forward to the Tom Cruise one, solely because I don’t know what to expect.