doctorow at May 11th, 2014 14:36 — #1
daneel at May 11th, 2014 15:03 — #2
Taibbi was, until recently, the
best only reason to read Rolling Stone: a finance writer for the 99%, whose incandescent and meticulous columns were terrifying and enraging by turns.
I wish people would post transcripts of interviews. Reading is so much better than listening.
thaumatechnicia at May 11th, 2014 16:13 — #3
Interesting: if there's one thing I find next-to-impossible to read it's transcripts of interviews.
In any case, Taibbi was and still is a must read.
Edited to add: I spend a lot of my working day driving to and from customers. Audio recordings, for the last decades or so, is a primary source of information.
daneel at May 11th, 2014 16:27 — #4
I just don't have the patience to listen to an hour long interview, I could read a transcript much more quickly. Of course, I understand why someone wouldn't want to write that up, too.
I emphatically agree. Which is RS is so diminished for his leaving.
ffabian at May 12th, 2014 02:10 — #5
Yeah I tried it again recently with the gweek podcast where Frauenfelder interviewed the guy which wrote the book on stoicism (can't bother to check with the new page layout - too much work). I thought it could be mildly interesting and started listening. I found the "american" style of interview grating on my nerves. I want questions and the corresponding answers not a constant stream of "That's awesome, thanks, thats great, really nice of you, awesome ....". So give me an edited transcript to read where I can skip the uninteresting bits.
cowicide at May 12th, 2014 03:59 — #6
You can try this, it has free options to upload the mp3 there and auto-transcribe it. I've used it before and it's worked fairly well:
Otherwise, I would suggest donating time and/or raising money for human transcription.
bearpaw at May 12th, 2014 10:01 — #7
"Terrifying and enraging by turns". For me, those things don't take turns when reading Taibbi -- they overlap pretty thoroughly.
Taibbi makes it clear that most of the world economy is a house of scam cards, and the rentier class is either in denial about the long-, middle-, and short term effects and/or they believe they can profit from the catastrophes and/or they simply don't give a shit.
doctorow at May 16th, 2014 14:36 — #8
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