The 42cast Episode 193: Critical State

Critical State

Month’s ago, Seth Rogen made waves in the entertainment industry with his comments on criticism while guesting on The Diary of a CEO podcast. His comments spoke to the emotional pain suffered by entertainers who are the objects of negative reviews. His words called into question whether critics understand the impact of what they’re writing and implied that reviews shouldn’t include negative material because of its impact on others. In this episode our panel of actors and reviewers examine these comments and ask ourselves “Is there a place for criticism?” “What should or shouldn’t be allowed?” “Should only the professionals be allowed to do it?” We also discuss the role of the critic in society, understanding your audience, and how to use tact. Don’t forget to stay after the closing song to listen to our outtakes.

Due to time constraints this episode does not have a five-minute controversy.

This week Ashley, Keith, Gary, and Stephen join the cast.

Show Notes:
Article about Seth Rogen’s Comments
Blog post from a man who accidentally insulted Stephen Sondheim

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