January 30th, 2009

Spiffy Boots

Wait, wait!

I just listened to the latest "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" podcast on my iPod, and I was struck by how much it's essentially self-referential, in an NPR way. It was also hilariously funny, of course. But it's very much playing to its audience of progressive, liberal NPR listeners, and probably has very limited appeal, even relevance to anyone else.

It's interesting recognizing how much it's based on an in-group, and being a part of that group.