So over the past few days, I’ve been listening to OutQ via the Internet stream from Sirius’s web site. I like the idea, and really wanted to like the programming, but I’ve been pretty lukewarm on the execution and content of the all-talk format.
I certainly don’t think of myself as at all prudish, and I don’t mind the frank discussion of sex on the Derek & Romaine show (in fact, I find it very refreshing), for example, but I am frustrated by the almost single-mindedness of that show’s focus on sex; the frequent posturing of the hosts and some callers; what seems to me a bias towards casual sex and lots of it, and toward those with strong libidos over those whose sex drives are less strong; and a 20-something POV that occasionally seems to be surprised that those of us much over 30 even exist or have anything of value to contribute. Last night, I started to get so angry listening to it–and as it seems meant to be entertaining and fun, rather than particularly thought- or emotion-provoking, I finally realized it would be best for me just to turn it off and listen to something else.
I recognize that what I perceive as biases, though, may very well be just from the way the show sometimes has pushed some of my particular buttons–sour grapes, perhaps.