I have been a follower of Cal Newport’s work for several years. He’s a great guy. There’s no question about it.
I have listened to every episode of his Deep Questions podcast since day one. However, I have now started to resent new episode releases.
Cal has become a hype-man for products I have no interest in or add any value to my life. I understand that Cal needs the money for the podcast hosting and other expenses. But, at some point, when more than 10% of the episode length is filled with stupid ads and unauthentic hype for products, I doubt Cal will use if these were not sponsored, it is now annoying AF. This podcast started with good intentions. Now, it has become a sales pitch for stupid products disguised as a productivity advice show.
All is not bad from Cal. I do highly recommend his blog. That’s one thing he hasn’t polluted with these nonsense ads. And, I hope he keeps it that way.