If you’ve ever worked retail, I’m sure you’ve read reviews on Google or Yelp about your establishment. If you’ve never worked retail, I’m sure you’ve looked at reviews on Yelp or Google to help you find places to go when you’re in an unfamiliar city. I’m sure you’ve also seen those reviews that are just long-winded, whining rants about something minuscule, usually a one-star review. Have you ever read those dramatically to your friends? (No? Just me? Well, then…)
If you felt solidarity with any of those statements up above, then this is going to be the podcast for you.
Dramatic readings of one-star reviews
Is your beach too sandy? Water too wet? Ice too cold? More importantly, do you feel like yelling about it on the internet? We’re here to help. Beach Too Sandy, Water Too Wet features dramatic readings of one-star reviews written by people who just need to have their voice heard.
Really wanted to like this podcast? Leave us zero stars if you could? Think to yourself, “Now THAT’S a podcast”? Be sure to leave your own review on Apple Podcasts.
This podcast is about fifteen minutes long per episode, and they’re released every few days. It’s produced by a brother and sister team who give each other challenges at the end of each episode that the other has to meet in the next episode. One such challenge was “a BBQ restaurant reviewed by a vegan,” so you can see what you’re getting into.
While their readings are dramatic, I think there would be room to improve in this podcast. There’s no real structure, and it’s easy to tune the whole thing out and snap out of it to pay attention only when I realize the ending theme is playing. When I can pay attention, though, I find it an interesting little podcast. It’s something that I listen to when I’m waiting for my other podcasts to update, and it’s something that most customer service veterans can relate to. It’s nothing too out of the ordinary, but it is a way to pass the time.
I’d give this podcast 3.5/5 stars, because while it’s a fun distraction, it’s just that — a distraction. I don’t feel any loyalty to this podcast like I do to some others (Angel of Vine, anyone?), and I’m not super excited whenever I see a new episode is available.
Have you listened to this one? Do you have a suggestion on where I can read the best of the worst reviews on the internet? Let me know in the comments!
And as always, keep reading (and listening!).