Half the show has been three-minute career makeovers on callers. Candidly, in our jobless recovery, I'm feeling less confident that my advice will turn out to be helpful, so I'm inclined to cut back on the time I devote to three-minute career makeovers.
I most enjoy, and thus perhaps my listeners most enjoy, aspects of the show that I've heretofore devoted less time to :
- Conversations with leading public intellectuals about how to improve the world.
- Expanding on my tweets, which are my best thoughts of the week.
- Doing take-both-sides debates: A guest or I present best arguments for one side, then best arguments for the other side, and finally opine on which side is stronger. I also like a variation of that: My wife, Dr. Barbara Nemko and I debate a topic for 20 minutes. For the next 20 minutes, we switch sides. Then we discuss which side we think is stronger.
What do you think?