The concept of the podcast is that they lean more towards analysis than commentary. People can send in questions about how something-or-other works in politics or government, and each week Chris picks one question to answer. Obviously, the approach is one sympathetic to left-leaning priorities, but they tend to focus on the “how it works” aspects over the “what you should think about it” aspects, which is a welcome change from a lot of the Washington journalism information flow.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I fired off a question about attempts to establish universal health coverage at the state level, then promptly forgot all about it. Then I finally got around to refreshing my podcast subscriptions in iTunes today, and lo and behold my question got answered! And answered quite well, by health wonk blogging guru Ezra Klein, I might add. Unfortunately, Chris also mispronounced my last name — the “o” in “Spross” is a short vowel, not a long one — but then, so do most people. Ah well.