I am a long-time Giant Bomb subscriber and podcast listener, beginning at a time when I had no kids, until today when I have two young kids at home. I am sure many others are in a similar situation, as I believe the Giant Bomb age demographic skews a little higher than the "typical" video game website.
With that out of the way, one thing that occasionally bothers me about the podcasts is the excessive use of profanity. It isn't that I am offended by it in any way, but limits my opportunities to listen when my kids are around. While I'm not worried about a word being dropped in here or there, the language on the podcast at times just seems excessive and unnecessary. I won't single anyone out, but there are times when F*** and its many variations gets used several times within less than a minute. That doesn't add anything to the conversation, and my kids don't need to hear someone saying it 6 times in a 30 second period.
It would be nice if the GB crew would consider this and try to tone the language down a bit. I'm not asking for a clean podcast by any means, but would just like to see it turned down a notch.
Some of you may be reading this and thinking I'm crazy and that nothing should change. If that is the case, and I am in the minority, then I guess it is my problem to deal with. One solution is to not listen to the podcast when my kids around, but that is difficult to accomplish as they are around ALL THE TIME! Another solution is to stop listening entirely, which I certainly don't want to do.
Whatever the case, I still love the site and will continue to subscribe for the foreseeable future. I would just ask that the hosts step back and think about their sometimes frequent use of profanity and consider what value it is adding to the podcast. I am interested to hear whether others share (or don't share) my opinion.
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