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Please just relax and talk in a normal way

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:31:53 GMT

I love most of the subject matter, but Ms. Longworth's highly mannered speaking style makes the podcast annoying at best, and quite often painful. I listen to podcasts at 1.5 speed while doing long distance walking and even at that her pauses and odd accentuations are so far from normal I regularly think the audio has hung. Put differently: Karina, you have a lovely voice. Just relax and talk like a normal person.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:36:59 GMT

I actually prefer it the way it is. Some podcasters out there are quite good but mumble a whole lot, so I have to pay really close attention to what they're saying and even have to rewind at times. English is not my first language and Ms. Longworth speaking at a slow pace (well, not slow, but you see what I mean) makes understanding the podcast a lot easier for me. So I guess it's a case of "it'll work for some, and not for others".

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:10:54 GMT

Karina's voice and reading was one of the major hooks that kept me in. I guess it's subjective, but my advice to Karina would be, "Keep up the great work!!"

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 08:35:02 GMT

I love the voice

Sat, 02 Mar 2019 20:54:28 GMT

Me too. Dig the voice.

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:27:40 GMT

Karina has a wonderful voice. Easy to understand and very clear. It is one of the many reasons that this is my favourite ever podcast.

Tue, 28 May 2019 22:05:34 GMT

I love her voice- I often turn this podcast on as background noise, just because I find her so soothing. She does overpronunciate, but I find it charming.

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:55:53 GMT

One minor, minor note for a wonderful presentation of very interesting content is to pronounce the "t' in the middle of words, such as important. If you listen to her say "Dolly Parton" carefully, she actually says Pardon. It's just something that catches my ear and is a pet peeve. I wish my shortcomings were so insignificant.