Promotions for Planet Money, and their Oil series, have been relentless for the last six weeks. I did not start listening to PM because of that, but rather because a friend recommended the podcast.
PM is a very cute production, giddy with giggles and lots of laughs. But the information density is extraordinarily low. I imagine that the actual facts related in a typical 20 minute PM podcast could be read in just a few minutes. The rest is fluff.
And they mixed up diesel vs gasoline as a fuel. That is, they cannot keep their facts straight.
It seems that these light and breezy podcasts are all the rage, but I do not have the time to waste on them.