One of the things I’ve worried about is how much my choice of topics this first season may amplify the already existing challenge of recruiting and retaining listeners. The episode on pop music is already the fastest growing episode and I suspect it will be the most popular, but how many of those listeners will go back and listen to the ethics of war, or keep listening the rest of the season? Similarly for all the other niche topics. On the other hand, if this were a show where every topic was about consciousness, or existence, or knowledge, I would expect that I’d keep the attention of the philosophy junkies out there, but new people would never come to philosophy, which is the whole point of the show. This is just one of the 20 things that keeps me up at night.