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"Highly addictive." (Jezebel.com)
"The best of audible.com is...a witty program called In Bed with Susie Bright." (Playboy)
"Maybe the best sex writer in America, period." (Boston Phoenix)
"Let's face it. She's not boring." (The Los Angeles Times Magazine)
Boring. That's a very apt and succinct description of this show. The description and title of the show sound so... racy! It's not. Susie is overly opinionated about politics, bla, bla, bla. If I wanted to hear about the White House and the president, I'd listen to a POLITICAL show, not a SEX show. How disappointing...
I've listened to 2 shows. I was hoping to hear a more mature and more often "on the topic" talk. What I feel like I got was a recording of a woman who, like others have said, sounds very amused by herself, and spends way too much time giving us her personal views on all manner of topics.
I think she could do better, and I hope she, or someone from the show, is reading these reviews. The idea for the show is great, and the topics are usually enticing. I think you could target a better demographic than what this show seems to be doing. Sex talk doesn't have to be crude or "shocking" to get my attention, nor do I think someone has to be politically active to have interesting sex-related ideas.
Maybe Susie could do two shows: one for the sex talk, and one for her views on politics and the world in general.
While the content is sometimes interesting or even has the potential of being exciting, Ms. Bright is nothing like her name. In the one month subscription I sampled, I was neither moved nor educated. Her fake laughter and cardboard humor is insulting to any discerning listener. Her vulgar mouth does not accentuate her points, and thus is nothing more than a distastful distraction. She saturates her show up with so much nonsense filler, it keeps me waiting for her to really have something to say. It is not erotic, not tasteful, and by far, not professional.
I've been listening to Susie's show for about a year and a half. I've found that I really enjoy about one out of five of her shows while finding the other four to be various degrees of uninteresting with a few good moments sporadically interspersed.
She is absolutely brilliant when she is talking about sex even though much of her discourse concerns topics that have little to do with my own personal sex life. Anal fisting and tranny boys aren't a real concern to me, although hearing about them is fascinating in an anthropological kind of way. Her understanding of the dynamics of the sexual relationship, however, is very, very good and she is really fresh and interesting when she gets going on this subject.
Her politics, which consumes quite a bit of airtime, is immature and uninspected but always provocative. I enjoy listening even when she is at her most irritating because it gives me an excellent window into the mind of the typical radical lefty and helps me understand how a not insignificant portion of Americans think.
After listening to this for ten minutes I wanted to ask for my money back. Oh, well. I bought a month's worth and I listened. I wouldn't waste another 10 cents on this drivel. It's not funny; it's not educational; it's not entertaining and it's not interesting.
If I could give the performance LESS than one star, I would.
At a time when a bare breast causes so much commotion, and Howard Stern gets kicked off of Clearchannel radio stations, it's nice to know that there is a place for freedom of speech. I don't like Stern, but I don't want to censor him. Susie is intelligent, outspoken and has a healthy attitude towards sex. I don't agree with everything she says, but I appreciate her style and casual delivery. It's like listening to a friend.
If you are looking for hot sex tips, the most you will get here is some good video titles and toy ideas. Don't listen for steamy sex scenes, because they are not here. This program is remarkably smart and very political. If you are publicly conservative and privately perverse, this show is NOT for you. However, if you enjoy listening to very intelligent discussions on sex, and you are in the center or on the left side of politics, this is a really fun weekly program.
But, be warned, for those of us that are proud liberals, you may find yourself learning things that will make you angry, and hopefully a little more politically active.
I found the topics interesting and I'm not uncomfortable with Susi's lubricious perspective, but I discontinued my subscription after one month because her giggle drove me mad. Susi, please get help from someone with radio/broadcast expertise: you spend a disproportionate amount of time chortling at (your own) witticisms.
In my opinion:
1) Raging ideologues do not engender a comfortable environment.
2) Jokes should be funny.
3) Advice should be useful.
Maybe I picked the wrong episode with which to introduce myself to Susie, but a discussion on sex & economics that isn't entertaining and illuminates neither sex nor economics is destined to merely bore and annoy.
Humor? Susie seems to be the kind of person that thinks just saying "Dan Quayle" would be amusing. If you want funny liberals, try Al Franken or "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me". I'm not a liberal, but I appreciate good humor when I see it. Susie is not funny.
Politics? Nothing wrong with a little jab here and there. Heck, exploring the politics of sex could be quite interesting--if it were truly an exercise in understanding. However, Susie seems far more interested in establishing a dictatorship of the proleteriat than in speaking frankly about sex to Joe & Jane America. She probably knows quite a bit about sex, but her need to rant inhibits dialogue with the listener.
I'm not impressed.
I don't end up agreeing with Susie all the time, certainly, but I have to say that I really enjoy listening to her. She makes good points, she's funny and charismatic, and she argues her cases very thoroughly and thoughtfully. I would recommend this program to anyone with an open mind, whether they want to hear their own positions stated eloquently and poetically or they want to hear what the other side has to say about sex, relationships, and the freedom to engage healthily and fully in them.
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