I don't really listen to podcasts. Voices freak me out, and I often can't pay attention since listening is not my strongest point. Unless I'm trying to find out some context to YouTube drama, I tend to stray away from podcasts. So, I was really surprised to find myself listening to the Frenemies podcast with Trisha Paytas and Ethan Klein from H3 Productions. Trisha Paytas, as you may or may not know, is a YouTube troll (for lack of better words) and Ethan and his wife Hila Klein do drama reporting I guess. Recently, Trisha had been bullied online by Jeffree Star (aka Voldemort of YouTube) and his hairdresser. So, I was curious and wanted to see what was happening.
It was suprising, and if you are offput by Trisha Paytas because of her behavior of saying and doing whatever gets her views, I would suggest their podcast. I don't really hate Trisha Paytas because she could be a lot worse. She pretends to be a ditzy bimbo, likes to eat food, has very toxic romantical relationships, makes problematic and tasteless comments, and stays blissfully ignorant to protect her friends. However, compared to other YouTubers, she really could be a lot worse. But, I think if you watned to see her without her character, it's a good idea to check out their podcast.
I was really surprised. Be warned, some episodes are rather problematic and Trisha has outburts and meltdowns while Ethan just kinda laughs or instigates it. But, Episode #18 (the one I watched) was surprising because Ethan was so helpful. He seemed like a genuine friend to her. He told off the guy talking shit about her, checked on her, let her come out about stuff that happened to her in her life, etc. Plus, they did trivia, told jokes, talked about their lives, etc. So, while that podcast is an imploding star, I think it's worth watching to get perspective and insight on Trisha Paytas and the lady behind the mask (so to speak).