Hey dude I want to reply to your actual comment. I am also a SIFTD member (but only since the GT shutdown, I didn't know they existed prior).
I think Shane has always been a polarizing guy, which in some respects is a really good quality because it means he believes in himself and stands up for what he believes in. He's not just gonna roll over which in the age of the internet is an amazing quality to have. I really respect him for that. I personally would not be able to do what he does. I also want to caution against declarations of liking or disliking anyone whom you have only known through online or movies or videos etc. People are complex beings, and I think we have a tendency as humans to idolize or vilify.... we naturally want to categorize things into and Us vs Them, its part of our biology but I don't think it serves us well in modern times and I think it also is a misrepresentation of our true thoughts on a subject.
I think the lack of cross over has less to do with Shane specifically and more to do with the overall general vibe of conversations... and I'm struggling putting this into clear and concise words but go with me here. I think on the surface you can look at a podcast like gameface and the EZA weekly podcast and they would look similar, guys talking frankly and openly about the video game industry. But underneath that I think they are very very different. EZA has a very unique vibe and they had this vibe at GT in the last few years. Shane and SIFTD have their own unique vibe which also was present at GT when Shane and Marcus and those guys were over at GT.
I think these vibes are not in the same direction. That doesn't make one better than the other. It just means they're slightly incompatible. Again, not saying a cross over wouldn't work, just that it would take effort because these vibes don't match up. think of it as different wavelengths, if you have one where all the peaks and troughs line up, the height of each of those is increased. If you have two in opposite directions they can negate each other and make a straight line.
Anyways, I think this is the best I can explain it at least for myself. I really enjoy SIFTD and I enjoy really EZA for completely different reasons. I support both. I'm not sure if they meld well together (even though they both involve people from GT). Just my two cents.
and good on you for supporting the things and people that you care about