I would like to do a lot more with this, but currently time is scarce.
However, I want to fulfill Jason’s request, since I would love to be worthy of the title of record keeper.

Since its first episode on August 22, 2010, The Incomparable has accumulated 852 hours of content (roughly 35 days) across 620 episodes.

The latest episode in the current dataset:

number date title host guest
614 2022-05-13 Eternal Spotlight of the Sunless Mind Jason Snell Erika Ensign;Lex Friedman;Glenn Fleishman;Dr. Drang


2022 Panelists

All Time Stats

Here are some rankings of panelists (including hosts) across different metrics / subsets.
Special bonus episodes are not included (507b, 506b, 337b, 173z).

By Number of Appearances

Nothing special, just “appears in episode” counts.

By Segment

The segments the dataset knows about, with episode count:

category n
General 439
Book Club 77
Comic Book Club 31
Old Movie Club 26
Rocket Surgery 25
Video Game Club 16

Ranks and % withing each segment.

By Duration of Appearance

Duration per episode in which each person appears, one episode can count towards multiple people’s total of course.


Because that’s the easy one.

By Year

Per Person