This channel has been helpful for me, but I do agree the conversations can be boring. However, I’m pretty sure that Ben is the one that keeps bringing up the same topics over and over. He also constantly makes snide remarks about America and Americans. I’m not patriotic at all, but it makes him seem a little snobby. In two or three different videos, he calls them クレイジーな人, crazy people, and has also asked questions about the USA like “Isn’t it scary there?” and the like.
Sorry, perhaps I’m ranting, but I do want to reiterate that yes, Ben had control over the topics.
Also…vocal fry is like nails on chalkboard.
And furthermore, I think I’d be more than glad to continue where he left off once my Japanese is better! There’s just not enough content like this out there!