Yeah, that was the point - Ian and his shows aren't usually much better than George Noory and his shows, just a different kind of suckage.
Ian doesn't do lousy shows? This is a little dated since I finally gave up and quit listening to him awhile back, but how about the Horse Man shows, the shows on dirt and flotsam (or was it jetsam?), interviewing 'Jesus', the zombie show, comic books, true crime, completely brown-nosing any 'star' he can lure onto the show, on and on.
Ian has done his part to help ruin a once great show.
You've made your point. More than once. Hence RCD's "redundant" label. You don't add anything new to the conversation re Ian when you post.
Your "fecal gay heroes" attempt at parody devolved into a short discussion regarding comic books and Albus Dumbledore. IOW, epic fail on your part. You were hoping posters would excoriate Ian for what you saw as the absurdity of the topics, and it didn't work.
Personally, I'm always willing to give Ian a chance regardless of what a topic may sound like on paper because he nearly always manages, for me, to keep me entertained and to make me think. He does his homework, and he pays attention to the guests and to the callers. That's about all I can ask for from a radio show.
Snoory, OTOH, can take any topic that sounds good on paper and completely ruin it within the first two minutes. He nearly always manages, for me, to fail the guests, the topic, and the listeners. He's an insult on all levels to all components of a radio program.
I will glady take any of the Ian topics you listed (zombies included) over Snoory hawking snake oil to cancer sufferers as a regular staple of the new and "improved" vision of C2C.
I actually think both Knapp and Punnett have a vision that could save C2C from becoming irrelevant in an age where the paranormal has been oversold in mainstream media. The days of Art as a lone voice in the high desert exploring the strange and weird have been replaced by the over-saturation of the paranormal in the mainstream, to the point that even channels like Animal Planet carry their share of the paranormal buffet.
Knapp (UFO focus aside) and Punnett are both able to offer up a smorgasbord of the intriguing and weird but different from the standard paranormal fare. Had C2C only seen fit to go in that direction, making those two hosts and their vision the centerpiece of the show, C2C might have marked out new territory that kept it special and fresh.
Instead, it's devolved into a combination of loony conspiracy crap anyone can find with Alex Jones and company and loony health cures anyone can find on late night infomercials.
Ian is hardly a role player in the demise of Coast to Coast. He and Knapp could have saved it if PremRat had only been willing to play those cards. Instead they gambled on mediocrity and have reaped declining ratings and radio stations dropping off like flies. Hope they sell enough Coast Insider memberships to keep a weak pulse, but I doubt it.