One of the writers was John Horgan. He wrote a famous book called "The end of Science", the main thesis of which was that the study of new particle physics had ended because we have reached a scale in energy where it is too difficult to do experiments. (This pissed a lot of HEP people off).
What I liked about the video blog was that they had the same problems in remembering the names of ideas and people that I have. I worry about explaining science ideas to the public, particularly if I forget some basic piece of physics, or the name of some theory.
I assume they would be more polished if they had prepared more