I don’t find his impersonations detract at all from the content he provides. He has been doing these types of podcasts for a long time and mostly it’s just him by his lonesome talking into a microphone. I believe the voices are a way of amusing himself. Sure, it’s a little awkward when he does international accents (just because they’re from a particular countries doesn’t always mean they talk with the stereotypical accent), but his Dafoe Jesus is hilarious. Think of it as Price’s way of red-lettering it.
If I wanted stodgy pedantic readings of intellectual material, I would just turn on my MacSpeech and have it read Price’s books. I would think people would find Price’s way of speaking a refreshing change of pace. If Price spoke like John Houseman from the Paper Chase, just for the sake of sounding academic and serious, I think that would scare away potential listeners. I mean, what level of intelligentsia snobbery would have to be achieved by listening to this podcast, the depth of Price’s brain, to suddenly be halted by Moses speaking like Charleston Heston? Must knowledge be exceedingly dry? What intelligent person is going to go, “I can’t take Price’s erudition seriously because he thinks God talks like James Mason.”
I only ask Price to give Judas the Christopher Walken accent. No reason, other than for comedy sake.