I listen to every bombcast ad because they are actually entertaining. EVERY other podcast (about 6or8) I skip all ads because they are almost always reading from an humanless robotic script. The bombcast should get extra a revenues for providing something that actually makes me listen to the ad.
They're silly little skits and every podcast shills the same shitty services. Seriously has anyone used Stamps.com, FourSquare.com, or the most idiotic one Luminosity.com?
If they were as obnoxious as Scott Aukerman's or Stone Cold Steve Austin's reads then I would skip them. Personally I think the Bombcast would benefit more from one of those Amazon.com parterships but whatever keeps the show free is fine by me.
Giant Bomb has allowed me to gain acceptance during my formative years ,and now I too have a much higher chance of "fitting in" during my awkward mid-40s.
I am convinced a strict regime of Giant Bomb with Jeff's words of wisdom, Drew's doe-like eyes, and Dan's (obvious parody) examples of "not fitting in" have helped me in my day to day life.
Its is NEVER too soon to start a Giant Bomb habit. Its smooth menthal & whisky favor calms my nerves and loosens my bowels.
Fucking ads are great! I was worried when Vinny left GBWest the ads would suffer without the Small Businessman™ but the Brad Drew mutiny plot was good and Brad Jeff ads are pretty good too. I really hope they keep up the serialized plots of these little skits. Some of them are almost better than the bombast. Even though I am premium I will never skip the ads. Its great they are offering the premium version for those who aren't fans of the ads, but personally, they crack me up every time.
Since they've went down the route of having a real sponsorship and are now producing more straight-forward ads, I've been listening to the premium podcast. The only problem I have with it is that the podcast doesn't seem to have artwork when I download it using PocketCasts.
I too am of the group of people for whom half the services advertised are unavailable anyway, so I listen to the premium version
and midroll ads are bad, there's a reason people don't watch television live anymore
I mean, it's very much not as bad as other podcasts, where there's a preroll ad built into the player, followed by preroll ads from that week's sponsors, followed by podcast, during which there are ad reads at regular intervals, AND there are midroll ads too
I know the bombcast will never get anywhere near that bad, but practices like this really make me dislike advertising, which is sad because for many things the advertising keeps them afloat
also, I miss the small business man from my pre-premium days...
I do, not because they're amazing, (even though the added personality makes them more entertaining) but because I'm too lazy to figure out why my podcast app on Android defaults to the non-premium stream. I have no problem listening to an ad when a podcaster isn't reading from a script. Joe Rogan is a good example where during his ads, there's a good chance he'll go off on a tangent that could be pretty funny and have nothing to do with the ad.
I think they are always entertaining and even the ones that aren't I could care less if I have to listen to 30 seconds or a bit about something that is helping the site. Also I am too lazy to download the premium feed to my phone while pocketcasts is subscribed and is one button each week.