I listened to the ad because I was curious to see how it went. It was tasteful enough that I think I'll continue listening to the main version of the podcast. Honestly I kind of wish they weren't even doing a premium version. I'd rather not have to download something I'm not going to listen to.
@demoskinos: It's in the same feed as the other Premium Podcasts (e.g. Box Office Bomb and Power Bombcast) .
Oh yeah, I know I just didn't realize that was there until I saw this thread. I only ever check the premium feed when Rorie or Alex are promoting a new podcast dropping be it the movie or wrestling one.
As long as they bake them into entertainment. I listen to tons of podcasts and some do an amazing job at implementing the ads(Joe Rogan) and some deliver it flat and boring(Penn's Sunday School and Marc Maron).
GB is doing a great job so far, so I'm all for it.
I honestly think that people who don't listen to the ads version are missing out. It's basically 2 more minutes of good ol' bombcast silliness (which is the main reason I listen to it in the first place).
The premium version is basically two Jeff/Vinny-funny-minutes slimmer, which makes it the inferior one.
The ads were funny once, but to be honest I now find it a bit depressing to hear Jeff have to shill products, especially now there is a break in the middle of the podcast. I imagine it will just get worse either because of more ads or their enthusiasm draining. Will definitely listen to the no-ads version.
I personally have gotten so sick of ad's and would like to be rid of them as much as possible, probably due to taking a media course in college and knowing waaaaay to much about ad's.
However....I am torn on the bombcast ad's. First time i went "ugh ads? oh premium version ad free done." second time i was in a rush and dled the ad version. I knew jeff did a bit of silliness but it wasn't much in the first one. The latest one is was fine and was extra jeff and vinny. However its a fine line on what I will accept and more so on what the people buying the ad space....how long can Jeff continue making half fun of the ad as he reads it?
If it stays silly i shall listen, if it goes cold cut serious nope ad free version all the way.
The ads are some of my favorite parts of Tony Kornheiser Show, Mohr Stories, Adam Corolla Show, and WTF so I can't really complain since they're doing live reads like those. If they were ever actual placements like ESPN podcasts then I'd switch to the premium feed.
I really don't mind the ads, I didn't notice that I had 2 Bombcasts on my iPod the first week with ads (regular feed & Premium feed) so listened to the free version & it as relatively unobtrusive. That said, seeing as I'm already subscribed to the Premium feed I'm totally OK living without the ads, so I've unsubscribed from the regular Bombcast feed & will go ad-free from now on & that'll be nice. Hardly any point in downloading the Bombcast twice every week.
At first I was really thrown off to the point where I thought it was a goof but nope. That said, I find them pretty hilarious, especially the 2nd ad where they seem to just fuck around with it. As long as they talk about the product, mention the name and the code, I guess they're free to say what they want. It's the same way as MBMBaM where I always want ads for Extreme Restraints dot com but it seems they are no longer doing those ads and are now Hulu plus which isn't nearly as funny.