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Posted by Rorie
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Posted by chilibean_3
Edited by louiedog

That's by far the best reading I've heard, but as a listener of many podcasts I'm really, really sick of square space. I hope they get some sponsors that aren't Square Space, Netflix, Stamps.com, etc.

This isn't a complaint about the Bombcast. I can listen to the members feed version, use the skip 30 seconds button on my app, or just deal with what's a minor thing. It's more of a complaint about where podcast advertising is at. Everyone is running mostly the same ads. They require listeners to actively do something, only work once for each listener, and if they're like me, they have to decide which podcast to support in the off chance they actually sign up for one of these services. I guess they work because podcasts keep using them.

Posted by Flappy

Uh-oh. People gonna go to war in the comments!

Posted by Mister_Snig

Seriously though, you guys should hit up Zojirushi for advertising.

Edited by DS23

lol sponsorship. Jeff's delivery of that was fantastic.

Posted by ArbitraryWater

It's only a matter of time before Extreme Restraints switches their allegiance to from the Brothers McElroy to Giant Bomb. ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

Edited by TheManWithNoPlan

Ads in podcast are almost always completely inoffensive. In some cases they're hilarious. For example, The Comedy Button takes them with zero seriousness and it's great. They really don't don't take up more 15 or 20 seconds. In this case, we get to hear Jeff's radio persona.

Posted by Excast

I am upset because I'm being asked to listen to a 20 second ad before a 3 hour podcast. It offends me. Fight the establishment man.

Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1

@excast said:

I am upset because I'm being asked to listen to a 20 second ad before a 3 hour podcast. It offends me. Fight the establishment man.

I'm surprised they did it. As long as they record the ads themselves it's okay by me.

Edited by AlwaysBeClothing

I kind of want to listen to the ad version anyway, because of those Sweet Giant bomb radio voices.

Brad is already telling me about audio book wizards and such!

Posted by Nicked

As a kid literally the first day I wore my new soft contacts to school there was something wrong with the right contact all day. I kept trying to take it out but I couldn't quite grasp it. I felt the contact when I tried to pinch it out, but just couldn't get it off my eye.

At the end of the day I got home and realized that the contact was not even in my eye. I was pulling at my cornea the whole time... Thankfully I didn't do any damage, but it was a sucky way to start wearing contacts.

Posted by MichaelBach

Having Jeff read the add makes is less intrusive. Fine by me, more money to the GB crew to make even more crazy stuff!

Edited by louiedog

I have an idea for a weekly premium member podcast. Brad reads aloud user submitted anecdotes relating to whatever weird medical thing he brought up on the previous Bombcast. Jeff reacts in horror and tries to think of a way to end the show.

Edited by Roger_Klotz

So are we going to hear ads for audible.com and stamps.com too?

Posted by Brackynews

Seriously though, you guys should hit up Zojirushi for advertising.

"WE DID THAT." ~ Ryan Davis on Zojirushi products appearing next to games on Amazon.

Posted by Aegon

Woah, 250K people listen every week? More of these kinds of stats would be cool.

Posted by MasterRain

The ad in the middle was a great addition to the podcast haha, they are so sincere and fake at the same time its hilarious. Reminds me of MBMBaM.

Edited by louiedog

@aegon said:

Woah, 250K people listen every week? More of these kinds of stats would be cool.

Well, 249,999. My podcast manager is on two devices and syncs my progress so I can switch between them. That means I'm responsible for two downloads. It's 3 hours long so I end up listening in more than one situation and place.

Posted by danielheard

How dare you sponsor 3 hours of quality entertainment!!!

Edited by Turambar

Usage of Ninten-download music for the mid podcast ad is absolutely fantastic.

Edited by Brackynews

Awh man, I haven't thought about SquareSpace since the old Co-op show. :) They did great PSA and ad skits.

9 People, 9 Ads, 9 Bombcasts. /goldoffice

Edited by Ghost_of_Perdition

Radio Gerstmann is the reason why I listen to the ad version.

Posted by soubriquet

Who else could make an ad such a joy to listen to?

That was the best ad I ever heard!

Posted by Strife777

I'm totally ok with this ad. I might even listen only to the ones with ads, even though I have a subscription.

Posted by Little_Socrates

@yeah_write said:

The people upset about ads obviously haven't listened to ANY OTHER PODCAST EVER.

Seriously, hit up iTunes and grab a podcast (I recommend My Brother, My Brother, and Me) you'll hear ads from the usual suspects: SquareSpace, Hulu, Audible, GoDaddy, etc. I'm surprised it took this long. Doesn't bother me, one ad for these long ass podcasts is a still a fantastic value.

Let's just hope we get ExtremeRestraints.com and MediaLabs SiteGrinder on board someday.

@turambar said:

Usage of Ninten-download music for the mid podcast ad is absolutely fantastic.

SERIOUSLY. If that music gets used, I'm never listening to the "premium version."

Edited by divergence

woah, an advertisement. If that keeps the bombcast going I'm all for it.

Posted by RetroVirus

If I can expect more of Jeff yelling at me each week, then I am on board with ads.

Posted by Encephalon

Happy to hear ads in front of the cast. Fucking get paid, guys.

Posted by Time_Lord

one add 3 hours of pod cast I am fine with this

Posted by Michigan_Jack

I let my spiders live, although I do control their population. Although if I lived any where with dangerous non mid-west spiders. I would have a different perspective.

Posted by troll93

I felt that the ads made it funnier.

Posted by Legion_

@marokai said:

I realize I'm just one person and so I don't matter to anyone ever, and I'll deal with it if I have to since I do love this site and all, but as a subscriber I'm a bit disappointed to be getting ads after that being one of the biggest and most consistent promises since the introduction of the subscription model.

They've said no text ads. But still, this felt weird.

Edited by Sooty

I'm so tired of squarespace, at least mix the ads up podcast people. I don't mind them but it does get annoying hearing the same guys every time.

Posted by fox01313

Might be a CBS thing on why the sponsor is there now, honestly it's smart move as one sponsor doesn't hurt plus I'm so used to a sponsor or two on some podcasts that I'm fine with it being here, if I don't like it I'll just tune it out but liked the fact it's not prerecorded ad so they can do a little adlib on it.

Edited by gablekevin

What the fuck there's now ads this is insane like literally Hitler level insane. Not really, I'm a subscriber and i will continue to use the ad supported one in my podcast app as far as I'm concerned anything that allows them to do more and cool stuff like trips to Japan (crossing fingers) im all for.

Edited by Meltbrain

Yeah, I'm not sure how I feel about this whole ad thing.

Posted by ILikePopCans

@legion_ said:

@marokai said:

I realize I'm just one person and so I don't matter to anyone ever, and I'll deal with it if I have to since I do love this site and all, but as a subscriber I'm a bit disappointed to be getting ads after that being one of the biggest and most consistent promises since the introduction of the subscription model.

They've said no text ads. But still, this felt weird.

But if you think about it, does it really bother you? Sure it is strange, but after hearing them two more times you will never think about how strange they are again. Also this same bombcast is in the premium feed without the ads so stop complaining.

Posted by Swifdemon

I like the read on the ads, and completely don't mind ads like that anyway.

Posted by RobotSquad

This was the only podcast I listen to that DIDN'T have ads. Glad you've finally caught up, Bombcast.

Posted by Marokai

@ilikepopcans: For the record, as long as an ad-free premium version of the bombcast exists, I'm satisfied.

Posted by ILikePopCans

@marokai: More power to you. You're already going above the rest by buying a subscription.

Posted by CharAznable

Head on over to Adam and Eve dot com for all your lubrication and erotic toy needs. Tell 'em the Gerst-man sent 'cha.

Posted by Legion_

@legion_ said:

@marokai said:

I realize I'm just one person and so I don't matter to anyone ever, and I'll deal with it if I have to since I do love this site and all, but as a subscriber I'm a bit disappointed to be getting ads after that being one of the biggest and most consistent promises since the introduction of the subscription model.

They've said no text ads. But still, this felt weird.

But if you think about it, does it really bother you? Sure it is strange, but after hearing them two more times you will never think about how strange they are again. Also this same bombcast is in the premium feed without the ads so stop complaining.

Well, I can't say I like it, and I don't think anyone can. Sure, you can accept them, but I don't think you want them or like them. Still, there are certain realities to consider, and I guess there's no way around this.

Edited by MormonWarrior

What a bunch of sellouts! Haha...my favorite thing is actually that every time Idle Thumbs is sponsored by Audible they still use Brad's voice.

I actually like Vinny in glasses. Just sayin'. I think he looks good with them.

Posted by Elwoodan

Love the Hype-man Jeff ad.

Posted by ILikePopCans

It's only a matter of time before Extreme Restraints switches their allegiance to from the Brothers McElroy to Giant Bomb. ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.

We could only hope, MAN. Jeff telling Vinny to plug it in his butt and Brad goes all rectum language.

Edited by ILikePopCans

@legion_ said:

@ilikepopcans said:

@legion_ said:

@marokai said:

I realize I'm just one person and so I don't matter to anyone ever, and I'll deal with it if I have to since I do love this site and all, but as a subscriber I'm a bit disappointed to be getting ads after that being one of the biggest and most consistent promises since the introduction of the subscription model.

They've said no text ads. But still, this felt weird.

But if you think about it, does it really bother you? Sure it is strange, but after hearing them two more times you will never think about how strange they are again. Also this same bombcast is in the premium feed without the ads so stop complaining.

Well, I can't say I like it, and I don't think anyone can. Sure, you can accept them, but I don't think you want them or like them. Still, there are certain realities to consider, and I guess there's no way around this.

Read the comments to find people saying they are laughing at the way Jeff does they ads and keep making blanket statements about nobody liking the ads. You can hate on all ads forever all you want, but don't assume that we can't like them for whatever reason.

Posted by zombiemantra

lol @ everyone crying about ads. Premium bombcast is up ad-free for members so go get that if you pay and don't want ads. The rest of you enjoy your free ~3hr podcast with 15 second ad block. Nearly every other podcast I've listened to even has breaks in the middle to read ads, so this isn't nearly as bad. Stop whining.