@bartok I used to feel the exact same way! I've gotten way more used to it though and it doesn't really bother me now. Here's what I think did it: I realized that the people doing the advertising aren't great at advertising.
Jeff has a hell of an announcer voice, can make the ads funny, and add music to them. However, it's never going to be as polished, scripted, and produced as ads you hear on the radio or see on TV. The companies are paying random people that likely don't care about their product (thus, they're not as excited) to sell to the listeners. It's just a strange disconnect.
What's great about the Giant Bombcast at least is that they don't pretend to endorse the product themselves and they don't receive free product. Aside from letting the company produce and play regular radio ads on a podcast, I think that's about as clean and non-sellout as we can get. When the podcast hosts start talking about how much they personally love the product, it's hard not to lose a bit of respect for them; it's super fake sounding.
@sublime To be fair, I don't think he's being nearly as dramatic as you make him out to be. To me, it sounded like he was just wondering why podcast ads sound so weird. I've not listened to Bill Burr's podcast so I can't say for sure, but if I heard him publicly, personally endorsing underwear, I'd think it's super strange and out of character. Hence why I like the GB ads.
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