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How This Guy Tries To Skip One Podcast Ad Killed Me

What everyone does when they ‘re about to listen to their favorite Marc Maron WTF podcast.


Something that has undoubtedly improved the quality of life for millions of people stuck in traffic, or riding a stinky metro car, or drowning out the sound of their co-worker ‘s story about how cute their kid is can be summed up in one weird word: podcasts.

They ‘re amazing. But for real let ‘s get real-real right now. Podcast ads are sooooooo looooooooong. I mean I am very glad that the creators who make this incredible stuff everyday have a way to pay for it. I ‘m not complaining in order to change the world. This is not my New Green Deal. I ‘m simply pointing out that podcasts ads are incredibly, unbelievably, astonishingly long. Duration-wise. To sell stamps or underwear or newsletter software.

Some of them are longer and more complex, more richly worded and painstakingly evoked, than anything that I could ever come up with ‘ ‘ which again is not bad in and of itself. But do it for products I really care about.

Tell me about that new cheese sauce, for example, that you couldn ‘t put down, even though you were really skeptical when your buddy came over on Monday night for an impromptu game of Trivial Pursuit, but, sure enough, the game was forgotten, and all we could talk about was Lerfis McHinkle ‘s Throatpunching Cheese Sauce. It ‘s cheese sauce so good, you ‘ll want to punch a throat. Head to Lerfis McHinkle ‘s Throatpunching Cheese Sauce website, at, that ‘s spelled just like it sounds, so l-e-r-f-i-s-m-c-h-i-n-k-l-e-s-t-h-r-o-a-t-p-u-n-c-h-i-n-g-c-h-e-e-s-e-s-a-u-c-e-dot-com and enter the code, TRIVIAL, for 25% off a bottle of Lerfis McHinkle ‘s Throatpunching Cheese Sauce.

This podcast predicament comes to you via Dan Ramos.


Written/Shot/Edited by Dan Ramos

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