Listening to episode #16 of Code Sermon this week the, the host made an editorial comment about a trend in podcasts having a couple of minutes audio intro.
It seems like filler and I don’t think we need filler in this new medium.
I’ll have to second this. The point of podcasts is the content. I don’t mind a short audio lead-in as a way to brand a particular podcast, but beyond 20 seconds or so it just starts to seem excessive.
Some podcasts also tack on a podsafe song at the end. This is less of a problem as generally I just skip ahead to the next podcast.