I think it’s shite when anything becomes overtly commercial.
They’ve got zero idea where the line is. I’m getting to the point where I’m not going to listen to them anymore, as I did with talkSPORT.
From the outset, their Friday show has been a heavy corporate betting tie-in. Don’t usually bother downloading that, but I understand the proposition.
Now it seems that their entire business model is about trolling people onto ACAST.
They, and you, can play it much smarter. Lots of podcasters already do. Herring’s doing a kickstarter. If the Ramble had played it smart, they’d have waited a year, left the good vibes about the Ramble relatively intact, and come back with a new show. What they’ve actually done is decide they want to capitalise on the existing brand, fucking it up in the process.
Well, one of them is from Pompey
And most of them have gigs elsewhere that pay the bills.