Today I watched the first ep of Togetherness, and I listened to CBB. I also listened to Panda Bear and Sleater Kinney.
The only person I know that properly knows about podcasts is my cousin. He told me to listen to Doug Loves Movies about five years ago, because we always both got Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide. From there I found Comedy Death Ray. The first CDR episode I heard had Dax Shepard on it. I had never heard of PFT, Andy Daly, or Scott, or any of the usual guests. The only names I recognised back then were people like Samberg, Weird Al, etc. but I listened regardless. I didn't understand what was going on for a while. I didn't understand "doing a character". Danny Mahoney committing suicide by walking into the sea with a heavy coat on was when it clicked for me.
I sampled some of the other shows that started around the time Earwolf formed, and CDR became CBB. I started listening to The Reality SHOW Show about halfway through its run. I don't watch any of the shows that are talked about on it (except for Hard Knocks. I loved hearing them talk about something I'd seen.), so I thought I wouldn't get it. The clips did the job, and I loved it. Listened to HH Ep. 1 the day it dropped, and now here we are today. Podcasts have been pretty influential on me. I wouldn't know about good comedy, or a lot of the pop culture that I now like.
I have one friend that listens to How Did This Get Made?, and nothing else. None of my friends even listened to Serial.
So yeah Andrew and I are super cool outsiders, like Joe Rogan and David Choe.