As much as I enjoy listening to EarWolf podcasts (specifically How Did This Get Made?) on my iPod while I'm at work, I am forever dreading the conclusion of each and every show. It's because I know that as soon as the podcast is over I'm going to be getting a loud, poorly executed, Eastern European accent, followed by the most excruciating, level-peaking squeal blasting through my earholes. Not only is the body-jolting tag a queue for me to frantically rip my earbuds out of my head as quickly as I can, but--when it comes right down to it--it's not even that funny.
I'm seriously not tryin' to hate on EarWolf, here, because I genuinely believe they have some really solid content. Still, (as a listener) the whole point of these podcasts is to be entertaining and enjoyed, and, frankly, I personally find it somewhat difficult to fully get lost in the festivities knowing that within the hour I'm going to have to undeservingly defend myself from getting ear-fucked by the brutal slaughter of an imaginary wolf brought upon by a confusing, second-rate Russian stereotype.
If I'm alone in this, I will humbly accept the irony that, in the spirit of How Did This Get Made, there was a small group of people, somewhere, who heard this 10 second sound-byte (or however long it is) and then all agreed that this was the best possible way for them to ultimately conclude their featured programming. I bask in the fact that--at the end of the day--I'm still able to listen and have a fun time.