I discovered this podcast through John August's website, and while I enjoyed that episode, the show could use a serious retooling - especially from a technical level.
The guests are interesting, but the conversations take some time to get going. And that cold opening, where we jump right into some random-ish, off-topic conversation, just comes off as forced. The guests themselves seem confused as to whether or not what they're saying in that intro will be part of the final show. And it goes on for a long time.
On a technical level, it's time to get more mics and some audio control. Maybe not one mic per guests, but enough so the levels don't vary wildly between subtle speaking and harshly loud laughter. The rumbles as the mic stand was being moved during the John August episode were so loud, I thought something had hit my car. I understand the podcast creators wanting to do a no-fuss show with nearly-unedited, live-sounding audio, but the sound suffers to the point where it's a distraction. Even the reflections off the walls of the room started to drive me nuts after a few episodes.
I'm not someone who usually gets so bothered by technical issues that I tune out... but in this case, I have. I'll check back in six months - I like the topics covered, and the hosts and the guests, but more focus and polish would help sustain the current audience, and would grow it as well.