I listen to this show occasionally for a few decent guests (namely Daniel Eran Dilger). Otherwise, though, it’s nearly unlistenable due to the constant and bizarrely sleazy ads for gold buying, legal services, dieting products, etc.
It’s a shame, since the guests are often interesting and articulate, but never have a chance to cover anything too deeply given the constant ad breaks (literally, there will be a 5-minute-long ad break for about every 7 to 10 minutes of discussion).
My suggestion to the show’s producers is to listen to the ads on any of 5by5’s shows, atp.fm, etc.: concise, highly relevant to the audience, and inserted at natural lulls in the conversation so they're as unobtrusive as possible. I actually look forward to hearing them! Proof that you don't have to run obnoxious lowbrow ads that everyone hates to pay the bills.