I keep encountering podcasts which tease me that they will provide information or discussion, but instead are taken up with introductory chitchat, inside jokes, discussions about how wonderful the speakers were at conferences without telling us what they said, and patting each other on the back. I get that they are trying to make some money and like to help each other out, so the merchandise and plugging the guests' books or shows is a necessary distraction. But five minutes in with no real information and I'm not willing to put in more time. If I was very hopeful I might try another episode to see how that starts and/or skip to the middle and see if they are doing much there. If they have a pattern, I could just skip the first few minutes every week.
But no, if they start by wasting time with palsiness, in no hurry to give us anything useful, that usually continues throughout.