This is super easy, actually! A friend of mine on was talking about the podcast on Facebook, and I wondered what all the hype was about. At first, I was like, "Meh, podcasts, I'm not super into the resurgence of the audio drama." I had tried to get into Welcome to Night Vale and a few other podcasts, and I had not really stuck with any of them because ... well, I got bored? I'll admit that I almost quit listening after "Here There Be Gerblins" ended; it was funny, sure, but I wasn't captured by it. Honestly, I wasn't completely engrossed until I got to "Petals to the Metal." I can't really remember the exact moment it clicked for me, but when it did, I was sold and eagerly awaited each Good Thursday* to hang with my good friends Merle, Taako, and Magnus.
Oh, and also, I will put up spoiler warnings when they're needed, but rest assured that I'm not going to avoid discussing the series in depth, especially when it comes to the characters, so ... be prepared?
* They released a new episode every other Thursday.