The audio quality was fine. I didn't get the podpeople sketch/commercial. As this is a story, I found it didn't trigger the "theater of the mind" and I wasn't sure what the story was about. I also am not sure I can take the fake robot voice. It may be that I'm just not your target audience (not a huge sci-fi fan) but in general, I didn't understand the "commercial" or the beginning of the story.