Nick Ferrari has a backward style to greeting his guests. But, if you are going to be civil, his is the best way of doing it. It's all to do with maintaining the pace. It's a useful tactic that podcasts and broadcasters can learn from.
Podcasting has become mainstream, which is great. It means people from all walks of life, harbouring a vast wealth of knowledge, have finally found a voice. Sadly, for many, hours of show preparation is wasted when their endeavours are rewarded by tens, not thousands, of listeners.