I like these guys. I love the topics. There are many people like me who need these guys to explain complex topics in physics that we don’t have the education to access otherwise.
I have updated my review to acknowledge the improvement in the audio. Keep it up guys, and if you find a way to remaster the early episodes to improve the audio, I’d love to chip in to raise the funds.
In the early episodes, when I set the audio in my car so that it’s not too loud, half the conversation is too quiet to hear. The dynamic range is too wide!!! Usually, Randy’s voice goes from normal volume to SUPER LOUD, especially when he just begins to talk after Jim; it’s not just me. If you pay attention, you’ll even here the audio distortion. Jim’s voice starts out at a normal volume and then trails off so that the last sentence is very quiet. This effect is worse in my car. If I turn it up to hear the quiet passages, Randy’s voice is deafeningly loud when he comes in. I urge these guys to test run their podcast in their cars. I think computer desktops have a built in dynamic range compression so the volume is even throughout. I think part of the issue is their microphone settings or distance of their faces from the mics. Partly it may be their natural intonation. In a few episodes, they switch so that Jim is the loud one and Randy sounds like he’s across the room.