I understand that ads are a fact of life on podcasts. And that's OK! You need to fund somehow and I don't mind a 30 second ad at the beginning. But PLEASE lose the NPR ads that you run for weeks at a time as the same ad. I like NPR and can find my own podcasts. I don't mind hearing ads sometimes if there is something new but the same ad every.single.time for weeks on a podcast this short is driving me insane.
Good news coverage, both domestic and international. Would prefer fewer repeats hour to hour and more new segments, but wouldn't be surprised if there are production constraints.