As the ONLY podcasting fan you guys have (Wait: there might be two), I was very pleased with the new equipment. The new microphones are excellent. I'm glad you finally went to the "Shack" to get the proper wires for them... Amanda's soft voice comes in much clear (and bolder) now while the "Crack" sounds about the same. Go Reds! May we reach .500 in 2008 (baby steps)... Another thought: The off season would be a good time for both of you to brush up on your Reds (and major league baseball) history (say the past 35 years). The Reds had quite a team thoughout the entire 1970s, were good for most of the 1980s and into the streroid filled 1990s. It's not only a good time filler it will make you sound more intelligent when talking about the past! Keep up the good work!