I've listened to a lot of different REI podcasts and this one is the only one that's remained on my iPod. It's consistently interesting, even on topics I wouldn't have though I'd find that interesting. That said, there are two minor issues, both of which have been mentioned in other reviews. First, Judson needs to work on eliminating the vocal tic of using an up-swing in his voice whenever he pauses so it sounds? like he keeps? asking questions? while he's talking? Once you notice it, you can't stop noticing it and it becomes very distracting. Second, I also agree that some of the guests sound more like they're making sales pitches than doing interviews, but I suppose that's a reason why people agree to guest on podcasts, so to some extent that's just for me to filter out. All in all, though, far more interesting and "real" than many of the other casts out there. A keeper.