I used to really enjoy this podcast, but it has gotten less regular and less compelling over time. The academic critical viewpoint and vocabulary becomes tiresome. It's too academic at times, and can be a little alieating for people who are not academics. The show has gone from being thought-provoking, informative, regular, and well-put-together to being an occasional episode with various hosts. This lack of regularity is disappointing, and I have the feeling that it's a sort of on-the-side podcast to be done when there's nothing better to do.The hosts tend to speak fast and not always clearly; the sound quality isn't always grea. In fact, sometimes it's so bad that I can't listen because the person at the other end of the phone interview is difficult to hear or scartchy. Usually this seems to happen with the subjects that most interest me. I miss the old days of it. They still do have some interesting and compelling hosts, and I know they're trying. It's just not the show it used to be.