I've been a loyal listener since the beginning, when it was truly great, in a very off-the-cuff way. Lots of stream of consciousness discussions between Bob and Jules, I loved every minute.
When Jim came on board he brought a unique enthusiasm, not just for the racing (hell, we're all opinionated fan-boy enthusiasts) but also for opening doors for crew chiefs, riders, organizers, gurus, photogs, movie makers, team owners, fellow fans etc etc to have a place to connect with all of us. Over the past few years there have been so many fantastic interviews that podcast release days have become my favorite day of the week.
And yet, still to this day the best segments are the ones where Jules talks about the last and next set of races with Jim or Martin.
I don't know quite how he does it, but Jules manages to not only see things that I usually missed, he also comes up with historical context to make sense and see patterns. "it's just like Estoril in 2004"... when most of us are lucky to remember who even won last year!
Jim is the mega-geek that somehow notices a 1 degree alteration in swingarm angle before the race shop admits it, and explains why they did it.
Martin came on board last year and has brought an encyclopedic knowledge, and an intrinsically British way of getting straight to the nub of just what happened in a race. No PC stuff, and that's appreciated.
Between them they make for fantastic listening pre and post race weekend.
Also I'd like to show my appreciation for the fact that the show recording alternates between early and late in each timezone (California and the UK) so one or the other will audibly crack open a brew in the finest tradition of Bob Hayes.
Absolutely compulsory listening.