This is the best podcast series I've ever listened to. I love the variety of topics they choose to cover. Some of them can be hit or miss, but I enjoy most of them. I like long-form journalism... stories that take their time and are in-depth. This is a suitable audio verision that, and is great for listening during your commute. It's even good enough to listen to while relaxing in a comfortable chair at home.
The reporters are very skilled in recording background noise and other sounds to bring an atmosphere to the programs. With a lack of visual input, this is very important. When listening I feel like I'm right there with the presenter. I was listening to one podcast where the reporter was at a cafe, and he or his crew took great care in recording the noise going on in that cafe, such as the machine noises, cups clanking, chatter, etc. It really helped me imagine the scene in my head.