Hey all, I have not read this entire thread so this might have been brought up already, but I have been listening to new BN content in a way that should reduce server activity... Stitcher.
They pull the content off the server once and then offer it up to all the listeners without hitting the BN system again.
It does not go all the way back through the archives, just the last couple episodes of each of the shows, but if I have internet connection I can listen to recent episodes of all the shows except "that other show".
So if you want to reduce the BN's web traffic, whip out that smart phone and get stitcher.
Before people use this I wonder if code could chime in and give us a verdict if it is being hosted illegally by stitcher or if they have contacted the BN and have appropriate permissions to use.
I would hate to use it and find out they are illegally hosting the podcasts?