So I have been listening for close to a year now. In the last few months I have went back and listened to a lot of the archives starting with the first show. The archives are awesome! The shows were on topic for the most part. the interviews were great. The bad langauge was keep to a minimum.
With that being said, the recent shows, in the year i've been listening, are crap compared to the old ones. I was able to sit through an entire old episode with out fast forwarding through most of it due to the all of the F-bombs, and other inappropriete talk. Now, I fast forward through most of the shows to get to the good subject mater. I feel at times like I am listening to a howard stern show about beer.
Just saying, you would keep/have more listeners and supporters if you sensored your show a bit.
I'd disagree with you. I find myself enjoying the later shows more. Sure, there may have been a higher concentration of beer informaciÃ³n on the older shows, but that's to be expected. A gigantic bucketful of new knowledge isn't gained every week by the brewing community as a whole - how can you expect a show to provide you an overflowing bucket of knowledge 75% of weekends (or more) per year for +six years?
The newer shows may be a little less info-packed but, if we're honest, we can all agree that it's better radio. Listening to Justin early on in the show talking about brewing and his tales of trying to brew was what I'd imagine it would be like to listen to his first sexual experience: really fuckin' awkward.
I just wanted to jump in there, grab his dick, and stuff it in the boil kettle.
I disagree with you whole-heartedly, sir. The newer the show, the better the show is. It's more entertaining and has great knowledge gems and ideas scattered throughout the podcasts. Shea Comfort's got a ton of knowledge, but I couldn't listen to him every week. On the other hand, I hope LaTronda makes it's little cameos for a long, long time while Tasty, Nate, Shat, Doc (occasionally), and JP (even rarer than Doc) contribute brewing knowledge, experience, and ideas to the show.