Do not fear – new episodes are on the way..
We are updating the Season 1 episodes; they were originally created as VBR (Variable Bit Rate) MP3s. Unfortunately, many media players do not report the correct file length. If an episode is – say – 39 minutes, the media player will say that it is – 1 hour & 55 minutes. That wouldn’t be so bad, but most media players will also navigate improperly, making it impossible to rewind a few minutes or go to a specific spot, etc. With episodes averaging 35 minutes, this is a real problem. You either have to listen to the whole thing, or pause it and not play anything else so you don’t lose your place. This issue is now corrected!
Oddly, some web / podcast tutorials recommended making VBR MP3s when we started in 2014 (VBRs are smaller files). They must have realized the problem.. now they recommend CBR (Constant Bit Rate) MP3s.
Anyway, we have replaced the old version of Episode 1 – The Hounds of Tindalos with a new CBR version at the highest MP3 quality. If you have downloaded the old version, we highly recommend you get the new one, especially if you have the playback problems described above.
We have now uploaded the new version of Episode 2 – The Black Stone; but be warned, it is designed to hypnotize you! Listening to this episode while driving or operating heavy machinery could be dangerous to your health.