All of the regular podcasts have, at some point in time, been given away for free. And they have had problems.
At one point it was clear that the amount of money spent to make the podcasts function and be free was $6000. So we changed to where the most recent 40 podcasts were free, but the rest were archived and made available for sale. The idea was to hopefully recover some of those costs.
And then I bought land. And the land purchase was made possible by pod people. And then people came to the land, and the people that had listened to most of the podcasts were 100% awesome.
So all of the money that has been spent to make the podcasts function and be free has turned out to be worth it.
Each of the old podcasts were fixed when put into zip files and uploaded to scubbly. Now the fixed files will be reuploaded and made available again, one at a time. In time, all of these podcasts will be freely available just like the new podcasts. The scubbly stuff will become a convenient download option.