In my 50th podcast I went over the single-CD show duration (about 78 minutes). Actually I've done that several times, but in all the other instances I split the show into two parts. This time I didn't . . . other than to make available a less elegantly hacked-into-two download. I just took a look at the download stats, and they seem to indicate the hacked-up show isn't necessary. They might even indicate that shows longer than 78 minutes aren't a problem. That's because I've got about a thousand folks listening to podcast, including show #50, but not much more than a couple dozen downloads for the part 1/part 2 show.
Don't get me wrong--I don't want the shows to be that long. If there's a ton of good material to discuss, then I might properly split into two A & B shows, as I've done before. Ordinarily, I want to squeeze the show down to less than 80 minutes. But if it goes a little
over that limit in the future, maybe I won't bother with splitting the show into parts.-Mark