I understand the points that have been made - and feel a bit that way myself. However, just to consider a few points:
1. This is summer. I'm not surprised that our favourite podcasters have a more relaxed schedule, to put it charitably. Yes, I'm missing a few of my regulars.
2. Some short-lived podcasts may have been intended that way. I'll be wanting now to review the first podcast (or the written blurb) to see if there would be some sort of "expiry date".
3. Overload. Sometimes we just so into to things that after a while we suddenly find ourselves thinking that it all sounds the same. (Watch CNN all day for a while and you'll see what I mean
- or even the Olympics
4. Let's not be too hard on AFR. It's not like they can pay professionals to come up with something new and fresh every few days. They have to depend on willing volunteer contributors. When I compare the quality of some of the podcasts to the quality of some of the work of those who post here, I might suggest that some of us should consider sharing with a larger audience than OCdotnet. I'm sure we can all suggest a few who like to spout off. So maybe someone will try using his/her mouth instead of the fingers for a change.
5. When the summer reruns are on, it's a chance to see favourite shows again. I've been listening to Fr Thomas Hopko's "Names of Jesus" series again and enjoying it immensely - probably more than the first time. It's also an opportunity to check out some other podcasts that we have passed over previously. Remember, everything out there appeals to somebody, somewhere
It seems to me I recall a discussion we had several years ago about the same music always coming up on AFR. I think that AFR's success has encouraged a surge in recording by Orthodox musicians. There seems to be a lot less repetition recently.