I understand that some people like listening to podcasts regardless of if they are professional quality or not if it means they can learn something and some people only like listening to professional quality podcasts even if that means missing out on some topics. That's fine. everyone has there own opinions and preferences. I believe everyone should be allowed to make and post podcasts. There are several reasons why some people may not be able to produce professional quality podcasts. Some of these reasons include speech impairments and not having access to professional podcasting hardware and software due to lack of funds. However, people may still have some mics, equipment and software that they can use even if it is not the best. People try as hard as they can and that's what counts. If some people don't want to listen they don't have to. There will always be people who do want to listen and for them podcasts from everyone who makes them should be continued to be made available. I also understand that the Applevis editorial teem have reasons why they closed podcast submissions and that they don't want to clearly explain why. There could be several reasons why podcast submissions were closed including the teem only want podcasts from them being posted from here on in, they no longer have the time to review all submitted podcasts, they are running out of storage space for podcasts and any number of other reasons. I believe I have come up with a compromise that will make everyone happy. We keep the original podcast section of the site the way the teem made it. People who only want the professional quality podcasts can go there. Then, the editorial teem makes a shared podcast section on Applevis and sets it up in a way that the teem is not responsible for the quality or hosting of the podcasts. This new shared section would work like this. Users who have a podcast they want to share with the Applevis community would post a title, description and link to there podcast. This link could be for dropbox, google drive, 1 drive, sendspace or whatever the poster likes using. Then people outside the editorial teem who wish to continue posting and listening to maybe not the best sounding but still informative podcasts can go to that new shared section. This would give Applevis community members the ability to share podcasts with other Applevis community members but would ease the strain on teem members by moving the hosting of user submitted podcasts off of the site and making the podcasts not affiliated with Applevis so any imperfections in the podcasts would not be Applevis's fault. Teem members and non teem members pleas post in the comments what you think. Thank you for reading.