Well, that didn’t take long. The fine folks at Podbean have, erm, restructured their service model, imposing a cutoff size of 30 MB per file (in terms of a decent-quality MP3, about a half-hour) for free accounts.
I’m not surprised, actually. I can only guess at Podbean’s bandwidth costs, but they must be enormous. No startup can bleed cash indefinitely.
Anywez, the upshot is this: to continue either of my podcasts—both of which typically clock in at 45 minutes plus—I need to either pony up for a couple of paid accounts, or find another free host. Paid accounts are pretty cheap, but frankly I don’t need the hassle right now.
So: while short audio may continue to be an irregular feature here, the Mixtape Monday and Workout Wednesday features are hereby suspended indefinitely. Much to the disappointment of no one.