I'm only 3 minutes into it now...
Who the hell are these assholes who go out of their way and take the time to write you guys emails saying "please make drastic changes to the style and format of your podcast so I can like it more, because the fact that you guys sound like you're enjoying yourselves really burns my ass."?!!!
I just don't get it... what gives these people the sense of entitlement to write in asking you to change the podcast to fit their personal tastes better?
There are several other skeptical podcasts out there. If you want a stripped down, streamlined, just-the-facts podcast, listen to Skeptoid or Point Of Inquiry, both very good podcasts. Asking a panel of 6 very passionate people to cut down on their banter is just selfish and stupid. If you don't like it, fast forward or find another podcast, or, better yet, if you think you know what would make such a great podcast, start making your own goddamned podcasts. :x