Thanks for the feedback, especially from Caffiene. On the "mouth noise," I agree, I actually tried to move the mic a little farther away and started putting my hand up between my mouth and it when I was breathing in. I think practice is needed to minimize that and perhaps some sort of post-production filter could help, as well.
Regarding the puzzler ... I guess it's the teacher in me and the "NO TALKING TO YOUR NEIGHBOR!!" that made me think people wouldn't discuss it on here, but I'm actually quite surprised how some of you have taken such an interest in solving it. I'm not going to go over the solution on here nor tell you who is correct (if anyone) until I discuss it on the show, though based on the feedback, I'll probably do that on the next episode instead of waiting until September.
The discussion has also reminded me I need to remember to state things that are "obvious" to astronomers but not so much to everyone else: In problems like these, you should assume ideal conditions unless otherwise stated, and you can ignore minute effects. So like, no, there are no craters. The moon has zero ellipticity, zero inclination, zero obliquity. That kind of thing. If you don't ignore it, as some of you aren't, then the answers get a bit more complicated, as you're discussing. If any of my students had gone there when I asked this question, they'd get extra credit
The next two episodes - and most episodes - will be about more of the conspiracy/creationism/hoax material. I just thought I'd start with something fairly innocuous.
Regarding the music, it took me FOREVER to decide on something that wasn't absolutely horrible nor obviously recognizable and still in copyright. Glad people think it's okay, though I agree the intro could be cut down a bit ... only problem is I think that what should be cut are a few bars in the intermediate, not from the end nor beginning. I'll work on that for the next episode.
Regarding the level of the material, I swore I would never forget what the "average" person knows and assume they know more or less, but it's happened. 10 years of post-high school work on this stuff and ... yeah. I'll try to work on that more in the future.
On adding to this post with new episodes - I've seen two approaches on here with that. Karl (Conspiracy Skeptic) just adds to his original thread started aeons ago. Parrot (Dumbass) creates new ones for every episode. Is there a preferred approach? I can see pros and cons to both.
Oh, and can anyone recommend a better microphone/headset that doesn't run in the $hundreds? I've been using a Logitech I got a few years ago to use with Skype, but I think it sounds like I'm talking into a tin can.