Well, Michael, Avi Bryant and I had a great conversation this evening - it would have made for a great podcast. Unfortunately, the recording software I use only recorded part of it, and mangled that. So... we are going to try and reschedule, for a time when we can all be on skype. My assumption (based on 9 good calls so far) is that the skype out call just didn't merge well with the skype network call and the recording software. It sounded fine in the headphones, but it got mangled on the way out.
I may put together a short solo podcast tomorrow, on product direction - we'll see how my day goes.