I've been spending my extra time by slowly replacing old crappy audio - recorded with a mic I repaired and then convinced myself was 'warm sounding' because I was so happy it worked - on my oldest episodes. Some parts, where I have scripted the narrative, are fairly easy and straightforward to work with. Others, where I have adlibbed stuff (combat mostly) is a painstaking process of listen, repeat, replace. I am trying to alter very little because my only goal is to improve audio quality. I have trimmed a couple of cringe-worthy bits along the way though.
Speaking of cringe... why didn't anyone tell me I sound like McLovin in eps 0-4? Ugh.
Doing this work, I have come to appreciate a couple of things. The first is that podcasts which are fully adlibbed/improvised (as are most) would be impossible to 'repair' in this way. I'm grateful that I even have the option to tidy up the lobby, so to speak. The second is that I had lost sight of just how... basic (forgive the pun) my podcast was when I started out. The first few eps are just so plain. I had forgotten: when I started out I had no idea what I was doing, story-wise. It's equal parts: fascinating, humiliating, endearing... I dunno. My point is only that TOTM has come a long way in a year (it was exactly one year ago that I started work on the show even though I didn't publish until April). It's a bit like looking at old pictures of yourself from high school and going: oh dear.... but still.... OK.