This American Life will change podcasts from fee to free

Earlier this year, popular PRI radio show This American Life asked blog-fans to stop producing an "unofficial podcast" of episodes TAL only made available to paying subscribers (BB posts: link 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The bloggers weren't copying and hosting the files elsewhere -- rather, they were rolling RSS script that pointed to the source files on the TAL website. Still, TAL asked them to stop.

But today, great news for fans of the show: they've announced that they will change their policy, and begin offering episodes via RSS for free! Link