Idea to make money with Word Balloon (NOT SPAM! :) )
Just had a thought and maybe you've discussed this before or had the idea yourself but how about doing something like what the mysteriousuniverse.org guys do.
They have a free epsidoe every week but then for $9 a month they offer an extended version of the free podcast and an extra podcast at the weekend.
It would be a way for you to still get the free content out (still do the bendis tapes for free or whatever) but also to allow people to support you and get something in return.
Anywy, just a thought