So yakamo and I have been managed to do it again, the most recent episode of the unreasonable podcast , episode 0x03 appeared yesterday.
This episode should now be missing large chunks of silence and features a much deeper sexier voice for me. Turns out there were some config issues with my microphone. There were also some observation issues, I didn't actually listen to the whole show or check the waveform before doing the renders.
Should all be fixed now and it will sound silky smooth.