J. Randall Murphy
I don't hate the idea of a transcript service but I don't think it should necessarily be built in the base price of a paracast+ membership. They should be offered on an individual basus to anyone. It sounds a little too much for $50 yr. imho.
I signed up the service but to reiterate what I've long mentioned going back to when this subject first came up. There are just some subjects that don't interest me and I don't listen to every episode, but at $5/month or $50 year it is a good trade off.
I ran across a cost free, commercial free show with free transcripts someplace ( I don't recall exactly where now ) not long ago. So it's not like it can't be done. Transcripts are really handy to have for those who like to discuss shows on the forum and provide examples ( or any written project for that matter ). Not to mention that transcripts would provide built in promotion for the Paracast + via the content and time code references which would be unique to the commercial free package. A series of select quotes spread around the Internet by users with a link to the Paracast + package can only be advantageous. The tricky part is getting someone to do all the work on a volunteer basis. Maybe offer perks like free membership and other goodies when they're available.