The last few weeks I heard a few times that people think that some podcasts are too long. I think it the next thing that should happen is that the creators of these podcasts should ask those people the following question.
Why do you think that this podcast is too long?
I don't think that the length of the podcast is the problem these people are complaining about.
I think that there is a difference between the people asking about the length and listening to the podcast, and the people creating the podcasts. This difference is that the first group has a job that needs them to commute, while the other group stays at home. So the problem is that the podcast is longer than the length of the commute, which makes listening to the whole podcast more difficult.