I'm not a Robin fan but anyone that listens to the show can clearly hear the difference. The show has been billed for years with Robin being the "co-host." For the last few months she has not been in the studio. Her dialog is over an ISDN phone line with video feed that allows her to see the studio but us to not see her. The show just took at 2 week+ vacation and is only live for 2 days this week. She went to Howard's Kimmell party, the John Stamos play, and the premier of many movies like the Dark Knight (2:45 long). What the F is going on????????? Lets start with the show. You can clearly tell she is not in the studio. Second, since Artie left they have talked about the show being more conversational rather than a comic driven format. Robin sounds like she is phoning it in...literally. Her comments are off and she actually interacts much less than she used to. As a listener, don't you feel insulted that Robin can go to all these fun public events but can't tell you exactly why she cant get to the studio? I think this has more to do with her contract and Sirius rather than her "health scare." Good luck with your Vegan book when you can't take a limo into New York for 2 days to do the Stern show but can sit in a Broadway play for almost 4 hours. The fact that every single member of the Howard Stern Show staff and family ignore this is a complete slap in the face to every listener that pays money out of his or her pocket per month for this show. Sorry if you dont like my my rant. I just feel like I and and many of us have been getting ripped off for too long.