How about a little box somewhere on the home page for an “Editor’s Choice” lesson? ChinesePod is like a massive gold mine, and some of the better nuggets are hard to find on your own. For example: The Newbie lesson “Turn on the Light, Turn off the Light,” the Elementary lesson “Why, Why, Why??,” the Intermediate lesson “Fat Camp,” the Upper Intermediate lesson “Turbulence,” the Advanced 小太监进宫 series… Real classics.
By the way, I think the “Playlists” area needs some work. There are a few story-based series in there, but most of them, including 小太监进宫, aren’t there. These were highlights as I was working through, and it’s sad that they’re going to be so hard for newer students to find.