I assume you are exaggerating the 30 minutes. My downloads for various podcast including BOL have been normal.
Is it just me or has downloading BOL for the past couple of days thru iTunes been really reeeally slow ?
It usually took me like 2 mins and now it takes me more than 30mins.
What ive been doing for the past couple of days is get the mp3 link off podcast.cnet.com and then use FlashGet to leech. Its way faster this way.