Mods, please remove if needed.
Caveat: I know, I know, “he’s moving”
But, and hear me out, maybe it is worse than that. It feels like 5 months or more without coach chad on the podcast. To move and set up a mic and webcam isn’t THAT difficult, even if he needs to rent a space to accommodate his SO.
So, I think something major happened. Something bad enough for him to miss podcasting, but not so bad that it isn’t announced on the show (or completely awful that out of respect it isn’t announced).
My money is on witness protection program. Any other ideas?