A recent Slow German Podcast begins with the sentence,
Es wird Zeit, dass ich Euch mal wieder etwas aus dem deutschen Fernsehen empfehle.
My question is regarding the word "mal". I believe it is being used as a modal particle to softening the meaning of the sentence. However, I am curious about its position. I would think the softening would be with regard to the recommendation and therefore the mal should be positioned just before the "empfehle". Why is it in this position?