My concerns with this podcast have to do with focus. Granted, I understand that this iTunes Store version is simply a "teaser" for their paid services, so I know that not all the content is available here.
However, there are some issues that really bug me every time I try t listen.
First, in almost every edition of the podcast, there is a cheeseball musical intro that lasts about 35 seconds. If I'm on the train or in the car, I don't have a free hand to skip it. It really is absolutely obnoxious, and it totally turns me off before the lesson even starts. The hosts say the name of the podcast in weird, sarcastic voices that sound like they're not serious. You might say this is an irrelevant issue, but why does the podcast need this musical intro? It does nothing but to take away from my experience, and if they really want to be the "fastest, easiest, most fun way" to learn Japanese, then that's a miss in all three categories.
Also, sometimes the hosts will talk about irrelevant stuff, and I lose focus instantly. Please, stay on topic! Please, stay professional! If Peter wants to talk earnestly about his business goals, that's cool, but save it for another podcast.
The content itself is very good, though if the transcripts were downloaded with the podcast so I could follow along on the iPhone it would be better.
I love studying Japanese, and I would consider signing up for their paid service, but these distractions keep me away.