I reaaaaallly want to give this podcast 5 stars, but I’m finding that after about 3 or 4 episodes, the pace totally changed and got overwhelming. I took French in HS and a little Italian in college, and I know that everyone comes to language with different aptitudes. It was so thorough and paced well at the beginning, but then all of a sudden, I’m listening to full conversations and am missing 80% of what they’re saying, only to have a fraction of it explained. It’s not really practical... if I’m beginning Spanish or hoping to learn it, I’m not going to catch on if I can’t get more break down of basic words and ideas. One of the segments in the 5th episode starts taking about present subjunctive and giving nuances therein. I’m sorry, but that’s just a bit too steep a jump for the average person. I’m bummed because the people on the podcast seem lovely, but I got super discouraged. I know there is a member version, but why advertise it as a free podcast, if understanding is contingent upon getting the non free podcast? Sorry for the critical feedback, but I really wanted to be honest.