I would have given this podcast 3 stars had it been updated in the recent past but since it's merely a finite set of mediocre info podcasts at best, I'm going to have to stick it with a 2 star rating. Radio Lingua is a great organization and after absolutely being sold on their Coffee Break Spanish series, I was sure that the German podcasts would be high quality as well. Instead, what I discovered was a very disjointed series of extremely short podcasts which did little more than introduce random phrases of varying usefulness. If you are looking to learn German, this is not the podcast for you since you already need to know a lot of the basics before you begin. After hearing all of the podcasts in this series I can qualify it as a very poor attempt at generating useful vocabulary for a visitor in German speaking countries. True, there are some phrases which will inevitably be used while there but the scope of the whole series doesn't even begin to link ideas together to allow the learner to begin building phrases on their own. In fact, more than once it is mentioned that the grammar will be discussed later. So unless you're perfect at those memory games like Old Maid or the like, this podcast will do little more than you can get from a good phrasebook -- and with the book at least you get the benefit of some organization and explanation. Also, I try to give the benefit of the doubt to non native speakers but this person's pronunciation is fairly poor. True, she did mention learning to speak in Bavaria but her accent isn't even really Bavarian. The Scottish really breaks through in her German speaking. There are also some poorly worded phrases here. Perhaps it's a Bavarian construction but I doubt it. All in all, I would expect much more from Radio Lingua but then again, this podcast is free. Beggars can't be choosers I suppose. The instructor sounds like a perfectly nice person so don't mistake this as a personal attack. I would expect this type of critical evaluation of any instructional podcast out there. In short, I really hope to find a high quality, comprehensive German podcast in the spirit of Coffee Break Spanish. Hopefully someone will publish one in the future!