I really don't understand the value [at least of what is available for free] of this podcast. Yes, they go over all sorts of aspects of the Italian language, and yes, they do a great job of telling the listener the vocab used in the dialogue, but I think what almost every person who has posted their praises of this podcast don't realize is that they are not both native speakers. I found it really frustrating that Marco is actually an American speaking with an Italian accent. His pronunciation is alright, but after the 3 years I have spent studying Italian, I can tell that he is either not a native speaker or is from a very secluded area of Italy that has an accent different from every Italian movie, song, TV show, and news cast I have heard. (And I'm not claiming fluency- I've got a long way to go!) That's not to say I wouldn't recommend this podcast to anyone, (there really isn't much by way of good Italian learning podcasts out there) but to anyone who says "its nice to have native speakers on these podcasts", please realize that the girl is a native, the man is just a slightly more ahead in his Italian speaking than you.