Louis is lovely! He speaks clearly, he explains things well and he is personable. This site now has well on its way to 2000 free French podcasts you can download and listen to. That is very generous. I listen to them in my car. New Caledonia is my nearest French speaking nation and that is 12 hours from here and a reasonably expensive trip. Worth it, indeed, but so nice to have the back up of the Daily Frenchpod. It keeps up my accent and current vocabulary. It is a good resource for students with some sound knowledge of French. I haven’t listened to early podcasts so I do not know if they are easier. The site offers other materials and resources which might interest you. The podcasts are also available through podcast aggregators like Banshee on Linux and iTunes. The Daily Frenchpod is making a significant contribution to French learning and is a great resource.