More to come, but I wanted to post this brief review. It has already been added to the resources review page.
Mandarin Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk offers a premium subscription on its website and also free podcasts. This review is just on the free content/podcast. I am so ambivalent about this podcast. On one hand, it covers a lot of ground and throws a lot of information at you. On the other, it is on the boring side and it may be too much information. My biggest concern is Mr. Melnyk’s accent. He has a fairly thick accent in English even if he is completely understandable to a native speaker. I am concerned that he has a similar accent for Chinese. There are native speakers that participate in the lessons, but Mr. Melnyk seems to play an outsized role giving his likely accent in Chinese.