What I learn from this podcast is that the narrator knows how to enunciate French, and you and I don't. He doesn't teach even a single phrase.
This is for intermediate to advanced learners. By listening you will learn pronunciation maybe, but not what the words mean, so there's little point for beginners unless they simply want to start being enveloped in the language and are willing to learn slowly over a period of years.
The Duolingo Spanish podcast is something I can actually follow and involves teaching. I hope that Duolingo will introduce more languages as podcasts. I already study French, Dutch, Hindi and Russian through them (without podcasts yet) and have actually learned stuff! :)