Aric Queen, former executive producer of ChinesePod, writing from exile, appears to think so. Once upon a time, his friend Frank Fradella flew to Shanghai and approached ChinesePod with a pitch for a new show designed to teach foreigners how to recognise radicals [see video below]. He was told by the Shanghai startup that they didn’t have the budget for the show and Fradella flew home a little dejected, but that was that.
Eight months later, ChinesePod released this video below as premium content for paying users [ripped by Aric and uploaded on Youtube]. Frank Fradella classifies the show as “Clearly Derivative, But Not Maliciously Stolen” after having spoken with John Pasden who hosts the below show. Aric,however, will have none of it and is convinced ChinesePod was guilty of stealing.
Read more here and here and make up your own mind about it.