If you’re not already listening to Podcasts on your morning commute, it is time to start. Drown out the world with scintillating discussions on anything from film to current affairs. Download a couple of Podcasts in the language you are learning and you will be well on the way to listening proficiency.
The best part is you don’t even need to pay complete attention to absorb the information and vocabulary. You can listen on the go and wherever you are, whether it be that 7am Victoria Line tube on a dreary London day or travelling by train from Beijing to Tibet. Oh and don’t bother with the excuses, these podcasts are free!
Here are 4 German Podcasts you need in your life.
1 – Deutsche Welle has an incredible selection of Podcasts. The two I have found particularly useful are DW Global ideas which gives you an insight into the people and projects that protect our biodiversity. If you are keen on the environment and learning German this one is for you! Beware, this is not for the faint of heart and requires an intermediate level of German.
2 – The other notable mention here is DW Interview which is more of a “Who is who” of Germany and Europe. Check out their selection here: http://www.dw.com/de/media-center/podcasts/s-100976
3 – Deutsche Welle have also made a Podcast specifically for beginners – Radio D. It has been produced with the Goethe Institute and comes with that all important manuscript so you do not get too overwhelmed.
4 – Are you a film buff or an aspiring filmmaker? Do you watch a film and just have to know how it was made, who was behind it and what the inspiration was? Luckily for you there are plenty of German film Podcasts to choose from. The Goethe Institute have actually created their own one called “Inside Kino”. They take you through everything that is going on in German cinema and you can even test yourself with their podcast quiz.
Immerse yourself in truly engaging content!