Interesting podcasts?

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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby tungemål » Thu May 06, 2021 2:56 pm

Some that I've enjoyed:


  • Un idioma sin fronteras - about the Spanish language around the world
  • Nómadas - travel podcast
  • Entiende tu mente - discussing psychology


  • WDR5 Quarks
  • SWR2 Impuls - Wissen aktuell
  • SWR2 Wissen
  • Kalenderblatt - what happened on this date?
  • Echo des Tages - well not really enjoyed, but listened to. In depth news magazin.
  • radioWissen
  • Eine Stunde History
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby einzelne » Thu May 06, 2021 6:11 pm


Les Chemins de la philosophie


Wissenschaft im Brennpunkt
Essay und Diskurs


(No longer listening by I was enjoying them back in the day)

In our time
Welcome to Night Vale
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby MrsStarez » Thu May 06, 2021 8:06 pm

When I get the opportunity, I like Grand Reportage on RFI - current affairs documentaries from around the world, about 20 minutes long.
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby golyplot » Thu May 06, 2021 9:08 pm

So far, my favorite Japanese podcast is Noriko's podcast.
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby Neurotip » Thu May 06, 2021 9:47 pm

Accepting that the definition of 'interesting' is somewhat subjective, and accepting a broad definition of 'podcast', these are my favourites in each of my TLs...

French: Portrait de famille - classical piano music with erudite and entertaining commentary
Italian: Veleno - a seven-part audio documentary about an investigation that went horribly wrong
Greek: The Brain Hacking Academy - pop psychology, 'how to be the best version of yourself'
Icelandic: Í ljósi sögunnar - mini-documentaries on historical events, covering a huge range of topics (and spoken nice. and. slowly)
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby anestrom » Thu May 06, 2021 10:42 pm

Here's some of my personal favourites:

Geschichten aus der Geschichte (two historians chatting about history)
Servus Grüezi Hallo (newspaper editors mostly discussing current events)
Deine Welt (interviews with various people)
Systemfehler (discontinued; started with computer glitches, continued to all sorts of other "errors")
Forschergeist (in-depth interviews with scientists)
Rechtsbelehrung (discussions on a wide selection of legal topics)

CQFD (various science related news)
La méthode scientifique (some as above)
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby kanewai » Fri May 07, 2021 2:37 am

I still have a hard time following free-form podcasts that aren't in English, so most of mine tend to be documentaries or history series that have a linear narrative. Currently these are:

Au coeur de l'histoire - Always entertaining and informative
Avant demain - Discussions on the innovations that are transforming the world.

Storia d'Italia - Currently on the final days of the Goths in Italy
Lezioni e Conferenze di Storia di Alessandro Barbero - A series of lectures by Italy's rockstar medieval historian. (editorial note: I wish the US treated academics like rock stars)
Just added: Veleno, per Neurotip's recommendation.

La Historia de España - New, only 17 episodes. Transcripts are available if you donate on patreon. Currently on the reign of the Visigoths.
Así Como Suena - Investigative journalism out of Mexico
Just added: El Quijote del siglo XXI - A dramatization based on a book by Julio Llamazares. The available episodes start with Quijote's third adventure.

iTunes charts is a good resource for searching for new podcasts; they list the top podcasts each week in nine countries.
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby Jim » Fri May 07, 2021 5:44 am

Transfert from Slate Audio (FR). Extraordinary and intimate stories told by the individuals themselves. Sometimes funny, sometimes incredibly sad, sometimes uplifting. Cannot recommend it enough.
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby AroAro » Fri May 07, 2021 8:01 am


DeutschlandFunkNova (I recommend Einhundert and Eine Stunde History) and NDR Info have a lot of podcasts to choose from.


Radio România Actualități also offers some podcasts, though most of them are about current affairs (Agenda Globală).

On the record provides some in-depth analysis of today's Romania. Then there is Istoria României and The Real You (about psychology).
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Re: Interesting podcasts?

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Fri May 07, 2021 5:30 pm

Jinx wrote:I'd like to revive this moribund thread and request more recommendations, from anyone and everyone. I've only recently gotten into podcasts, and I notice that I spend much more time trying to find decent-quality ones than I do... actually listening.

Language doesn't matter, as long as it's not English. Hit me!
I'm not sure this is what you are looking for. Ivoox has a selection of broadcasts in Spanish. It has an app as well.
Something sort of similar at France Culture. And Radio France has an app.
But maybe you wanted specific suggestions? In which case, what specifically interests you?
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