tungemål wrote:I read through the podcast recommendations on the first page, and I got some excellent suggestions. But seeing that the post is 4 years old, have any of you got any new tips?
It's in that post, but I second the recommendation of Radio Ambulante. They have free transcriptions on their site and the podcast itself generally has interesting episodes. Notes in Spanish has transcripts as well, but I think you have to pay? Encuentro de Mentes and Tertulia are two others (available on Stitcher for sure, probably elsewhere) that I listen to occasionally, but I've been slacking with podcasts recently. Not sure if those two have transcripts.
tungemål wrote:But they haven't got transcripts, of course. Do you think a transcript is important for training listening comprehension, or is a kind of extended listening where you don't understand everything just as beneficial?
I think the transcript is super beneficial in early to intermediate stages, I can't really talk beyond that because I don't incorporate that into my studying anymore really. Not that I shouldn't, but I don't, unless you count reading subtitles while watching Spanish TV.