Podcasts in English

Hey English learners–

I had an idea to share some of my favorite podcasts with you, in case you wanted to practice your listening skills. It’s great if you’re on the go! You can listen on the train to work, while you’re cleaning your room, in the bathroom… the world is your oyster. Anyway, I would really recommend the podcast “The Daily” it talks about current events, usually in the United States, from the day before. The podcast is usually around 20-30 minutes long. I also really like a podcast called “Radio Lab” it comes out less frequently, but there are many old episodes you can listen to! It usually explores topics related to science and technology. Finally, I like a podcast called “Lingthusiasm” where two women talk about topics related to, you guessed it, linguistics. It comes out once a month I think.

Let me know in the comments if there are other podcasts you like to listen to!


All of the Coffee Break language podcasts, by Radio Lingua, are good and now there’s one for English learners. This one isn’t specifically for language learning, but if you like to listen to stories I would really recommend StoryCorps podcast.


Hi @zmsc42! Thanks so much for your suggestions! Now that podcasts have become the thing, it’s brilliant to find new content such as this :grin:
If what you want is to keep up to date with current events, I’d also recommend The Guardian’s “Today in Focus” -it’s a short listen which comes out daily and offers some great insight into one or two relevant events related to politics, society, culture… The world in a nutshell!


Have you heard? Chatterbug has a new podcast for English learners!

Hot As Ice” is a fiction story about three young flatmates living a somewhat quiet life in London until a mysterious parcel sent to the wrong recipient arrives on their doorstep and completely disrupts their life.

If you’re an advanced English learner who wants to boost your skills, or maybe you haven’t practised in a while and you’d like to refresh, check it out now!

You can listen to the podcast trailer here .