Podcasts: Foreign Language

This is part of my 2015 series on podcasts I’m currently listening to. This post lists podcasts I listen to in foreign languages (French and Italian).

The list is in alphabetical order. The name of the podcast is linked to the feed itself (what you’d copy and paste into your podcast app). The “(info)” link will take you to the podcast’s homepage, where available. The “content” field tries to give you an idea what to expect as to language or disturbing content. As for ratings, clearly I like the podcast at least somewhat or I wouldn’t have it on the list at all, so I’m going with a 3-star system.

  • Three stars means I look very forward to the next episode and almost always listen to the entire episode.
  • Two stars are ones I still really enjoy, but I sometimes skip at least parts of the episode, maybe even half.
  • One stars are podcasts that I feel are hit and miss. I will routinely skip sections of the podcast and occasionally skip an entire episode.
  • Podcasts marked with the package_favorite icon are über favourites. These are the ones I think just about everybody should listen to.

Again, let me know if you have any questions, and don’t hesitate to make suggestions for other podcasts I should listen to.

French

Le rendez-vous Tech (info)

  • Rating: 2/3 
  • Frequency: every 2 weeks
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Content: occasional mild language

Patrick Beja brings on various guests to discuss current tech-related events.

Italian

Digitalia (info)

  • Rating: 2/3 
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Content: occasional mild language

Four friends sit around and discuss tech news. They also occasionally do commentary on livestreaming events.

package_favorite Lezioni di musica (info)

  • Rating: 3/3 
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Content: family friendly

RAI’s Radio 3 show about musicology! Each episode takes a particular genre, composer, or piece and gives a solid entry-level lecture, including musical examples. I really love this show. If only there was an English-speaking one I could share!

Radio3Scienza (info)

  • Rating: 2/3 
  • Frequency: weekdays
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Content: family friendly

Radio3’s daily science segment.

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