September 18, 2012 at 8:37 am #35454
Does anyone know any good Japanese podcasts to listen to, I want to start trying to listen to more spoken Japanese now.
September 18, 2012 at 8:49 am #35456
- This topic was modified 11 years, 2 months ago by ninjoetsu.
Japanesepod101 have podcasts on iTunes I believe. Funnily enough, if you check your dashboard and scroll down to offers, there seems to be a deal for TextFugu members to get 50% off a premium Jpod101 account.September 18, 2012 at 9:51 am #35458
Any ones which are actual Japanese ones rather than lessons, preferably on iTunes so it can be easy to listen to.September 18, 2012 at 10:26 am #35460
There are some mentioned in this thread, http://www.textfugu.com/bb/topic/the-secret-to-improving-your-listening/, you have to change your itunes store to Japan to be able to find them first though.September 18, 2012 at 10:40 am #35462
missingno15MemberSeptember 18, 2012 at 11:30 am #35464
If you want to listen to natural spoken Japanese, I highly recommend obtaining an iTunes Japan account, as that will make available a real treasure trove of Japanese podcasts.September 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm #35468
Big list here, not all of them are still active though. I like Hot Cast, but I haven’t tried a ton.September 20, 2012 at 7:42 am #35529
Does any one know how to get a Japanese iTunes account as I’m having trouble, since I don’t have a Japanese address or Japanese payment details?September 20, 2012 at 9:09 am #35537
Are you wanting to actually buy things or just download free podcasts in which case you don’t need a Japanese account?September 20, 2012 at 10:13 am #35538
I don’t know about podcasts, but I like to listen to live broadcasts (生放送) on NicoNicoDouga (http://live.nicovideo.jp) . It’s free (although you usually have to join their community to listen – and you may get kicked if they’re very popular and you aren’t a premium member.) and on top of that, a lot of the people who do them are very funny and entertaining.
All you need is a Nico account, which is easy. If you don’t know Japanese very well, it’s not that difficult to stumble around until you find yourself in a live broadcast.September 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm #35547
All Night Nippon
Funniest chit since me.September 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm #35553
@ninjoetsu - if you’re just after the (free) podcasts you just need to change your country to Japan in iTunes.September 21, 2012 at 8:35 am #35573
I can’t download podcasts without an iTunes account and if I try logging in with my English account it doesn’t let me use the Japan store.September 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm #35587
@ninjoetsu - I’ve only started using so I don’t know heaps about it, but I was able to set it up by going to the iTunes store & in the bottom right of the screen there’s a country icon. After you select that you can choose your country or region. Selecting Japan there allowed me to get access.September 21, 2012 at 3:48 pm #35592
Thanks vanandrew, I tried changing language settings once, which just gave me the English store in Japanese. Didn’t see that little circle at the bottom until you mentioned it ^^
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