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Learn German: podcasts 2024 review

The top 8 podcasts to learn German in 2024

Undoubtedly, to learn any language, one has to learn the basics of grammar rules and plenty of new words.

Unfortunately, this is often not enough.  And generally speaking, the best way to improve your level is to listen to natives speaking.

And there are many options to do this:

  • watch a movie or a TV show in its original version
  • listen to a specific radio program
  • podcasts

However, consider the following advantages podcasts dedicated to German language have over a TV show or even a German course:

  • you can choose the duration you went to spend on it
  • you can choose a podcast based on your level
  • you can listen to the podcast anywhere and anytime
  • podcasts are free, you don’t have to pay any additional fee

Below we’ve listed the top 8 and best rated podcasts, available on the main streaming platforms

 

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Easy German

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 30-40 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Deezer

Number of episodes: 263 (and follow)

Description: 

The format is similar to a radio show, where 2 speakers have a discussion around a topic concerning Germany: politics, social, cultural. 

It helps you deal with different kind of German accents.

Website: easygerman.org/podcast

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Coffee Break German

Level: for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Duration: 25-30 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Deezer

Number of episodes: 127 (and follow)

Description: 

This is a pretty big collection of podcasts for different levels, giving you the opportunity to progress along with the podcast.

Outside of the 3 levels available for each episode, there are also a collection of podcasts about travelling within Germany and longer magazines episodes (~ 40 minutes) that have in depth discussions on historical, geographical or cultural topics in the DACH region.

Website: https://coffeebreaklanguages.com/coffeebreakgerman/

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Slow German 

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 5-10 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Deezer

Number of episodes: 244 (and follow)

Description: 

This podcast is hosted by one unique voice: Annik Rubens.

One of the main advantages of this podcast is the duration, the episodes are short and less than 10 minutes long.

It covers a vast and varied topic range, from everyday German life to telling a story.

The full transcript, in German, is available with each episode.

Website: https://slowgerman.com/inhaltsverzeichnis/

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Learn German by Podcast

Level: Beginners

Duration: 10-15 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts

Number of episodes: 20

Description: 

This podcast has only 20 episodes, so what’s the point?

Well I found this podcast a really good introduction to the German language for beginners, especially for learning the basics when you are new in Germany.  Buying or ordering something, asking a question, talking about yourself…

If you want to start learning German in a relaxed manner, this podcast is for you!

Website: https://learngermanbypodcast.com/

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Authentic German Learning

Level: Beginners

Duration: 5-25 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify

Number of episodes: 87

Description: 

This podcast is very different from the others: not really organized by theme. 

The idea is to take you through typical German words, expressions or proverbs.

This podcast could be a good addition to your weekly or daily German lessons, in a relaxed way!

Website: https://www.authenticgermanlearning.com/alt-home/

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Audio Tutor Learning German Deutsch Welle

Level: From beginners

Duration: 5 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Google Podcast

Number of episodes: 100

Description: 

Who doesn’t know Deutsche Welle, the international German TV channel ?

This podcast is clearly a very good one for those who want to learn German but don’t take any German courses. This is not a podcast focused on listening, but rather focused on learning all key German grammar rules and vocabulary (A1 to A2 level).

Website: https://www.dw.com/en/audio-tutor-learning-german/a-6653471

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News in Slow German

Level: For Beginners and intermediate

Duration: 5-30 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast

Number of episodes: 290 (and follow)

Description: 

Want to have your weekly news review and learn German at the same time?  This is the objective of the podcast and they offer it in 2 levels, beginners and intermediate.

Website: https://www.newsinslowgerman.com/

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Learn German GermanPod 101

Level: Beginner to advanced

Duration: 5-15 minutes

Availability: Apple Podcast, Google Podcast

Number of episodes: 64 (and follow)

Description: 

This podcast talks about various topics for almost all levels. 

It really focuses on vocabulary and day to day situations.  An interesting thing to note is that you have the transcript in English during the podcast.

Website: https://www.germanpod101.com/index.php

 

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