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Interesting German podcasts?

Hi all,

there are some super interesting podcasts in English, for example This American Life (with transcripts even) or a slew on the npr.org site, which I enjoy. My question: does anyone know of any similar podcasts in German, preferably with transcripts? (Depending on the content and spoken clarity, I can understand 20-60% of spoken German, so transcripts help me a lot.) I need to improve my German Ear, and would like to find an interesting source of podcasts.

Someone recently recommended audio books, which I plan to try. Apparently The Economist (german version at least) includes audio versions of their articles. Or, if anyone has any other ideas, t'would be great to hear of them.

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Re: Interesting German podcasts?

Echo der Zeit http://www.srf.ch/sendungen/echo-der-zeit (sorry no transcripts).


Not a podcast but with transcripts online, NZZ Format
http://www.nzzformat.ch
see www.teleboy.ch for show times on various channels.
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Thanks aSwiss, the SRF site is just what I was looking for!
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Re: Interesting German podcasts?

Slow German is great! The lady speaks with a very clear, pleasant voice and neutral accent, plus there are free transcripts. She covers a wide variety of topics, mostly on German culture. It's helped with my listening skills and vocabulary a lot.
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Re: Interesting German podcasts?

Try 100 Sekunden Wissen from Radio SRF.

The podcasts only last two minutes or so but cover a range of different topics and there is a new one every day!
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Re: Interesting German podcasts?

Try with the "Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten" in the DW webpage

http://www.dw.com/de/deutsch-lernen/nachrichten/s-8030
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Re: Interesting German podcasts?

well if you're into poltical satire i can suggest re-runs of the "Heute Show" and "Die Anstalt" on youtube. Yes i know, this thread is about podcasts, but if its good entertainment in german that you're after then you definitely have to watch a few of those shows; hilarious and thought-provoking
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