“Why don’t you make podcasts?”
The short answer is this: because we don’t need to.
You see, our mission here is to do something unique. To bring you stuff that other Korean language learning sites don’t give you. Other websites don’t understand just how badly you suck at Korean. And that’s our thing. We know you suck. And it’s okay with us. We don’t judge you. We suck too.
If you want to listen to Korean podcasts, there are people out there making some really good ones. And they’re giving them away for free. Seriously. If you want to incorporate podcasts into your language learning routine (and we HIGHLY recommend that you should), then you should visit one of these two sites and subscribe to their feed. That way you can be sure to get your daily dose of Korean listening whenever it’s convenient for you.
Talk To Me In Korean
An outstanding site. Simple and clean, with loads of content. The bulk of their content is presented in one of two ways — through lessons and “이야기”. The lessons are basic in nature, are about 10-20 minutes each, and cover both grammar and vocabulary. Each one is a discrete lesson, given mostly in English (but also in Korean), that covers a single grammar point. The 이야기 series is for intermediate to advanced students. These are short monologues or conversations that cover a wide variety of topics. All of the audio content on TalkToMeInKorean is accompanied by pdf files that contain grammar explanations and example sentences used in the podcast.
Korean Class 101
This site is a little more cluttered than TTMIK (above), and you need to register in order to use the site. But they more than make up for it in content. They have loads of podcasts available from absolute beginner to advanced. Like TTMIK, all of their podcasts are accompanied by pdf files that contain explanations and example sentences, as well as transcripts of the podcast dialogues. There are lots of other features available, but you have to pay for them. Some of them are worth it. Some of them…. bleh!
Either way, you can’t go wrong with free podcasts, right? And the two sites above provide quality stuff that will help you learn more. And, look, I don’t mean to hurt your feelings or anything, but you kinda’ suck, so you could use all the help you can get.