https://www.duolingo.com/pont

An Italian podcast recommendation

http://podclub.ch/it/transmissioni/al-dente-i

I've recommended this podcast series a couple of times in comment threads, but I think it's good enough to be worth advertising in its own discussion -- particularly given the frequent complaints about Italian audio quality on Duolingo. A podcast like this one is a good supplement to Duolingo for getting a better understanding of pronunciation and intonation. It's aimed at learners of roughly A2/B1 standard, so it's spoken a little more slowly and clearly than average conversational Italian. The audio quality is excellent: it's a thoroughly professional production. The episodes are a convenient length (about 15 minutes) and there are plenty of them. The subject matter ranges across all kinds of things, and I usually find it interesting enough to hold my attention.

There are more podcasts (both in Italian and other languages) on the same website, and I'd expect them to be of similar quality, but this is the only series I've been listening to so far so it's the only one I can personally recommend.


Edit: as psionpete mentions below, they also provide a transcript of every episode!

March 3, 2014

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Fantastiche, molte grazie.

They even give the transcript in italian, meraviglioso!

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pont

Thanks for pointing that out -- I've added it to the main post.

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mielikki6

Perfetto, grazie! :)

March 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/barb7

mille grazie I took a look at the German page too and it seems to be excellent also Danke schon

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Thoughtdiva

Grazie!

March 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ruby2wings

Grazie mille! :)

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TheGandalf

Sembra interessante, ci provarò.

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/grammarqueen

Grazie mille! Userò questo certamente! :)

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/eesh1

Grazie!

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sanjay

Grazie

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sigmacharding

Love it so much! Thanks loads- if anyone knows any great all Spanish or all French podcasts please post!

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoMendel

Grazie! :D

March 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jap1249

grazie!

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gatita2906

Grazie mille!

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixelstuff

Wow this is great! And perfect for Duoitalians: " Dalla finestra potevo vedere la torre del castello …" :D

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/robert0n

I've just listened to the first two and they're very good. Grazie mille!

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Shanigans

Grazie

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/italiamelissa

grazie per il link!

March 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Aratal

Grazie! Sembra molto utile!

March 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/loofoo

Grazie amico!

March 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jadeym22

grazie mille!

March 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ceeceeparsley

Thank you, I am going to check it out!

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jay0330

Grande! I've just moved to a town near Siena. This will be very helpful!

March 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Pelegrino_1

grazie mille!

March 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tazio21

Thank you so much. This is wonderful. Fits right in with my sessions in DuoLingo.

June 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fracassetti.stf

Fantastico! Grazie, I did not know about it, very useful!!

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul933981

Grazie mille! Too advanced for me right now but I'll grow into it. For some reason I got a 404 error on the original link but this on https://www.podclub.ch/it/podcast-page/al-dente worked fine. Ciao.

February 9, 2019
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