French Duolingo Podcast
Does listening to French podcasts really help you in learning French?
Yes, it helps. Just let it flow over you, and don't try too hard to catch what's being said. You'll find you catch snippets here and there, but real progress shows up later when you're doing the lessons, or speaking. Expect a lot of "aha" moments overtime as you continue training your ear, absorbing the rhythms and nuances. The more you listen the more you hear. Then magic starts happening, when you unexpectedly begin hearing words, phrases or sentences in your own head in the language you're learning while you're doing unrelated things besides language studies.