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Podcast Latest

I tend to update every so often about the state of Portuguese language podcasts. Currently, Practice Portuguese seems to have entered another lull. Their podcasts are very infrequent and I have cancelled my subs because I don’t use the website much and it felt like I had given them enough money, but I might start it again if they seem to be doing more things I can use.

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Meanwhile, my current favourite, Portuguese with Carla has followed their example by using a subscription model. They’re going to start releasing shorter podcasts for the general public and the full thing only for Carla’s own personal students. Since her time is limited and she charges pretty high-end rates, I can’t imagine there will be many of those, so it’ll be a pretty limited listenership, I should think. The first series, with 50 episodes, is still available though and still well worth a listen, especially for newbies, since it is very slow and very gentle but doesn’t lack depth! I think they are expanding in other areas too, and they even have a range of t-shirts with portuguese phrases on them*.

Say it in Portuguese is still knocking out the occasinal episode but is fairly dormant and Portuguese Lab Podcast seems to be chugging along, although I must admit I haven’t really got to grips with it yet.

 

*Speaking of t-shirts, I am definitely having something off Cão Azul next birthday…

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Portuguese With Carla #newPodcastKlaxon

I came across a new European Portuguese podcast today. Clipboard01Well, truth be told, it has been around since 2014 but it took a huge break for a couple of years and has just rematerialised on iTunes. It’s called Portuguese With Carla. It seems pretty easy, suitable for beginners, so if you’re at the A1/A2 level you should definitely give it a look. I don’t know that I am going to follow it because I think I’m past the point at which it can help me but I’ll try some of the later episodes first though, to see if it’s a bit more challenging. I could use a new podcast now that Say it in Portuguese has introduced a brazilian co-host (boooo!) and Practise Portuguese has slowed its output while the boys build their infrastructure and their business.