Listening material

Hey guys,

I’m looking for a pretty basic listening resource that I can stick on my car stereo during my daily commute to and from work.

I just want to listen to someone speaking basic Japanese, like a radio show or something. I’m not after a language learning resource that keeps stopping intermittently to explain everything.

Any recommendations?



These are all podcasts no overall theme anime theme news discussions in both Japanese and English


I listen to the NHK hourly news podcasts:

I have got real good at listening to numbers from this. There are constantly temperatures, rainfall amounts, stock prices. etc.


Thanks guys.

This community seems pretty cool. I’m fortunate to have stumbled across this website.

I’ll check these out. Thanks again.



It’s not as basic (or just speech), but if you need a break and still want Japanese this is pretty fresh

They do stop to say the song title and maybe a little about it. But as I said, this is more of a, still immersed but break-esque.


you should try バイリンガルニュース
I’m about 180 episode’s in and really enjoy it so far :+1:t5:

psst, you should look at my links :stuck_out_tongue:

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oh yeah haha. that would’ve been smart.

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Various podcasts.

I’ve enjoyed Pimsleur via audible. Sometimes it’s a bit slow, so I play it at 1.4X speed.

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate your replies and recommendations.

I get why to speed it up, except for the thing where I already feel like I don’t have enough time to reply at 1x.

How do you answer so fast?

I speed up ones that I’ve listened to before.

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