Recommended Podcasts for Brazilians.

Podcasts são de fato a nossa forma preferida de aprender uma nova língua por algumas razões...


They are mobile. Escute onde puder: ônibus, andando por aí, lavando a louça, tomando banho, ou seja: onde der e quiser. Com podcasts não tem desculpas para não estudar inglês todos os dias. 

They are free! Seriously. More free than YouTube. Você pode fazer o download e escutar sem gastar seu plano de dados. E também pode se inscrever nos canais e os próximos episódios que forem lançados terão seus downloads feitos automaticamente. 

You can manipulate the audio. Não entendeu algo? Sem problemas! Você pode apertar o botão de 15 segundos mais devagar e escutar novamente, sem pressa. Você pode diminuir a velocidade para 50% ou até 70% e assim poderá entender tudo. 

Here is a list of podcasts that I recommend: 

For all of our students: Inglês Nu E Cru Rádio

Sorry, but I had to include us first. Right now, we only have a few episodes, but soon we will start daily episodes answering all of your questions! 

For beginners/intermediate: 

Inglês Todos os Dias 

Família americana de 2 irmãos e 3 irmãs que se mudaram para o Brasil em 1976. Começaram a ensinar inglês em 1993 e são formados em teologia, enfermagem e letras. Eles têm preciosas dicas de como aprender inglês, principalmente phrasal verbs. 

Culips 

"Our mission is to help you learn English the way it's really used by native speakers in everyday conversations. We think it is really important to learn English how it is really spoken. That's why our episodes are always focused on real, current English. If you want to learn English for everyday use, you've come to the right place. At Culips, we help make English understandable. By listening to our podcast, you can learn natural expressions and conversational structure." 

Native Level Podcasts

Daily News

The Daily 

"This is how the news should sound. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, hosted by Michael Barbaro and powered by New York Times journalism." 

Up First 

"NPR's Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET." 

Ted Talks Daily 

"Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers." 

Storytelling

This American Life 

"This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Most weeks, it is the most popular podcast in the country, with around 2.5 million people downloading each episode." 

RadioLab 

99% Invisible 

"Ever wonder how inflatable men came to be regular fixtures at used car lots? Curious about the origin of the fortune cookie? Want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair? 99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don't think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world." 

Serial 

"Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season. Each season, we follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. We won't know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us. Each week we bring you the next chapter in the story, so it's important to listen to the episodes in order." 

Homecoming 

"A psychological thriller from Gimlet Media, starring Catherine Keener, Oscar Isaac, and David Schwimmer. Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to help listeners better understand the world and each other. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Gimlet podcasts are downloaded over seven million times per month by listeners from nearly 190 countries worldwide." 

Planet Money 

"The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at Planet Money. People seem to like it." 

StartUp 

"StartUp is a podcast about what it's really like to get a business off the ground. Gimlet Media is the award-winning narrative podcasting company that aims to help listeners better understand the world and each other. Gimlet was founded in 2014 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Gimlet podcasts are downloaded over seven million times per month by listeners from nearly 190 countries worldwide." 

Freakonomics Radio 

"Freakonomics Radio is an award-winning weekly podcast (subscribe here!) with 8 million downloads per month. It can also be heard on public radio stations across the country, on SiriusXM, on several major airlines, and elsewhere. Host Stephen J. Dubner has surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature — from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his Freakonomics co-author Steve Levitt. Freakonomics Radio is produced by Dubner Productions and WNYC Studios." 

Masters of Scale 

"Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman showing how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests." 

Podcasts Episodes about Brazil

99% Invisible: New Jersey 

"Soccer came to Brazil in the late 19th century. It was first a game of the elites but then over time became a game of the poor and working class. In this sense, says BBC journalist Fernando Duarte, soccer was the country's true revolution. And if soccer is Brazil's revolution, the Brazilian soccer shirt is its flag." 

Rough Translation: Brazil in Black in White 

"Two radically different ways of seeing race come into sudden conflict in Brazil, provoking a national conversation about who is Black? And who is not Black enough?" 

Planet Money #216: How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil 

"Just two decades ago, inflation was so high that grocery stores were raising their prices every day. Shoppers would run ahead of the worker changing the price tags so they could pay the previous day's price. A series of leaders tried and failed to stop inflation. One instituted a price freeze. Another froze peoples' bank accounts. Then, the government brought in four economists who had been talking to each other for years about how to fix Brazil's inflation problem. Their solution: Create a currency that doesn't exist." 


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