Adam Curry’s PodFinder (search the iTunes Podcasts for it) is useful for discovering interesting podcasts. My latest find fits in with my longstanding interest in languages. What else can you expect from someone who gained a degree in German, even if it was 30 years ago, and then went on to teach it for ten years?
ChinesePod.com is an online tool to help you study Chinese. Listen to free daily podcasts on your media device (phone, mp3 player, pda, computer). Then, if you want, pay for premium features to help reinforce what you heard.
I was disappointed to find the podcasts began at number #5 when I added this site to my NetNewsWire Podcasts folder so visited for a longer period on the web. Since my knowledge of Chinese is zero I really need to begin at the beginning. I’ve now listened to the first session and must say that although I have a few qualms about the amount of content in one ten minute lesson I’m looking forward to continuing.
Highly annoying was the requirement to sign up for Premium content (free till 10 October, so be quick) in order to get at the first podcast and the problems navigating to it and the problem of getting it to download, rather than load in my browser page. They’re using some weird naming schemes and download routes. Ultimately though I got it and the next 4.