A reader writes:
I recently discovered–and became addicted to–the podcast Streetwise Hebrew. A fantastic language learning vehicle, lots of examples from TV, songs, the GPS voice, etc. I’ve been scouring iTunes trying to find similarly excellent programs in other languages so far without success. And of course I thought to check the languagehat archives, but the topic seems not to have come up since 2009. I wondered if you had any recommendations, or might solicit suggestions from the blog community… For myself I’d be particularly interested in French, Russian, Spanish; but I feel like I could pick up useful bits of any language I had even a little bit of grammar for with an equivalent program.
I responded: “I’m afraid I’m not a pod person, but I will ask the LH community, some of whom I’m sure will have recommendations.” So fire away!