10+ Portuguese Podcasts For Learning Portuguese

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Podcasts are a handy language learning tool to have your arsenal, particularly if you have some regular free time where you can listen to them such as during a commute to work. They can work well when used in addition to a Portuguese course, providing you with new vocabulary and repetition of things you may have already heard.

The following are some of the top podcasts for learning Portuguese. We’ll start with European Portuguese, because this blog is about Portugal, but we’ve also included some podcasts that focus on Brazilian Portuguese as well.

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European Portuguese Podcasts

There are now several podcasts that cover Portuguese from Portugal. Some are audio podcasts with transcripts, which aim to improve your listening skills, while others are audio-based lessons which aim to teach you specific skills such as grammar or pronunciation.

Practice Portuguese

  • Type: Portuguese audio with transcripts
  • Cost: Free for the audio, become a member to access the transcripts
  • Link: PracticePortuguese.com

Practice Portuguese – A Portuguese language podcast that focuses specifically on Portuguese from Portugal. The podcast is not only entertaining and well put together but it’s also free to listen to, however, if you want access to the transcripts and grammar resources, you will need to become a paying member. 

Membership includes access to the Learning Studio which includes hundreds of lessons that focus on vocabulary, grammar, and useful expressions.

The podcast episodes, as well as all of the other content, covers three different levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), so there is something for all levels of language learner.

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Portuguese Readings

  • Type: Portuguese audio with transcripts
  • Cost: Free for both the audio and transcripts
  • Link: PortugueseReadings.com

Portuguese Readings is a free podcast that covers topics like Portuguese food and culture, and also includes sample dialogues from everyday Portuguese life.

The episodes are split into different levels 1-4, which roughly correspond to A1, A2, B1, and B2 on the CEFR scale.

Portuguese From Portugal

Portuguese From Portugal is a simple podcast that covers areas of Portuguese life, such as Portuguese food, places in Portugal, and holidays. The audio is short, roughly 2-3 minutes each, and there’s an accompanying text to go with it as well. There are also short quizzes as well as vocab and grammar tips at the end of each article.

Say It in Portuguese

  • Type: Portuguese audio with transcripts
  • Cost: Free for both the audio and transcripts
  • Link: Sayitinportuguese.pt

Like Portuguese Readings and Portuguese from Portugal, Say It In Portuguese is a free podcast that has short audio reads combined with the accompanying transcription. Episodes cover topics from all areas of Portuguese life, but particularly focus on Portuguese sayings.

Portuguese with Carla

While many of the other Portuguese podcasts contain audio and a transcription, Carla and her husband Marlon offer audio-based lessons in her podcast. Episodes include games, dialogues from fictional situations, and useful vocabulary and expressions. Lessons are around 30 minutes long, which is ideal for commuting or walking the dog.

Portuguese lab

Portuguese Lab, who also run the Portuguese Lab Academy, offer a Portuguese podcast with hundreds of episodes that you can stream through their website, or through most podcasting apps like Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.

Lessons cover topics for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Previous episodes include practical lessons like how to answer the phone in Portuguese or Useful phrases for conversation in Portuguese, along with grammar, and vocabulary. Some episodes also have a mini story and you can normally access the transcript for free.

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Brazilian Portuguese Podcasts

There are plenty of podcasts that cover Brazilian Portuguese, both podcasts that give lessons in Portuguese and podcasts that have audio with accompanying transcriptions. Some of these you need to pay for and others are free.

PortuguesePod101

More than just a podcast, PortuguesePod101 also offers games, written texts, wordbanks, and flashcards. The membership has a monthly cost, which can be as cheap as $4 per month.

If you’re not sure whether it’s for you, take advantage of PortuguesePod101’s 7-day free trial.

BrazilPod Línguadagente

A simple and easy to listen to podcast from the University of Texas, podcast episodes typically contain short dialogues as well as an accompanying audio lesson. Transcripts of the dialogue are available for free.

The lessons cover multiple levels, including beginner, elementary, and intermediate and you easily sort by level to find episodes that match the level of difficulty you require.

Todo Mundo Pod

  • Type: Portuguese audio with transcripts
  • Cost: Free for the audio, become a member to access the transcripts
  • Link: todomundopod.com

A podcast that tends to cover a lot of grammar as well as vocabulary for specific situations like watching football, going to the airport, and renting a car in Brazil.

You’ll need to pay for access to the transcripts. Membership costs $12 per month.

BrazilPodClass

  • Type: Portuguese audio with transcripts
  • Cost: Free for the audio, become a member to access the transcripts
  • Link: BrazilPodClass.com

Brazil Pod Class no longer produces regular podcast content, but there are more than 500 episodes that you can access. You don’t need to become a member to listen to the audio, but you do need to pay to access the transcripts.

Membership costs $29 per month + VAT or you get a discount for purchasing a year’s membership.

Mozambique Portuguese podcasts

We haven’t been able to find any podcasts that cover learning Mozambican Portuguese, but we will update this if we do. In the meantime, check out the European Portuguese podcasts – this is the closest to African Portuguese.

Have we missed a podcast? Let us know in the resources below. 

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