Reading and listening concurrently is great for learning, such as books with audiobooks and tv shows with subtitles. Other useful resources are podcasts and radio dramas that have accompanying scripts/transcripts.
Let’s discuss the shows we listen to and share some recommendations!
Please note: the series should be mostly/entirely in Korean.
Audio & Script both free
Audio and/or Script paid
This is a wiki; feel free to add your recommendations directly to the list above. If you’re unable to edit wiki posts, leave your recommendation in a comment below and I’ll add them later.
A weekly show aimed at native speakers, each episode is a self-contained 50-minute drama. Around 500 episodes are available online to listen to for free, with scripts (there may be differences between the script and audio due to editing).
Website | Audio | Scripts
145 episodes of 5-10 minute conversations on everyday topics, with transcripts. Aimed at low-intermediate learners. Used to be free, but it appears you now have to have premium membership to access.
Yeah, TTMIK has really been pulling back on their free stuff lately and things distributed off their platform. They just took their podcast off of apple podcasts.
It’s understandable they need to make money, and they do produce really good resources, but it’s a shame that they went from having a huge library of free lessons to pretty much everything behind a paywall.
I’m not big on podcasts, but here’s some YouTube podcasts I know of and sometimes listen to.
I think some people also use the app Audioclip. I tried it out, but it was too difficult for me.