๐ŸŽง Podcasts & Radio Dramas [with scripts]

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.

Letโ€™s discuss the shows we listen to and share some recommendations!

Please note: the series should be mostly/entirely in Korean.

:free: Audio & Script both free
:money_with_wings: Audio and/or Script paid


Radio Dramas

This is a wiki; feel free to add your recommendations directly to the list above. If youโ€™re unable to edit wiki posts, leave your recommendation in a comment below and Iโ€™ll add them later.


KBS ๋ฌด๋Œ€

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

TTMIK ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ

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.


Itโ€™s understandable they need to make money, and they do produce really good resources, but itโ€™s a shame that they went from having a huge library of free lessons to pretty much everything behind a paywall. :pensive:


Iโ€™m not big on podcasts, but hereโ€™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.


I just watched a sort of visual novel of a modern ์ถ˜ํ–ฅ์ „, but with real actors! Itโ€™s available here on steam. (subtitles can be both in Korean or English.)Not a free ressource, but itโ€™s only about 5$.

It was really nice, although I wish some different endings had been possible. And it was also full of plot twists, even after having read ์ถ˜ํ–ฅ์ „ before.


Another great podcast, Didiโ€™s Korean podcast! Level wise, grammar is definitely intermediate, but vocab isnโ€™t that hard? I donโ€™t know where it stands exactly, but that video below is pretty much my golden listening level. Whatโ€™s nice is that she also adds some vocab explanations for the more advanced words along the way.