독해 연습. 난이도: 4/5
제 팟캐스트를 만들기 훨씬 전부터 저는 여러 팟캐스트의 애청자였습니다.
Long before I offered up my podcast for public consumption, I was an avid podcast listener
정보화 시대의 혜택: 예일에 합격 안 해도 예일의 강좌를 들을 수 있습니다.
After buying my first apple product, an Ipod Nano, back in 2007, what I found myself enjoying the most was the wealth of free content available through iTunes. I quickly got hooked on a Roman history podcast and also subscribed to a philosophy lecture from Yale University. Even just a few years back, the only way to listen to lectures at an Ivy League school was to get into an Ivy League school. To a certain extent, however, the walls of exclusivity that erstwhile surrounded academia have crumbled and all that is now required to access information from the world’s leading experts is the zeal to self-educate and the initiative to drink up information. I am thankful every day that I live in an era where unfettered access to a boundless universe of information is within my grasp.
Anyhow, I thought I would share some of my favorite podcasts with you in case you are interested.
역시 제1위는 EnglishinKorean 팟캐스트이지만 다른 들을 만한 게 많습니다.
It is also the podcast that I listen to the most, because I have to check the sound quality and edit the content before I publish it.
As I’ve mentioned before, the predecessor to the public version of the podcast now available through iTunes was my own personal podcast I used to make for studying vocabulary.
제 팟캐스트의 유래는 개인용 어휘 학습 녹음이었습니다.
I found it to be a wonderful way to learn a lot of new words without an exceptional amount of effort. After listening to myself recite the dictionary entries for the words I had recently come across, I naturally found that I used them in everyday conversation.
This practice eventually led to my idea of producing a public podcast that could benefit Koreans studying English. If you are currently trying to build your English vocabulary, I would recommend this method for its relative painlessness and efficacy.
제가 제일 좋아하는 팟캐스트는 다음과 같습니다. 한국인한테 영어 배우는 기능도 있으니까 일석이조겠네요.
The following is a list of my favorite podcasts. They may be doubly useful to Koreans as there is the added bonus of listening to a broadcast in English.
Stuff You Should Know (가려운 데를 긁어주는 방송)
This podcast explains how the things around us work, as well as supplying a bounty information on topics that people are curious about.
The two hosts have a laid-back style — rather akin to the Dan-and-Michael vibe.
Each week the hosts give a detailed explanation of the science and/or theoretical foundation for a certain phenomenon around us.
Some recent episodes include:
Does Acupuncture Work? (침술 요법은 과연 효과가 있을까?)
How Blood Pattern Analysis Works (혈흔분석이란?)
How the Black Death Worked (흑사병이란?)
The History of Rome Podcast (한국어에 이어 저의 두 번째로 큰 관심사인 고대로마를 다룬 팟캐스트)
Since I was a young lad, I’ve had an obsession with the ancient world: Rome, Athens, Troy, Sparta, Alexandria — what’s not to like? But, alas, my childhood was spent engrossed in the study of music and my twenties have been consumed with Korean. Luckily — thanks to the Internet, and Amazon.com — I’ve been able to access a bounty of information on Ancient Rome and have carried out my own self-study on the topic.
This podcast has been invaluable. Mike Duncan covers a fews years of Roman history per episode in remarkable detail. His effort and tireless commitment to the subject is an inspiration to me as a newcomer to the world of podcasting.
Some recent episodes include:
The Christian Emperor
The Road to Constantinople
Jupiter and Hercules
Grammar Girl (원어민한테 영어 문법을 가르치는 팟캐스트)
Yes, despite being a native English speaker born in the US, I do listen to podcasts on English grammar — It’s just that hard.
Grammar Girl gives a concise explanation of common grammar trouble spots that native speakers face. I assume this podcast will also be of great help to Koreans.
This American Life (미국 생활을 비추는 창)
Every week, host Ira Glass brings a new portrait of American life to listeners around the world. The team from Chicago Public Media have a knack for finding interesting — yet unexplored — facets of American life to delve into. Many of the stories I heard on this podcast remain clearly imprinted on my mind, even many years after I first heard them.
The Moth (15분 안에 자기 경험담을 공유하는 방송)
The traditional Moth format is for people to take the stage and share an episode from their life in a concise telling. Most of the participants are not professional storytellers or entertainers, so the real, unaffected nature of the show is one of its charms. This show relies on the basic, instinctual interest humans have for peering into the lives of others.
영어로 진행하는 팟캐스트를 듣는 것은 새로운 것을 배우고 영어 듣기 실력도 연마하는 최고의 방법!
Listening to English-language podcasts is the perfect way to learn something new and hone your English listening skills at the same time!