“よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off” Podcast for Japanese Listening Practice
“よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off” podcast is an intermediate level Japanese language podcast that you can use to practice your Japanese listening skills. Yoshie is a Japanese tutor online, and makes these podcast episodes on, of course, her day off. She speaks in Japanese throughout each episode, and she is easy to understand. Yoshie has a website where she posts transcripts of each episode of the podcast. After listening to a few podcasts, it seems that she avoids difficult words, so it is easy for an advanced beginner to understand everything that she says. Although there are two episodes where she reads from a Japanese language version of the book “Le Petit Prince”.
The only ‘bad’ thing about the “よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off” podcast is that Yoshie only produces episodes on her days off. She must be very busy, as she does not have very many episodes. Yoshie began the podcast in October of 2021, and only has 9 episodes at this time. The release times of the podcast are sporadic, so there is no average per week or per month that I can provide. Nevertheless, I recommend listening to Yoshie. She is interesting to listen to and talks about different subjects. I can’t say that she talks about many different subjects, as she doesn’t have very many episodes yet. But, it seems like she will talk about daily life, and many other topics; if she keeps releasing episodes.
Yoshie also has a YouTube channel, “Japanese with Yoshie”. Her channel has about 45 videos, but these are also posted sporadically. Yoshie’s channel is better for beginners, as she speaks English here and has some videos on grammar usage and verb conjugations. This may be why she doesn’t post very many podcasts. She also has to find the time to make, edit, and review videos that she is making for her channel. That must take much more time than producing a podcast.
You can find the “よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off” podcast at the following links:
Spotify: よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off
YouTube: よしえの休日 – Yoshie’s Day Off