Podcasts com transcrições gratuitos:
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As you know, we love audio at Inglês Nu E Cru.

Audio really forces you to pay attention to the sounds of English, so your English level is clear.

You understand it or you don't.

With that said, audio with an accompanying text is perhaps an even more powerful language learning tool.

When you have an audio and the accompanying text, you can pay attention to certain words that you have difficulties pronouncing, you can learn new vocabulary faster, and you can practice reading out loud.

Without further ado, here is the Ultimate Guide to Podcasts with free transcripts.

Before we get started, it is important to mention a couple of things.

First, each student has their own unique learning style. Naturally, your style may be a little different from ours.

With that said, this is how we personally use podcasts with transcripts to improve my language learning.
How to use podcasts with transcripts to supercharge your English
Listen to the audio first.
We highly recommend listening to the audio first, without the transcripts. It doesn't matter if you understand 95% or 50% of the audio, the important thing is you are training your listening and becoming familiar with the content.
Listen to the audio with transcripts.
After you have listened to the audio without the transcript, do the same thing again while following along with the transcript. Take notes on new vocabulary, difficult words to pronounce, new expressions, etc.
Review your notes.
Before listening to the audio again, take some time to review your notes. If you need more convincing about the importance of reviewing material, we recorded an episode of Inglês Nu E Cru Rádio just for you.
Finally, listen to the audio again.
After you have completed the process of listening to the audio with and without the transcript, taking notes and reviewing your notes, then you are ready to go.

Now, simply listen to the audio, enjoy the material while paying close attention difficult areas that you noticed in the transcript. You will be impressed with how much you can understand on the final listen and how deeply this experience will impact your memory.
Amazing Podcasts with Free Transcripts
Here is a comprehensive list of awesome podcasts with free transcripts that will help you take your English to the next level.
This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week, the show is based on a theme and they create amazing stories on that theme.

This American Life is considered to be the pioneer of modern audio journalism and the boom of podcasting. If you are interested in podcasts, you have to check it out.

Here is one of our favorite episodes:

This American Life - 323 - The Super

In 1980's New York City, rent is rising: it seems out of control, and residents struggle to keep up. So Jack Hitt helps organize tenants, and threatens a rent strike. This does not go over so well with his building super, who, as it turns out, is a very dangerous man.

This episode is so good for so many reasons. First, it tells the amazing story of a Brazilian super (porteiro) living in New York. Secondly, the narrator is one of my favorites, Jack Hitt, who attended my university and is originally from South Carolina.

You can listen to the full episode here:

This American Life - 323 - The Super

You can get the free transcript here:

This American Life - 323 - The Super (with free transcript)
Another one of our favorites is Freakonomics Radio as mentioned in our post, 10 Business Podcasts to Improve your Business English.

It doesn't matter if you are into business or not, Freakonomics makes economics fun and interesting.

Here is one of our favorite episodes with the transcript:

How Spotify Saved the Music Industry (But Not Necessarily Musicians) (Ep. 374)
A relatively new podcast from LinkedIn and Medium co-founder Reid Hoffman, Masters of Scale is America's first podcast to commit to an even gender balance between its guests. You'll get a lot of inspiring and educational business thoughts, and the fully downloadable transcripts to improve your English.

One of our favorite episodes:


This episode features Scott Harrison, the founder of charity:water. We are huge fans of charity:water and the work they do. If you are interested in making charitable donations, we highly recommend checking our charity:water.

You can read the transcript directly on their site, or you can download a PDF version of the transcript here:

Masters of Scale: Storytelling Transcript
NPR (National Public Radio) is one of the pioneers in high-quality podcasting. NPR LifeKit is their newest project, and the idea is to provide audio guides for navigating your life — everything from your finances to sleep to exercise to raising your kids.

NPR LifeKit has an episode for everyone. We particularly enjoy their series on sleep, which you can check out here:

NPR LifeKit Sleep Better With Help From Science

You can find all of the transcripts directly on their website: NPR LifeKit with free transcripts.
Another one of our favorites from NPR, Throughline is a new show that analyzes the present by exploring the past. The episode cover a wide-variety of topics and the quality is outstanding.

One of our personal favorites is:

Throughline - The Phoebus Cartel

This episode explores the history of planned obsolescence – the idea that products are designed to break. It's fascinating and the transcript is included for free on their site.
S-Town is a new podcast from Serial and This American Life, hosted by Brian Reed, about a man named John who despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it

Although some of the accents are quite difficult to understand, if you are interested in improving your Southern Accent, then this podcast is for you.

You can listen to the first episode with the free transcript here:

S-Town Chapter 1 (with free transcript)
Today, Explained is a new podcast from Vox Media. The idea of the show is to explain complicated news stories in ways that are easy to understand and beautifully produced.

Here is an episode that we really enjoyed recently:

Today, Explained - All My Friends are RoboCalls

You can listen to all of the episodes of Today, Explained with the free transcripts directly from their website.

Today, Explained - All episodes
(with free transcripts)
More amazing podcasts with Free Transcripts!
The podcasts that we mentioned above are simply some of our favorites.

Everyone has their own interests, and there are podcasts for almost anything.

Here are more podcasts that include free transcripts:

Tropical MBA
A great business podcast for entrepreneurs.

Hidden Brain
A psychology podcast from NPR.

Another NPR production, exploring the invisible forces that shape our world.

Ted Radio Hour
Classic Ted Talks transformed into one-hour podcasts with exclusive interviews.

Planet Money
Another NPR Production that makes learning about the economy fun.

On Being
What does it mean to be human? How do we want to live? And who will we be to each other? Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett.

Reply All
Technically, Reply All is a show about the internet. In reality, it is much more and the hosts explore a wide-ranging variety of topics.

Smart Passive Income
A podcast about how to make money online.

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
A self-development podcast with famous guest interviews and motivational speakers.

The Tim Ferris Show
A combination of a business, psychology, and educational podcast that uses a long-form interview format.
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