My Favourite Arabic Podcast is Back!

عَودة

root: ع-و-د / verbal noun of form I / definition: return


Over a year ago, I shared with you the best Arabic podcast I’d found—recordings from The Arabic Circle, by the University of Chicago. The only issue was that new uploads stopped years ago and I was desperate for some new listening material.

(The episodes are somewhat reminiscent of my Arabic lectures at university, and have such a brilliant variety of topics.)

But then… I found out that they had resumed uploading recordings on their new webpage in April 2020!

Oh, how excited I was—the notion of pacing myself went out the window as I plugged in for a new episode that same evening (Kevin Blankinship’s talk, to be specific; I just love those poetry-related topics he covers).

For all intermediate and advanced Arabic learners, I highly recommend listening to both the old and new recordings. The pace is great and you’re bound to find topics that genuinely capture your interest.

On another note, I have been planning something similar for The Arabic Pages: uploading these podcast-style episodes and including a transcript so that you can follow along, whatever stage your listening skills are at.

That’s on pause for now though (pandemic-related delays, I’m sure you understand). But it’s noted down on my content idea board, so I fully envision it materialising at some point.

Don’t forget to subscribe to receive email updates whenever something new is posted on The Arabic Pages, there’s always a long list of exciting things planned!

And make sure to check out the other posts in the resources/reference category, where you’ll find various materials I’ve curated or created—including book and website recommendations and useful reference posts (like last week’s XI-XV verb form table!).

I’ll see you on my next post, إلى اللقاء!


P.s. Don’t forget to follow The Arabic Pages on Instagram where you can keep up with the latest posts and test your Arabic knowledge with the regular quizzes in the stories!

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