Launched at the beginning of this year, Nihongo Switch is a new podcast created by native-speaking Japanese tutor, Iku. It is aimed at intermediate learners, and the slow pace of speaking should make this accessible even for learners with a lower intermediate level. The host is also careful to enunciate clearly, and to repeat and explain terms that might be difficult for listeners.
Another major plus of this podcast series is that it includes transcripts. You can download these for free via email sign-up, or follow along directly on the YouTube videos of the podcasts.
With one episode released every week, there is already quite a selection available, with topics ranging from COVID-19, to broken hearts, to the rain. This podcast is a valuable resource for intermediate learners looking for some varied and informative listening practice!