Hi, I had this idea after looking through the Japanese Podcasts thread (Japanese Podcasts: The New, Not-At-All Outdated, Totally Definitive Guide) that it would be cool to have a proper search engine and ranking algorithm just for language learning podcasts.
E.g. I want to find stories/dialogues/monologues/lessons at the beginner/intermediate/advanced level.
This is what I’ve got so far:
I’d really be interested in some feedback on this idea, and especially, what sorts of language-learning-appropriate metrics would be useful to everyone to rank and categorise search results? Such as:
- language level (beginner/intermediate/advanced)
- language type (stories/dialogues/monologues/lessons)
- recording quality (easy/difficult to hear speech e.g. due to background noise/microphone)
- (maybe others?)
It should also be possible for anyone to submit and rate podcasts based on these metrics, and maybe also submit links to transcripts for episodes if they are aware of them (and can legally share them.)
Does anyone else have any other good ideas?
My dream is basically to be able to search for n+1 content in podcast form, but as you can see from the screenshot, there’s a dropdown so maybe it will be nice to select from YouTube channels and other RSS feeds for foreign language content.