Brazil may not have been tops in the World Cup this year, but they’re becoming tops in the podcast world. Since we have so many loyal listeners in Brazil and a growing number of podcasts produced in Brazil, we have put together a list of the 8 most listened to podcasts in Brazil. Check them out if you’re a Brazilian listener, or you want to get to know Brazilian culture, history, current events or practice your Portuguese.
Mamilos is a weekly podcast that searches social media for hot debates and controversies. They choose a topic of the week from this research and engage in a deeper discussion on it. Hopefully this allows listeners to form an opinion for themselves based on a more solid foundation than the typical online argument.
Scicast is a highly entertaining science podcast from Brazil. Weekly information with a dose of Brazilian culture.
Reprograme Seu Cérebro Cast is hosted by André Buric, founder of BrainPower. The podcast teaches listeners how to stay in control of their emotions and actions. Listeners can learn how to get rid of lack of focus and energy, stop procrastinating and see things in a new light.
Café Brasil Podcast, hosted by Luciano Pires, offers an unfiltered perspective on Brazil. He discusses culture, citizenship, politics and more.
99Vidas is a fun and fascinating podcast all about video games. It covers popular games, classics, unique video games, new releases and hot news.
6. Nerd Cast
NerdCast is one of the leading podcast series in Brazil, with about one million downloads per episode. This long-running series covers a huge range of topics including pop culture, history, science, cinema, technology, and literature.
7. Não Ouvo
A humor and entertainment podcast running since 2015, hosted by Maurício Cid with Luide, Braian, and Igor. A variety of weekly themes from one of the biggest blogs in Brazil.
The title of this podcast translates to “garage dragons”, from a chapter in Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World, which presents an analogy between the existence of God and a hypothetical insistence that there is a dragon living in someone’s garage. This podcast covers anything and everything in science, from physics to biology to linguistics, and highlights science in all areas of our lives. The topics might come from recent news events, like the Zika virus, or cover timeless information that will fascinate you even if you aren’t sure a science podcast is for you. You should be able to follow along even if your Portuguese isn’t perfect, as the speakers talk slowly and don’t use a lot of slang or jargon.