I recently discovered this trick to get Japanese podcasts on iTunes with my student during one of my private lessons. It involves the most unintuitive UI I’ve seen in a while.
1. Go to the iTunes Store and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and find the round icon to the right, which is supposed to be the flag of the country you’re in.
2. Select the Japanese flag (or what to me looks like a “stop” button). When I first tried this, my version was already on Japanese by default and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out that the “stop” button was actually clickable and was supposed to be the Japanese flag.
3. Click on “Podcasts” and enjoy more audio learning material than you probably know what to do with.
Man, you kids have it so good. I remember having to scrounge around for any tiny piece of Japanese learning material I could back in the day. Of course, being that it’s Apple, all of this awesome content is locked up in their walled garden so I don’t know of any easy way to browse this stuff with an Android device besides using iTunes and manually copying the URLs.