Russian podcast

The audio of the podcast is recorded by a native Russian speaker at a normal conversational speed. Every episode comes with a full transcription in Russian with stress marks and translation in English, available for free. Every audio file can be downloaded if you want to have it offline.

Russian vocabulary

The words and expressions discussed in each episode are listed in the end of it and added to the Modern conversational Russian dictionary.

You can search through all the words and expressions explained in the podcast and find the exact episode where the expression is explained.

Latest podcast episodes

Russian humor - What do Russians laugh about?

Today's podcast is unusually long. It's dedicated to the Russian humor. This time I'll tell you about the humor that I grew up on and had the pleasure to observe during my life. The episode includes a lot of Russian jokes and anecdotes, as well as the links to the Russian comedies and comedy shows. Hope you enjoy it!
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Жаба душит

This episode of Very Much Russian podcast is dedicated to greed and stinginess. You will learn the expression "жаба душит", a Russian proverb about stinginess, and a few other useful words.
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Сто лет в обед

This episode is entirely dedicated to the popular Russian expressions describing old things and people, namely: сто лет в обед, песок сыпется, анекдот с бородой.
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Russian jokes and anecdotes

Subscribe to "Russian Joke of the Week" and enjoy a new Russian joke or two in your inbox every Monday! Every joke comes with stress marks, translation to English, a cultural or linguistic explanation, if needed, and an audio file recorded by a native Russian speaker.

Recent jokes and anecdotes

  • 04 Dec 18

    Very drunk young man is walking home

    Очень пьяный молодой человек пытается дойти до дома, делая один шаг вперёд, три назад, один вперёд, три назад...
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  • 26 Nov 18

    Husband wakes up after heavy drinking

    Муж просыпается после жестокой пьянки, смотрит, белье постирано-поглажено, на стульчик повешено, на столе завтрак и бутылка пива...
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  • 19 Nov 18

    Husband and wife are fighting

    Ссорятся муж с женой. Жена: - Я кручусь как идиотка в колесе! - Не идиотка, а белка!...
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  • 12 Nov 18

    Vovochka in a pharmacy

    Вовочка спрашивает в аптеке: У вас есть какое-нибудь обезболивающее средство?...
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Offline version of the podcast

"Very Much Russian" is much than just a Russian podcast. It belongs to a group of five Russian learning websites that offer a great variety of grammar lessons, texts with audio, tests and other activities to help you learn and practice the Russian language absolutely for free.

To support the continuous development and maintainance of our sites, we have put together an offline package of the podcast that includes audios and PDFs.

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Modern conversational Russian dictionary

Learn Russian slang words and colloquial expressions, idioms, provebrs, famous Russian movie quotes, as well as swearings, insults and Russian Mat with the modern conversational Russian dictionary. Every term has a link to the podcast episode where it's explained in details.

Russian Vocabulary