Podcast is “or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen” (Wikipedia). They are very useful and beneficial tools to learn a new language.
I’m trying to learn Arabic and having trouble to find materials to listen on topics different than religion, war and politics.
Here is the Arabic daily podcast BBC Xtra. It is a radio show which host various people via telephone. The show talks a wide range of cultural topics and daily life of Arabic speaking people.
The podcast is available through iTunes, Castbox and web. Have a look at it.