Great resource for someone who needs to understand people with specific accents!
From the homepage:
"IDEA was created in 1997 as a free, online archive of primary source dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts. Its founder and director is Paul Meier, author of the best-selling Accents and Dialects for Stage and Screen, a leading dialect coach for theatre and film, and a specialist in accent reduction."
"All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and include both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages."