True stories for English speakers learning Spanish. From the makers of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning app, comes a new podcast that delivers fascinating real-life stories in easy-to-understand Spanish with English narration. These are not language lessons; they’re life lessons through language. Hosted by Martina Castro, co-founder of NPR’s Radio Ambulante.
El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today) - Revisited
Juan Pablo grew up fascinated with bullfighting, a tradition in his home country of Spain. But when he discovers recorte — the art of bull dodging — he sees it as a thrilling, more humane alternative. He throws himself into the dangerous sport, risking his life every time he faces a bull.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/40PKwml.
Mexico City - Perros de La Condesa - Revisited
Photographer Aldo Gracia shows us why the leafy, relaxed enclave of La Condesa has become the canine capital of Mexico City.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3SJQhjf.
Washington y George en las Islas Galápagos (Washington & George in the Galápagos) - Revisited
The giant Galápagos tortoise is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and Lonesome George was the last of his particular species when he met conservationist Washington Tapia. They would go on to develop a bond that would inspire Washington to dedicate his life to protecting the tortoises of the Galápagos.
A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Piji y yo - Revisited
In Perú, writer Marco Avilés and his dog Piji were inseparable. But when Marco decided they should pursue better lives in the United States, and Marco found himself working for a top chef, their bond and sense of adventure would be tested in ways he had never imagined.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3QGLYnz.
Trailer Season 19
November marks National Pet Awareness Month, a time to celebrate our furry and four-legged friends. The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is bringing back our favorite tales of these companions and their owners. Our new season kicks off on November 2nd! Listen to the trailer now!
Mi abuela la curandera (My Grandmother the Healer) - Revisited
As a child, Dr. Linda Valencia was fascinated by her grandmother, a traditional healer in Guatemala. But after choosing a different path and becoming a medical doctor, Linda realized that she could integrate the best parts of her grandmother's practices into modern medicine, in order to transform healthcare across Guatemala.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/42fEwT6.
High quality stories and amazing way to learn.
I love this podcast. I have been learning Spanish on my own. The quality of stories on this podcast is just amazing. And I love progressing and testing my Spanish listening skills on this podcast. Thank you!!
Fantastic and beautifully produced
What an inspiring, engaging and fantastic way to practice your listening skills in Spanish! I find this an incredibly valuable resource to go alongside the Duolingo app and accompanies me in my car and at my day job. Great stories and so professionally made, I am so grateful for all the hard work that must go into making these easy to follow but still interesting to listen to. Truly outstanding work.
¡Este pódcast es muy bien!
This podcast is very good, it helped me track my progress on duolingo, because as i kept learning, i understood more words that i didn’t before in the podcast. Overall, Duolingo hit the nail right on the head with this one, i just bought a plushie :)