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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.

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    • 4.4 • 789 Ratings

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.

    La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

    La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

    After years of studying classical music overseas, a Peruvian composer returns home and decides to write an opera incorporating classical instruments as well as Andean ones like the zampoña and the quena — both types of flutes.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min
    El chocolate de hoy (Chocolate of Today)

    El chocolate de hoy (Chocolate of Today)

    Cacao was once a cash crop for Costa Rica — until a fungus in the 1970’s wiped out over 80% of the country’s cacao trees. Today, Juan Pablo Buchert is trying to revive the industry, by promoting sustainability and fair trade.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min
    La lucha libre de hoy (Lucha Libre of Today)

    La lucha libre de hoy (Lucha Libre of Today)

    Growing up, José Luis Hernández disliked lucha libre, the famous style of Mexican professional wrestling. So he never imagined that someday, he would be one of its biggest stars.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min
    Trailer Season 11

    Trailer Season 11

    The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes on April 29. Listen to the trailer now!

    • 2 min
    Extrañamente idénticas (Strangely Identical)

    Extrañamente idénticas (Strangely Identical)

    When a family friend told Dolores Fernández that she’d seen her on television, Dolores was sure there must be a mistake. But then Dolores saw the program for herself…and there she was. Except Dolores had never been on television. So who was this mystery woman?

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 25 min
    El perro que protestó (The Dog Who Protested)

    El perro que protestó (The Dog Who Protested)

    María Campos falls in love with a stray dog who has a knack for leading protests — and becomes a global symbol of unity and strength in Chile's historic social uprising.

    A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
789 Ratings

789 Ratings

Clementini_1 ,

The Best Spanish podcast

I would like to say that you have the most interesting stories.
I just wish that they were told entirely in Spanish.
I still love them all.
Kudos to the researcher and Martina.
Gracias pot todo!

Minecraft_Fan15 ,

Awesome

This podcast is the best! I don’t understand the Spanish part yet, but I’m fine with it because the stories are amazing! I love it.

Gargatherns ,

Great

Amazing

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