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.
The Mystery of the Itata - El naufragio (The Shipwreck)
As a violent storm descends on the Vapor Itata, Jorge X realizes he and his fellow passengers are in great danger.
A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3Hc5lyK.
The Mystery of the Itata - El engaño (The Deception)
In this episode we’ll travel back to Chile in 1922 to witness the Vapor Itata’s last voyage. There, we’ll follow Jorge X, a journalist who was heading north to cover a story that would expose the injustices in his country. But all the while, a bigger story was unfolding…right aboard the ship.
A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3H1eryb.
The Mystery of the Itata - El libro perdido (The Lost Book)
Ricardo Bordones, a Chilean sociologist, discovers that a century ago, a ship sank off the coast of his country, taking over 500 lives with it. When Ricardo starts to investigate the shipwreck, he realizes that almost no one knows about it. So, together with his longtime friend and marine biologist, Carlos Cortés, Ricardo decides to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, to find the Vapor Itata and honor its memory.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3GApWwB.
Season 17 Trailer
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with a special season on Jan 12. Listen to the trailer now!
Mexico City - A comer…¡tacos!
In Mexico City, tacos run the gamut, from late night snack to haute cuisine. As a chef and food tour guide, Yimnah Rosas has tried them all and uses this iconic street food to reveal a deeper side of Mexican culture.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3TbVs8Y.
Mexico City - Paseando por La Roma
In 2005, Brenda Sánchez Freixanet moved to La Roma in Mexico City and fell in love with its charm and culture. But it was the neighborhood’s community and people that made her stay.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3EnnABz.