51 episodes

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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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 herencia del mezcal (The Mezcal Inheritance)

    La herencia del mezcal (The Mezcal Inheritance)

    Yola grew up watching her grandfather make mezcal. When he died, she took up the mantle. But how would she transform her grandfather’s hobby into a mezcal for the masses?

    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 19 min
    El paraíso del chef (The Chef’s Paradise)

    El paraíso del chef (The Chef’s Paradise)

    Rodrigo Pacheco worked in some of the world's best restaurants, but he never truly felt like the chef he aspired to be until he found himself far from the culinary scene on the Ecuadorian coast. That's where his quest to build a 100% sustainable restaurant began.

    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 20 min
    La isla olvidada de Venezuela (Venezuela's Forgotten Island)

    La isla olvidada de Venezuela (Venezuela's Forgotten Island)

    Working as a nurse in Venezuela during the worst economic crisis in the country's history, Fabiola Molero is used to seeing hardship. But when she and her team saw a photo of a girl suffering from extreme malnutrition on a nearby island, they knew the crisis had reached a tipping point.

    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 20 min
    Estar en las nubes (Head in the Clouds)

    Estar en las nubes (Head in the Clouds)

    Eréndira Sánchez is a young skydiving apprentice in Mexico when a world-famous skydiver offers her a chance to train at his facility in the U.S. But after a tragic accident, Eréndira is forced to choose between a life of freedom in the sky or one of safety on the ground.
    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min
    Drag queen de nacimiento (Born to Drag)

    Drag queen de nacimiento (Born to Drag)

    In 1980s Quibdó, a rural, Afro Colombian city, homophobia was a part of everyday life. But when Erlin Mena found the courage to put on heels and dance in drag, he helped create a thriving queer community that endures to this day.
    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 22 min
    La rebeldía mariachi (The Rebels of Mariachi)

    La rebeldía mariachi (The Rebels of Mariachi)

    Growing up as the daughter of a mariachi, Mireya Ramos learned early on that mariachi was a male-dominated world. But after moving to New York City, Mireya decided to challenge tradition and create an all-female mariachi group, opening doors for other musicians and redefining the genre.
    Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

rasul385 ,

Great

Great addition to the main Duolingo Spanish course. Helps to train you ears to Spanish language.

ville_ekman ,

Waiting for 2nd season

Exceptionally enjoyable stories and challenging my Spanish skills just enough. Already waiting for the season 2 😊

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