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.
Climate Heroes - Building Reservoirs in Peru
When the glaciers in Ayacucho, Peru started disappearing, intense water shortages made life in the region unsustainable. Until two sisters revived the ancient practice of building sacred water reservoirs in the mountains.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3S9Xt5y.
Climate Heroes - Protecting Bears in Bolivia
A Bolivian scientist sets out to study a species of bears critically endangered by drought and loss of habitat. Along the way, she shows the local community how helping the bears can protect their livelihood and the forest against climate change.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3ohWr9Z.
Climate Heroes - Harnessing Solar Energy in Puerto Rico
After Hurricane Maria knocked out power on Puerto Rico for months, Ada Ramona Miranda Alvarado worked to protect communities on the island against future outages, using solar power.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3OjofW2.
Climate Heroes - Harvesting Rain in Mexico
Industrial designer Enrique Lomnitz wanted to use his creativity for good. When he learned that climate change was making water scarcity even worse for Mexico City’s low income residents, he tried to harness a natural resource: rain.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3PhQzZX.
Climate Heroes - Marching for Change in Argentina
A young Argentinian is inspired by Greta Thunberg to create one of Argentina’s most influential environmental organizations.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3yxSweY.
Climate Heroes - Preserving the Forest in Peru
When Julio Cusurichi saw loggers push deeper and deeper into the Amazon, he realized they threatened both the fragile rainforest and the traditional way of life for Indigenous communities in Peru. So he decided to make it his life's work to protect Indigenous lands and rights.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3tVN7f8.
Great addition to the main Duolingo Spanish course. Helps to train you ears to Spanish language.
Waiting for 2nd season
Exceptionally enjoyable stories and challenging my Spanish skills just enough. Already waiting for the season 2 😊