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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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    • Education
    • 4.2, 26 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 abuela superstar (Grandma Superstar)

    La abuela superstar (Grandma Superstar)

    Irma Silva was born on a ranch, married young, and raised a large family — the traditional life of a rural Mexican woman. At 80 she thought that was it for her…until her grandson made an offer she couldn't refuse, and invited her to be the lead singer of his band.

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

    • 21 min
    Un tesoro internacional (International Treasure)

    Un tesoro internacional (International Treasure)

    There are two places Teresa Valcarce calls home: Spain and the United States. But after discovering that one of her countries never fulfilled a centuries-old promise to the other, Teresa sets out on a mission to track down a missing portrait, and restore it to its rightful home.

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

    • 20 min
    Rap originario (Indigenous Rap)

    Rap originario (Indigenous Rap)

    A young Mexican man discovers that he can use rap as a tool to help save his native language. But can he convince a new generation to love this new form of rap, too?

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

    • 23 min
    Las mamás del río Amazonas (Mothers of the Amazon River)

    Las mamás del río Amazonas (Mothers of the Amazon River)

    Dr. Magaly Blas trades the security of a city hospital job for a post in the Amazon, where she serves pregnant women who don't have access to modern healthcare. But when Magaly discovers that she, too, is pregnant, her work takes on a whole new level of meaning.

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

    • 22 min
    El arte del café (The Art of Coffee)

    El arte del café (The Art of Coffee)

    Alejandro Méndez's new boss, café-owner Federico Bolanos, is obsessed with one thing: training Alejandro to compete in the world's toughest barista competition. But can a country like El Salvador hold its own against prevailing champions like Australia and the United States? Federico is convinced they can — and inspires Alejandro to believe the same.

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

    • 23 min
    Un exiliado en Rusia (An Exile in Russia)

    Un exiliado en Rusia (An Exile in Russia)

    In 1973, 16-year-old Víctor Yáñez travels from his home in Chile to the former USSR to study agriculture. But when a military coup strikes at home, he's stranded in Communist Russia…for the rest of his life.

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

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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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