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.
El ciclista nómada (The Bike Nomad) - Revisited
Ever since he was a kid, Rafa Millan-Garcia got through tough times by getting on his bike and pedaling alone for miles. But after one very long bike ride took him 1,700 miles from his home in Mexico City to Colorado, this nomad found a community that he never wanted to leave.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3N8eOef.
El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today) - Revisited
Juan Pablo grew up fascinated with bullfighting, a tradition in his home country of Spain. But when he discovers recorte — the art of bull dodging — he sees it as a thrilling, more humane alternative. He throws himself into the dangerous sport, risking his life every time he faces a bull.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/40PKwml.
Mexico City - Perros de La Condesa - Revisited
Photographer Aldo Gracia shows us why the leafy, relaxed enclave of La Condesa has become the canine capital of Mexico City.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3SJQhjf.
Washington y George en las Islas Galápagos (Washington & George in the Galápagos) - Revisited
The giant Galápagos tortoise is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and Lonesome George was the last of his particular species when he met conservationist Washington Tapia. They would go on to develop a bond that would inspire Washington to dedicate his life to protecting the tortoises of the Galápagos.
A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Piji y yo - Revisited
In Perú, writer Marco Avilés and his dog Piji were inseparable. But when Marco decided they should pursue better lives in the United States, and Marco found himself working for a top chef, their bond and sense of adventure would be tested in ways he had never imagined.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3QGLYnz.
Trailer Season 19
November marks National Pet Awareness Month, a time to celebrate our furry and four-legged friends. The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is bringing back our favorite tales of these companions and their owners. Our new season kicks off on November 2nd! Listen to the trailer now!
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 😊