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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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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.

    Costumbres - Casitas in the Bronx

    Costumbres - Casitas in the Bronx

    Leonor Torres finds a sense of community and a way to preserve customs from Puerto Rico at El Flamboyan garden and its casita in the Bronx, but it almost gets destroyed.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3K3yUC0.

    • 20 min
    Costumbres - Chapitas in Venezuela

    Costumbres - Chapitas in Venezuela

    Growing up in Venezuela, Gyorgy Aponte played a makeshift version of baseball, “chapitas,” using bottle caps and a broom. With his family and baseball buddies dispersed around the world, he decides to pass on the custom to his son in Canada.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/37m6vKs.

    • 19 min
    Costumbres - La once in Chile

    Costumbres - La once in Chile

    Journalist Kalú Downey and her friend worried that Chilean teatime known as “la once” was fading, so they launched a social media project to celebrate it, only to discover deeper meanings behind the custom.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3v3ZIMX.

    • 21 min
    Costumbres - Quinceañeras in the U.S.

    Costumbres - Quinceañeras in the U.S.

    As the daughter of recent immigrants from Ecuador, Francis Gortaire didn’t get to have a traditional quinceañera when she turned 15. But, for her 30th birthday, she decided to host the quinceañera she never had and shared an important announcement with her community.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3x8n1bc.

    • 21 min
    Costumbres - Piñatas in Mexico

    Costumbres - Piñatas in Mexico

    Julián Meconetzin Rangel Sosa learned how to craft piñatas when he was a kid. So when he launched his own business, he also taught children in schools how to make them, passing the custom onto the next generation.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3JIGfHV.

    • 19 min
    Costumbres - Asadoras in Argentina

    Costumbres - Asadoras in Argentina

    An asadora — a woman grill master — in Argentina breaks into the male-dominated field of barbecuing, creating an entire movement.
    A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/34V2nzO.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Cordelia coder ,

Gracias poresto (thanks for this).

Ola, este Porto es cenial may incanta eso es cenial Gracias poreso. Isme faboriso. Eso es henial. Es briante. 😀😉😜😄😃😋✅ I love this podcast and I spoke Spanish in nursery when I was in mid London but forgot it when I moved to Kingston upon Thames. Now I have started listening to this I remembered it all again! Kaalllaa Don’t you say that just get used to it but at least you said good as the title! Also I am learning Japanese on Duolingo as well as listening to this podcast.

duo fleur ,

mrs

I have loved the podcasts I have heard and it is useful having the English part to cue you in.
The subjects I have listened to so far are really interesting . Great to get your ear in and listen to spanish in conversation rather than the duolingo exercises.

GranJan1 ,

These podcasts are too difficult

Having just graduated from the beginner section, these podcasts are far too big a step forward from them in my opinion, and also too long. I think there should be some more intermediate ones in between to work up to these.

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