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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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    • 4.3 • 103 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.

    Barbacoa sin fronteras (Barbacoa Beyond Borders)

    Barbacoa sin fronteras (Barbacoa Beyond Borders)

    After fleeing her hometown of Capulhuac, México, Cristina Martínez starts all over in Philadelphia, where she rises to fame as a barbacoa chef.

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

    • 23 min
    Los gemelos bailarines (The Dancing Twins)

    Los gemelos bailarines (The Dancing Twins)

    Growing up in Venezuela, identical twin brothers Emilio and Orlando Tovar Gil had to lean on each other to survive. After working hard to pursue an international dance career, will a series of setbacks cause them to break up?

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

    • 23 min
    Hilos de cambio (Threads of Change)

    Hilos de cambio (Threads of Change)

    For years, Jane Terrazas lived in fear of violence in her hometown of Juárez. But later, she used her skills as a designer and artist to empower women to gain economic freedom and personal safety.

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

    • 18 min
    El ciclista nómada (The Bike Nomad)

    El ciclista nómada (The Bike Nomad)

    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 podcast.duolingo.com.

    • 23 min
    El héroe de libros (The Book Hero)

    El héroe de libros (The Book Hero)

    In 2013, a Peruvian photographer visits his parents’ village and unexpectedly becomes dedicated to improving literacy in rural Peru.

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

    • 24 min
    Un viaje en ruedas (A Wheeled Journey)

    Un viaje en ruedas (A Wheeled Journey)

    In 2011, Mónica Mera survived an accident that left her paraplegic and emotionally devastated. She thought her days of adventure were over, until she received an invitation to join a special journey on the famous Camino de Santiago trail in Spain.

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

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

science girl 2009 ,

Cool 😎

I was learning Spanish when this popped up on my phone 📞 so I started watching it and it is so good 😊 I listen too it every day I think you will like it too #try it 👍😍

John McAuley ,

Great stories...

Great podcast, great stories, brilliant for learning.

szalonyeryk ,

Thank u Duolingo 😍

This helped me so much with spanish and French but.... could you maybe do a Russian one (or Russian short stories) thank you anyways 🏳️‍🌈 🇪🇸 🇷🇺

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