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.
Mexico City - Paseando por La Roma
In 2005, Brenda Sánchez Freixanet moved to La Roma in Mexico City and fell in love with its charm and culture. But it was the neighborhood’s community and people that made her stay.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3EnnABz.
Mexico City - Tenochtitlán, una ciudad oculta
A writer and historian give us a tour of Mexico City’s centro histórico, the area connecting the city of today with the ancient city of Tenochtitlán.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3SKXTPx.
Mexico City - Perros de La Condesa
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/3C0LpNW.
Mexico City - Mujeres muralistas
Feminist author Plaqueta takes us on a journey into the world of Mexico’s mighty muralistas, the women who shaped the nation’s identity through art.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3dhQgAS.
Trailer Season 16
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with a special season exploring Mexico City. It starts on September 15th. Listen to the trailer now!
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.
Like them, good to be able to adjust speed of the people speaking. How do you turn it off?
It’s very good
The podcast is very helpful to improve listening skills of the Spanish language.
I like listening to the podcast and I have the app at the same time. So I basically get to listen to stories and I get to learn with the app. The stories on Duolingo the app are different and are better. I think the voice acting on the app is so funny. I remember listening to the vegetarian one and he was getting to annoyed bcuz the waiter kept asking him did he want meat and he kept telling the man that he doesn’t eat meat. It was just hilarious. But here they speak fluent Spanish and there are words that I don’t understand so I’m using the app to help me and then listen to the podcast but overall the app and the podcast is great.