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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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    • 4.5 • 9.3K 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.

    Una cancha para ellas (A field of their own)

    Una cancha para ellas (A field of their own)

    In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, a soccer coach helps girls fight for their right to play, building a feminist soccer league that becomes an example of inclusion in sports.

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

    • 22 min
    Inside "El gran robo argentino"

    Inside "El gran robo argentino"

    In this special episode, we go behind the scenes of “El gran robo argentino,” the first special mini-series from the Duolingo Spanish Podcast. Host and executive producer Martina Castro reveals the most intriguing secrets from this one-of-a-kind show — with a little help from those who made it possible.
    If you want to hear the original music composed for this series, you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/3nIygi5 .

    The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting January 21, 2021

    • 39 min
    Part 6: El juicio (The Trial)

    Part 6: El juicio (The Trial)

    The robbers are forced to face the consequences of their crime, and find themselves up against potentially lengthy prison sentences. While the evidence against them is damning, they hope to make the case for leniency by arguing that they were unarmed. But the prosecutors intend to show they are not the non-violent folk heroes the media have made them out to be.

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

    • 32 min
    Part 5: El golpe (The job)

    Part 5: El golpe (The job)

    It's the version of the heist you haven't yet heard: the day of the robbery, from the thieves' point of view. Hear the play-by-play of what really happened inside the Río Bank on January 13, 2006. With everything planned down to the smallest detail, what could go wrong?

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

    • 28 min
    Part 4: El plan (The Plan)

    Part 4: El plan (The Plan)

    The mysterious mastermind assembles a band of thieves to rob a bank without firing any shots. For a year, the gang thinks through every single detail. But can they really trust one another to pull off such an elaborate scheme?

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

    • 25 min
    Part 3: Las detenciones (The Arrests)

    Part 3: Las detenciones (The Arrests)

    An unexpected betrayal leads to the downfall of the robbers. But police still struggle to answer a central question: Who is the man who dreamt up this audacious plan that made fools of them?

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

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
9.3K Ratings

9.3K Ratings

mbrillster ,

Amazing!

I have been learning spanish throughout my high school and elementary school. J have still been struggling to understand and speak with natives constantly and keeping a flow. However, the podcast helps me understand more and is interesting! I would not recommend this too all because it can be a bit advanced for beginners.

He estado aprendiendo español a lo largo de mi escuela secundaria y primaria. Todavía he estado luchando por entender y hablar con los nativos constantemente y mantener el flujo. Sin embargo, el podcast me ayuda a entender más y es interesante. No recomendaría todo esto también porque puede ser un poco avanzado para principiantes. (Hope that was good I am working on it!)

Pixelated_Prophecies ,

Good for Intermediate Speakers

I love listening to this podcast, but I think it’s important to say that this podcast is intended for intermediate learners, not beginners. Good intermediate level content is hard to find; it feels like everything is either for absolute beginners or native-level speakers. Beginner content is painfully slow and boring to me, but I still can’t understand podcasts intended for natives. I hope Duolingo creates podcasts for other languages in the future.

Me encanta escuchar este podcast, pero es importante decirte que este podcast es para los hablantes intermedios en lugar de los principiantes. Buen contenido para los hablantes intermedios es difícil encontrar. Parece que todos los podcasts son para los principiantes o los hablantes nativos. Contenido para los principiantes es demasiado aburrido y lento para mí, pero yo no entiendo los podcasts para los hablantes nativos. Espero que Duolingo cree más podcasts para otros idiomas en el futuro.

Ayman G. ,

¡Muy interesante! Pero poquito largo.

It’s fascinating the heist story. However, I think it isn’t for beginners. So what I recommend to have short podcasts with short stories and the most important thing is the length of the Spanish shouldn’t be too long so that audiences can relate so effectively. Thanks for understanding

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