Real Spanish conversations for Advanced and Inspired Intermediate Spanish learners, to help you learn all the real Spanish you’ll never find in a classroom. Ben and Marina cover culture, news, life, Spain and more to help you progress fast with your Spanish.
NIS Conversations - La Vida Es Yoga
Ben and Marina discuss Marina's other life as a Yoga instructor, Ben's strangest ever class in Spanish, and why when your life is full up, you just have to say 'la vida es yoga'. Get the transcript at notesinspanish.com
NIS Conversations - Mileuristas y Aristocratas
Ben and Marina look at class distinctions in Spain, and how the 'new rich' has got as much to do with TV and Hola magazine as it has with being an aristocrat in Spain. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Conversations - Camino de Santiago
Ben and Marina discuss one of Marina's obsessions, the Camino de Santiago, our experience of it this summer, and how you can find it almost anywhere. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Conversations - Idiomas - Bebes Contra Adultos
Ben and Marina discuss the astonishing language-recognition and acquisition capabilities of babies, how this power drops off after puberty, and how we make up for this as adult learners. Get the transcripts at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Conversations - Locos Por El Deporte
Ben and Marina discuss the Spanish newspaper Marca, it's astounding readership figures, and what it says about Spanish culture. We look at sport in Spain, and a day Marina shone on the basketball court. Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com
NIS Conversations - 8 Arquetipos Espanoles
Ben and Marina discuss one of their favourite films, 8 Apellidos Vasquos, and how it is filled with typical comedy archetypes, asking, how close are these to real-life Spain? Get the transcript at www.notesinspanish.com
The topics are just what I need
I like listening to this when I take walks. It helps me get acquainted with the language before the AP Spanish Lang exam. Listening to them talk about kinda random things is helpful for the vocab and temas that might show up.
This is definitely the best Podcast I’ve found
Maria and Ben are so entertaining and easy to follow...listening to this podcast has upped my Spanish conversation and fluency.