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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class...

Episode Date
NIS Advanced S2 - 20 - Homenaje a Madrid
11:57

Ben and Marina discuss what makes Madrid so magical - its lively plazas, classic neighbourhoods, bars and terraces, restaurants and centuries-old architecture. Get the transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Apr 16, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 19 - El Arte de Relajarse
14:03

Ben and Marina discuss the art of relaxation, the 'sobremesa', walking, reading, watching films, our relaxation secrets and much more. See notesinspanish.com for the the full transcript/worksheet

Apr 09, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 18 - Generacion Movil
12:50

Ben and Marina discuss the excessive use of smartphones and social networks in the younger generations, and what effect it can have on our minds, ability to reason, and even our democracy. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Mar 19, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 17 - La Etiqueta en España
14:09

Ben and Marina discuss etiquette in Spain, covering Spanish punctuality, inviting people to your home in Spain, and how to be polite with food. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript and worksheet.

Mar 12, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 16 - Saludos Españoles
13:54

Ben and Marina talk about the endless ways of greeting people in Spain - should you shake hands, give two kisses, a hug, or a combination of all of them? Get the full transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Mar 05, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 15 - El Amor Por Los Idiomas
11:58

Ben and Marina discuss a new device that translates real time conversations into different languages on the go, and ask if it's the end of language learning - no way! See Notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Feb 26, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 14 - Paco de Lucia
12:47

Ben and Marina discuss Paco de Lucia, the famous flamenco guitarist who took this very Spanish music onto the international stage. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.

Feb 19, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 13 - Como Sobrevivir el Siglo 21
10:00

Ben and Marina discuss why everyone is stressed these days, the number of things we have going on in life, the quantity of inputs overwhelming us all, and how to solve this 21st century problem. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Feb 12, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 12 - Cataluña
12:29

Ben and Marina discuss Cataluña, and the wonders of Catalan cuisine, landscapes, restaurants, pueblos, and of course, the great city of Barcelona. Pick up the worksheets to accompany this podcast at notesinspanish.com

Feb 05, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 11 - Niños felices, país feliz.
12:56

Ben and Marina discuss the idea that Denmark is the happiest country on earth because it brings up happy children that turn into happy adults. We examine how, and compare to Spain and the UK. Pick up the accompanying worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Jan 29, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 10 - Horarios Locos
11:18

Ben and Marina discuss why Spain still has such a crazy timetable for shops, office work, meals, the roots of this problem in Franco's Spain, and if it can change. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet/transcript for all episodes.

Jan 22, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 09 - Musicofilia
12:59

Ben and Marina discuss Musicophilia, life-changing moments and their relation to music, music in our lives, and musicality in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet for this audio.

Jan 15, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 08 - Cocido
11:34

Ben and Marina talk about Cocido, a typical dish from Madrid that Marina's dad would eat 5 days-a-week in post civil war Spain and is now considered high cuisine . See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Jan 08, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 07 - La jungla en la ciudad
10:43

Ben and Marina discuss the presence of wild animals in cities, comparing Spain to Africa and India, and the unfortunate fate of some wild boars in a town near Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Jan 01, 2018
NIS Advanced S2 - 06 - El Camarero Honesto
11:52

Ben and Marina discuss the odd rituals of Spanish restaurants: customer service, begging for 'la cuenta', tipping, and honest waiters. Plus the 'simpa' and Ben´s related confession. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheets.

Dec 20, 2017
NIS Advanced S2 - 05 - Un Mundo Bio
10:10

Ben and Marina discuss the surprising landscapes of Almeria, and what shocked them about the cultivation of fruit and vegetables there, compared to the Pyrenees. Plus organic food culture in Spain. Get the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Dec 18, 2017
NIS Advanced S2 - 04 - Un Oasis de Silencio
12:05

Ben and Marina discuss an article by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about his stay in a Benedictine monastery, plus the rise of mindfulness in Spain, and the need for oases of peace in our busy world. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Dec 11, 2017
NIS Advanced S2 - 03 - España Globalizada
11:30

Ben and Marina discuss whether Spain is losing its wonderful Spanish-ness, especially in the restaurant sector. Is the family-run place a thing of the past? Get a full transcript of the conversation and much more in the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Dec 04, 2017
NIS Advanced S2 - 02 - La Vida Sin Muerte
11:00

Ben and Marina discuss the idea that by 2040 humans will be able to live forever, and the repercussions this would have in medicine, religion and all aspects of life as we know it. Get the full transcript/accompanying worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 27, 2017
NIS Advanced S2 - 01 - Minimalismo y Felicidad
11:53

Ben and Marina discuss 'La Magia del Orden', a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness. Pick up the worksheets with full transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 20, 2017
NIS Advanced 096 - Los Bomberos
11:15
Marta worked in a UK school for a while this year, and her experiences highlight just why the Brits can be uptight and the Spanish much more relaxed! It's all about the firefighters! See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 29, 2008
NIS Advanced 095 - Adopciones
11:37
We discuss adoptions in Spain, and a recent terrible case from Argentina. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 22, 2008
NIS Advanced 094 - Ser Mujer en la Epoca de Franco
12:21
What was it like to be a young woman in Franco's times? Marina talks to the mother of a great friend. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 15, 2008
NIS Advanced 093 - Plagas
11:23
What happens when rats take over an entire region in India? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 08, 2008
NIS Advanced 092 - Las Olimpiadas de China
12:36
As China prepares from the Olympics, protests erupt around the world. But are we all blameless these days? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 01, 2008
NIS Advanced 091 - El Movil
11:09
Mobile phone madness in the Metro, golfing in bed, and those infernal ring tones. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Mar 13, 2008
NIS Advanced 090 - La Oficina
12:26
Does any work get done in a Spanish office? And how do you cope with the boss? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Mar 06, 2008
NIS Advanced 089 - El Camino
11:17
Marina talks to her friend Isabel about the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrims' route across Northern Spain followed by 50,000 people every year. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Feb 28, 2008
NIS Advanced 088 - La Canada Real
12:20
Once a Royal cattle trail, this stretch of land just outside Madrid has turned into Europe's biggest shanty town. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Feb 21, 2008
NIS Advanced 087 - Notes from Spain
12:24
When a blog post went very very wrong! - See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Feb 14, 2008
NIS Adv 086 - Feliz Navidad
10:52
Happy Christmas from Notes in Spanish! Today we have a special festive episode for you! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
Dec 21, 2007
NIS Adv 085 - La de la verguenza
11:04
Fighting to pay in bars and restaurants in Spain, and never eating the last croqueta. See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
Dec 14, 2007
NIS Adv 084 - Vegetarianismo en España
12:42
Marina talks to Yolanda and Elena about the tricky job of being a vegetarian in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet.
Dec 06, 2007
NIS Adv 083 - Trafico
0
Is the collapse of all conventional traffic systems near?

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Nov 30, 2007
NIS Adv 082 - Blog de la Miss
13:47
Ben and Marina talk to Arturo, who wrote the famous Blog de la Miss... see notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.
Nov 24, 2007
NIS Adv 081 - La Psicologi­a de Volar
11:31
To what extent are the powers that be and the airline companies messing with our psychology when we catch a plane? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet/transcript.
Oct 05, 2007
NIS Adv 080 - El Sistema Educativo
11:39
Ben and Marina talk to Marina\\\'s sister Marta about the Spanish education system and cheating in  exams! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
Sep 28, 2007
NIS Adv 079 - Polici­a Armada
0
Gun crime is rising in the UK, but the police still don't carry guns! Is the tazer the answer? Check out notesinspanish.com for a full transcript on our accompanying worksheets.
Sep 21, 2007
NIS Adv 078 - Silvia, Bolivia y Madrid
11:34
Today we chat to Silvia, who moved to Madrid from Bolivia around 7 years ago after reading a very inspiring book... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript on the accompanying worksheet.
Sep 14, 2007
NIS Adv 077 - La Muerte de la Siesta
12:25
Is the siesta really on its way out? What other changes is Europe forcing upon an unsuspecting Spain? See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
Sep 07, 2007
NIS Adv 076 - Jornada de 4 horas a la semana
09:33
Do you suffer from information overload?! Here are some tips that are helping to reduce ours! See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
May 19, 2007
NIS Adv 075 - Doreana y Argentina
12:55
Ben and Marina talk to their Argentinian friend Doreana about life in Argentina and Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
May 13, 2007
NIS Adv 074 - La Mili
11:22
Ben and Marina talk to Javi about 'la Mili' - the obligatory military service he undertook in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for details and to pick up the worksheet/transcript.
May 04, 2007
NIS Adv 073 - Una Boda Multicultural
10:30
Antonio tells Marina about his multi-cultural wedding in Sevilla. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcription/worksheet.
Apr 27, 2007
NIS Adv 072 - Las Misses
11:08
Scandal in the Miss Spain competition! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to download the worksheet/transcript.
Apr 08, 2007
NIS Adv 071 - Sevilla
12:29
Marina talks to her ex-workmate Antonio about Seville. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
Mar 30, 2007
NIS Adv 070 - Los Toros
12:28
Marina and Ben discuss a new law in Spain aimed to protect some animals... but not all...

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Mar 23, 2007
NIS Adv 069 - Elisa
08:19
Marina talks to her mother, Elisa, about Elisa's mother's rather numerous family and times gone by.

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Mar 16, 2007
NIS Adv 068 - Violencia domestica
11:19
Ben and Marina discuss the subject of domestic violence in Spain and beyond.

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Mar 10, 2007
NIS Adv 067 - Fidel
09:48
The ethics of tourism... see notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet and to comment.
Mar 03, 2007
NIS Adv 066 - Las Tres "Erres"
12:32
Marina talks to Isabel, an expert in the conservation of natural resources. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet.
Feb 23, 2007
NIS Adv 065 - San Valentin
10:42
How did you spend San Valentin this year? See notesinspanish.com for full detials and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
Feb 17, 2007
NIS Adv 064 - Gripe Aviar
09:04
Bird flu is back on the agenda, who is going to benefit? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet for today's podcast.
Feb 11, 2007
NIS Adv 063 - Gemelos
09:57
Do you think it's OK to have twins at 67? The press does... see notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
Feb 03, 2007
NIS Adv 062 - El Vino
10:12
What are the Spanish drinking these days? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet...
Jan 26, 2007
Notes in Spanish Advanced 61 - Don Quijote
11:44
Ben and Marina discuss Spain's most famous literary figure. See notesinspanish.com for details and to download the full transcript/worksheet.
Jan 19, 2007
Notes in Spanish Advanced 60 - Fuegos Artificiales
11:52
Marina talks about an explosive New Years Eve that nearly ended in a riot!

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Jan 12, 2007
Notes in Spanish Advanced 59 - De Rebajas
11:32
It's sales time, and Ben is in trouble over his ageing wardrobe! See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
Jan 05, 2007
Notes in Spanish Advanced 58 - Navidades en Familia
10:44
The other side of Christmas - keeping the families happy and avoiding divorce! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
Dec 23, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 57 - Lepe
10:14
Did you here the one about the snow in Lepe? See notesinspanish.com for full details and for the accompanying transcript worksheet.
Dec 12, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 56 - Choques Culturales
13:30
Have you ever had a culture  shock at home or abroad? See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.
Nov 30, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 55 - Mi Diario
16:31
Is the diary a thing of the past? Will our grandchildren have photos to remember us by? See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying transcript and worksheet.
Nov 23, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 54 - Vigilancia
12:57
This week we discuss the increasing amount of surveillance and security measures in the UK, and other controls on our civil liberties. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to access the accompanying worksheet.
Nov 14, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 53 - Dia de Todos los Santos
10:52
As people all over Spain gather at relatives' graves to celebrate All Saint's day, Marina and Ben take a walk in the park and discuss public holidays and strange naming conventions in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the worksheet and transcript.
Nov 08, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 52 - La Pantalla
10:50
Are we slaves to all the screens in our lives? See notesinspanish.com for full details and accompanying worksheet.
Oct 30, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 51 - Ansiedad de Status
13:13
Ben and Marina discuss status anxiety amongst people in Spain and further afield. See notesinspanish.com for full details
Oct 19, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 50 - Arrepentimientos
12:26
Do you have any regrets in life? See Notes in Spanish.com for full details and to comment.
Oct 05, 2006
Notes in Spanish Advanced 49 - Pasarela de Cibeles
10:27
Ben and Marina discuss this weeks fashion show in Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for full details of this podcast.
Sep 23, 2006
Notes in Spanish 48 - Gitanos
12:42
Ben and Marina talk about the Gipsy population in Spain, the social problems they both face and create, and their contribution to Spanish culture. See notesinspanish.com for more details.
Sep 13, 2006
Advanced Notes in Spanish Podcast 47 - Trapicheos
14:42
¡Sacando colores a Marina! Well, if she will insist on breaking the law ;) In fact it seems the whole country is at it - there are trapicheos all over the place these days! To download the worksheet and to comment, visit our new site at NotesinSpanish.com
Sep 03, 2006
Notes in Spanish 46 - Asaltos a las casas
13:38
Ben and Marina discuss the increasing problem of house burglaries in Spain, and the sometimes exaggerated measures being taken to prevent them.

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Aug 25, 2006
Notes in Spanish 45 - El 600
12:01
Marina interviews her father about a classic piece of Spanish history hidden in the garage, and a trip he'll never forget... See www.notesinspanish.com for full details...
Aug 17, 2006
Notes in Spanish 44 - Bodas
13:26
Ben and Marina talk about a recent wedding in Galicia, and Spanish wedding customs in general. See www.notesfromspain.com for full details
Aug 10, 2006
Notes in Spanish 43 - Verano
13:42
Ben and Marina discuss the changes that come over Madrid in summer - loads of great vocab as usual. See notesfromspain.com for full details and to get the worksheet.
Jul 27, 2006
Notes in Spanish 42 - Una entrevista con Pilar
14:21
Marina interviews Pilar about moving from Madrid to the UK. See www.notesfromspain.com to get the accompanying worksheet and to comment.
Jul 14, 2006
Notes in Spanish 41 - Sol, Sexo y Sangria
15:10
Ben and Marina talk about tourism in Spain, and the Spanish view of different types of tourists from around the world. Comments in the notesfromspain.com forums!
Jun 30, 2006
Notes in Spanish 40 - El destape
14:29
Marina and Ben discuss the effect of the bikini on life in Spain after Franco died. See www.notesfromspain.com for more details.
Jun 22, 2006
Notes in Spanish 39 - Choques Culturales - Trascripcion
13:32
Ben y Marina hablan de algunos choques culturales que han encontrado en España y Inglaterra. www.notesfromspain.com
Jun 11, 2006
Notes in Spanish 38 - España y Inglaterra
13:42
Marina y Ben hablan de las cosas que no les gustan de España y Inglaterra.
May 23, 2006
Notes in Spanish 37 - Dialectos and Lenguas
14:55
Ben and Marina discuss the topic of dialects and language in Spain.
May 11, 2006
Notes in Spanish 36 - Usted y las propinas
16:43
Marina and Ben talk about when to use tu or usted, and tipping in Spain.
Apr 30, 2006
Notes in Spanish 35 - Topicos
16:48
Ben and Marina talk about the stereotypes associated with Spain and the Spanish. A transcript for this podcast with vocab and exercises is available via Notesfromspain.com
Apr 20, 2006
Notes in Spanish 34 - Kids on holiday
14:15
Flying home, and chatting about holidaying with kids in Spain.
Apr 10, 2006
Notes In Spanish 33 - Inmigracion
25:29
Marina y Ben hablan de la inmigracion
Mar 28, 2006
Notes in Spanish 32 - Viviendo con los padres
11:19
Viviendo con los padres en España
Mar 20, 2006