Duolingo Spanish Podcast

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brane
 May 10, 2019
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 Dec 28, 2018
Constant obtrusive ads for this podcast in the Duolingo app despite being a paid member.. Not cool


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 Nov 27, 2018

Description

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.

Episode Date
El Milagro del Café (The Coffee Miracle)
23:49

Since he was a kid, Tito Vargas has dreamt of having his own coffee plantation. It’s a dream his parents tried very hard to dissuade him from pursuing because they knew first-hand the uncertainty and hardship of the coffee trade. But Tito persisted, and he too would learn of the ups and downs of life as a coffee farmer, until he found a solution that had been right under his nose that whole time. 

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 27, 2019
El activista
24:39

When Danilo Manzano came out to his family, they didn't accept his sexuality and asked him to hide it from the world. But a key friendship would inspire Danilo to not only embrace his identity publicly, but to become an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights in Ecuador.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 20, 2019
Buscando el Río Hirviente (In Search of the Boiling River)
23:47

Andrés Ruzo grew up listening to his grandfather tell a story about a river with boiling waters in the Amazon. When he later became a scientist specializing in geothermal energy, he set a goal for himself: to go deep into the jungle and find that river.
Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 13, 2019
Bicimáquinas (Bicycle Machines)
21:20

Carlos Marroquín has always been an inventor. But he wasn’t putting that talent to much use in his native Guatemala until he saw a rare sight  on the road that stopped him in his tracks: bicycles. That turning point led Carlos to transform the lives of many farmers and towns through his bicycle-inspired inventions, or as he calls them, bicimáquinas.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jun 06, 2019
The Wine Master (El Maestro del vino)
24:05

Héctor Vergara escaped dictatorship in Chile in the 1970s and fled to Europe, where he landed in the restaurant industry. There he discovered a passion and talent for wine that led him to become the first Master Sommelier from Latin America. But his biggest impact on the world wouldn’t take place until he found his way back home, where no one even knew what a sommelier was.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

May 30, 2019
Washington y George en las Islas Galápagos (Washington & George in the Galápagos)
22:35

The giant Galápagos tortoise is one of the most endangered animals in the world, and Lonesome George was the last of his particular species when he met conservationist Washington Tapia. They would go on to develop a bond that would inspire Washington to dedicate his life to protecting the tortoises of the Galápagos.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

May 23, 2019
Leímos y cantamos juntos (We Read and Sang Together)
18:46

Laura Ortiz thought she could change the lives of children in Colombia’s most remote region by giving them books. But a trip there teaches her that she was the one who had much to learn from those communities.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

May 16, 2019
La mejor inversión (The Best Investment)
18:20

Would you build a company based on trust? That’s what social entrepreneur Marcela Torres set out to do when she launched her Mexico City-based startup that paid young people to learn to code. No one believed she could do it, until she did.

May 02, 2019
Trailer Season 4
01:24

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, May 2nd. Listen to the trailer now!

Apr 25, 2019
El rescatado (The Rescued)
21:53

Cristian Gorbea had been running long-distance races for 20 years when he decided to enter his first ultramarathon. The race would begin at the base of a mountain in Argentina and last 24 hours — at least, in theory. For Cristian, the experience would last much longer, and test much more than his physical endurance. He’d test his faith, patience, and capacity to cede his fate to someone other than himself.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 10, 2019
Mis dos papás (My Two Dads)
21:24

Ana María grew up without a father. All she knew about him was his name, but when she set out to find him she discovered that even his name led her astray. Ana María’s endeavor to fill in the blanks her father left in her life story leads her to surprising places, as she learns startling details about her mother’s past and finds guidance where she least expects it.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 03, 2019
El regalo (The Gift)
20:39

When David Martínez was four years old, he and his parents took a bus to the north of Colombia to visit extended family for Christmas. They had many gifts with them, including a ham for the family dinner. But what should have been an uneventful trip turned into a dangerous journey that David would never forget.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 20, 2018
Autostop en Afganistán (Hitchhiking in Afghanistan)
22:05

After the September 11th attacks in 2001, Juan Pablo Villarino was dismayed to see how people were starting to lose trust in the ultimate good of humanity. So he figured the best way to prove he was still right to trust total strangers was to hitchhike through the epicenter of the war on terror.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 13, 2018
La nana (The Nanny)
22:52

When she was growing up in Santiago, Chile, Yasna Mussa says it was common for her friend’s families to employ nannies. Even though these workers, mostly women, spent most of their days caring for these families, Yasna remembers them being somewhat invisible. She didn’t take notice of this until she became a nanny herself in a foreign country.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 06, 2018
Antártida (Antarctica)
20:57

Federico Bianchini had always dreamt of traveling to Antarctica from his native Argentina. But little did he know that the great white continent had a plan of its own for him once he got there.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Nov 28, 2018
Flamenco
19:05

Flamenco is famous for the emotional intensity of its songs and dances. Argentinian Samanta Gamarra discovered that this ancient art from southern Spain has another quality that is less known for, the ability to heal wounds, the deepest ones.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Nov 20, 2018
La testigo (The witness)
20:57

When Andrea Krichmar was a girl, she spent an  afternoon at her friend’s dad’s house. This was during the dictatorship in Argentina, and that afternoon, without knowing it, Andrea witnessed a scene that would change her life and make her key to the country’s historic return to democracy.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Nov 15, 2018
Trailer Season 3
01:33

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, November 15th. Listen to the trailer now!

Nov 09, 2018
Aventuras con mi padre
21:40

When Sonia González was a child, her father was the center of her universe, always leading the family on adventures to different parts of Venezuela. But one day, all of that changed and Sonia and her siblings became the leaders of the most challenging ad

Aug 23, 2018
Shakespeare en la montaña
17:11

When Nicolás Barreto went up the mountains of Venezuela for the first time, he was chasing after a girl. There he worked alongside her for a month putting together a play that would inaugurate the highest theater in the country. He came down from that mountain transformed, filled with a love he wasn’t expecting.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Aug 16, 2018
Nuestro Naranjito
19:34

Classifying for the World Cup is an emotional roller coaster for most soccer fans, but in 2018, that was especially true for Peruvians, who hadn’t seen their country compete on the world stage in over three decades. What did it take for Peru to qualify for the biggest event in world soccer? Peruvian fan and writer Toño Angulo Daneri believes it might have all boiled down to an unlikely good luck charm: his 4-year-old son’s favorite toy.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Aug 09, 2018
Piji y yo
20:17

In Perú, writer Marco Avilés and his dog Piji were inseparable. But when Marco decided they should pursue better lives in the United States, and Marco found himself working for a top chef, their bond and sense of adventure would be tested in ways he had never imagined.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Aug 02, 2018
Refugiados
19:50

Stella Forner will never forget her first wedding anniversary. It was March of 1976 and she spent the day at the Mexican consulate in Montevideo, Uruguay, which was in the midst of a military dictatorship. She, her husband and their baby weren’t there for a romantic celebration but to ask for political asylum. They had no idea how long it would be until they again felt at home in their own country.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 26, 2018
Sin vergüenza
17:14

Maria Murriel used to struggle with living between languages and cultures, and for many years tried to hide that she was an immigrant in the United States. Eventually, she realized that what she had been treating as a challenge was actually a key part of her identity.

Jul 19, 2018
La voz de la calle
19:57

Fabio Manuppella used to walk by homeless people on the streets of Buenos Aires thinking they must have done something to deserve their fate. Until he had to learn first-hand what it means to lose everything you have.

Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jul 12, 2018
Los guerrilleros
19:07

María Clara Calle grew up hearing about the atrocities committed by the FARC rebels in Colombia. She never imagined that one day she would not only meet them, but eat and sleep among them, deep in their territory, as they thought about their role in the future of peace in their country.

Jul 05, 2018
La maleta azul
15:54

A mother and her young daughter leave Mexico, escaping violence in search of a better life. It’s a trip with a few unexpected turns that ends up taking longer than planned. But their constant companion was there for them whenever they needed to escape: an old blue suitcase.

Jun 28, 2018
El secuestro
22:42

In 1996, Luis von Ahn left Guatemala to study in the United States and never moved back. That's partly because of something that happened just before his departure, something that changed his life forever: the kidnapping of his aunt.

Feb 01, 2018
Las cartas de papá
18:41

Growing up in Ecuador, Carolina Loza-León didn’t feel particularly close to her father. He was withdrawn and not very affectionate; a military man who loved reading American books. But while Carolina felt distant from her dad, he in turn was close with an American couple who hosted him when he was an exchange student to the U.S. She never quite understood that period in his life, until she took her own trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jan 25, 2018
En el camino
15:54

Fabián Mauricio Martínez discovered his love for travel through his other passion – literature. So when he first read Jack Kerouac’s novel, “On the Road”, he dreamed of crossing the United States from coast to coast as the main characters in the book had. One day, he decided it was time to make the trip his own.

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 18, 2018
Helen Brown
19:27

Actress Trinidad Piriz traveled to Berlin to study theater, hoping to fall in love and improve her quality of life. But six months later, she returned home having only accomplished one thing: to get scammed by a woman whose name would forever be etched in her memory — Helen Brown.

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com

Jan 11, 2018
Una chilena en China
13:10

María Elizabeth Soto had never traveled to Asia before her office sent her on a three-week business trip to China. She wasn't prepared for the culture shock she'd face there. But the real surprise wouldn't come until she returned home to Chile.

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Jan 04, 2018
Memorias y milanesas
15:20

Roberto Herrscher was one of the many Argentinians who fought against Great Britain in the Falklands War in the 1980s. Decades later, Herrscher returns to the islands to confront his memories and ends up making an unlikely friend.

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 20, 2017
Sin miedo
16:24

When Belén Fernández Llanos turned 28, she decided to move from Chile to Argentina with her boyfriend of ten years to start a new life together. Belén was ready for an adventure, but the one that awaited her in Buenos Aires would turn out very differently than what she had imagined...

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 14, 2017
Mi héroe, mi amigo
14:36

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast brings you true stories in English and Spanish about what can happen when we are far from home. In this first episode, we head to Veracruz, México to hear how Rodrigo Soberanes managed to meet his childhood hero.

You can find study materials and a transcript of this episode at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Dec 06, 2017