Duolingo Spanish Podcast

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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.

Episode Date
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 He was withdrawn and not very affectionate; a military man who loved reading American books.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