Duolingo Spanish Podcast

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.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 20m. Bisher sind 63 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

episode 9: Los niños de los desaparecidos (The Children of the Disappeared)

As the child of adoptive parents in 1980s Argentina, Tatiana Sfiligoy knew her family situation was unique. But it would be another decade before she uncovered the truth about what happened to her biological parents — including the role her country...



episode 8: La vida en los tiempos del coronavirus (Life in the Time of Coronavirus)

Like many others around the world, Spanish speakers on both sides of the Atlantic have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with exceptional acts of courage and kindness. In this special episode, we’ll hear stories of people who have stepped up to...



episode 7: Tejiendo un legado (Weaving a Legacy)

In El Salvador, waist loom weaving is a revered craft, historically undertaken by women—until Ronald Vega had to take over the job from his sick mother, becoming the first man in his family, and his country, to practice this ancestral technique. A...



episode 6: Un cocinero para la gente (A Cook for the People)

After an impressive career of cooking in some of the world's best restaurants, Marco Quelca decided to dedicate his life to bringing gourmet cooking to lower income communities in his native Bolivia, pioneering a new kind of performance art: high-end...


 2020-04-30  23m

episode 5: Mi abuela la curandera (My Grandmother the Healer)

As a child, Dr. Linda Valencia was fascinated by her grandmother, a traditional healer in Guatemala. But after choosing a different path and becoming a medical doctor, Linda realized that she could integrate the best parts of her grandmother's...


 2020-04-23  23m

episode 4: Un hogar en tierra prohibida (A Home on Forbidden Land)

When María Elena Paz moved to a plot of land on the outskirts of Mexico City, she was shocked to find no water, electricity, or roads. She and her neighbors weren't even supposed to live in the ecologically protected zone. But María Elena was ready...


 2020-04-16  22m

episode 3: Otro camino hacia la victoria (A Different Path to Victory)

Francisco Sanclemente is on the verge of professional soccer success when a serious illness leaves him wheelchair-bound. Without the use of his legs, he's forced to redefine what it means to be an athlete. A transcript of this episode is available at...


 2020-04-09  23m

episode 2: Una maestra en botas (A Teacher in Army Boots)

In 1961, 15-year-old Norma Guillard left her family behind and ventured into rural Cuba as part of a nationwide campaign to teach people how to read. Her eight-month journey would culminate in a historic accomplishment for her country—and give Norma...


 2020-04-02  23m

episode 1: "Lo que puede un cuerpo" (“What the Body Can Do”)

For 30 years, Ana Larriel struggled with her weight and her body image. Until she decided her body wasn't what needed to change. The cultural perspective she had grown up with was what needed changing. A transcript of this episode is available at...


 2020-03-26  22m

Trailer Season 7

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting March 26, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!


 2020-03-19  2m