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 22m. Bisher sind 105 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 12 hours 12 minutes


episode 5: El mate de hoy (Mate of Today)

Uruguay consumes more mate than any other country in the world. But for a hundred years, almost all of that mate has been imported. Now, Rodrigo Patrón is trying to bring back mate production in Uruguay, in a way that respects both the environment...


 2021-05-27  22m

episode 4: Las cholitas de hoy (Cholitas of Today)

A group of indigenous women from Bolivia go to great heights to show the world that mountaineering is for everyone — including cholitas who wear their traditional skirts and shawls with pride. A transcript of this episode is available at...


 2021-05-20  21m

episode 3: La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

After years of studying classical music overseas, a Peruvian composer returns home and decides to write an opera incorporating classical instruments as well as Andean ones like the zampoña and the quena — both types of flutes. A transcript of...


 2021-05-13  24m

episode 2: El chocolate de hoy (Chocolate of Today)

Cacao was once a cash crop for Costa Rica — until a fungus in the 1970’s wiped out over 80% of the country’s cacao trees. Today, Juan Pablo Buchert is trying to revive the industry, by promoting sustainability and fair trade. A transcript of...


 2021-05-06  24m

episode 1: La lucha libre de hoy (Lucha Libre of Today)

Growing up, José Luis Hernández disliked lucha libre, the famous style of Mexican professional wrestling. So he never imagined that someday, he would be one of its biggest stars. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


 2021-04-29  24m

Trailer Season 11

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes on April 29. Listen to the trailer now!


 2021-04-22  2m

episode 8: Extrañamente idénticas (Strangely Identical)

When a family friend told Dolores Fernández that she’d seen her on television, Dolores was sure there must be a mistake. But then Dolores saw the program for herself…and there she was. Except Dolores had never been on television. So who was this...


 2021-03-11  25m

episode 7: El perro que protestó (The Dog Who Protested)

María Campos falls in love with a stray dog who has a knack for leading protests — and becomes a global symbol of unity and strength in Chile's historic social uprising. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


 2021-03-04  21m

episode 6: Reforestación inteligente (Smart Reforestation)

After experiencing climate change-fueled wildfires in person, a young Spanish businessman searches for a solution to reforest the planet, with help from a tree-whispering monk. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


 2021-02-25  24m

episode 5: Irse de Venezuela (Leaving Venezuela)

Pushed away by growing insecurity and political unrest in her country, a Venezuelan woman follows her dream of moving to Georgia, USA. There, she faces a tough reality of the language barrier and harsh work conditions…obstacles she meets with a...


 2021-02-18  26m