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 21m. Bisher sind 170 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 8 hours 58 minutes


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Trailer Season 11

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


 April 22, 2021  2m

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 .


 April 29, 2021  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...


 May 6, 2021  24m

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...


 May 13, 2021  24m

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 .


 May 20, 2021  21m

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...


 May 27, 2021  22m

episode 6: El tango de hoy (Tango of Today)

Tango is Argentina’s most iconic cultural tradition. But for a hundred years, tangos have only been written from the perspective of men. The conductor of “La empoderada” or “The Empowered,” Argentina’s first all-female tango orchestra, is...


 June 3, 2021  25m

episode 7: El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)

Juan Pablo grew up fascinated with bullfighting, a tradition in his home country of Spain. But when he discovers recorte — the art of bull dodging — he sees it as a thrilling, more humane alternative. He throws himself into the dangerous...


 June 10, 2021  24m

episode 8: Los lowriders de hoy (Lowriders of Today)

Marisa Rosales loved cars as a kid. But it wasn’t until she discovered lowriders as a young woman that she found a car community connected to her Mexican-American identity. A transcript of this episode is available at .


 June 17, 2021  26m
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