Duolingo Spanish Podcast-logo

Duolingo Spanish Podcast

Education Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

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.

Twitter:

@duolingo

Language:

English


Episodes

The Mystery of the Itata - El naufragio (The Shipwreck)

1/25/2023
As a violent storm descends on the Vapor Itata, Jorge X realizes he and his fellow passengers are in great danger. A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3Hc5lyK.

Duration:00:21:22

The Mystery of the Itata - El engaño (The Deception)

1/18/2023
In this episode we’ll travel back to Chile in 1922 to witness the Vapor Itata’s last voyage. There, we’ll follow Jorge X, a journalist who was heading north to cover a story that would expose the injustices in his country. But all the while, a bigger story was unfolding…right aboard the ship. A transcript of this episode is available at http://bit.ly/3H1eryb.

Duration:00:25:06

The Mystery of the Itata - El libro perdido (The Lost Book)

1/11/2023
Ricardo Bordones, a Chilean sociologist, discovers that a century ago, a ship sank off the coast of his country, taking over 500 lives with it. When Ricardo starts to investigate the shipwreck, he realizes that almost no one knows about it. So, together with his longtime friend and marine biologist, Carlos Cortés, Ricardo decides to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, to find the Vapor Itata and honor its memory. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3GApWwB.

Duration:00:27:56

Season 17 Trailer

12/14/2022
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with a special season on Jan 12. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:02:35

Mexico City - A comer…¡tacos!

10/12/2022
In Mexico City, tacos run the gamut, from late night snack to haute cuisine. As a chef and food tour guide, Yimnah Rosas has tried them all and uses this iconic street food to reveal a deeper side of Mexican culture. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3TbVs8Y.

Duration:00:23:06

Mexico City - Paseando por La Roma

10/5/2022
In 2005, Brenda Sánchez Freixanet moved to La Roma in Mexico City and fell in love with its charm and culture. But it was the neighborhood’s community and people that made her stay. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3EnnABz.

Duration:00:23:34

Mexico City - Tenochtitlán, una ciudad oculta

9/28/2022
A writer and historian give us a tour of Mexico City’s centro histórico, the area connecting the city of today with the ancient city of Tenochtitlán. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3SKXTPx.

Duration:00:21:42

Mexico City - Perros de La Condesa

9/21/2022
Photographer Aldo Gracia shows us why the leafy, relaxed enclave of La Condesa has become the canine capital of Mexico City. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3C0LpNW.

Duration:00:18:20

Mexico City - Mujeres muralistas

9/14/2022
Feminist author Plaqueta takes us on a journey into the world of Mexico’s mighty muralistas, the women who shaped the nation’s identity through art. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3dhQgAS.

Duration:00:22:03

Trailer Season 16

9/7/2022
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with a special season exploring Mexico City. It starts on September 15th. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:02:05

Climate Heroes - Building Reservoirs in Peru

7/27/2022
When the glaciers in Ayacucho, Peru started disappearing, intense water shortages made life in the region unsustainable. Until two sisters revived the ancient practice of building sacred water reservoirs in the mountains. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3S9Xt5y.

Duration:00:20:43

Climate Heroes - Protecting Bears in Bolivia

7/20/2022
A Bolivian scientist sets out to study a species of bears critically endangered by drought and loss of habitat. Along the way, she shows the local community how helping the bears can protect their livelihood and the forest against climate change. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3ohWr9Z.

Duration:00:19:21

Climate Heroes - Harnessing Solar Energy in Puerto Rico

7/13/2022
After Hurricane Maria knocked out power on Puerto Rico for months, Ada Ramona Miranda Alvarado worked to protect communities on the island against future outages, using solar power. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3OjofW2.

Duration:00:20:55

Climate Heroes - Harvesting Rain in Mexico

7/6/2022
Industrial designer Enrique Lomnitz wanted to use his creativity for good. When he learned that climate change was making water scarcity even worse for Mexico City’s low income residents, he tried to harness a natural resource: rain. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3PhQzZX.

Duration:00:19:10

Climate Heroes - Marching for Change in Argentina

6/29/2022
A young Argentinian is inspired by Greta Thunberg to create one of Argentina’s most influential environmental organizations. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3yxSweY.

Duration:00:20:10

Climate Heroes - Preserving the Forest in Peru

6/22/2022
When Julio Cusurichi saw loggers push deeper and deeper into the Amazon, he realized they threatened both the fragile rainforest and the traditional way of life for Indigenous communities in Peru. So he decided to make it his life's work to protect Indigenous lands and rights. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3tVN7f8.

Duration:00:18:38

Climate Heroes - Biking in Spain

6/15/2022
When primary school teacher Helena Vilardell’s students told her they wanted to ride their bikes to school, she came up with the idea of the “bicibús.” It quickly took off as a movement to take back the streets, helping create a cleaner environment and better future. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3b6AA1N.

Duration:00:19:51

Climate Heroes - Saving Food in Uruguay

6/8/2022
A college student in Uruguay finds a way to salvage food that would otherwise be thrown away. With the help of friends, he manages to not only provide healthier food options for vulnerable communities, but also fight climate change. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3MJSx3G.

Duration:00:18:03

Trailer Season 15

6/1/2022
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back for a special season, with new episodes on June 9th. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:01:23

Costumbres - Casitas in the Bronx

4/20/2022
Leonor Torres finds a sense of community and a way to preserve customs from Puerto Rico at El Flamboyan garden and its casita in the Bronx, but it almost gets destroyed. A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3K3yUC0.

Duration:00:20:49