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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.

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

El don del lenguaje (The Gift of Language)

12/15/2021
For almost a decade, Leydis Lopez put her career in education on hold. Until one day, she finally decided to lean into her native Spanish language to give children the gift of bilingualism. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:43

Operación Pedro Pan (Operation Pedro Pan)

12/8/2021
At eight years old, Margarita Lora Prats left Cuba in a plane full of children, thinking she was headed on a vacation. But she was actually one of thousands of children airlifted to the United States during the Cuban Revolution, in a covert program called “Operación Pedro Pan.” A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:23:29

Barbacoa sin fronteras (Barbacoa Beyond Borders)

12/1/2021
After fleeing her hometown of Capulhuac, México, Cristina Martínez starts all over in Philadelphia, where she rises to fame as a barbacoa chef. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:23:13

Los gemelos bailarines (The Dancing Twins)

11/24/2021
Growing up in Venezuela, identical twin brothers Emilio and Orlando Tovar Gil had to lean on each other to survive. After working hard to pursue an international dance career, will a series of setbacks cause them to break up? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:22:44

Hilos de cambio (Threads of Change)

11/17/2021
For years, Jane Terrazas lived in fear of violence in her hometown of Juárez. But later, she used her skills as a designer and artist to empower women to gain economic freedom and personal safety. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:20:07

El ciclista nómada (The Bike Nomad)

11/10/2021
Ever since he was a kid, Rafa Millan-Garcia got through tough times by getting on his bike and pedaling alone for miles. But after one very long bike ride took him 1,700 miles from his home in Mexico City to Colorado, this nomad found a community that he never wanted to leave. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:25:09

El héroe de libros (The Book Hero)

11/3/2021
In 2013, a Peruvian photographer visits his parents’ village and unexpectedly becomes dedicated to improving literacy in rural Peru. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:26:01

Un viaje en ruedas (A Wheeled Journey)

10/27/2021
In 2011, Mónica Mera survived an accident that left her paraplegic and emotionally devastated. She thought her days of adventure were over, until she received an invitation to join a special journey on the famous Camino de Santiago trail in Spain. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:24:45

Trailer Season 13

10/20/2021
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes on October 28. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:02:01

The Rodin Thief - Art Mysteries, Episode 6

9/8/2021
After a famous sculpture by Auguste Rodin goes missing, and then dramatically reappears, a Chilean filmmaker sets out to uncover the motives of the mysterious art student responsible for the theft. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:23:09

The Secret Life of María Lejárraga - Art Mysteries, Episode 5

9/1/2021
When two literature professors discover that a woman named María Lejárraga was behind some of the greatest Spanish literary works of the 20th century, they set out to learn why her name was omitted from history, and do everything in their power to restore her work to her name. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:22:05

Frida Kahlo’s Secret Room - Art Mysteries, Episode 4

8/25/2021
For 47 years after her death, a room in Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s house remained sealed to the outside world. When it was finally opened in 2004, it revealed amazing insights into the painter and her life. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:12

The Fake Matisse - Art Mysteries, Episode 3

8/18/2021
After a famous Matisse painting from a Venezuelan museum mysteriously shows up in a Miami art gallery, a journalist investigates and discovers the unthinkable: for years, the so-called masterpiece on display at the museum was a fake. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:18

The Picasso in Exile - Art Mysteries, Episode 2

8/11/2021
Pablo Picasso’s most famous work, the anti-war mural called Guernica, is returned to Spain under a veil of secrecy after 44 years outside the country during the Franco dictatorship. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:23:05

The Missing Gabriel García Márquez: Art Mysteries, Episode 1

8/4/2021
When a first edition of Gabriel García Márquez’s famous book, One Hundred Years of Solitude, disappears from a book fair in Bogotá, Colombia, a devoted bookseller vows to get it back. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:27:39

Trailer Season 12

7/28/2021
The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with a very special season on August 5. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:02:43

Los lowriders de hoy (Lowriders of Today)

6/16/2021
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 podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:26:04

El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)

6/9/2021
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 sport, risking his life every time he faces a bull. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:24:59

El tango de hoy (Tango of Today)

6/2/2021
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 trying to change that. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:25:33

El mate de hoy (Mate of Today)

5/26/2021
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 and the famous tea’s origins. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:22:00