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El rescatado (The Rescued)

1/9/2019
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Cristian Gorbea had been running long-distance races for 20 years when he decided to enter his first ultramarathon. The race would begin at the base of a mountain in Argentina and last 24 hours — at least, in theory. For Cristian, the experience would last much longer, and test much more than his physical endurance. He’d test his faith, patience, and capacity to cede his fate to someone other than himself. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at...

Duration:00:21:53

Mis dos papás (My Two Dads)

1/2/2019
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Ana María grew up without a father. All she knew about him was his name, but when she set out to find him she discovered that even his name led her astray. Ana María’s endeavor to fill in the blanks her father left in her life story leads her to surprising places, as she learns startling details about her mother’s past and finds guidance where she least expects it. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:24

El regalo (The Gift)

12/19/2018
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When David Martínez was four years old, he and his parents took a bus to the north of Colombia to visit extended family for Christmas. They had many gifts with them, including a ham for the family dinner. But what should have been an uneventful trip turned into a dangerous journey that David would never forget. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:20:39

Autostop en Afganistán (Hitchhiking in Afghanistan)

12/12/2018
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After the September 11th attacks in 2001, Juan Pablo Villarino was dismayed to see how people were starting to lose trust in the ultimate good of humanity. So he figured the best way to prove he was still right to trust total strangers was to hitchhike through the epicenter of the war on terror. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:22:12

La nana (The Nanny)

12/5/2018
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When she was growing up in Santiago, Chile, Yasna Mussa says it was common for her friend’s families to employ nannies. Even though these workers, mostly women, spent most of their days caring for these families, Yasna remembers them being somewhat invisible. She didn’t take notice of this until she became a nanny herself in a foreign country. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:22:59

Antártida (Antarctica)

11/28/2018
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Federico Bianchini had always dreamt of traveling to Antarctica from his native Argentina. But little did he know that the great white continent had a plan of its own for him once he got there. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:04

Flamenco

11/20/2018
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Flamenco is famous for the emotional intensity of its songs and dances. Argentinian Samanta Gamarra discovered that this ancient art from southern Spain has another quality that is less known for, the ability to heal wounds, the deepest ones. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:19:11

La testigo (The witness)

11/14/2018
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When Andrea Krichmar was a girl, she spent an afternoon at her friend’s dad’s house. This was during the dictatorship in Argentina, and that afternoon, without knowing it, Andrea witnessed a scene that would change her life and make her key to the country’s historic return to democracy. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:21:04

Trailer Season 3

11/9/2018
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The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, November 15th. Listen to the trailer now!

Duration:00:01:39

Aventuras con mi padre

8/22/2018
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When Sonia González was a child, her father was the center of her universe, always leading the family on adventures to different parts of Venezuela. But one day, all of that changed and Sonia and her siblings became the leaders of the most challenging ad

Duration:00:21:45

Shakespeare en la montaña

8/15/2018
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When Nicolás Barreto went up the mountains of Venezuela for the first time, he was chasing after a girl. There he worked alongside her for a month putting together a play that would inaugurate the highest theater in the country. He came down from that mountain transformed, filled with a love he wasn’t expecting. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:17:18

Nuestro Naranjito

8/8/2018
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Classifying for the World Cup is an emotional roller coaster for most soccer fans, but in 2018, that was especially true for Peruvians, who hadn’t seen their country compete on the world stage in over three decades. What did it take for Peru to qualify for the biggest event in world soccer? Peruvian fan and writer Toño Angulo Daneri believes it might have all boiled down to an unlikely good luck charm: his 4-year-old son’s favorite toy. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are...

Duration:00:19:41

Piji y yo

8/2/2018
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In Perú, writer Marco Avilés and his dog Piji were inseparable. But when Marco decided they should pursue better lives in the United States, and Marco found himself working for a top chef, their bond and sense of adventure would be tested in ways he had never imagined. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:20:24

Refugiados

7/25/2018
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Stella Forner will never forget her first wedding anniversary. It was March of 1976 and she spent the day at the Mexican consulate in Montevideo, Uruguay, which was in the midst of a military dictatorship. She, her husband and their baby weren’t there for a romantic celebration but to ask for political asylum. They had no idea how long it would be until they again felt at home in their own country. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at...

Duration:00:19:57

Sin vergüenza

7/18/2018
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Maria Murriel used to struggle with living between languages and cultures, and for many years tried to hide that she was an immigrant in the United States. Eventually, she realized that what she had been treating as a challenge was actually a key part of her identity.

Duration:00:17:21

La voz de la calle

7/11/2018
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Fabio Manuppella used to walk by homeless people on the streets of Buenos Aires thinking they must have done something to deserve their fate. Until he had to learn first-hand what it means to lose everything you have. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

Duration:00:20:03

Los guerrilleros

7/4/2018
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María Clara Calle grew up hearing about the atrocities committed by the FARC rebels in Colombia. She never imagined that one day she would not only meet them, but eat and sleep among them, deep in their territory, as they thought about their role in the future of peace in their country.

Duration:00:19:13

La maleta azul

6/27/2018
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A mother and her young daughter leave Mexico, escaping violence in search of a better life. It’s a trip with a few unexpected turns that ends up taking longer than planned. But their constant companion was there for them whenever they needed to escape: an old blue suitcase.

Duration:00:16:01

El secuestro

1/31/2018
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In 1996, Luis von Ahn left Guatemala to study in the United States and never moved back. That's partly because of something that happened just before his departure, something that changed his life forever: the kidnapping of his aunt.

Duration:00:22:46

Las cartas de papá

1/24/2018
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Growing up in Ecuador, Carolina Loza-León didn’t feel particularly close to her father. He was withdrawn and not very affectionate; a military man who loved reading American books. But while Carolina felt distant from her dad, he in turn was close with an American couple who hosted him when he was an exchange student to the U.S. She never quite understood that period in his life, until she took her own trip to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Duration:00:19:08