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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.
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It's the version of the heist you haven't yet heard: the day of the robbery, from the thieves' point of view. Hear the play-by-play of what really happened inside the Río Bank on January 13, 2006. With everything planned down to the smallest detail, what could go wrong? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
The mysterious mastermind assembles a band of thieves to rob a bank without firing any shots. For a year, the gang thinks through every single detail. But can they really trust one another to pull off such an elaborate scheme? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
An unexpected betrayal leads to the downfall of the robbers. But police still struggle to answer a central question: Who is the man who dreamt up this audacious plan that made fools of them? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
The police have finally put together how the robbers vanished with the loot. Yet despite several leads, agents are struggling to arrest any suspects. While the police try to keep their investigation secret, the reporters will learn that the thieves left behind a mysterious clue. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
In January 2006, a group of thieves entered a bank in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what appeared to be just a regular theft. But soon, it became clear that this would be unlike any crime Argentina had ever seen. In part one of our first ever serialized story about one of the most shocking robberies in Latin America, you'll hear from several people who investigated the crime: Journalists Rodolfo Palacios and Maria Ripetta, prosecutor Ariel Apolo, and one of the police officers who arrived on the scene. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 9

Trailer Season 9

2020-09-2701:03:552

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting  October 22, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!
A Bolivian biologist studies a lone frog named Romeo,, who's in danger of extinction — until she makes him a dating profile and starts an international fundraising campaign to find his Juliet and save the species. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Irma Silva was born on a ranch, married young, and raised a large family — the traditional life of a rural Mexican woman. At 80 she thought that was it for her…until her grandson made an offer she couldn't refuse, and invited her to be the lead singer of his band. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
There are two places Teresa Valcarce calls home: Spain and the United States. But after discovering that one of her countries never fulfilled a centuries-old promise to the other, Teresa sets out on a mission to track down a missing portrait, and restore it to its rightful home. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
A young Mexican man discovers that he can use rap as a tool to help save his native language. But can he convince a new generation to love this new form of rap, too? A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Dr. Magaly Blas trades the security of a city hospital job for a post in the Amazon, where she serves pregnant women who don't have access to modern healthcare. But when Magaly discovers that she, too, is pregnant, her work takes on a whole new level of meaning. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Alejandro Méndez's new boss, café-owner Federico Bolanos, is obsessed with one thing: training Alejandro to compete in the world's toughest barista competition. But can a country like El Salvador hold its own against prevailing champions like Australia and the United States? Federico is convinced they can — and inspires Alejandro to believe the same. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
In 1973, 16-year-old Víctor Yáñez travels from his home in Chile to the former USSR to study agriculture. But when a military coup strikes at home, he's stranded in Communist Russia…for the rest of his life. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Growing up in a house without books, Ana Sicilia always dreamed of having her own library. Years later, after teaching a writing workshop in a nearby prison, her dream would come true — just not in the way she'd imagined. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 8

Trailer Season 8

2020-06-2519:551

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting  July 2, 2020. Listen to the trailer now!
In this special episode, we answer your most burning questions about the Duolingo Spanish Podcast! Listen as host and executive producer Martina Castro takes you behind the scenes of this one-of-a-kind podcast — with a little help from some friends. And for those listeners who asked about starting your own podcast (there were a lot of you!), Martina recommends these resources: transom.org, training.npr.org, and googlecp.prx.org. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
As the child of adoptive parents in 1980s Argentina, Tatiana Sfiligoy knew her family situation was unique. But it would be another decade before she uncovered the truth about what happened to her biological parents — including the role her country played in their disappearance. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Like many others around the world, Spanish speakers on both sides of the Atlantic have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with exceptional acts of courage and kindness. In this special episode, we’ll hear stories of people who have stepped up to serve their communities with creativity, ingenuity, and solidarity. We dedicate this episode to the global community of front line workers who have worked tirelessly to keep others safe. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
In El Salvador, waist loom weaving is a revered craft, historically undertaken by women—until Ronald Vega had to take over the job from his sick mother, becoming the first man in his family, and his country, to practice this ancestral technique. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
After an impressive career of cooking in some of the world's best restaurants, Marco Quelca decided to dedicate his life to bringing gourmet cooking to lower income communities in his native Bolivia, pioneering a new kind of performance art: high-end street cooking. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
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Alex Almeida

I'm from Brazil and I love this history...

Nov 18th
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Alexandra Estrella

Fantastico!!!!

Nov 6th
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Jamie Longo

exciting!

Nov 5th
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Jamie Longo

very good

Nov 5th
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Jamie Longo

great work Duolingo!

Oct 29th
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Jamie Longo

love these continued robbery stories!

Oct 29th
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Bill McMaeliiller

Why? Just why? Duolingo, sólo estoy tratando de entender español, so why are you fusing politics into language learning? I'm sick of the leftist agenda they're pushing here. This is a disgrace to Duolingo's mission. Disgrace. Just provide your services that we love and need, and keep the homophobia/transphobia/leftist stuff out of learning languages.

Oct 21st
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Saad NACIH

please add all the text, it will be so helpful

Oct 7th
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Duo Cam

great

Sep 12th
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Zohreh Monem Motamedi

Im enjoying listening to your stories, thank you 🙏🏻

Sep 6th
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Влада Колесник

i cryed, its too cute!

Aug 26th
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ismail kaçar

me encantó esta historia

Jul 19th
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Zoi Koraki

Excellent story!

Jul 9th
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David West

This podcast bathes Communism in a positive light. Even the end of the Soviet Union was presented as a loss.

Jul 9th
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Kate Benson

cool

Jun 23rd
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Kate Benson

wow that is inspiring

Jun 23rd
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Elisha Hardy

Este episodio es muy intersante pero es muy triste cuando(how) Martin hacer Belin muy malo pero estey Feliz para Belin

Jun 21st
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polie the poker bear

better not miss your spanish

Jun 17th
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David Jacob

Thank you so much for these episodes! Especially for the ones regarding social justice and more difficult subjects on the history of Latin America. I would love to hear a more advanced version, possibly with less English.

Jun 14th
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ismail kaçar

historia increíble que me gustó mucho, pero sería mejor si el nivel fuera mas avanzado. i would love to hear this story in advanced Spanish.

Jun 11th
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