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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.
53 Episodes
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A Spanish fashion designer works hard to give her autistic son every opportunity—then discovers that he has a special talent and makes him her business partner. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
A young Puerto Rican man takes a dish from his homeland and creates a global food sensation. But when Hurricane Maria hits, he finds a new way of using food to help the island he loves. A transcript of this episode is available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Yola grew up watching her grandfather make mezcal. When he died, she took up the mantle. But how would she transform her grandfather’s hobby into a mezcal for the masses? Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Rodrigo Pacheco worked in some of the world's best restaurants, but he never truly felt like the chef he aspired to be until he found himself far from the culinary scene on the Ecuadorian coast. That's where his quest to build a 100% sustainable restaurant began. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Working as a nurse in Venezuela during the worst economic crisis in the country's history, Fabiola Molero is used to seeing hardship. But when she and her team saw a photo of a girl suffering from extreme malnutrition on a nearby island, they knew the crisis had reached a tipping point. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Eréndira Sánchez is a young skydiving apprentice in Mexico when a world-famous skydiver offers her a chance to train at his facility in the U.S. But after a tragic accident, Eréndira is forced to choose between a life of freedom in the sky or one of safety on the ground. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
In 1980s Quibdó, a rural, Afro Colombian city, homophobia was a part of everyday life. But when Erlin Mena found the courage to put on heels and dance in drag, he helped create a thriving queer community that endures to this day. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Growing up as the daughter of a mariachi, Mireya Ramos learned early on that mariachi was a male-dominated world. But after moving to New York City, Mireya decided to challenge tradition and create an all-female mariachi group, opening doors for other musicians and redefining the genre. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 6

Trailer Season 6

2019-12-0500:01:584

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, December 12. Listen to the trailer now!
It took Vincenzo Bruno years to fully embrace his trans identity. But the moment he did, he became a fierce advocate for other LGBTIQ Costa Ricans, helping to launch a campaign that would end up altering the course of Costa Rican history. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
In May 2019, twenty Paraguayan soccer players traveled from their hometown to Asunción, the nation’s capital, to play the most important game of their lives. Led by their captain, José Elías Argaña, they were the first indigenous team to qualify to Paraguay’s national soccer league. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
In 1970, in a country polarized by cold-war politics, Jorge Gómez organized an outdoor music festival. But what he expected to be a peaceful gathering turned into a life-defining moment that would become an enduring myth in his country. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Mexican tenor Javier Camarena discovered he wanted to sing Opera the first time he heard it. His passion for singing Opera lead him to test his strengths and determination over and over. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
All her life, Cirle Tatis Ariza had been taught to think her curly hair was something to hide. But after years of harsh chemical treatments, Cirle learned to love her hair, and taught other women to do the same. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Ever since she was a little girl, Carmen Félix knew she wanted to work on something related to space. So she defied cultural expectations, became one of the first Mexican scientists to work for NASA, and helped create and participate in some of the first simulations of missions to Mars. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Fernando Laposse is a Mexican designer with a particular obsession: corn. It’s an obsession that began in his childhood and would lead him to create a project that would not only help save the diversity of native corn in Mexico, but also revive a small farming town that was about to disappear. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Tatiana Calderón is the only female driver in Formula 2 racing, and she’s poised to make it to the top: Formula 1. In her career, she’s had to overcome many obstacles of a sport built by and for men–but now, she’s leading a revolution to go even further, and  adapt racing cars’ design to the female body. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
Trailer Season 5

Trailer Season 5

2019-08-0800:01:313

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes starting Thursday, August 15. Listen to the trailer now!
Since he was a kid, Tito Vargas has dreamt of having his own coffee plantation. It’s a dream his parents tried very hard to dissuade him from pursuing because they knew first-hand the uncertainty and hardship of the coffee trade. But Tito persisted, and he too would learn of the ups and downs of life as a coffee farmer, until he found a solution that had been right under his nose that whole time.  Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
El activista

El activista

2019-06-2000:24:4514

When Danilo Manzano came out to his family, they didn't accept his sexuality and asked him to hide it from the world. But a key friendship would inspire Danilo to not only embrace his identity publicly, but to become an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights in Ecuador. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.
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Ravi Nair

It's a Terrific podcast because we learn the cultural settings also - the episodes should be posted Faster

Feb 22nd
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Lozzatron

oh my god the mouth sounds, did they not get a sound engineer in? Did they not use a pop filter and show the performers some mic techniques?

Feb 19th
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T and friends

Spanish or vanish

Dec 27th
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MraDigims100

ésa fue una historia muy graciosa jajaja

Dec 4th
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No Kia

i keep working hard to learn Spanish

Nov 14th
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Brandon Hyatt

Less political episodes please

Oct 30th
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yuri braga

És una belíssima historia

Sep 26th
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Mahdi Yarandi

Gonna be great if we could see text

Sep 20th
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Mahdi Yarandi

Please write number on episodes

Sep 20th
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Tema Frank

another great episode!

Sep 1st
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𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲 🇨🇲|🇺🇲

This is Great

Aug 30th
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Francis Alexander Ciantar

caught my ear. love this.

Aug 8th
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Dylan Jones

don't forget your Spanish lessons ALERT: Missile imbound

Aug 3rd
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Dylan Jones

dont forget your Spanish lessons!! ALERT: missile inbound

Aug 3rd
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Li Lin

有趣

Jul 27th
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Dylan Jones

don't forget get you Spanish lesson!! alert: .missile imbound

Jul 27th
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Esther Flores

Jul 19th
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Nicole Joy

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Jul 5th
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Gabriel Tonete

great episode, thanks boquete city ~lennyface~

Jul 4th
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Stephen Bird

Para mi es perfecto así!

Jun 23rd
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