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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

Duolingo Spanish Podcast

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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.

98 - El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)
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  • 98 - El toreo de hoy (Bullfighting of Today)

    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.

    Thu, 10 Jun 2021 - 24min
  • 97 - Tango of Today (El tango de hoy)

    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.

    Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 25min
  • 96 - El mate de hoy (Mate of Today)

    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.

    Thu, 27 May 2021 - 22min
  • 95 - Las cholitas de hoy (Cholitas of Today)

    A group of indigenous women from Bolivia go to great heights to show the world that mountaineering is for everyone — including cholitas who wear their traditional skirts and shawls with pride. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    Thu, 20 May 2021 - 21min
  • 94 - La música andina de hoy (Andean Music of Today)

    After years of studying classical music overseas, a Peruvian composer returns home and decides to write an opera incorporating classical instruments as well as Andean ones like the zampoña and the quena — both types of flutes. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

    Thu, 13 May 2021 - 24min
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