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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.

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

1 play • 4 months ago

The Rodin Thief - Art Mysteries, Episode 6

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 responsib

23h 9m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

4 months ago

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

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

22h 5m

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5 months ago

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

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 i

21h 12m

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5 months ago

The Fake Matisse - Art Mysteries, Episode 3

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-ca

21h 18m

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5 months ago

The Picasso in Exile - Art Mysteries, Episode 2

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

23h 5m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

5 months ago

The Missing Gabriel García Marquez: Art Mysteries, Episode 1

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 ba

27h 39m

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6 months ago

Trailer Season 12

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

1h 56m

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7 months ago

Los lowriders de hoy (Lowriders of Today)

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 trans

26h 4m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

7 months ago

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

24h 59m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

8 months ago

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 Em

25h 33m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

8 months ago

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

22h 0m

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8 months ago

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

21h 35m

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8 months ago

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

24h 23m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

9 months ago

El chocolate de hoy (Chocolate of Today)

Cacao was once a cash crop for Costa Rica — until a fungus in the 1970’s wiped out over 80% of the country’s cacao trees. Today, Juan Pablo Buchert is trying to revive the industry

24h 54m

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9 months ago

La lucha libre de hoy (Lucha Libre of Today)

Growing up, José Luis Hernández disliked lucha libre, the famous style of Mexican professional wrestling. So he never imagined that someday, he would be one of its biggest stars. A

24h 59m

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9 months ago

Trailer Season 11

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes on April 29. Listen to the trailer now!

2h 10m

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11 months ago

Extrañamente idénticas (Strangely Identical)

When a family friend told Dolores Fernández that she’d seen her on television, Dolores was sure there must be a mistake. But then Dolores saw the program for herself…and there she

25h 21m

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1 play • 11 months ago

El perro que protestó (The Dog Who Protested)

María Campos falls in love with a stray dog who has a knack for leading protests — and becomes a global symbol of unity and strength in Chile's historic social uprising. A tran

21h 14m

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11 months ago

Reforestación inteligente (Smart Reforestation)

After experiencing climate change-fueled wildfires in person, a young Spanish businessman searches for a solution to reforest the planet, with help from a tree-whispering monk. A t

24h 54m

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11 months ago

Irse de Venezuela (Leaving Venezuela)

Pushed away by growing insecurity and political unrest in her country, a Venezuelan woman follows her dream of moving to Georgia, USA. There, she faces a tough reality of the langu

26h 14m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

12 months ago

Terapia de tatuajes (Tattoo therapy)

A tattoo parlor in Barcelona helps survivors of domestic violence start a new chapter in their lives. A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

22h 41m

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12 months ago

Buscando a los 33 (Finding the 33)

Eleven years ago, a young geologist named Sandra Jara became an unsung hero in the high-stakes race to rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners. Now, she’s telling her story. A transcript

24h 10m

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12 months ago

El nopal es el nuevo cuero (Cactus is the New Leather)

After a fortuitous encounter in Taiwan, two Mexican friends decide to transform their national symbol into an ethical alternative for the fashion industry. A transcript of this epi

24h 11m

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12 months ago

Una cancha para ellas (A field of their own)

In one of the poorest neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, a soccer coach helps girls fight for their right to play, building a feminist soccer league that becomes an example of inclusio

22h 6m

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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

13 months ago

Inside "El gran robo argentino"

In this special episode, we go behind the scenes of “El gran robo argentino,” the first special mini-series from the Duolingo Spanish Podcast. Host and executive producer Martina C

39h 57m

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14 months ago

Part 6: El juicio (The Trial)

The robbers are forced to face the consequences of their crime, and find themselves up against potentially lengthy prison sentences. While the evidence against them is damning, the

32h 14m

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15 months ago

Part 5: El golpe (The job)

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 R

28h 38m

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1 play • 15 months ago

Part 4: El plan (The Plan)

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

25h 6m

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1 play • 15 months ago

Part 3: Las detenciones (The Arrests)

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 fool

27h 18m

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15 months ago

Part 2: La caza (The Hunt)

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 t

25h 45m

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