https://www.duolingo.com/WaddlesNMabel

Spanish podcast suggestions, anyone?

I've been looking for a good, clean podcast in Spanish with an intermediate Spanish vocabulary and slow sentences. I have heard of a program where two people discuss the news in Spanish, then slow it down for easier translation, but I don't think the news is very (cough, cough) appropriate for children. I was wondering if any of you have seen one or are currently in a series of Spanish podcasts.

If someone can find clean, easy, kid-friendly podcasts for Apple devices and posts their link (if you can find out how to,) I will post the user and a link to the podcast on here. The person who suggests the podcast I like the most may receive a lingot prize....

By jrg635:

-Spanish Obsessed

By writchie4:

-Notes in Spanish

By frodiax:

-Various Podcasts (http://www.rtve.es/radio/podcast/)

By Florida-rocks (btw Florida does rock!):

-Coffee Break Spansh- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coffee+break+spanish

By tolunayo:

-Spanish Obsessed (Intermediate and Advanced)

-Notes in Spanish (Intermediate and Advanced) -Light Speed Spanish (Early Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate and Advanced)

-Showtime Spanish (suitable for Intermediate/Advanced students. This is the same guys that does Coffee Break Spanish series)

-SpanishPodcast.net (No levels but suitable for Intermediate/Advanced students. Full transcript available on website)

2 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jrg635
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I like the SpanishObsessed.com podcasts. They are 2 people speaking about various topics, one of them is a native speaker and the other person is someone who has learned Spanish as a second language, though his skills are definitely more advanced than mine. Regardless, they speak slowly and I find that I understand them fairly well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writchie4
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If you like SpanishObsessed, you might also like Notes in Spanish. Their formats are almost completely identical.

I'm not 100% sure about the "appropriate for children" part though. There was nothing worse than anything you'd hear on the news, but I vaguely remember some mentions of ordering alcohol in one of the two podcasts. Depending on what you consider "appropriate", that might be something that justifies pre-listening before sharing it with kids.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaddlesNMabel

I'm not worried about mentions of alcohol, but thank you for sharing this with me. If I do ever have to listen with/around other people's kids I will pre-listen.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaddlesNMabel

I'm listening to a sample lesson now. Thank you so, so much for this link, I will look into joining!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kamilatekin
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U can also use an app called "Innovative". Or you can type "Spanish101" on youtube. The podcasts from both are similar to those from SpanishObsessed.com

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NurseStephi

Check out Language Transfer. They have all 90 of their Spanish videos on YouTube and about 50 Podcasts loaded up through iTunes. It's wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say, my fluency has gone up incredibly using this method. Check out this discussion I had a few weeks ago:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12722279

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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You can download all 90 episodes as an archive through their website at once and unzip and install on your MP3 player. I think it is worth going through them. One notable thing is that you will get a lot of experience on using direct/indirect object pronouns.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NurseStephi

That is great to know!! I'm going to do that right now!! Thank you tolunayo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/m_salmon
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News in Slow Spanish is really good. Only about 5 minutes long but good to listen to when you're walking from the station etc...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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There are two versions of this podcast. One version is directed for news more relevant to Spain with a version of language closer to that found in Spain and another is directed to news relevant to Latin America with a version of language closer to that found in Latin America.

Again, the versions you find on iTunes are not the full version. So, they only have a subset of news. Full version is available via paid subscription.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jcragun

There is an app called 'BrainPop Español' that has a daily educational video that I sometimes use. It is geared for ages 9-11 and features a daily five to ten minute cartoon about some educational topic every day. The Spanish is basic and slow, and there are subtitles.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frodiax

you can find tons of podcats of various topis on:

http://www.rtve.es/radio/podcast/ I hope it helped.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seraph-nm

I can vouch for coffee break spanish. It is beautiful, grows at a decent rate, has plenty of vocabulary, is free, and goes from very beginner (no experience) in Spanish to a high intermediate level.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tolunayo
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They are good and I have been following their Season 4 which is intended for Intermediate/Advanced students..

After the dialog in Spanish they give a brief summary of the current episode in English (not a transcription) and then a few key constructs/phrases are discussed and the free version ends. For the full podcast you need to be a subscriber. I assume the full version is similar to their "Showtime Spanish" which I have pointed to above. I highly recommend people to listen to Showtime Spanish series of episodes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaddlesNMabel

I have heard of this before but never tried it out. Thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saxicola
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Try this one http://www.podcastsinspanish.org/ you can subscribe through iTunes (see button half way down right side of page). Each podcast is about 3 mins of 2 women talking on a different topic each week. There are 3 levels and are really fun to listen to even if you can't understand it. You can join for a fee to download transcripts or just listen to the podcasts for free. The content would be good for children, in fact they sometimes include a child in the discussion.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaddlesNMabel

Wow, sounds fun to me! I just wish it would be more than once a week or at least a bit longer, but that cannot be helped. I'll try that out. Thank you! :]

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saxicola
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There are plenty older ones to go through in between the new weekly ones ;)

2 years ago
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