I've been using Duolingo for a few weeks now in addition to Spanish class at my high school. I absolutely love it; Duolingo has improved my Spanish skills substantially! I would love to listen to some podcasts by spoken by native Spanish speakers, in order to increase my comprehension and speaking skills. Does anyone have any good recommendations?
I have been watching 'Mi Vida Loca' from the BBC (from a link on that site) and oh my gosh that is the best decision thank you for sharing the link!
Cookie, I watched Mi Vida Loco last summer when my Spanish was a lot weaker than now. It was a great show, but I am trying to learn Latin American Spanish so that BBC guy with the Spain (en Europa) accent really threw me.
It's actually now way far below my level, so I will never know what happens with Merces! (She was a bad host anyways) but I understand the accent issue. I'm listening to ShowTime Spanish on my ipod now, and they really do not like the s 'thound', do they?
Merce is kidnapped by the Bad Guys (real estate developers) in the Canary Islands. Her companion chases after them. You can figure out the rest. The one take-away for me: I used to want to go to the Canaries. But the film footage from there just made it look like another Cancun or someplace. It sort of killed my idea to try to get there some day.
Haha, I figured it was something like that (I mean, it's either a murder, kidnapping, or secret affair). But what a bummer though! Surely you can go to the non-Cancun-y parts? It looks like it has a lot of history, although I had no idea it was Spanish!
I was just going to suggest Notes in Spanish! Great podcast! I listen to both the beginner and intermediate and have found them to be very helpful!!
Coffee Break Spanish is pretty good. They are free podcasts on iTunes, I used to use them.
I'm trying to produce my own podcasts in Spanish and can't figure out the best way! any suggestions?
It's not exactly what you're looking for, but NPR has a show called Alt Latino that covers Latin American indie music. The hosts mostly speak in English but they are fluent Spanish speakers and the music is almost entirely in Spanish (some Portuguese and English), and occasionally they do Spanish episodes - there was one interview with Mala Rodriguez in Spanish.