FAQ

How can I improve my Spanish with How to Spanish Podcast?

Why should I pledge?

The audio of our podcasts is available for free, but we offer more content and perks that we believe will take your Spanish to a higher level and will grant you access to a community of people who love to learn and teach Spanish.

Every little thing counts: the exclusive videos, the personalized attention, the study materials, and the transcript will be worth your while.

We have regular jobs, but our passion is making the podcast and helping people acquire Spanish. We need your support to grow, to find time outside our jobs to make it happen and to reach more people. We thank you so much for being interested and for supporting this project.

Pledging an amount

Patreon is a monthly membership platform in which you can support your favorite creators. Make sure you read our tiers’ benefits to choose the one that best suits your needs.

You will be charged upfront and then on the first of every month.

You can edit or delete your pledge at any time. If you have questions about the benefits or have any concerns, please contact us at ana@howtospanishpodcast.com or david@howtospanishpodcast.com and we will work it out. Your addition to our Patreon family is very valuable to us and we like having an open channel of communication.

What’s in the PDF?

We include a PDF with at least 3 of these sections: grammar bits, vocabulary, references, and listening comprehension questions/true or false exercise per episode. You will receive an email (the email you used to sign in with Patreon) with a link that will take you to the Patreon post where you can download the document.

The vocabulary list is shown in chronological order, so you can listen to the episode while reading the list to find any difficult words.

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How does the interactive transcript work?

Each episode, we will publish a post in our Patreon feed that only people from the tier Amigo and up can access (you should also receive an email). This post will include the PDF too in case you missed the post. In this post, you will find the downloadable version of the transcript (PDF format) + the link to access the interactive transcript. In Sonix (the software we use), you will be able to play the audio, replay any particular phrase or word and even highlight sections!

*Transcripts start from episode 54 in the PDF format. Interactive transcripts start from episode 58. We are currently working our way back until we have transcripts for every episode.

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Why are some posts in the feed locked?

Each post is categorized by tier. If you are a member of the 2 USD tier, then you will not be able to unlock the 5 USD tier’s post.  Check the benefits to see which posts you have unlocked with your membership. If you want to move to a higher tier, you can do so at any time and Patreon will charge the difference.

If you think a post should be unlocked for you, please contact us at ana@howtospanishpodcast.com or david@howtospanishpodcast.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

I can’t find a transcript or PDF for a certain episode

Our list of episodes, as well as the links to each material, is listed here

The transcripts are available in the PDF form starting from episode 54 (you must be in the 5 USD dollar-tier or higher.)

The interactive transcript is available starting from episode 58 (you must be in the 5 USD dollar-tier or higher.)

We are working in the past episodes and will eventually have a PDF transcript for every episode.

There is an available PDF with vocabulary for every episode, so if there is a problem or if a link is broken please report it to ana@howtospanishpodcast.com or david@howtospanishpodcast.com

We update the list of episodes every week.

When is the content released?

Every Monday around 6 p.m. (CT) we release a new episode of the podcast unless otherwise notified. The PDF, transcript and other materials are released at the same time.

The general videos in our second YouTube channel (not podcast related) are uploaded by the end of each week. Early release of these general videos can go from 3 hrs. to 1 day before general release. (Check Benefits for more info).

Other benefits such as polls are released once a month with no particular date.

What is the exclusive Patreon mini show “Leer es chido”?

Once a month, we release a mini show to help our students improve their reading skills.

Learn more on this link.
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What do you offer on YouTube

We currently have two channels.

In How to Spanish Podcast, we share the video version of the podcast episodes. Videos are available from episode 52. The no-add version of the videos is available to all of our patrons.

In How to Spanish TV we share shorter videos for every level. Some videos are in English with Spanish subtitles and some are in Spanish with English subs. Read more here

What are goals?

In our Patreon page, you can see our current and past goals. They are member-based. That means that whenever we reach a certain number of patrons, we either do an upgrade, add a different type of content and dedicate more hours to the podcast outside our day job.