When you join our Patreon membership, you get several benefits, for example: starting from tier Amigo (5 USD), we release bonus episodes each month.

  • Leer es chido – A short episode about a real-life article for you to read and learn new words
  • Advanced episode – A faster, more challenging episode to take your Spanish to the next level

We publish these bonus episodes in Patreon, but you can also listen directly from your favorite podcast app by using the private RSS feed corresponding to the tier you signed up for. Click the link for further instructions (you must be logged into Patreon):


Every two months, alternating with Leer es chido, we publish and audio only, patreon exclusive advanced episode. This episode is carefully designed to make it a native-like experience, with background music, sound effects and a much quicker pace. Don’t worry, we include a vocabulary guide and an interactive transcript too for you to follow along.

Episodio Avanzado 1: Qué vergüenza


Leer es chido means Reading is cool

We know that reading is an amazing way to boost your Spanish skills. It adds vocabulary, helps with grammar and expands you horizons. But sometimes reading in another language can seem daunting.

That’s why we designed a special, exclusive show for our Patron community. Here’s how it works:

1. The last week of the corresponding month we upload an article, song or short story. The document has difficult words highlighted in red. The English translation of the words can be found in the glossary at the end of the page as well as some grammar notes.

It sounds awesome, right?

This an exclusive show and is not available in any other place or platform.
This benefit is available for Patrons who are in the tier Amigo and higher.
Check the list of benefits here

Note: You can only access these posts if you’re signed into your Patreon account and you are in the tier Amigo or higher.

LEC 12 Maestro canta rap
Some teachers do whatever it takes to make sure learning is an enjoyable experience.

LEC 11: Abuelito alimenta mapaches
This adorable granpa feeds racoons every day.

LEC 10: Muchos tipos de español
Spanish is a very diverse language

LEC 9: Vivir en la estación espacial
How is it like to be an astronaut living in space?

LEC 8: Lluvia de chocolate
There have been many strange rains in the history of the world, but I would not mind being outside during a rain of chocolate chips!

LEC 7: ¿América se llama así por Américo Vespucio?
It is common belief that we owe the name of the American continent to Américo Vespucio, but recent research shows we were wrong.

LEC 6: Londres devuelve oro a Venezuela, pero no sabe a cuál presidente
Venezuela has gold in London. Now that they want it back, London faces an important question: who is the legitimate president of Venezuela?

LEC 5: Anonymous y la casa de papel
The cyber hacktivist group known as Anonymous made an appearance in June 2020… and teenagers thought that the masks they used were related to the Netflix series La Casa de Papel.

LEC 4: Dos historias cortas
Let’s read 2 short stories that teach us about forgiveness, friendship and courage to be all we can be.

LEC 3: El origen del papel higiénico
April 2020, toilet paper dissappeared from supermarket shelves in the blink of an eye due to the coronavirus pandemic. So that made us wonder, what is the origin of this staple?

LEC 2: Bolsas de plástico
Being eco-friendly is trending, but… is using plastic bags as bad as it seems?

Leer es chido (LEC) 1: ¡Qué suerte tener suerte!
A fun article discussing what a study revealed about people who consider themselves to be lucky. Is there more than just luck into being a lucky person?