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EP 117: El Boom Latinoamericano

In this episode we discuss a literary movement known as Latin American Boom. Many world-known writers began their career during that movement and they incorporated many interesting characteristics to literature. Learn vocabulary related to books, writers and more in Spanish

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EP 116: La vida minimalista

In this episode we talk about minimalism. This tendency goes beyond having a clutter-free home. Have you heard the term frugal hoarder? Well, now you will know what it means…

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EP 115: La muerte en la cultura mexicana

In this episode we explore the reasons why death has such a particular impact in Mexican culture. We teach your several expressions in Spanish to talk about death. Learn more about the learning experience we offer here

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Ep 114: El cine mexicano

Learn more about the Golden Age in Mexican cinema, world-famous directors and the top 100 Mexican movies of all times.

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EP 113: Tesoros mexicanos en el extranjero

Some ancient Mexican treasures are scattered all around the world. Should Mexico claim them back?

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EP 112: Impuestos locos
Taxes are a necessary evil, but you have to admit that some of them are just nuts.

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EP 111: Frases con T
Learn these 14 expressions that start with letter T such as ten, tronchatoro, tingo al tango.

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EP 110: Los mejores lugares para vivir en México
Find out which places are the best in terms of life quality, safety and services.

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EP 109: Adverbios mexicanos
This are fun words you need to know to express yourself more like a native.

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EP 108: Las mujeres en la guerra de independencia de México
Women´s role in history has been often overlooked. We tell you about the women who played a part in the Mexican War of Independence.

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EP 107: Los preppers (preparacionistas)
People known as preppers are ready for anything! Let´s learn about them.

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EP 106: Convertirse en adulto en México
Mexicans can vote among many other things when we turn 18… but how does the life if an adult really looks like? We also talk about the military culture.

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EP 105: Tener un coche en México
Let´s talk about owning, selling and buying a car in Mexico. Learn specific slang and the Mexican culture around cars.

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EP 104: Aniversario 2
Celebrate with us! We share some real-life stories from our listeners to keep you inspired to learn more Spanish!

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EP 103: ¿Por qué comemos hamburguesas en México?
When hamburgers first appeared in Mexico, they were considered a refined and exclusive meal by some and a threat to Mexican authentic culture by others.

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EP 102: El sorprendete origen de estas palabras
Have you ever wondered why we say certain things? In this episode we share the origin of words such as bueno, adiós, chido and gringo.

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EP 101: Cómo discutir y pelear en español
An important part of improving in a language is being able to express different such as anger and disagreement. In this episode we show you how to argue in Spanish (clean version)

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EP 100: Enfermedades y síntomas en mexicano
In Mexico we have a lot of funny words to describe symptoms such as feeling down, being surprised, being in shock and many other things. Learn all this slang in this episode.

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EP 99: Palabras que no pueden traducirse
These words convey more than just a meaning, they convey a culture! We will learn some unique words in Spanish and other languages.

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EP 98: Cómo usar la palabra SE en español
This little word can drive you crazy… Learn all of its possible meanings and practice with the exercise we included on the PDF.

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EP 97: Las increíbles e inteligentes abejas
Did you know bees make bread? Did you know they know how to add and substract?

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EP 96: El emperador extranjero que amaba México
Mexico was invaded by the French. Once more, Mexico had a foreign emperor: an enemy… or maybe not?

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EP 95: ¿Qué personalidad tienen los mexicanos?
There are so many types of personality! Let’s dive into it and explore if there is a relationship between the culture of a country and the personality of its inhabitants.

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EP 94: El cerebro bilingüe
Do you know what goes on in the brains of bilinguals? There are at least 3 types of bilingual people… which one are you? Do you have an accent? What do you think about accents?

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EP 93: La clase media en México
How do people live in Mexico? Learn 2 new words that are everywhere in Mexican news and politics ¨fifí¨and ¨chairo¨

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EP 92: Cosas que pasan en las grandes ciudades
Let´s talk about good and bad things that happen in big cities, such as Mexico City.

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EP 91: Cosas desagradables que nos pasan a todos
Everyday-life things that can gross you out!

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EP 90: La vida estudiantil
How many students in Mexico leave home to study college? What do students eat in Mexico? We also talk about types of college students.

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EP 89: Las propinas
Do you know how much to tip in Mexico and other Latin American countries? We also share fun stories about this topic!

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EP 88: Canciones que los mexicanos cantan
Find out what songs have passed from one generation to another and have become part of the Mexican identity.

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EP 87: Cosas únicas en la cocina mexicana
We share with you some interesting Mexican kitchen gadgets and we tell you how Mexicans behave in the kitchen!

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EP 86: Vecinos mexicanos (special episode live episode)
We all have neighbors. What type of neighbor are you?

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EP 85: Hablemos sobre café
Let´s talk about coffee, its origins and cool facts!

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EP 84: La red de espías nazis en México
Did you know there were Nazi spies in Mexico during WW2?

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EP 83: Expresiones mexicanas con M
A list of expressions that start with letter M

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EP 82: ¿Qué y cómo comen los mexicanos?
Mexicans certainly eat different food, but also they eat at different times! Learn all about it in our cultural episode.

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EP 81: La otra cara de la moneda: enseñar inglés en México (ft. mamá de Ana)
Let´s get frist hand information about the evolution of English teaching in Mexico from Ana´s mom: an English teacher for over 20 years.

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EP 80: Hablemos del coronavirus en español
With everyone talking about this new virus, it is important to know how to talk about it in Spanish!

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EP 79: Cómo reconocer una casa mexicana
Get a glimpse of what a common Mexican house looks like. The story behind some trinkets is really hilarious.

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EP 78: La malinche: la mujer que cambió la historia de México
Considered by many as a traitor, we will dive into the astonishing story of this indigenous woman whose character and language skills helped her become one of the most powerful woman in her time. Let´s learn how she played a crucial part during the Spanish conquest of Mexico.

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EP 77: Cómo invitar a alguien
You wil learn several ways of inviting someone. We will also teach you how to accept or decline an invitation the Mexican style.

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EP 76: Sonidos y ruidos en español mexicano
We share common onomatopoeias used in Mexico. This episode is a blast!

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EP 75: Series en español (parte 1)
We talk about some series in Spanis: La niña, Velvet, El Gran Hotel, Narcos México and Ingobernable. We discuss the type of Spanish used and what to expect.

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EP 74: Frases mexicanas con P
Learn 15 expressions and words Mexican people use daily along with the explanation and some examples.

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EP 73: Lugares mágicos en México
You asked for it, we record it. Let’s talk about world heritage sites in Mexico. These are beautiful places considered vital for culture and nature. Take note and plan your next trip to Mexico!

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EP 72: Historias sobre aprender español
You shared your stories about learning Spanish and we share them with the world! Listen to funny and inspirational stories about real people who have been in the same language learning journey as you.

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EP 71: Medicinas Mexicanas
Mexicans have unique ways of treating certain ailments that have passed from one generation to the next. Learn all about it.

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EP 70: Feliz Navidad 2019
Learn strange things Mexicans do related to Christmas and the culture surrounding this holiday.

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EP 69: Subjuntivo en la vida real
Subjuntivo is a difficult topic to master, and even after studying and understanding the grammar, using it in active conversation is really difficult. In this episode we explain basic rules and then discuss different topics using lots and lots of subjunctive.

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EP 68: Buenos y malos modales mexicanos
Each culture has a unique set of good and bad manners. In this episode we tell you what to do, not to do and what to expect when you have encounters with Mexican people.

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EP 67: Comidas mexicanas exóticas
Every country has its share of exotic. Have you tried these Mexican dishes? Do they sound exotic to you?

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EP 66: La evolución de México
Let´s talk about the changes Mexico has experience throughout these last couple of decades. Changes go from the territory, political order, social thinking, and economy.

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EP 65: Expresiones mexicanas con “S”
Another one of our series of expressions with letters!

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EP 64: Historias de miedo
Not a Halloween special, but true stories that have scared David and Ana. What can be more scary than thinking you are about to die or get kidnapped?

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EP 63: Las horribles juntas
We all hate meetings! But why? Let´s talk about the types of meetings, how to make them better and the type of people who go to meetings.

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EP 62: Soñar en español
We talk about dreaming and sleeping. We teach you how to express these concepts in Spanish because we do it VERY differently than English. Why do we dream? What do we dream about? Find out all these interesting facts.

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Bonus video: Thank you Patrons day
We celebrate Patrons day with a special video and a special song
EP 61: Historias chistosas y rápidas con Mafer
This is a special episode for advanced students. Meet Mafer, a very fun girl who will share with us 3 of her favorite crazy stories.

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EP 60: La caída de los aztecas
This is part 2 of our episode about the Aztecs. We will discover how and why their empire collapsed. Was it because the Spanish people had guns and numbers? Maybe they didn’t have as many guns and numbers as you thought.

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EP 59: ¿Los mexicanos hablan inglés?
Do you know how many mexicans can actually speak English? Learn the most common words Mexican people use in English in daily life and the Spanish translation.

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Ep 58: Café Tacvba (descubriendo música en español)
This is a very extravagant bad that almost every Mexican has heard about or sang along to. They have been called the embodiment of current Mexican culture. Let´s talk about them and how you can use their songs to practice grammar.

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Ep 57: Tecnología móvil – México vs the world
Do you know how expensive is Internet in Mexico and around the world? What brand do Mexicans prefer? How do we communicate with each other? Learn all this interesting cultural facts.

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Ep 56: Los Aztecas (history of Mexico)
The Aztecs were a huge Empire that managed to change the political order of America in less than 100 years. They were able to build a city in the middle of a muddy lake and their buildings methods were innovative. Find out about Mexican culture with this really interesting podcast.

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Ep 55: 10 preguntas para una conversación interesante en español
It´s easy to do small talk… but then what? Learn a few ways you can up your conversation game in Spanish

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Ep 54: Natalia Lafourcade
A Mexican Grammy-winner singer who is deeply connected to her roots and who is considered a gap between generations.

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Episode 53: Expresiones con “B”
Podcast: Learn 9 expressions with letter B to sound more like a native speaker.

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Episode 52: ¿Quienes somos? (anniversary celebration)
Podcast: We will look back into the year and talk about our favorite episodes along with the experience of being podcasters for a year. We announce new exciting things for the year to come!

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Episode 51: Inventos mexicanos
Podcast: Listen to 10 mexican inventions or contributions that changed the world one way or another.

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Episode 50: Jorge Drexler (descubriendo música en español)
Podcast: This is the first of a series of episodes where we will introduce a Spanish-speaking artist whose lyrics and music are high quality and good for students to really advance their Spanish level and vocabulary. Jorge Drexler, from Uruguay, is a doctor, writer, poet, and musician whose lyrics combine topics such as life, love, science and current events. Interesting, huh?

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Episode 49: Expresiones mexicanas con “A”
Podcast: Learn +10 expressions that start with letter A to sound more like a native speaker.

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Episode 48: Canasta básica y salario mínimo
Podcast: Join us to learn more about Mexican economy, the minimum wage in comparison to other countries, as well as the food products that are considered vital by Mexican people.

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Episode 47: Expresiones mexicanas con “C”
Podcast: Learn 10 expressions that start with letter C to sound more like a native speaker.

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Episode 46: Acentuación y calambur
Podcast: We will learn the basic rules of intonation and writing in Spanish and then we´ll have some fun listening to puns and riddles.

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Episode 45: Bilingüismo e inmersión (ft. Ashley)
Podcast: Are you bilingual? What does it mean, anyway? Let´s talk about this topic and dive into the idea of doing an immersion trip to a Spanish-speaking country + raising bilingual children.

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Episode 44: Fiesta de cumpleaños
Podcast: There is a lot to learn when it comes to Mexican etiquette for birthdays. Links to videos showing real-life examples of the things we talk about in the episode.

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Episode 43: Relación México-Centroamérica
Podcast: Learn all about the story of Central American countries and the complicated relationship with Mexico. Listen to what some people think about the immigration crisis.

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Episode 42: Chistes
Podcast: Let´s talk about jokes. Understanding humor in another language is REALLY hard. Listen to our jokes and the explanations to help you practice your funny side in Spanish.

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Episode 41: Compras en línea
Podcast: Do Mexicans buy online? The answer might shock you. If you live in Mexico, this episode will help you learn where to buy what.

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Episode 40: Transporte público (parte 2)
Podcast: Now we will talk about taxis and digital platforms such as Uber and the polemics in Mexico City and Querétaro + tips on how to travel safe.

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Episode 39: Transporte público (parte 1)
Podcast: You will learn about public transportation in Mexico city: how much it costs, the good and the bad + tips on how to use transportation like a local.

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Episode 38: El día de las Madres
Podcast: Family is a huge deal for Mexicans, but mothers are THE most important. Learn all about Mexico´s matriarchal culture + funny mom phrases.

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Episode 37: Cinco de mayo
Podcast: Do you know what Mexicans really celebrate this day? The story behind this popular celebration might shock you.

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Episode 36: Aprender un idioma
Podcast: Let´s talk about the process of learning a new language, the good and the bad. We will share our top tips to find a right teacher and improve your level.

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Episode 35: Comprar en mercados y tianguis en México
Podcast: If you´re planning to visit or live in Mexico, this episode is what you need to learn how we buy things and where and what we say. This is all you need to get started and buy things like a local in Mexico.

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Episode 34: Ordenar comida en México
Podcast: Learn the phrases you will encounter when ordering food in Mexico. You will learn what to say depending on the type of restaurant you go to. We will guide you from the moment you first say hello to the host until you pay the check and leave a tip.

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Episode 33: Objeto directo e indirecto 
Podcast: Surely you have seen those little words in Spanish like: “me”, “se”, “la” and wondered what they mean or how to use it. We explore the basic rules of this very popular grammar topic and go over some examples for you to grasp the concept.

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Episode 32: Los lords y ladies mexicanos
Podcast: Mix technology, social justice and social media and you get this very interesting phenomenom. You will get a better understanding of Mexican culture.

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Episode 31: Enfermarse en México
Podcast: Learn how the health system works in Spanish and what are the options when seeking medical attention.

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Episode 30: Manejando por México
Podcast: Get local insight on what it is like to drive around Mexico, is it safe? is it expensive? Listen to our stories and you ´ll be ready to hit the road.

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Episode 29: Adjetivos para describir personas
Podcast: This is not your normal adjective lesson. During this episode you will learn completely new ways of describing a person like a Mexican would.

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Episode 28: Adjetivos para describir lugares (Querétaro)
Podcast: Improve your story telling skills with all the new words and 8 key structures you will learn on this episode + get to know one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico: Querétaro.

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Episode 27: La universidad en México
Podcast: Learn how the education system works in Mexico and the process through which students go through to enroll in one of the most prestigious public universities in Mexico.

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Episode 26: Leyendas mexicanas
Podcast: Listen to stories and urban legends that have been important throughout mexican culture and that have inspired movies and music too.

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Episode 25: Adictos al trabajo
Podcast: Are you a workoholic? How´s the work culture in your country? Let´s talk about work and its impact. You will be able to practice your listening skills with some numbers and names of countries and nationalities. Can you get them all?

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Episode 24: Títulos de películas
Podcast: Do you know why some movie titles get translated while others don´t? Sometimes the title in English is so different from the Spanish title… who makes that call and why? Listen to this episode to find out about this very interesting process of translating movies.

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Episode 23: Palabras similares, pero diferentes
Podcast: Words with multiple meanings can be tricky! That´s why we share with you the most common words with more than 1 meaning so that you´re ready to understand more and expand your vocabulary. You will also learn the names of letters in Spanish.

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Episode 22: ¡Qué oso!
Podcast: Learn this very useful expression and practice your listening skills in the past by listening to this fun, super embarrasing stories we share with you.

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Episode 21: De la ficción a la realidad
Podcast
: It´s 2019 and there seems to be a new technology before we can even blink! We talk about two revolutionary systems that use AI and that were also thought of years and years before they became real.

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Episode 20: El primo de un amigo (la familia)
Podcast: Family is a huge deal in Mexican culture. We have names for people who are not even part of our family! You will learn a lot of new concepts that are everyday stuff for Mexicans.

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Episode 19: Servicio al cliente Ft. Aideé
Podcast: Have you ever imagined what it is like to have a job in which you need to help people that don´t speak your native language? We interview Aideé, a bilingual costumer service representative for Kobo (based in Canada). She shares with us the best and the worst of her job.

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Episode 18: ¡Feliz Navidad! (video)
Podcast: We share with you how Mexico looks like for Christmas. We share with you a walk through one of the biggest malls in Querétaro and we share some hints of our personal celebration as a family.

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Episode 17: Palabras que NO conocías
Podcast: As new technology appears, new concepts and therefore new words appear too. The thing is that those words are usually in English, so… what happens when we adapt them to Spanish? Learn new words that have been officialy accepted by the RAE in Spanish. Also learn common abbreviations for long words that natives use ALL THE TIME.

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Episode 16: No viajes a México: mito o realidad + Q&A  (video)
Podcast: They say going to Mexico is DANGEROUS… is it true? Get some tips to travel safe and listen to our opinion regarding hotels vs Airbnb.
Q&A: On the last part of the episode, you will listen to our listener´s questions: when to use tú or usted and when to use pretérito or imperfecto.

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Episode 15: Maratón Guadalupe- Reyes
Podcast: Did you know that from Dec 12 to Jan 6 Mexicans party almost every day?! We´ll explain each of these celebrations.

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Episode 14: Supersticiones
Podcast: We talk about strange beliefs people have!

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Episode 13: Privacidad y redes sociales
Podcast: Is your information really private? What do you think of systems that assign a score to their citizens depending on their behavior on social media?

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Episode 12: Me anda del 2 (frases con números)
Podcast: Mexicans use a lot of expressions with numbers. We can express luck, basic needs and even quality just by using numbers. Learn how on the podcast.

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Episode 11: El radio y el pánico
Podcast: Let´s talk about the radio and its evolution. You will listen to some interesting data as well as a famous story of a collective suicide caused by a radio program.

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Episode 10: Ahorita y tantito
Podcast: These words are SOOO common in Spanish, yet the meaning can be truly confusing. Listen to the podcast to learn the possible meanings and how to understand native speakers better.

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Episode 9 ¡No!
Podcast: Have you heard that Mexicans have a hard time saying no? Well, this is a cultural feature that affects how Mexicans relate to each other, to foreigners and even the government. After listening to this podcast, you will be able to understand Mexican culture better and not be confused ever again.

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Episode 8 Refranes mexicanos
Podcast: Learn common mexican sayings and how to apply them to sound more like a native speaker!

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Episode 7 Amigos raros
Podcast: You know those weird friends we all have? We´ll talk about David and Ana´s experiences. You can practice past tense by listening to their stories.

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Episode 6 La basura
Podcast: Let´s talk about trash! Do you know how much it costs to transport waste? Listen to some ridiculous stories of people loosing valuable things in the trash.

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Episode 5 La educación en México (Ft. 6 year old Sam)
Podcast: Let´s hear how the Mexican education system works and get insight from a 6 year old studying in Mexico.

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Episode 4 La fiesta de independencia
Podcast: Learn cool facts about Mexican Independence Day (not 5 de Mayo, btw) and hear us talk about this very important celebration.

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Bonus Episode Una obsesión del mexicano: chile y limón
Podcast: Learn why Mexicans seem to be obsessed with spicy food and lime. Listen to some theories and the cultural facts behind this well known stereotype.

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Episode 3 Mascotas y perrhijos
Podcast: Learn about the growing market of pets and pets services, how much mexican spend and some interesting facts about how we used to treat animals in the past.

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Episode 2 Los godinez y las oficinas en México
Podcast: Learn about corporate life and work culture in Mexico.

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Episode 1 Costumbres mexicanas extrañas 
Podcast: Learn funny cultural things Mexicans do.

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