How to Spanish podcast

Story time episodes

A highly important, yet overlooked part of becoming fluent in Spanish is the ability to tell and listen to narratives. In this section of the podcast, you will find interesting real-life stories as well as interviews to other native speakers. You will be able to hear and learn different verb tenses such as the imperfect, preterite, conditional and subjunctive in the context of a real, non-scripted conversation.  Don’t forget to check out the vocabulary guide and the interactive transcript which are designed to give students their best shot at learning new words and structures. 

Episodio 165: ¿Cómo es ser INGENIERA mujer en México? (Ft. Emilia)

Emilia shares her experience working in a factory and juggling a 9-5 + a side hustle.

Vocabulary guide

Vocabulary guide + Interactive transcript

Vocabulary guide + Interactive transcript + Interactive activities

Episodio 156: Aniversario 3 – Buenas preguntas en español

In this episode we celebrate our 3rd anniversary LIVE

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Vocabulary Guide– PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode
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Episodio 151: Películas favoritas

Let´s play a game and see whether our favorite movies are considered good or bad by the majority of people

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Episodio 149: Experiencias escolares mexicanas

We tell you how it was for us to study elementary school at Mexico

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Episodio 134: Historias de hermanos

In this episode we start easy by hearing David and Ana talk about their siblings… and then our special guests make the episode more advanced! Challenge yourself!

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EP 120: Mexicana y estadounidense en Puerto Rico ft. Spanish and Go

In this episode we interview Jim and May from Spanish and Go. They tell us about living in Puerto Rico, the type of Spanish used there, the main differences between Mexican – American – Puerto Rican culture, and they tell us about their project.

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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 91: Cosas desagradables que nos pasan a todos

Everyday-life things that can gross you out!

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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 86: Listen Spanish Podcast Vecinos mexicanos (Special Live episode)

We all have neighbors. What type of neighbor are you?

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Vocabulary guide PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode.
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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 81: La otra cara de la moneda: enseñar inglés en México (ft. mamá de Ana)

Let´s get first 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 75: Series en español (parte 1)

We talk about some series in Spanish: 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 70: Feliz Navidad 2019

Learn strange things Mexicans do related to Christmas and the culture surrounding this holiday.

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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 69: Subjuntivo en la vida real

Subjunctive is a difficult topic to master. Even after studying and understanding the grammar, using it in active conversation is really difficult. Therefore, in this episode we explain basic rules and then discuss different topics using lots and lots of subjunctive.

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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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

How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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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How to Spanish Podcast Episode 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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How to Spanish Podcast 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!

Vocabulary guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode
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How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide:  – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

How to Spanish Podcast 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.

Vocabulary Guide PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

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.

Vocabulary Guide – PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode
Bonus: the guide with the places we went to in Ixtapa and photos

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.

Vocabulary Guide PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode

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.

Vocabulary Guide PDF to learn vocabulary from this episode
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