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Duolingo Spanish Podcast

May 13, 2021

After years of studying classical music overseas, a Peruvian composer returns home and decides to write an opera incorporating classical instruments as well as Andean ones like the zampoña and the quena — both types of flutes.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


May 6, 2021

Cacao was once a cash crop for Costa Rica — until a fungus in the 1970’s wiped out over 80% of the country’s cacao trees. Today, Juan Pablo Buchert is trying to revive the industry, by promoting sustainability and fair trade.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


Apr 29, 2021

Growing up, José Luis Hernández disliked lucha libre, the famous style of Mexican professional wrestling. So he never imagined that someday, he would be one of its biggest stars.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.


Apr 22, 2021

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is back with new episodes on April 29. Listen to the trailer now!


Mar 11, 2021

When a family friend told Dolores Fernández that she’d seen her on television, Dolores was sure there must be a mistake. But then Dolores saw the program for herself…and there she was. Except Dolores had never been on television. So who was this mystery woman?

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