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Improve your Spanish while learning about different aspects of Spanish-speaking countries! Designed for native English speakers to provide them with an engaging, informative resource to practise the language.


Rafael Nadal - Rey de la Tierra y tenista súperapasionado
May 27 • 13 min
Rafael Nadal is one of the most incredible tennis players of all time and definitely one of the most exciting and engaging to watch. He has won the second-most Grand Slams of any player in the Open Era and there are many things which make his career even…
Beginners’ Corner 8: Mis Amigos y Yo
May 24 • 5 min
We all love spending time with our friends, so it would be great to know how to speak in Spanish about the things you do with them! Well look no further - in this episode I speak about several of the main things that I spend time doing with friends,…
Frida Kahlo - Ícono feminista y del arte
May 20 • 19 min
Frida Kahlo is an extremely impressive and inspiring woman. Throughout her life, she struggled with sickness and loss, but throughout the struggle she pushed herself to create some of the most striking and vulnerable paintings the world has ever seen,…
Beginners’ Corner 7: Un Día Ordinario en mi Vida
May 17 • 6 min
In this week’s episode of the Beginners’ Corner, learn how to speak all about your daily routine and how to use the verb ‘soler’! I’ll be speaking about what I usually do every day, so you’ll be able to learn the main vocabulary you need to know to speak…
Diego Maradona - El Pibe de Oro de Argentina
May 13 • 15 min
Many of the greats in every field divide opinion, and Diego Maradona is definitely somebody who falls into that category. Despite his iconic performances on the pitch for Argentina, Napoli and Barcelona, when most people think of this man they think of…
Beginners’ Corner 6: Mi Ciudad y Mi Barrio
May 10 • 6 min
Speaking about where you live, what there is to do there and what kind of place it is are all important things to learn about early in your Spanish learning journey. So in this episode, we do just that, exposing you to lots of the vocabulary you’ll need…
Gabriel García Márquez - Realismo mágico y su vida
May 6 • 18 min
Gabriel García Marquez is famous not only in the Spanish-speaking world but globally for his writing, including such novels as ‘Cien años de soledad’ (One Hundred Years of Solitude) and ‘El amor en los tiempos del cólera’ (Love In the Time of Cholera),…
Beginners’ Corner 5: Más sobre los pasatiempos
May 3 • 6 min
Last week I started speaking about my hobbies and what I like to do. This week, I’m going to speak about what other people I know like doing! This will allow you to learn how to use ‘gustar’ to speak about others and to learn a lot more vocabulary to do…
Penélope Cruz - Óscar, Goyas y más
Apr 29 • 15 min
Penélope Cruz is probably the most famous Spanish actress of the past 20 years, having appeared in many Spanish-language as well as English-language films. Learn all about the awards she’s won, her career and her life outside of acting in this episode.…
Beginners’ Corner 4: Los Pasatiempos
Apr 26 • 6 min
Want to learn how to speak in Spanish about your hobbies, why you like doing certain things and what you don’t like doing? This episode will be perfect for you, as in the 5 minutes we cover many different pastimes, including the verbs to speak about them…
Che Guevara: el revolucionario polémico
Apr 22 • 17 min
The Argentinian best known for his role in the Cuban Revolution - Che Guevara is a figure who is sure to divide opinion depending on your beliefs and experience. But there’s no doubt that he is a compelling figure to learn about, and what better way to do…
Beginners’ Corner 3: Mi teléfono móvil
Apr 19 • 6 min
In Episode 3 of our series created for Spanish learners early in their Spanish learning journey, we speak about mobile phones and some of the many things that you can do with them. This means we cover a lot of the vocabulary you’ll use when speaking about…
Isabel Allende: La Casa de los Espíritus y más
Apr 15 • 14 min
Commonly referred to as the most widely-read Spanish language author internationally, Allende’s work is sure to be mentioned in any conversation about what to read in Spanish. She achieved success with her very first novel, which is mentioned in the…
Beginners’ Corner 2: Mi familia
Apr 5 • 6 min
In this episode, we speak for 5 minutes about family: how they look and what they like doing. We use a lot of different vocabulary here, so we hope that it will push your understanding and allow you to learn some new stuff without being too difficult.…
Pablo Picasso - Guernica, Cubismo y una vida extraordinaria
Apr 1 • 16 min
Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time, with people of all ages knowing his name and recognising some of his artworks. In this episode we speak in Spanish all about him, look specifically at some of his pieces and speak about some various…
Beginners’ Corner 1: Introducing myself
Mar 29 • 6 min
For our second weekly episode, we’re going to be making episodes aimed at beginners and people early in their Spanish learning journey! We know that all learners want to be able to listen to content in the language they’re learning, but it can often be…
J Balvin - representando la música latina a nivel mundial
Mar 25 • 14 min
Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin has risen to international fame over the past few years. Although he began his music career in 2005, it wasn’t until around 2015 that he began to gain followers outside of South America. Now, he is well-known as one of…
Honduras - Copán y otra información sobre el país
Mar 11 • 10 min
In the final episode of our first season, we speak about Honduras and give you lots of information about the country, including some of the main tourist attractions! Find the transcript in Spanish and English for this episode at…
El guaraní en Paraguay
Mar 4 • 12 min
Practise your Spanish in this episode of the ESpeak Spanish Podcast and find out all about guaraní, the indigenous language that is the most-spoken language in Paraguay, ahead of Spanish! Also find out some general information about the country, plus the…
Una introducción a Nicaragua
Feb 26 • 9 min
Episode 18 of the podcast brings us onto Nicaragua, one of the Spanish-speaking countries in Central America. Practise your Spanish while learning all about this country, including how it has the largest lake in Central America. Find the episode…
Uruguay - el país de muchas buenas estadísticas
Feb 19 • 15 min
Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America, but ranks very highly on a multitude of different global indicators! Learn all about these in this week’s episode, plus how it was the first country to completely legalise cannabis! And learn all…
Bolivia - Uyuni y los 37 idiomas oficiales del país
Feb 12 • 11 min
One of the most interesting aspects of Bolivia is that there are 37 official languages, even if Spanish does play the biggest role. Listen to learn about these different languages, while also learning some general information about Bolivia and a bit about…
La Crisis de los Misiles en Cuba
Feb 5 • 12 min
We speak about Cuba, one of the most well-known Spanish-speaking countries, which is located in the Caribbean Sea. Unlike previous eps, in this one, we focus on a specific historical event that formed a significant part of the Cold War - the Cuban Missile…
El Salvador - el país más densamente poblado de América Central
Jan 22 • 10 min
In Episode 14, learn all about El Salvador, including information about the civil war that took place for 12 years, a lot of information about their economy (including the use of the US Dollar as the official currency) and their big deforestation problem!…
Gabriela Mistral y Pablo Neruda: dos poetas de Chile
Jan 15 • 12 min
Chile is a country that has produced many great poets and writers over the years. We would have loved to speak about all of them, but we’ve picked two who have been two of the most influential - Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda! Listen to learn all about…
La Crisis en Venezuela: un pequeño resumen
Jan 8 • 11 min
The situation in Venezuela is a terrible one and one that should concern the whole world. Listen to this episode to practice your Spanish while learning a bit about the crisis, including some of the causes, the consequences that have occurred because of…
Guinea Ecuatorial - el único estado hispanohablante en África
Dec 11, 2019 • 10 min
It’s likely that Equatorial Guinea is the least well-known of all the Spanish-speaking countries. In this episode we speak a bit about the history of the country, the demography and if it actually lies on the equator! A podcast made for learners of…
Guatemala y los mayas
Dec 4, 2019 • 10 min
Hello everybody! In this episode, I speak about the Mayan civilisation, which had its origins in Guatemala. Listen to learn about this civilisation, it’s roots, how advanced it was and it’s architecture! Practice your Spanish while learning about…
Lionel Messi: el futbolista argentino extraterrestre
Nov 27, 2019 • 10 min
This week we have our second biography of the series, this time on Lionel Messi, the incredible Argentinian who has achieved so much in his career - and he hasn’t even retired yet! Listen to practice your Spanish and learn all about this man! Want to take…
Nicoya: zona azul de Costa Rica
Nov 20, 2019 • 13 min
Blue zones are regions of the world where people consistently live longer than the worldwide average. One of these zones is found in Costa Rica! Listen to learn about blue zones and why people in these zones live longer! Want to take online Spanish…
Ecuador y las Galápagos
Nov 14, 2019 • 11 min
This week on the podcast, we speak about the Galapagos, the islands very much associated with the research of Charles Darwin. Improve your level of Spanish while learning about this very interesting region! Want to take online Spanish lessons with us?…
El Canal de Panamá
Nov 7, 2019 • 12 min
Hey! This week we talk about a structure which is so impressive and so important in terms of international trade - the Panama Canal. Listen to learn about the history of the canal and much more! Want to take online Spanish lessons with us? Check out our…
Día de los Muertos - la tradición mexicana
Oct 31, 2019 • 11 min
Happy Halloween! I’m going to speak about a very well-known celebration that takes place in Mexico at the start of November every year - Día de los Muertos! Improve your Spanish while learning about iSpanish-speaking countries in the episodes of our…
Shakira - la ‘reina del pop latino’ de Colombia
Oct 24, 2019 • 10 min
This episode is a short biography about someone you’re probably familiar with - Shakira! The worldwide superstar is such an impressive person, not only because of her music but also because of what else she has achieved, which we’ll talk about in this ep!…
República Dominicana - el destino más visitado del Caribe
Oct 17, 2019 • 8 min
In this ep, we’re gonna look at the most popular tourist destination in the whole Caribbean - the Dominican Republic! Listen to learn about the country and practise your Spanish listening at the same time1 Want to take online Spanish speaking sessions or…
Machu Picchu - la maravilla del mundo de Perú
Oct 10, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, we’re taking a trip to deepest, darkest Perú and talking about Machu Picchu, the place all gap year and year abroad students want to get a photo at. I’ll be speaking about the history of the place, and especially looking at who really…
España y las corridas de toros
Oct 3, 2019 • 12 min
Hey! In this episode, I’m going to give a brief history about bullfighting in Spain, what the bullfights are like and I’ll speak briefly about the very contrasting opinions that exist around bullfighting. Enjoy! Want to take online Spanish speaking…
Bienvenidos al ESpeak Spanish Podcast
Sep 28, 2019 • 0 min
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