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Ben and Marina discuss Musicophilia, life-changing moments and their relation to music, music in our lives, and musicality in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet for this audio.

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_09_-_Musicofilia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Ben and Marina talk about Cocido, a typical dish from Madrid that Marina's dad would eat 5 days-a-week in post civil war Spain and is now considered high cuisine . See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_08_-_Cocido.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39am EST

Ben and Marina discuss the presence of wild animals in cities, comparing Spain to Africa and India, and the unfortunate fate of some wild boars in a town near Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_07_-_La_jungla_en_la_ciudad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45am EST

Ben and Marina discuss the odd rituals of Spanish restaurants: customer service, begging for 'la cuenta', tipping, and honest waiters. Plus the 'simpa' and Ben´s related confession. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheets.

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_06_-_El_Camarero_Honesto.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24am EST

Ben and Marina discuss the surprising landscapes of Almeria, and what shocked them about the cultivation of fruit and vegetables there, compared to the Pyrenees. Plus organic food culture in Spain. Get the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_05_-_Un_Mundo_Bio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EST

Ben and Marina discuss an article by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about his stay in a Benedictine monastery, plus the rise of mindfulness in Spain, and the need for oases of peace in our busy world. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_04_-_Un_Oasis_de_Silencio.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47am EST

Ben and Marina discuss whether Spain is losing its wonderful Spanish-ness, especially in the restaurant sector. Is the family-run place a thing of the past? Get a full transcript of the conversation and much more in the worksheets at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_03_-_Espana_Globalizada.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Ben and Marina discuss the idea that by 2040 humans will be able to live forever, and the repercussions this would have in medicine, religion and all aspects of life as we know it. Get the full transcript/accompanying worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_02_-_La_vida_sin_muerte.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17am EST

Ben and Marina discuss 'La Magia del Orden', a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness. Pick up the worksheets with full transcript at www.notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_01_-_Minimalismo_y_Felicidad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16am EST

Marta worked in a UK school for a while this year, and her experiences highlight just why the Brits can be uptight and the Spanish much more relaxed! It's all about the firefighters! See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
Direct download: nisadv96_bomberos2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm EST