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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class...

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Ben and Marina discuss Paco de Lucia, the famous flamenco guitarist who took this very Spanish music onto the international stage. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_14_-_Paco_de_Lucia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EST

Ben and Marina discuss why everyone is stressed these days, the number of things we have going on in life, the quantity of inputs overwhelming us all, and how to solve this 21st century problem. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_13_-_Como_Sobrevivir_al_Siglo_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14am EST

Ben and Marina discuss Cataluña, and the wonders of Catalan cuisine, landscapes, restaurants, pueblos, and of course, the great city of Barcelona. Pick up the worksheets to accompany this podcast at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_12_-_Cataluna.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am EST

Ben and Marina discuss the idea that Denmark is the happiest country on earth because it brings up happy children that turn into happy adults. We examine how, and compare to Spain and the UK. Pick up the accompanying worksheet at notesinspanish.com

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_11_-_Ninos_felices_pais_feliz..mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

Ben and Marina discuss why Spain still has such a crazy timetable for shops, office work, meals, the roots of this problem in Franco's Spain, and if it can change. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet/transcript for all episodes.

Direct download: NIS_Advanced_Season_2_-_10_-_Horarios_Locos.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29am EST

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