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Assault with a Firearm IV: The Ski Masks

Our aspiring bank robbers should make the cover of Bad Choices Magazine.  Today on the big podcast we'll hear them quibbling about their disguises.  We'll learn how to insist on getting your way, and how to stand your ground by calling someone mistrustful in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: crime, robbery
Function: insisting

Published: May 06, 2015

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Ingrid Betancourt

Colombia ha sido un país afectado por los ataques de las FARC. El gobierno de Álvaro Uribe realizó uno de los operativos más famosos  para salvar a Ingrid Betancourt. En esta lección escuchamos a la reportera Belén Ruiz en vivo transmitiendo la noticia del rescate de Betancourt y el reencuentro con su familia....

Published: May 04, 2015

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Can You Recommend a Restaurant?

Chosing a restaurant in a neighborhood you don't know can often be pretty hard. It all looks good, but is it actually good? Make sure you know how to stop a local and ask for the inside scoop with this lesson....

Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Preparar

Published: May 01, 2015

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Assault with a Firearm III: The Plan

This podcast is the third in our series about armed robbery.  Today, we learn what our troubled couple is planning, and it's... probably not smart.  Warning:  there is some kissing in this podcast; in Spanish, no less!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: crime, robbery

Published: April 29, 2015

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Feng Shui

Today in the big podcast, we're talking about 風水; (fēng shuǐ), an ancient Chinese practice utilizing the Laws of both heaven and earth to help one improve life by receiving positive Qi... Well, actually, you should go over to ChinesePod if you want to talk about heaven and earth; in today's Spanish lesson, we're just going to talk about where to put furniture....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: home, feng_shui

Published: April 27, 2015

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Time to go to Church!

Catholicism, and church, is a big deal in many Latino communities. And even if some members of the family don't want to go every Sunday, they're made to go anyway. Learn some important vocabulary surrounding this weekly ritual with this lesson....

Host: Jason, Erika
Function: hay_que
Grammar: hay_que

Published: April 24, 2015

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Assault with a Firearm II: We need money

This podcast is the second in our series, Assault with a Firearm.  This episode picks up right where From bad to worse left off; our anti-hero has just passed out at the shock of his girlfriend's news.  What will happen next?  Find out what they're planning, and learn some toxic things to say to your significant other... in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: crime

Published: April 22, 2015

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La Tomatina

Ah, the famous Tomatina, that crazy Spanish festival with kids throwing truckloads of ripe tomatoes at each other.  Is it all in good fun?  Or is it a giant waste of vegetables?  Just think of all the pizza sauce that never came to be!  In the big podcast today, we'll be discussing the Tomatina and some of the history behind it.  Just think, with all the Spanish you learn from SpanishPod, maybe next year you can attend!...

Published: April 20, 2015

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News Broadcast

Keeping up on the news and what's going on in your community, country, and the world is important. This also includes Spanish-speaking communities where you may live. Learn how to understand a Spanish news broadcast with this lesson....

Topic: news, TV
Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Reportar

Published: April 17, 2015

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Assault with a Firearm I: From Bad to Worse

Today's podcast is for mature audiences, for those who have had an advanced course in the birds and the bees, as we'll be talking frankly about a couple that suspects they might be with child.  Sometimes this is joyous news; but sometimes it's unexpected.  Learn what happens in this lesson, the first in a series about a very bad situation, and some bad choices.  Cross your fingers for a happy ending!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: health, crime

Published: April 15, 2015

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The cable's out!

For as much as we pay for cable, I don't one to see a *second* of static.  So when the cable does go out, I'm on the phone, and no, I'm not above pressing "2" for Spanish!  In this podcast, we'll learn how the people in our dialog handle a service interruption, with half an hour left before the game....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: April 13, 2015

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Setting Up a Carpool

Getting to school is a necessity, but dealing with that traffic on your own everyday is not. Check out this lesson on how to set up a carpool with other parents to give yourself a break....

Topic: school, carpool
Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Sugerir

Published: April 10, 2015

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Stabbed

In the big podcast today, we'll learn about knife wounds... that's right, we're in the Emergency Department when a stabbing victim arrives.  The lesson will include some medical terms, including some vital organs!  (Safety warning:  Do not get stabbed!)...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: April 08, 2015

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El parto

Nueve meses de larga espera mientras el vientre crece sin parar, y miles de dudas y preguntas sobre el parto te invaden. En esta lección una embarazadísima mujer acude al médico a aclarar sus dudas antes del gran día en el que vendrá al mundo una hermosa criaturita. El día en el que la mujer dirá: cariño, creo que he roto aguas....

Published: April 06, 2015

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Joining a Soccer Game

You roll up to the sports field and there's already a game of soccer going. You want to join but need to know how to go about asking. Check out this lesson to learn how....

Topic: sports, soccer
Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Jugar

Published: April 03, 2015

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Chicago Hot Dog

If you find yourself at the corner of Addison and Clark inside the Friendly Confines, the Cubs aren't up to bat, you may as well get up at get a hot dog, right?  In today's big podcast, the latest in our Chicago series, we're getting a lesson with the works:  ketchup, mustard, and even relish!  What?  You didn't know there was a word in Spanish for relish...?...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: April 01, 2015

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I left my cell in the taxi

Those SpanishPod users who take cabs a lot are going to know all about this lesson.  You pay the fare, grab your gear, close the door... and then watch your cell phone drive away, lying peacefully in the back seat.  You yell for the driver to stop... and he's gone.  What are you left with?  A profound feeling of loss, but also a glimmer of gratitude that you studied this lesson....

Published: March 30, 2015

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Choosing a Radio Station

Choosing a radio station when there are lots of other people in the car can be a battle of wills. Make sure you listen to what you want with the help of this lesson....

Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Fascinar
Topic: radio

Published: March 27, 2015

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