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I bet you won't...

A high point of life at Studio Fiesta is watching the Latinos work themselves up into a betting frenzy about ridiculous topics.  Yesterday it was about whether the word "clóset" was proper or not.  In today's lesson, it's about whether or not Leo will eat a cockroach.  Sometimes the bets involve money, but in today's podcast the stakes are higher:  fashion dignity.  Find out how to say it all in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: gambling, pests

Published: March 25, 2015

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La Feria de Málaga

La ciudad de Málaga situada en Andalucía, sur de España, nos acerca hoy a Spanishpod una lección muy andaluza sobre la Feria de Málaga. Fiesta, folclore andalúz y toros. Olé, olé y olé....

Published: March 23, 2015

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New Guinness World Record

So you want to be famous?  You want to get into the history books?  Etch your name in the granite of our cultural consciousness by setting a new world record!  In the big podcast today, we'll be trying to set the record for tortilla de patatas, the famous Spanish snack.  Whether you break the record or not, we'll be eating tortilla for days!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: March 18, 2015

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Iron These Clothes

One of the great perks of Latin America is that you can pay someone to do your laundry!  I used to drop off my dirty clothes in the morning, and pick them up in the afternoon:  clean and neatly folded in a clear plastic bag.  It was a revelation.  In today's lesson, we'll have a conversation with another great, affordable Latin American laundry strategy:  a housekeeper.  Never clean house again!  What will you do with all your free time?  Study SpanishPod lessons, of course......

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: March 16, 2015

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Cooking Show

Cooking shows are a great way to pass the time and learn how to cook while doing it! Check out this lesson to make sure you can follow cooking shows in Spanish....

Topic: cooking, TV
Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Freír

Published: March 13, 2015

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Serious Goring

Today in the big podcast, we take bring you news reporter Belén Ruíz, reporting live from the hospital, where a young man remains in critical condition after being gored by a bull.  The latest in our series about the wacky Spanish summer festivals, this lesson covers one of the more unpleasant consequences that may arise from running with the bulls....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: reporting_news

Published: March 11, 2015

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Oprah

¿Oprah perdió de peso? ¿Subió de peso? ¿Se casa? ¿Cancelan su show? Son muchos los rumores respecto a Oprah, pero ¿sabemos algo con certeza? Es una mujer que ha influenciado a miles de personas y tiene una carrera exitosa, aunque existen sentimientos encontrados. Muchos dicen que se ama o se odia a Oprah, no hay términos medios. En esta lección vemos dos maneras distintas de pensar respecto a la diva de la televisión americana....

Topic: Chicago, Oprah

Published: March 09, 2015

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Meeting a Significant Other's Parents

Meeting a significant other's parents is a stressful thing no matter what. And if you're doing it in Spanish and your first language isn't, all the more stressful. Check out this lesson to learn how to navigate the situation....

Topic: parents, Dating
Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: Conocer

Published: March 06, 2015

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4th of July

Independence Day is coming up, and our podcast today is meant to prepare you; from the cookouts to the fireworks, and everything in between.... After this lesson, you'll be able to celebrate in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: Holidays

Published: March 04, 2015

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At the Dentist

Ok, just for a moment, try not to imagine the shriek of the drill, the scraping feeling of dental tools against your tartar, biting down on the x-ray film that's pinching your gum, the awful taste of fluoride and... what is that, peppermint?  In today's podcast, we'll remind you of the importance of flossing, and teach you what you need to know for your dental checkup in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: March 02, 2015

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Looking for a Lost Item

Few things are more annoying than losing something. When you return to where you lost the item and can't find it, what do you say to the people around you to ask for help?...

Topic: lost_items
Host: Jason, Erika
Function: dejar_caer
Grammar: dejar_caer

Published: February 27, 2015

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Shut up!

Sometimes you want to hear the explanation; you just want to sit down at someone's feet and say, "behold, regale me with your exquisite discourse."   Other times, though, you just don't want to hear it.  In this podcast, we'll learn how to tell someone to shut their trap in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: conflict

Published: February 25, 2015

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Guelaguetza

Para todos nuestros usuarios cultura-adictos, ahí les va esta lección sobre un festival mexicano que incluye diferentes bailes y trajes regionales....

Published: February 23, 2015

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Talking to Other Parents at the Park

You're at the park and notice that another parent is next to you. Check out this lesson to know how to strike up a conversation!...

Host: Jason, Erika

Published: February 20, 2015

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Have you seen the boss?

This podcast is a work of fiction.  All characters and events portrayed in this podcast are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.   In today's Spanish lesson, we're looking for the boss... and when I say "we" I mean the dialog characters, not us.  No, this episode has nothing to do with the actual work environment at Studio Fiesta.  No, not at all....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: office

Published: February 18, 2015

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Tell me what you know

Where were you on the night of? Don't be a wise guy... Studying with SpanishPod? Good alibi... Otherwise, you're not getting off so easy! Today in the big podcast we're talking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. In the lesson, learn to solicit details and claim ignorance....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: February 16, 2015

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Deciding Which TV Channel to Watch

Deciding which TV channel to watch can be a battle of wills. Make sure you know how to navigate these issues with this lesson....

Host: Jason, Erika
Grammar: using_cambiar
Topic: TV

Published: February 13, 2015

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La Cucaracha Song

La cucaracha! La cucaracha! Everyone's heard it, sure! But do you know all of the words? Really, all of em'? Today in the big podcast learn this classic, playful song and to discuss insects!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: music, Insects

Published: February 11, 2015

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