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Assault with a Firearm XI: The End.

Today on the big podcast our Assault with a Firearm series comes to an exciting and suprising conclusion. Learn to discuss plots and schemes as these robbers meet their fate....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: crime

Published: August 24, 2015

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A Tour of Chicago

"Hog butcher for the world,  tool maker, stacker of wheat, player with railroads and the nation's freight handler; stormy, husky, brawling, City of the big shoulders..."  (Carl Sandburg)... Second City, the Windy City, Chi-town, the Chill-Ill...   Today in the big podcast, we're going on a tour of t...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: June 08, 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 Spanis...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: home, feng_shui

Published: April 27, 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...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: March 18, 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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Carne Asada

¿Nunca han sido invitados a degustar una buena carne asada al más puro estilo mexicano? Bueno, no se preocupen porque en esta lección les invitamos a conocer una tradición muy arraigada en Mexico. Espero que tengan apetito ya que además de buena carne también vamos a servir bebida fresca. ¡Están tod...

Function: making_plans

Published: December 29, 2014

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Any plans for the weekend?

It's Friday, baby!  At least it is in today's podcast!  In the dialog today we'll hear about how to ask your friends what their weekend plans are, and how to wish them well if for some reason their plans don't include you.  Don't worry, you can make new Spanish-speaking friends, and still have a gre...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: October 03, 2014

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Renovate the Bathroom

Does your 1960s bathroom look more retro-depressing than retro-fabulous?  Maybe a new plastic, tropical fish shower curtain it's going to do it this time.  It's time for a renovation:  new toilet, new sink, new bathtub... And after studying today's lesson, you'll be able to do it all in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: September 19, 2014

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Movie Tickets

It's movie time!  I'm ready for a big bucket of popcorn and an absurd amount of icy soda.  In the big podcast today, someone has movie tickets, so we'll ask if we can tag along, in Spanish!  In this lesson we'll learn how to say 'movie tickets,' and we'll talk a little, unfortunately, about shutting...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Topic: cinema

Published: August 27, 2014

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I Can't Hear You

This lesson will be useful to you when you're in a dance club, when you're driving through a tunnel,  or when you become a rock star, and you're trying to encourage more audience participation.  In the big podcast today, we find ourselves shouting in Spanish, trying to get heard through a bad connec...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: July 23, 2014

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Bonfire Night

The long days around the summer solstice mean street parties and bonfire jumping in Spain.  In this podcast, we'll hear about the traditions surrounding the feast of San Juan de Alicante.  Plus, we'll learn the superlative construction in Spanish, so you'll be able to hyperbolize to your heart's con...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: July 16, 2014

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Maybe Next Time

We all love getting asked to dinner, especially when they offer to treat! But let's face it, we're not always feeling up to it. Today, we'll learn how to graciously decline an offer for dinner... as well as how to try to talk that person into coming along, in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Grammar: ‘por’

Published: May 29, 2013

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Call Me

It's the age of the cell phone, kids.  Remember when we used to go to all the trouble of agreeing on a time and place to meet up... and then when you were running late, I had to wait there for you in the rain, pouting, feeling like a chump, wondering if you'd been hit by a truck?  Well those 'bad ol...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: telephone

Published: April 29, 2013

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Text Me

OMG, u hear dis lesn yet?  Today's lesson is about the joys of modern cell phone communication; you can call me, leave me a voice message, or send a text.  btw, I have just as many ways to respond... or ignore you!  Ok, njoy da lesn, ttyl!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Grammar: mensajito

Published: October 31, 2012

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Going to the Movies

Comedy.  Horror.  Drama.  Crime.  Musical.  No, we're not talking about the SpanishPod offices... we're talking about going to the movies, where you can lose yourself on the silver screen... or in a big tub of over-priced popcorn.  Either way, going to the movies can be a lot of fun!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Grammar: hecho

Published: October 24, 2012

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Buying an Airplane Ticket

Sure, you can buy your tickets online, but some times it's worth the convenience and flexibility to go with a travel agent. In today's lesson, we're buying tickets to Vancouver, and we've got some specific dates and times in mind.  We'll get our itinerary squared away, and we'll do it in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Grammar: me_gustaría

Published: September 13, 2012

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I'm Hungry

Nobody learns well on an empty stomach! We better get something to eat! This lesson will help you express your hunger, and maybe even help you suggest a restaurant. Whether you want Italian food (like the people in our dialog) or sushi, a bowl of cereal, whatever... this lesson will get you one step...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: July 09, 2012

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Metro Exit

This lesson will teach you how to meet up with someone at the metro. Subway lines can be confusing. Should you meet inside the subway? Which exit? Which stop?...

Host: Liliana, Marco
Function: making_plans
Grammar: afuera

Published: June 18, 2012

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Where Are You Going to Eat?

I can forgive people for being indecisive... unless they're standing between me and my next meal! Today's Spanish lesson has someone who needs help deciding where his next meal is coming from....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Topic: food
Grammar: con

Published: June 18, 2012

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