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Notes in Spanish Gold

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Learn Spanish with Real Spanish Conversations for advanced and inspired intermediate learners, including full analysis of all the best language and vocab in each show. Get the accompanying worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

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Learn Spanish with Real Spanish Conversations for advanced and inspired intermediate learners, including full analysis of all the best language and vocab in each show. Get the accompanying worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

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¡El más útil de todo! Especialmente para la gente que, como yo, vive en Madrid

El mejor podcast en español

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Me encanta el podcast. He aprendido mucho de vosotros. Gracias y saludos de Mallorca.

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
75
4
5
1
0

El mejor

By aebrakefield - Mar 12 2013
Read more
¡El más útil de todo! Especialmente para la gente que, como yo, vive en Madrid

El mejor podcast en español

By Biljanah - Feb 23 2013
Read more
Me encanta el podcast. He aprendido mucho de vosotros. Gracias y saludos de Mallorca.

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Notes in Spanish Gold

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Learn Spanish with Real Spanish Conversations for advanced and inspired intermediate learners, including full analysis of all the best language and vocab in each show. Get the accompanying worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

NIS-Gold1-ep.13 - Comida Para Todos

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How are we going to feed 9 Billion people in 2050? We look at the main problems, and possible solutions. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

May 16 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.3 - Ayuda la Autoayuda?

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Ben and Marina discuss a recent study that suggests self-help doesn't work, the rise of the self-help industry, and how we too have benefited from forms of self-help in our own lives. Find the worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 07 2012

21mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.4 - Spanglish

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Marina and Ben discuss bilingual children, code-switching, and the real Spanglish. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 14 2012

21mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.17 - Al Andalus

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Ben and Marina discuss the Moorish reign in Spain, and the clear influences we can see in Spanish life and culture today. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 26 2012

25mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.18 - Guernica

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Ben and Marina discuss Guernica – the fascinating story of a Picasso’s involvement in the Spanish civil war, and the birth of his great symbolic painting. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 02 2013

22mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.5 - Los Ceros

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Ben and Marina look at some of the most important developments in the last 10 years. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 21 2012

20mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.19 - Pueblos en Transicion

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Ben and Marina discuss life after Peak Oil, and the fascinating Transition Town initiative that is sweeping through the UK and beyond, promising to help us thrive in an oil-reduced future. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 09 2013

25mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.16 - Coincidencias

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Ben and Marina look at the strange world of coincidences and discuss whether it is all down to probability and statistics, or whether there is something else going on… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 19 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.1 - Emprendedores

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Ben and Marina discuss the entrepreneurial spirit in Spain, how it reflects the national character, and how this compares to the UK and the USA. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Sep 05 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.15 - Atontados

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Ben and Marina discuss ways of saving ourselves from information overload on the internet, and in life in general. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 12 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.2 - Genes o Entorno

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Today, Ben and Marina look at how the nature/nurture debate actually begins in the womb, and how it can have a bearing on our health in later life. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Sep 12 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.6 - Jugar Con Fuego

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Adolescents sailing around the world, kids playing with fire, driving cars, and carrying pocket knives… can these things really be a good idea? Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Mar 28 2012

21mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.4 - Chile

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Marina talks to Flor about her home country Chile, covering everything from geography, to gastronomy, how recent tragedies changed the country’s attitude to faith, the lives of her 30-something friends, and typical Chilean expressions. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Sep 26 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.13 - El Cocido de Marina

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Ben and Marina talk about cooking, the typical Spanish dish Cocido (made with garbanzos – chickpeas), and its historical origins.  Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 28 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.17 - El Poder de los Padres

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We look at just how much power parents still have over their children in Spain, long after they have left home… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jun 13 2012

20mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.3 - Un Idioma de Vagos

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The ‘Real Academia’ has changed the Spanish language (a little bit…), and some people are up in arms about it! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Sep 19 2012

25mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.28 - Requebrar

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In this episode, Ben and Marina talk about how the art of complimenting a lady in the street has changed to sexual harrassment, the demise of the Spanish Macho man, and the classic film 'Jamon, Jamon'! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Aug 29 2012

20mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.14 - Turismo de Salud

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Ben and Marina discuss health tourism in Spain, and why it is annoying Spanish doctors so much! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

May 23 2012

20mins

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NIS-Gold1-ep.7 - Adios a los toros

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As the Catalans debate banning bullfighting, we ask, will Spain still be Spain when the dust settles? Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Apr 04 2012

20mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.5 - Buenas y Malas Noticias

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Ben and Marina look at how the press manipulates us, with a real-world example from Madrid. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 03 2012

22mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.24 - Supersticiones

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Ben and Marina talk about how superstitious the Spanish are, and some of Spain’s favourite superstitions. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Feb 13 2013

22mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.23 - De Libros…

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Ben and Marina look at the reading habits of the Spanish, and what it tells us about the Spanish today. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Feb 06 2013

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.22 - Impacto Cero

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Ben and Marina try to live a no-impact week, and discover that rubbish is one of the biggest problems in their lives! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 30 2013

27mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.21 - Velocidad

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Ben and Marina discuss the reasons for, and attitudes towards, the new speed reduction on Spanish highways, and how it doesn’t fit in with the speed increase on Madrid’s pavements! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 23 2013

21mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.20 - Colon

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Ben and Marina discuss the life of Cristóbal Colón (Columbus), and look at whether the tyrannical side of him portrayed in the film ‘Tambien la lluvia’ is really accurate or not. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 16 2013

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.19 - Pueblos en Transicion

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Ben and Marina discuss life after Peak Oil, and the fascinating Transition Town initiative that is sweeping through the UK and beyond, promising to help us thrive in an oil-reduced future. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 09 2013

25mins

Play

NIS-Gold2-ep.18 - Guernica

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Ben and Marina discuss Guernica – the fascinating story of a Picasso’s involvement in the Spanish civil war, and the birth of his great symbolic painting. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Jan 02 2013

22mins

Play

NIS-Gold2-ep.17 - Al Andalus

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Ben and Marina discuss the Moorish reign in Spain, and the clear influences we can see in Spanish life and culture today. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 26 2012

25mins

Play

NIS-Gold2-ep.16 - Coincidencias

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Ben and Marina look at the strange world of coincidences and discuss whether it is all down to probability and statistics, or whether there is something else going on… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 19 2012

23mins

Play

NIS-Gold2-ep.15 - Atontados

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Ben and Marina discuss ways of saving ourselves from information overload on the internet, and in life in general. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 12 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.14 - Sorolla

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Ben and Marina discuss the little-known Spanish painter Joaquin Sorrolla, his wonderful museum-house in Madrid, and his luminous life and work. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Dec 05 2012

21mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.13 - El Cocido de Marina

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Ben and Marina talk about cooking, the typical Spanish dish Cocido (made with garbanzos – chickpeas), and its historical origins.  Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 28 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.12 - El Canto de la Sibila

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Ben and Marina look at why Unesco is choosing to bring Flamenco and Catalonia’s human castles under its umbrella, as well as other Spanish cultural treasures such as Mallorca’s El Canto de la Sibila. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 21 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.11 - Prohibido Fumar

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Ben and Marina discuss the changes brought about by the new full smoking ban in Spanish bars, restaurants, and other public places, and what it means for Spanish culture and respect for authority! Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 14 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.10 - De Cine

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Ben and Marina talk Spanish cinema, looking back at some of the great films and directors of the last few years… which films would you add to our list? Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Nov 07 2012

21mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.9 - Centros Comerciales

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Ben and Marina discuss a recent trip to a ‘centro comercial’ (and the horror awaiting in the toilets!), and examine the rise and fall of the shopping mall in Spain. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 31 2012

24mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.8 - El Fin Del Chollo

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Ben and Marina look at a major breakdown in Spanish air traffic control in December, and how it lead to measures not seen since Franco’s times… Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 24 2012

28mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.7 - El Dedo de Santa Teresa

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Ben and Marina look at the unlikely mix of Japanese Zen meditation and Catholicism in Spain, and examine the fascinating life of Santa Teresa de Avila. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 17 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.6 - Vente a Alemania Pepe

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Ben and Marina discuss emmigration from Spain over the last century, how it affected Marina’s family directly, and whether it is really about to happen again now. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 10 2012

23mins

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NIS-Gold2-ep.5 - Buenas y Malas Noticias

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Ben and Marina look at how the press manipulates us, with a real-world example from Madrid. Get the worksheets at www.notesinspanish.com

Oct 03 2012

22mins

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