Top 10 Spanish podcasts by language level
If you are a beginner and you are starting with Spanish, we advise you to start with simple podcasts, and this way you will get an idea of the language. And remember that you don't have to understand 100% of what is being said, your brain will assimilate it little by little.
This podcast is especially aimed at people whose mother tongue is German. With Maria, a Spanish teacher based in Germany since 2003, you will learn the basics of the Spanish language with a slow and concise audio, designed for people who are just starting their journey through the language and want to know more about the grammatical rules and how and when to use them. You will also find short explanations in German, in case you get lost, so that you can recap and continue learning the language.
Year 2022. Psychiatrist Elisa Aldunate records the sessions of an enigmatic patient, registered as Case 63, who claims to be a time traveler. What begins as routine therapeutic sessions, quickly transforms into a story that threatens the frontiers of the possible and the real. A story that moves freely between the future and the past of two characters who, perhaps, hold the future of humanity in their hands. Starring Antonia Zegers and Néstor Cantillana. Caso 63 is a Spotify original podcast.
From the acronym: Technology, Entertainment, Design, has been disseminating information worldwide with great speakers, not only in English but also in many languages of the world. This podcast is based on the philosophy of "Ideas worth spreading" touching on topics such as: What is the relationship between love and mathematics? How does an immigrant build his identity? Will artificial intelligence replace us in our jobs? Can entrepreneurs improve education and health for all? The TED en Español podcast is an invitation to ask these kinds of questions, to listen to provocative ideas and to develop new ways of thinking. Each week a new TED Talk from the world's top leaders and creators.
With an intermediate level of Spanish, you will be able to understand the context of conversations, even if you miss some words. The Spanish podcasts for B1 or B2 that we recommend are these:
For nearly a decade, Radio Ambulante has been telling stories from all over Latin America, stories that are poignant, funny and surprising and that reveal the diversity of the region in all its complexity.
With over 200 episodes produced, in more than 20 countries, Radio Ambulante is the most ambitious narrative journalism podcast in Latin America. Distributed by NPR, public radio in the United States, Radio Ambulante offers a sonorous portrait of the region and anywhere Spanish is spoken. We work with a talented community of radio producers, journalists and illustrators to tell the stories that go untold by other media. Radio Ambulante covers Latin American life with stories of love and migration, youth and politics, the environment and families in extraordinary circumstances.
Origin: United States, with accents from all over Latin America.
This podcast is for all those passionate about archeology and paleontology, and 15 minutes a week is enough to better understand what we are. This is what National Geographic Spain proposes, from treasures found in the young country of Somaliland, through emerald mines in Egypt and the rock art of the Caspian Sea, to the history of the first settlers of Patagonia itself. This podcast is presented with rigor and (a lot of) informative spirit by Francesc Gascó and José Priego.
This podcast is probably the most famous in Colombia, and as its title mentions, Diana Uribe is a Colombian historian who has managed to captivate thousands of people with her audios full of emotion and interesting facts. In this podcast they tell stories, talk about culture, travel, peace and music, addressing topics of general interest and for all kinds of adult audiences. The podcast is actually the continuation of a work of more than 20 years in Colombian radio, taking it to digital platforms such as Spotify or Audible, expanding more and more the interest in "general culture".
Surely throughout the day you have 20 minutes. Think about it. Maybe it's on that commute you take on public transportation, in your car or on a walk. Maybe while you're cooking or before you go to sleep. Choose the moment and this podcast promises to help you understand yourself and them better. Entiende tu mente is a psychology podcast that, in an entertaining way, tells you how the mind works. With the voices of Molo Cebrián -podcaster and psychology student-, Luis Muiño -Psychologist and one of the best-known disseminators of this subject in Spain- and Mónica González -Coach and university professor-.
If you already have an advanced level in Spanish, you will be able to easily understand and use this tool that will improve your listening and comprehension quickly. The podcasts to learn advanced Spanish that we have selected are the next ones.
On Twitter and other social networks, when someone shares a thread it means they're going to dig deeper. It's telling us to prepare for analysis, context, history and more. For the creators, El hilo is all of those things: an invitation to create conversation and deeper understanding about the most important news in Latin America. Each Friday, the hosts speak with journalists, Vice News reporters, contributors from U.S. National Public Radio and the region's most trusted expert voices. What happened and where is the news going?
Origin: Latin America
One of the most famous podcasts in Mexico, Ricardo Perez and Slobotzky get to "cotorrear" as usual, but now they are recording it. Every Wednesday they bring out a new episode, talking about strange news, curious facts, hilarious anecdotes and relieving the navel of the week. Recommended for those people who enjoy listening to people for no special reason, just to sit back and laugh a little, with an extra Mexican touch.
In this podcast we talk about Stoicism, stoic figures and stoic exercises to improve your life and your resilience in the face of adversity. This podcast requires great control and language skills throughout the audios, as it addresses topics that can be complicated even for native Spanish speakers. However, there is no reason to be discouraged, the Spanish of this podcast is quite neutral and you can understand all the words, and we recommend it for people interested in philosophy, different types of resilience, personal, mental and spiritual growth.
Native speakers can sometimes speak very fast, which makes it harder to understand, but you don't have to worry as you can often set the podcasts to a slower speed to make it easier to follow.
It would be a good idea, especially in the beginning, to focus on the podcasts and do nothing else. If you don't have a lot of time, it is better to listen to a single podcast attentively rather than listening to many in the background, also keep in mind that your subconscious is learning with you.
If you already understand a lot, but still have trouble with vocabulary, stop the podcasts and look up the words. It's best to write them down so you can look at them again later and internalize them.
And now we hope you have fun listening and learning!