Notes in Spanish Blog
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss life after Peak Oil, and the fascinating Transition Town initiative that is sweeping through the UK and beyond, promising
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss the Moorish reign in Spain, and the clear influences we can see in Spanish life and culture today.
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at the strange world of coincidences and discuss whether it is all down to probability and statistics, or whether
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss ways of saving ourselves from information overload on the internet, and in life in general.
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina talk about cooking, the typical Spanish dish Cocido (made with garbanzos – chickpeas), and its historical origins.
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at why Unesco is choosing to bring Flamenco and Catalonia’s human castles under its umbrella, as well as other
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss the changes brought about by the 2011 full smoking ban in Spanish bars, restaurants, and other public places, and
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss a recent trip to a ‘centro comercial’ (and the horror awaiting in the toilets!), and examine the rise and
“If I had my way, I would ditch the textbook curriculum and just use the wonderful materials that you have worked so hard to produce!”
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at a major breakdown in Spanish air traffic control in December, and how it lead to measures not seen
This beautiful flower, springing up all over the sierras north of Madrid recently as the summer weather gives way to autumn, is called a quitameriendas,
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at the unlikely mix of Japanese Zen meditation and Catholicism in Spain, and examine the fascinating life of Santa
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss emmigration from Spain over the last century, how it affected Marina’s family directly, and whether it is really about
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at how the press manipulates us, with a real-world example from Madrid.
Today we have a special guest post from one of our listeners, Andrew, on how to make the most of Children’s books, stories, videos and
3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Spanish Today! Number One: Fun Spanish TV! We were recently asked to recommend a Spanish TV show,
[Download MP3] The ‘Real Academia’ recently changed the Spanish language (a little bit…), and some people are up in arms about it!
[Download MP3] Today, Ben and Marina look at how the nature/nurture debate actually begins in the womb, and how it can have a bearing on
[Download MP3] In this first episode of Season Two, Ben and Marina discuss the entrepreneurial spirit in Spain, how it reflects the national character, and
[Download MP3] In this episode, Ben and Marina talk about how the art of complimenting a lady in the street has changed to sexual harrassment,