[Download MP3] Ben and Marina talk about how superstitious the Spanish are, and some of Spain’s favourite superstitions.
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina look at the reading habits of the Spanish, and what it tells us about the Spanish today.
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina try to live a no-impact week, and discover that rubbish is one of the biggest problems in their lives!
[Download MP3] Ben and Marina discuss the reasons for, and attitudes towards, the new speed reduction on Spanish highways, and how it doesn’t fit in
[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
[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
[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.
[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,
[Download MP3] Marina talks about her new job as ‘Presidenta’… the worst job in Spain? Plus, in the analysis section, we look at the fastest
[Download MP3] Marina talks to her friend Ines about a unique way of going on holiday, el intercambio de casa.
[Download MP3] Ben learns to draw, and develops the right side of his brain, which is responsible for more than we imagine!