Notes in Spanish Gold

Ben Curtis and Marina Diez, Notes in Spanish

Learn Real Spanish with Real Conversations for Advanced and Intermediate Learners

  • 22 minutes 32 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.24 - Supersticiones

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

    13 February 2013, 5:30 am
  • 23 minutes 33 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.23 - De Libros…

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

    6 February 2013, 5:00 am
  • 27 minutes 59 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.22 - Impacto Cero

    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

    30 January 2013, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 47 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.21 - Velocidad

    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

    23 January 2013, 5:00 am
  • 24 minutes 22 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.20 - Colon

    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

    16 January 2013, 5:00 am
  • 25 minutes 10 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.19 - Pueblos en Transicion

    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

    9 January 2013, 5:00 am
  • 22 minutes 19 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.18 - Guernica

    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

    2 January 2013, 5:00 am
  • 25 minutes 31 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.17 - Al Andalus

    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

    26 December 2012, 5:00 am
  • 23 minutes 38 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.16 - Coincidencias

    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

    19 December 2012, 5:00 am
  • 24 minutes 16 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.15 - Atontados

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

    12 December 2012, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 52 seconds
    NIS-Gold2-ep.14 - Sorolla

    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

    5 December 2012, 5:00 am
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