Notes in Spanish Conversations

Notes in Spanish Conversations

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  • 12 minutes 14 seconds
    NIS Conversations - La Vida Es Yoga

    Ben and Marina discuss Marina's other life as a Yoga instructor, Ben's strangest ever class in Spanish, and why when your life is full up, you just have to say 'la vida es yoga'. Get the transcript at

    28 January 2019, 6:14 am
  • 13 minutes 16 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Mileuristas y Aristocratas

    Ben and Marina look at class distinctions in Spain, and how the 'new rich' has got as much to do with TV and Hola magazine as it has with being an aristocrat in Spain. Get the transcript at

    21 January 2019, 10:06 am
  • 11 minutes 23 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Camino de Santiago

    Ben and Marina discuss one of Marina's obsessions, the Camino de Santiago, our experience of it this summer, and how you can find it almost anywhere. Get the transcript at

    14 January 2019, 8:15 am
  • 11 minutes 36 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Idiomas - Bebes Contra Adultos

    Ben and Marina discuss the astonishing language-recognition and acquisition capabilities of babies, how this power drops off after puberty, and how we make up for this as adult learners. Get the transcripts at

    7 January 2019, 6:39 am
  • 11 minutes 39 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Locos Por El Deporte

    Ben and Marina discuss the Spanish newspaper Marca, it's astounding readership figures, and what it says about Spanish culture. We look at sport in Spain, and a day Marina shone on the basketball court. Get the transcript at

    31 December 2018, 6:34 am
  • 12 minutes 2 seconds
    NIS Conversations - 8 Arquetipos Espanoles

    Ben and Marina discuss one of their favourite films, 8 Apellidos Vasquos, and how it is filled with typical comedy archetypes, asking, how close are these to real-life Spain? Get the transcript at

    24 December 2018, 7:43 am
  • 11 minutes 23 seconds
    NIS Conversations - 7 Curiosidades Navideñas

    Ben and Marina discuss 7 Spanish Christmas curiosities that you may not be aware of - have you eaten cardo? Or been a victim of the 'día de los inocentes'? Get the transcript at

    17 December 2018, 8:03 am
  • 11 minutes 4 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Madrid Central

    Ben and Marina discuss 'Madrid Central', a new plan to reduce pollution in the centre of Madrid. We look at why it has taken so long and the link with Spanish politics and the Spanish character. Get the transcript at

    10 December 2018, 6:13 am
  • 12 minutes 12 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Vamos a Jugar

    Ben and Marina discuss play, and why it is so important in both children's and adults' lives, plus how difficult it can be for adults to just let go and have a fun, purpose-less time. Get the transcript at

    3 December 2018, 6:04 am
  • 10 minutes 44 seconds
    NIS Conversations - Espanoles Longevos

    Ben and Marina discuss news that the Spanish will soon surpass the Japanese in life-expectancy. We look at the reasons why, from diet, to culture, and way of life. Pick up the transcript at

    26 November 2018, 5:49 am
  • 10 minutes 40 seconds
    NIS Conversations - La Vendimia

    Ben and Marina discuss a wonderful picnic in the vineyards south of Madrid, to celebrate the 'vendimia', the grape harvest. Get the transcript for today's audio at

    19 November 2018, 8:28 am
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