Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spanish language podcasts?

I knew this was going to happen when I moved out of California, but I'm losing my Spanish. Boston doesn't have quite the concentration of Latinos that the San Francisco Bay Area does, and the only time I ever speak Spanish these days is with my roommate's Colombian nanny, and then it's only quick conversations about the weather or what the kids are doing. I'm hoping to join a visitation program for detained immigrants within a few months, but in the meantime I've decided to stop trying to make progress on any new languages and just try to hold on to what I have.

Does anyone know of a good advanced-level podcast in Latin American (preferably Central American) Spanish? I still listen to my old Puerta del Sol audiomagazines, but they're mostly in Castilian Spanish, as is the only advanced-level free podcast I've found on iTunes, Notes in Spanish. I'd love a news-oriented, NPR-type podcast that features native speakers at normal speed and vocabulary, rather than something oriented for language learners. If anyone out there has recommendations, please pass them on!

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Language Lover said...

Thank you for the comment! Perhaps I'll have something about Sinhalese or Tamil one day :)

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