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Ep19 Cherry Radford talks about her love of Flamenco

This is the second episode dedicated to writers drawing their inspiration from Spain. Cherry Radford talks about why she loves flamenco dancing, how she integrated it into her…

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Discovering Spanish: Eramos pocos y parió la abuela

I can’t say that this episode has foul language, but I might be in danger of crossing a fine Spanish line. As with everything, there’s not really anything…

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Ep18 Caroline Angus-Baker and the Valencian Flood

Today’s episode kicks off the mini-series on novels set in Spain. I talk to Caroline Angus-Baker author of  Blood in the Valencian Soil, Vengeance in the Valencian Water and…

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Discovering Spanish Authors: Miguel Delibes

Today’s episode is different from other Friday podcasts. As next Tuesday we start our mini-series on fiction books set in Spain by English-speaking writers, I thought I’d dedicate…

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Ep17 Pablo Jáuregui and the Future of Science in Spain

The star of this week’s show is Science, with a capital S, or more specifically, Physics and Astronomy. Back in 2002 Pablo Jáuregui was faced with the audacious…

Ande yo caliente riase la gente

Discovering Spanish. Ande yo caliente, ríase la gente.

I really hope you’re enjoying this series of Discovering Spanish podcasts because I’m having a really interesting time creating them. I’m learning phrases I’d never used before, and…

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Ep 16 Ivor R Tamplin and the Music Improvisation Scene in Madrid

Ivor R Tamplin brings us closer to the experimental music scene. He tells us about the unique, intimate experiences him and the musicians in Raras Músicas create, using…

perro ladrador poco mordedor

Discovering Spanish. Perro ladrador, poco mordedor.

Today’s episode is dedicated to phrases and proverbs featuring animals. They’re also wonderful expressions that rhyme. This is something I’ve realised about Spanish proverbs: a lot of them…

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Galician Food

This is a guest blog post by Allison Brauer, a foodie in Europe. You can hear Allison narrate the post in the Spain Uncovered episode Craig Briggs and…

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Ep.15 Craig Briggs and Rural Galicia

This episode is dedicated to Galicia, well, to a small area of the region. Craig Briggs talks about the Ribeira Sacra, where he lives and later on in…

Discovering Spanish. De perdidos al río.

De perdidos al río is a favourite one amongst Spanglish circles. Its literal translation is “From lost to the river” and there’s even a book with that title,…

Ep.14 Paul Read and the Forgotten Stories of Spain

In this episode, Paul Read (aka the Gazpacho Monk) talks about the parallels between what was happening in Spanish society in the 1930s, just before the Civil War,…

nos van a dar las uvas

Discovering Spanish. Nos van a dar las uvas.

“They’re going to give us the grapes.” This phrase doesn’t really make much sense if you don’t know a bit about Spanish customs. We’re not talking about any…

Ep.13 Emilio J Perez and the Changing Urban Landscape in Valencia

Today’s show features an interview with architect Emilio J Perez. You can see some of his work on his website Espacios de Relación and in the Mojuru website–…

Discovering Spanish. Me tienes frito.

This is the first episode of the Discovering Spanish with Spain Uncovered series. The episodes are all in Spanish, but the corresponding posts are in English. Enjoy! I…