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For intermediate Spanish language learners (A2 - C2) Improve your Spanish language listening comprehension skills and immerse yourself in interesting conversations on a variety of different topics in Spanish (Mexico) spoken at a slower pace to increase understanding of oral language and build vocabulary. No grammar lessons, just stories. You can reach out to me via email: InterSpanishpodcast@gmail.com.Find the full episode transcripts here: https://interspanish.buzzsprout.com
 
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Yosemite National Park, one of the ecological treasures of the United States, is located in northern California. The seven square miles (18 sq km) Yosemite Valley is the most popular part of the park. The park features granite monoliths, waterfalls, streams, and Giant Sequoias. Yosemite National Park offers breathtaking views, incredible rock forma…
 
With cheerful red bracts and delicate yellow flowers framed against velvety green leaves, colorful poinsettias are an indisputable symbol of Christmas. In fact, poinsettias are the most commercially important potted plant in the world because of their endearing association with the December holiday season. But how did this warm-weather shrub native…
 
Traditional Mexican handcrafted toys are those made by artisans rather than manufactured in factories. The history of Mexican toys extends as far back as the Mesoamerican era, but many of the toys date to the colonial period. Many of these were introduced as teaching tools by evangelists and were associated with certain festivals and holidays. Thes…
 
In southern Mexico City, a gritty working-class neighborhood gives way to the famous canals of Xochimilco, Xochimilco is one of the most popular destinations in Mexico City, principally for the miles of waterways that run through the area, the last remnants of a vast water transport system built by the Aztecs, which have led to it being dubbed the …
 
The Mexican Revolution was a complex and bloody conflict that arguably spanned two decades, and in which 900,000 people lost their lives. The Revolution began with a call to arms on 20th November 1910 to overthrow the current ruler and dictator Porfirio Díaz. Díaz was an ambitious president, keen to develop Mexico into an industrial and modernized …
 
November 11 is Veteran's Day in the United States and it is celebrated every November, Veterans Day honors all who have served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and it is an opportunity to publicly commemorate the contributions of living veterans and to show appreciation toward them. For much of the rest of the …
 
A dedication to the deceased Day of the Dead (Dia De Muertos) has its origins in the pre-Hispanic cultures of Latin America, and it is a Mexican holiday that honors deceased family members, friends, and ancestors. It is a two-day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create "ofrendas" (Offerings) to honor their departed family members…
 
Columbus Day celebrations in the United States – meant to honor the legacy of the man credited with “discovering” the New World – are almost as old as the nation itself. The earliest known Columbus Day celebration took place on Oct. 12, 1792, on the 300th anniversary of his landing. But since the 1990s, a growing number of states have begun to repl…
 
While wildfires are a natural part of California’s landscape, the fire season in California and across the West is starting earlier and ending later each year. Climate change is considered a key driver of this trend. Warmer spring and summer temperatures, reduced snowpack, and earlier spring snowmelt create longer and more intense dry seasons that …
 
Independence Day (Día de la Independencia) is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the “cry of independence” on September 16, 1810, which started a revolt against Spanish rule. Independence Day celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) in the town of Dolores, in the north-central par…
 
Twenty years ago, the nation watched transfixed as planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. The events of that day forever transformed the country. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks, including the…
 
Owls have also long been viewed as harbingers of bad luck and even death. One myth tells us that bad luck will befall anyone who hears an owl hoot three times. Another wild myth claims that owls are the only creatures that can live with ghosts. Since long before the first Halloween, witches have been linked to owls. The Romans and Greeks once belie…
 
Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’ Loss of vital pollinators, due in part to temperature extremes and fluctuations, could have dire consequences for ecosystems and agriculture. Bumblebees, among the most important pollinators, are in trouble. Fuzzy and buzzy, they excel at spreading pollen and fertilizing many types of wild f…
 
The La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California have fascinated scientists and visitors for over a century, and today, this area is the only actively excavated Ice Age fossil site found in an urban location in the world! Over the last 50,000 years, Ice Age animals, plants, and insects were trapped in sticky asphalt, which preserved them for us to f…
 
The federal prison on Alcatraz Island in the chilly waters of California’s San Francisco Bay housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. Among those who served time at the maximum-security facility were the notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone (1899-1947) and murderer Robert “Bird…
 
The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic structure connecting the city of San Francisco to Marin County, California. It spans almost two miles across the Golden Gate, the narrow strait where San Francisco Bay opens to meet the Pacific Ocean. The dream of connecting San Francisco to its northern neighbors became a reality when construction commenced in 1…
 
Mummies in Mexico?! Yes! The expressions on the faces of the mummies of Guanajuato show the terror they felt when they awoke in coffins and realized they had been buried alive. The Mexican mummies you see in the Guanajuato mummy museum all share a horrifying story. What is the story behind the Guanajuato mummies? The year was 1833. The place, Guana…
 
The state of Guanajuato is located in the northern-central region of the República Mexicana (Mexican Republic). Its historical significance is so great for the country, that each of its corners tells a formidable story. It's known for its silver mining history and colonial architecture. Its network of narrow streets, alleyways, and tunnels is typif…
 
This a special episode to celebrate my 10th episode, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all my audience for the unexpected success and for allowing me to reach out to you wherever you are in the world. Trust in yourself and believe you too, can reach your goals! You will find the full transcript at https://interspanish.buzzsprout.com…
 
Mexico is a country known worldwide for its deep-rooted cultural traditions, and legends, which balance between reality and fiction. The legends of the colonial era are stories that have an important cultural message since they are enriched by components of the folklore of the Spanish colonies in America. Generations of Mexican children have grown …
 
Racial segregation of Mexican students in the California public school system during the 1910s and 1920s traces its origins to racial ideologies of Anglo-Saxon superiority from the 19th century. “The Eugenics Movement”, an applied ideology of improving the genetic traits and quality of the human population strongly advocated superiority and inferio…
 
The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, California, has been the site of so many gruesome suicides, grisly murders, and unexplained deaths. In addition to the number of guests who have passed while visiting the Cecil, at least two serial killers have stayed at this notorious hotel during their sprees, making it the kind of place where you just might sleep …
 
Teotihuacán is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub valley of the Valley of Mexico, which is located in the State of Mexico, 40 kilometers (25 mi) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. Teotihuacán is known today as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas. Teotihuacán…
 
It’s fitting that the Hollywood Sign, the worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry, was conceived as an outdoor ad campaign for a suburban housing development called “Hollywoodland.” After all, despite the high profile of the film biz, real estate has always been Hollywood’s primary economic driver. Although the Sign’s appearance and purpose …
 
The historic center of Mexico City also known as Centro Histórico is the central neighborhood in Mexico City, Mexico, focused on Zócalo or main plaza and extending in all directions for a number of blocks, with its farthest extent being west to the Alameda Central. This is where the Spaniards began to build what is now modern Mexico City in the 16t…
 
We are turning our beautiful Ocean into a plastic soup. About 8 million tons of plastic enter the sea every year, and if we do not change, we face a future with more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. Our plastic addiction and waste mismanagement are condemning countless marine birds and animals to death by entanglement or poisoning. From the …
 
Today we will take a narrative tour through the central California valley and visit Piedras Blancas, home to the Northern Elephant seals, you will learn about the history and habits of these extraordinary animals. Starting in the 1700s, the maritime fur trade of the Pacific Northwest depleted nearly all species of marine mammals including sea otter…
 
Welcome to the first episode of InterSpanish, my name is Ana Perales. Immerse yourself in interesting conversations on a variety of different topics in Spanish (Mexico) spoken at a slower pace to increase understanding and build vocabulary. For intermediate Spanish language learners. Today we will talk about the difference between learning a first …
 
Bienvenido a InterSpanish - Intermediate Spanish conversations podcast, I am very pleased that you found this show and are ready to bring your Spanish language learning journey to another level. My name is Ana Perales and I was born in Mexico City, where I spent my childhood. During my adolescence, my family moved to California and that is where I …
 
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