For some reason podcasts in Spanish are really hard to find (at least in the US) for either adults or kids. But if you, like me, live in a relatively monolingual area and want to maintain your Spanish (or expose your kids to more Spanish), then this list is for you. I’ve compiled below all the Spanish podcasts, audio stories, audio books and more. I haven’t personally listened to each and every one of them, but I hope you’ll be able to find some that work for you. And, of course, if you have any suggested additions, those are always welcome!
Podcasts and Online Radio
Audio Stories on Spotify
- I’ve put together a playlist of Spanish audio stories for kids on Spotify (you can also just search for cuentos infantiles and there are a surprising amount of options).
- Audio Stories and Audiobooks on Amazon
There are a variety of options available for free with an Audible trial membership.
And lots of other options here.
Podcasts for Adults
- Radio Ambulante – This is part of NPR’s podcast selection and is very similar to their English offerings.
- La sexta nominada – This one is for a very specific audience who wants to hear people discussing the latest film award ceremonies and is in part devoted to their “fanatismo por los Oscars.”
- El Quijote del siglo XXI – Literally just El Quijote read aloud, with some bonus content relating to the broadcast.
- Audiria – These are more for Spanish learners than native speakers, but there is a new Spanish podcast every day, so that’s cool! Each one is tagged on the basis of language complexity, which is helpful. FluentU has compiled other similar podcasts for Spanish learners, in case that’s what you’re looking for.
- Radioshow – This is another one for a specific group of listeners where the hosts recommend music and entertainment that is a little off the beaten path.
- HistoCast – If you’re into history and listening to people talk about historical topics, then this might be for you.
- Campamento Krypton – Listen to four Spanish friends discuss everything from comic books to teen idols and more.
- El Programa de Sita Abellan – Spanish Host Miguel Agnes discusses and debates a wide variety of topics.
- Los hermanos podcast – This one is all about Spanish pop culture and is hosted, interestingly, by a professor in childhood education and a reporter and author from Madrid.
- Vuelo 180 – It’s hard to say what this podcast is exactly about, but they delve into lots of interesting topics with a humorous twist. One of the most recent episodes is all about “los uesei,” (uesei! uesei! uesei!) which to them means giant cheeses, rainbow colored wigs, baseball and more.
- La Rosa de los Vientos – Known as one of Spain’s most classic podcasts (which I guess means it’s more than 2 years old), la Rosa deals with history, science, nature and more.
- Latino USA – This one is actually in English, with some Spanish/Spanglish thrown in, but its intended audience is mainly Latinos in the USA (hence the name).
- Bilingual Avenue – This one is also in English, but is aimed at offering advice as parents navigate the challenges of raising bilingual or multilingual kids.
That’s all I’ve got! Do you have any others to add?
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