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April 16, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss what makes Madrid so magical - its lively plazas, classic neighbourhoods, bars and terraces, restaurants and centuries-old architecture. Get the transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com
April 9, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss the art of relaxation, the 'sobremesa', walking, reading, watching films, our relaxation secrets and much more. See notesinspanish.com for the the full transcript/worksheet
March 19, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss the excessive use of smartphones and social networks in the younger generations, and what effect it can have on our minds, ability to reason, and even our democracy. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet
March 12, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss etiquette in Spain, covering Spanish punctuality, inviting people to your home in Spain, and how to be polite with food. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript and worksheet.
March 5, 2018
Ben and Marina talk about the endless ways of greeting people in Spain - should you shake hands, give two kisses, a hug, or a combination of all of them? Get the full transcript and worksheet at notesinspanish.com
February 26, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss a new device that translates real time conversations into different languages on the go, and ask if it's the end of language learning - no way! See Notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet
February 19, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss Paco de Lucia, the famous flamenco guitarist who took this very Spanish music onto the international stage. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheets.
February 12, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss why everyone is stressed these days, the number of things we have going on in life, the quantity of inputs overwhelming us all, and how to solve this 21st century problem. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com
February 5, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss Cataluña, and the wonders of Catalan cuisine, landscapes, restaurants, pueblos, and of course, the great city of Barcelona. Pick up the worksheets to accompany this podcast at notesinspanish.com
January 29, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss the idea that Denmark is the happiest country on earth because it brings up happy children that turn into happy adults. We examine how, and compare to Spain and the UK. Pick up the accompanying worksheet at notesinspanish.com
January 22, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss why Spain still has such a crazy timetable for shops, office work, meals, the roots of this problem in Franco's Spain, and if it can change. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheet/transcript for all episodes.
January 15, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss Musicophilia, life-changing moments and their relation to music, music in our lives, and musicality in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet for this audio.
January 8, 2018
Ben and Marina talk about Cocido, a typical dish from Madrid that Marina's dad would eat 5 days-a-week in post civil war Spain and is now considered high cuisine . See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet
January 1, 2018
Ben and Marina discuss the presence of wild animals in cities, comparing Spain to Africa and India, and the unfortunate fate of some wild boars in a town near Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet
December 20, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss the odd rituals of Spanish restaurants: customer service, begging for 'la cuenta', tipping, and honest waiters. Plus the 'simpa' and Ben´s related confession. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheets.
December 18, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss the surprising landscapes of Almeria, and what shocked them about the cultivation of fruit and vegetables there, compared to the Pyrenees. Plus organic food culture in Spain. Get the worksheets at notesinspanish.com
December 11, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss an article by Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about his stay in a Benedictine monastery, plus the rise of mindfulness in Spain, and the need for oases of peace in our busy world. Get the transcript/worksheet at notesinspanish.com
December 4, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss whether Spain is losing its wonderful Spanish-ness, especially in the restaurant sector. Is the family-run place a thing of the past? Get a full transcript of the conversation and much more in the worksheets at notesinspanish.com
November 27, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss the idea that by 2040 humans will be able to live forever, and the repercussions this would have in medicine, religion and all aspects of life as we know it. Get the full transcript/accompanying worksheet at www.notesinspanish.com
November 20, 2017
Ben and Marina discuss 'La Magia del Orden', a book that has changed their lives, and the relationship between living with minimal possessions and clutter, and our happiness. Pick up the worksheets with full transcript at www.notesinspanish.com
May 29, 2008
Marta worked in a UK school for a while this year, and her experiences highlight just why the Brits can be uptight and the Spanish much more relaxed! It's all about the firefighters! See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 22, 2008
We discuss adoptions in Spain, and a recent terrible case from Argentina. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 15, 2008
What was it like to be a young woman in Franco's times? Marina talks to the mother of a great friend. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 8, 2008
What happens when rats take over an entire region in India? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
May 1, 2008
As China prepares from the Olympics, protests erupt around the world. But are we all blameless these days? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
March 13, 2008
Mobile phone madness in the Metro, golfing in bed, and those infernal ring tones. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
March 6, 2008
Does any work get done in a Spanish office? And how do you cope with the boss? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
February 28, 2008
Marina talks to her friend Isabel about the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrims' route across Northern Spain followed by 50,000 people every year. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
February 21, 2008
Once a Royal cattle trail, this stretch of land just outside Madrid has turned into Europe's biggest shanty town. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
February 14, 2008
When a blog post went very very wrong! - See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
December 21, 2007
Happy Christmas from Notes in Spanish! Today we have a special festive episode for you! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
December 14, 2007
Fighting to pay in bars and restaurants in Spain, and never eating the last croqueta. See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
December 6, 2007
Marina talks to Yolanda and Elena about the tricky job of being a vegetarian in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet.
November 30, 2007
Is the collapse of all conventional traffic systems near?See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet
November 24, 2007
Ben and Marina talk to Arturo, who wrote the famous Blog de la Miss... see notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.
October 5, 2007
To what extent are the powers that be and the airline companies messing with our psychology when we catch a plane? See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet/transcript.
September 28, 2007
Ben and Marina talk to Marina\\\'s sister Marta about the Spanish education system and cheating in  exams! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
September 21, 2007
Gun crime is rising in the UK, but the police still don't carry guns! Is the tazer the answer? Check out notesinspanish.com for a full transcript on our accompanying worksheets.
September 14, 2007
Today we chat to Silvia, who moved to Madrid from Bolivia around 7 years ago after reading a very inspiring book... See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript on the accompanying worksheet.
September 7, 2007
Is the siesta really on its way out? What other changes is Europe forcing upon an unsuspecting Spain? See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the accompanying worksheets.
May 19, 2007
Do you suffer from information overload?! Here are some tips that are helping to reduce ours! See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
May 13, 2007
Ben and Marina talk to their Argentinian friend Doreana about life in Argentina and Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
May 4, 2007
Ben and Marina talk to Javi about 'la Mili' - the obligatory military service he undertook in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for details and to pick up the worksheet/transcript.
April 27, 2007
Antonio tells Marina about his multi-cultural wedding in Sevilla. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcription/worksheet.
April 8, 2007
Scandal in the Miss Spain competition! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to download the worksheet/transcript.
March 30, 2007
Marina talks to her ex-workmate Antonio about Seville. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
March 23, 2007
Marina and Ben discuss a new law in Spain aimed to protect some animals... but not all...See notesinspanish.com for more details and the full transcript/worksheet.
March 16, 2007
Marina talks to her mother, Elisa, about Elisa's mother's rather numerous family and times gone by.See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
March 10, 2007
Ben and Marina discuss the subject of domestic violence in Spain and beyond.See notesinspanish.com for details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
March 3, 2007
The ethics of tourism... see notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet and to comment.
February 23, 2007
Marina talks to Isabel, an expert in the conservation of natural resources. See notesinspanish.com for the transcript/worksheet.
February 17, 2007
How did you spend San Valentin this year? See notesinspanish.com for full detials and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
February 11, 2007
Bird flu is back on the agenda, who is going to benefit? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet for today's podcast.
February 3, 2007
Do you think it's OK to have twins at 67? The press does... see notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
January 26, 2007
What are the Spanish drinking these days? See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet...
January 19, 2007
Ben and Marina discuss Spain's most famous literary figure. See notesinspanish.com for details and to download the full transcript/worksheet.
January 12, 2007
Marina talks about an explosive New Years Eve that nearly ended in a riot!See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
January 5, 2007
It's sales time, and Ben is in trouble over his ageing wardrobe! See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
December 23, 2006
The other side of Christmas - keeping the families happy and avoiding divorce! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet.
December 12, 2006
Did you here the one about the snow in Lepe? See notesinspanish.com for full details and for the accompanying transcript worksheet.
November 30, 2006
Have you ever had a culture  shock at home or abroad? See notesinspanish.com for full details and the accompanying worksheet.
November 23, 2006
Is the diary a thing of the past? Will our grandchildren have photos to remember us by? See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the accompanying transcript and worksheet.
November 14, 2006
This week we discuss the increasing amount of surveillance and security measures in the UK, and other controls on our civil liberties. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to access the accompanying worksheet.
November 8, 2006
As people all over Spain gather at relatives' graves to celebrate All Saint's day, Marina and Ben take a walk in the park and discuss public holidays and strange naming conventions in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for full details and to pick up the worksheet and transcript.
October 30, 2006
Are we slaves to all the screens in our lives? See notesinspanish.com for full details and accompanying worksheet.
October 19, 2006
Ben and Marina discuss status anxiety amongst people in Spain and further afield. See notesinspanish.com for full details
October 5, 2006
Do you have any regrets in life? See Notes in Spanish.com for full details and to comment.
September 23, 2006
Ben and Marina discuss this weeks fashion show in Madrid. See notesinspanish.com for full details of this podcast.
September 13, 2006
Ben and Marina talk about the Gipsy population in Spain, the social problems they both face and create, and their contribution to Spanish culture. See notesinspanish.com for more details.
September 3, 2006
¡Sacando colores a Marina! Well, if she will insist on breaking the law ;) In fact it seems the whole country is at it - there are trapicheos all over the place these days! To download the worksheet and to comment, visit our new site at NotesinSpanish.com
August 25, 2006
Ben and Marina discuss the increasing problem of house burglaries in Spain, and the sometimes exaggerated measures being taken to prevent them.See notesfromspain.com for full details and to download the accompanying transcript and worksheet.
August 17, 2006
Marina interviews her father about a classic piece of Spanish history hidden in the garage, and a trip he'll never forget... See www.notesinspanish.com for full details...
August 10, 2006
Ben and Marina talk about a recent wedding in Galicia, and Spanish wedding customs in general. See www.notesfromspain.com for full details
July 27, 2006
Ben and Marina discuss the changes that come over Madrid in summer - loads of great vocab as usual. See notesfromspain.com for full details and to get the worksheet.
July 14, 2006
Marina interviews Pilar about moving from Madrid to the UK. See www.notesfromspain.com to get the accompanying worksheet and to comment.
June 30, 2006
Ben and Marina talk about tourism in Spain, and the Spanish view of different types of tourists from around the world. Comments in the notesfromspain.com forums!
June 22, 2006
Marina and Ben discuss the effect of the bikini on life in Spain after Franco died. See www.notesfromspain.com for more details.
June 11, 2006
Ben y Marina hablan de algunos choques culturales que han encontrado en España y Inglaterra. www.notesfromspain.com
May 23, 2006
Marina y Ben hablan de las cosas que no les gustan de España y Inglaterra.
May 11, 2006
Ben and Marina discuss the topic of dialects and language in Spain.
April 30, 2006
Marina and Ben talk about when to use tu or usted, and tipping in Spain.
April 20, 2006
Ben and Marina talk about the stereotypes associated with Spain and the Spanish. A transcript for this podcast with vocab and exercises is available via Notesfromspain.com
April 10, 2006
Flying home, and chatting about holidaying with kids in Spain.
March 28, 2006
Marina y Ben hablan de la inmigracion
March 20, 2006
Viviendo con los padres en España
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