Notes in Spanish Advanced

Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class... Now with transcript pages and worksheets! Visit notesinspanish.com for details. See our Notes in Spanish Intermediate podcast too!

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Ben and Marina bring you podcasts in high level Spanish covering culture, news, conversation, and all the cool words they never teach you in class...
Language
šŸ‡ŖšŸ‡ø Spanish
last modified
2019-05-23 07:00
last episode published
2018-11-07 11:28
publication frequency
54.29 days
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Notes in Spanish Advanced author  
Ben Curtis owner  
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Number of Episodes
86
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
7.11.2018

NIS Advanced News Update

A quick news update to let you know about our new Advanced podcast, Notes in Spanish Conversations. Sign up for the new podcast feed at notesinspanish.com
16.04.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 20 - Homenaje a Madrid

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
9.04.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 19 - El Arte de Relajarse

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
19.03.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 18 - Generacion Movil

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
12.03.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 17 - La Etiqueta en EspaƱa

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.
5.03.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 16 - Saludos EspaƱoles

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
26.02.2018

NIS Advanced Season 2 - 15 - El Amor Por Los Idiomas

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
19.02.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 14 - Paco de Lucia

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.
12.02.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 13 - Como Sobrevivir el Siglo 21

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
5.02.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 12 - CataluƱa

Ben and Marina discuss CataluƱa, 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
29.01.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 11 - NiƱos felices, paƭs feliz.

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
22.01.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 10 - Horarios Locos

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.
15.01.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 09 - Musicofilia

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.
8.01.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 08 - Cocido

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
1.01.2018

NIS Advanced S2 - 07 - La jungla en la ciudad

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
20.12.2017

NIS Advanced S2 - 06 - El Camarero Honesto

Ben and Marina discuss the odd rituals of Spanish restaurants: customer service, begging for 'la cuenta', tipping, and honest waiters. Plus the 'simpa' and BenĀ“s related confession. See notesinspanish.com for the worksheets.
18.12.2017

NIS Advanced S2 - 05 - Un Mundo Bio

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
11.12.2017

NIS Advanced S2 - 04 - Un Oasis de Silencio

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.c...
4.12.2017

NIS Advanced Season S2 - 03 - EspaƱa Globalizada

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
27.11.2017

NIS Advanced S2 - 02 - La Vida Sin Muerte

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.co...
20.11.2017

NIS Advanced S2 - 01 - Minimalismo y Felicidad

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
29.05.2008

NIS Advanced 096 - Los Bomberos

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/workshe...
22.05.2008

NIS Advanced 095 - Adopciones

We discuss adoptions in Spain, and a recent terrible case from Argentina. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
15.05.2008

NIS Advanced 094 - Ser Mujer en la Epoca de Franco

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.
8.05.2008

NIS Advanced 093 - Plagas

What happens when rats take over an entire region in India? See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
1.05.2008

NIS Advanced 092 - Las Olimpiadas de China

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.
13.03.2008

NIS Advanced 091 - El Movil

Mobile phone madness in the Metro, golfing in bed, and those infernal ring tones. See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
6.03.2008

NIS Advanced 090 - La Oficina

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.
28.02.2008

NIS Advanced 089 - El Camino

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.
21.02.2008

NIS Advanced 088 - La Canada Real

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.
14.02.2008

NIS Advanced 087 - Notes from Spain

When a blog post went very very wrong! - See NotesinSpanish.com to pick up the accompanying transcript/worksheet.
21.12.2007

NIS Adv 086 - Feliz Navidad

Happy Christmas from Notes in Spanish! Today we have a special festive episode for you! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
14.12.2007

NIS Adv 085 - La de la verguenza

Fighting to pay in bars and restaurants in Spain, and never eating the last croqueta. See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
6.12.2007

NIS Adv 084 - Vegetarianismo en EspaƱa

Marina talks to Yolanda and Elena about the tricky job of being a vegetarian in Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the accompanying worksheet.
30.11.2007

NIS Adv 083 - Trafico

Is the collapse of all conventional traffic systems near?See notesinspanish.com for more details and to pick up the transcript/worksheet
24.11.2007

NIS Adv 082 - Blog de la Miss

Ben and Marina talk to Arturo, who wrote the famous Blog de la Miss... see notesinspanish.com for details and accompanying worksheet.
5.10.2007

NIS Adv 081 - La PsicologiĀ­a de Volar

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.
28.09.2007

NIS Adv 080 - El Sistema Educativo

Ben and Marina talk to Marina\\\'s sister Marta about the Spanish education system and cheating inĀ  exams! See notesinspanish.com to pick up the accompanying worksheet.
21.09.2007

NIS Adv 079 - PoliciĀ­a Armada

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.
14.09.2007

NIS Adv 078 - Silvia, Bolivia y Madrid

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.
7.09.2007

NIS Adv 077 - La Muerte de la Siesta

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.
19.05.2007

NIS Adv 076 - Jornada de 4 horas a la semana

Do you suffer from information overload?! Here are some tips that are helping to reduce ours! See notesinspanish.com for a full transcript/worksheet.
13.05.2007

NIS Adv 075 - Doreana y Argentina

Ben and Marina talk to their Argentinian friend Doreana about life in Argentina and Spain. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
4.05.2007

NIS Adv 074 - La Mili

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.
27.04.2007

NIS Adv 073 - Una Boda Multicultural

Antonio tells Marina about his multi-cultural wedding in Sevilla. See notesinspanish.com to pick up the transcription/worksheet.
8.04.2007

NIS Adv 072 - Las Misses

Scandal in the Miss Spain competition! See notesinspanish.com for more details and to download the worksheet/transcript.
30.03.2007

NIS Adv 071 - Sevilla

Marina talks to her ex-workmate Antonio about Seville. See notesinspanish.com for the full transcript/worksheet.
23.03.2007

NIS Adv 070 - Los Toros

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.
16.03.2007

NIS Adv 069 - Elisa

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.
10.03.2007

NIS Adv 068 - Violencia domestica

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.