Intermediate Spanish

Engaging, natural, slow-paced Spanish conversation

  • 29 podcasts

  • Intermediate

  • 6 hours

What’s included

If you’ve covered the basics, but still find full speed native Spanish conversation a struggle, this is the course for you. Join Rob, Lis and guests over 29 podcasts (and counting!), as they chat in 100% Spanish about all sorts of topics. You’ll hear the Spanish as it’s actually spoken today, and will learn colloquialisms and slang that are sure to impress.

You can listen to the podcast audio for free, and upgrade your membership to follow along with transcripts, check your comprehension with our translations, and take quizzes and exercises to practise and consolidate what you have learned.

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  • Transcription

    Full transcriptions of every word spoken

  • Translation

    Complete Spanish to English translation, so you don’t miss a thing

  • Exercises

    Test your comprehension and learn new phrases

Podcasts overview

Intermediate 28: Uber

We talk about our experience with Uber, and what the future might hold for them and the “gig economy”

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16:51

Intermediate 26: News

Why do we follow the news? Does it make us good global citizens, or is it merely entertainment? Rob and Lis discuss this and more.

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14:37

Intermediate 25: Birthdays

We talk about birthdays, and how these are celebrated in Hispanic cultures. You’ll learn about Lis’s family’s birthday songs and traditions, why Rob is sick of birthday cake, and we talk about who exactly is responsible for planning your birthday!

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11:09

Intermediate 20: El viaje

We took some holidays recently (again – we do work sometimes, honest!), starting with a wedding in Toulouse, France. Here, we talk about our experience in a French (and Colombian) wedding.

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17:24

Intermediate 17: Vivir con los padres

According to recent statistics, 55% of Spanish people between 25-29 live at home with their parents – part of an increasing trend around Europe. Here, we talk about our experiences living with parents, as well as the pros and cons.

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12:31

Intermediate 14: Addiction

Do you think there’s such a thing as an “addictive personality”? Do you have one? Here, we discuss our various addictions, both good and bad.

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12:16

Intermediate 13: Pastimes

We talk about our “hobbies, pasatiempos, y aficiones” – do you know the difference? Do you have any hobbies or pastimes? Or, did you used to have some, but now regret dropping them?

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10:40

Intermediate 12: Markets

We recently started to shop in markets, rather than supermarkets, and have really come to appreciate them. We talk about the day we went shopping in our local market, and how it compares to the same experience in Colombia!

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11:17

Intermediate 11: Money

The grease that keeps our capitalist wheels turning, we talk about a topic which is more important for some people than others… What are some different ways you can talk about money?

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14:19

Intermediate 9: Coffee

We talk about the most popular drug in the world, not just Colombia! I’m talking, of course, about “el café” – coffee! We’re coffee addicts, and we’re not the only ones – we talk about other coffee addicts around the world, and the recent coffee aficionados.

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13:57

Intermediate 8: Sleep

How many hours do you sleep? Lots of people complain about and suffer from poor sleep, and we are no exception! We talk about our sleeping habits, and how these are affected by our “jornadas laborales”.

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13:14

Intermediate 7: Fashion

What is fashion? Is it about wearing and showing off expensive brands, or about combining your clothes with style? Well, I (Rob) don’t proclaim to know much about fashion, but that doesn’t stop me from having an opinion!

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13:36

Intermediate 6: White lies

We discuss “las mentiras piadosas” – white lies! A mentira piadosa literally means a “merciful” or “compassionate” lie, but do we usually end up in a “red de mentiras” (web of lies)?

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13:02

Intermediate 5: TV

Liz explains why TV is such a central part of a Latin American’s lifestyle! We cover “telenovelas” such as “Betty La Fea” (Ugly Betty), morning shows, reality TV, and the cult of celebrity. Somos adictos a la tele!

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14:33

Intermediate 4: Alcohol

Rob and Liz discuss a recent night of “juerga”, and the unfortunate consequences the next day! Spanish conversation around our experiences with alcohol, particularly the Colombian favourite “Aguardiente”…

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17:28

Intermediate 3: Plastic surgery

Would you consider getting plastic surgery? What part of your body would you reduce/tighten up/enlarge? We talk about “la cirugía plástica,” which is particularly popular in certain parts of Colombia, which brings people from all around the world.

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11:37

Intermediate 2

Liz interviews Rob, and finds out what it is that drives him to learn Spanish, and what makes him “Spanish Obsessed”!

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9:35

Intermediate 1

Hola, and welcome to Spanish Obsessed Intermediate! Here, we introduce ourselves: who we are, where we come from, what we do, and what we like to do.

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11:15