Best Spanish Podcasts: 40+ Free Podcasts for Learning Spanish

After English, Spanish is the most popular foreign language people are learning online.

In this post, I've compiled a list of 42 of the best Spanish podcasts out there today, that cater to a wide range of ability levels.

Selection Criteria

There are hundreds of Spanish Learning Podcasts out there, so I picked the following list with quality in mind according to these guidelines:

  • Reviews: Are the iTunes reviews above average?
  • Active: Are new episodes being published?
  • Library: Is there a significant backlog of content to listen to?
  • Professionalism: Does the podcast have a website or other platform with their brand and supporting materials?
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Beginner Spanish Podcasts

(In no particular order)

1. Coffee Break Spanish

Number of Episodes: 200+

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Coffee Break Spanish is part of a series of educational podcasts produced by RLN (Radio Lingua Network) founded by Mark Pentleton, who also stars in the episodes.

Designed to occupy a typical coffee break (15-20 minutes) it teaches you all from the basics of Spanish all the way to the advanced levels through practical, conversational, and relevant dialogues.

This is not an immersive method, as there is a fair bit of English across the episodes.

Suitable for: Beginer to Advanced learners of Spanish

2. News in Slow Spanish (Beginner)

Number of Episodes: 565+

Produced by the language learning company Linguistica 360 these episodes feature the news in simple and slow Spanish, so any beginner Spanish learner can follow along.

Immerse yourself in an authentic environment and learn Spanish by listening to News in Slow Spanish.

Suitable for: Beginners who wants to stay updated.

3. SpanishPod101

Number of Episodes: 750+

The Pod101/Class101 series produced by Innovative Languages features a ton of content from beginner to advanced Spanish.

The free podcast (and YouTube channel) has a ton of content, but if you want full access you'll need to subscribe to their premium service.

Great little fun dialogues with a teacher and a student (typically someone who is quite good at Spanish.)

Suitable for: all levels of Spanish learners who wants to get access to a large library of lessons.

4. Eat Your Spanish: A Spanish Learning Podcast for Kids and Families

Number of Episodes: 25+

I really like the idea of this podcast, that invites the whole family to be part of the Spanish learning. Hosted by Evan and Vanessa, this podcast is fun for the whole family!

And with over 150 positive ratings, it seems like everyone else is loving it too.

Suitable for: Learning Spanish from scratch with your kids

5. Spanish Lessons with Pablo

Number of Episodes: 85+

Learn beginner Spanish with native Castillian Spanish speaker Pablo. He breaks down key concepts in English, and then repeats them in Spanish so you can learn quickly.

He also has a number of episodes on cognates, which are words you can easily learn as an English native speaker.

Suitable for: Beginners who wants to learn from a native Castillian Spanish speaker.

6. Conversations in Spanish & Other Languages

Number of Episodes: 65+

This is a great Spanish podcast for being a fly on the wall in a typical Spanish conversation. It's not for complete beginners, but the speed and vocabulary is slightly simplified so most upper beginners and beyond will get a lot out of it.

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The podcast also has guests from around the world so you get ot hear different Spanish dialects.

Unfortunately the show is on a brief hiatus at the moment (January 2020) but there are still 65+ episodes you can enjoy for now.

Suitable for: upper beginenrs and beyond.

7. Learn Spanish Con Salsa

Number of Episodes: 65+

Tamara Marie LOVES Latin Spanish music, and has developed a method to use her passion as a tool for learning and teaching the language.

Bonus fact: Tamara was a guest on my own podcast!

Suitable for: Beginner to Intermediate learners who want to use music to learn Spanish with.

8. Aprueba el DELE

Number of Episodes: 5+

Sergio Delgado used to publish a bite-size podcast called “Learn Spanish Beginner” (you can still listen to the 65+ episodes there!)

Now he's started a new podcast, which helps anyone prepare for and improve their results in the DELE exam (The Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera)

Suitable for: Anyone above the beginner level who wants to do better in the DELE exam.

9. Accelerated Spanish: Learn Spanish online the fastest and best way

Number of Episodes: 340+

Master of Memory Timothy Moser teaches you Spanish in the fastest possible way by using timeless memory techniques, like memory palaces, mnemonics and other tips and tricks up his sleeve.

Note: A lot of this podcast is explained in English, unlike many of the other podcasts in this list. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but if you want a purely immersive podcast this is not it.

Suitable for: Beginners who want to learn Spanish fast using clever memory techniques

10. Podcast en Spanish (PES) – Learn Spanish as a Second Language

Number of Episodes: 150+

This podcast, rated 4.6 with over 65 iTunes reviews is entirely in Spanish and features content suitable for upper beginners all the way through the advanced levels.

Each episode is clearly labelled (Upper Beginner, Intermedio, and Avanzado), and you can find over 150 episodes to enjoy.

Suitable for: Learners of all levels who wants an immersive-style podcast with good variety.

11. The Language Tutor Spanish with Dr. Danny Evans

Number of Episodes: 65+

Dr. Danny Evans is the Language Tutor, and in this podcast he teaches beginner Spanish.

There is a fair amount of English in this podcast, to help beginners understand all the grammar cconcepts, so don't expect a fully immersive podcast from this – but a great resource nonetheless, especially for beginners.

Suitable for: Beginners

12. AP Spanish Literature

Number of Episodes: 35+

This literary podcast hosted by Carina Padilla, is entirely in Spanish and helps students understand the complex texts that are required readings of the AP Spanish Literature Course from the College Boards.

Suitable for: Upper Beginner+ Students in AP Spanish Literature, or fans of Spanish Literature.

13. Latin ELE Speaking Spanish for Beginners

Number of Episodes: 14+

LatinELE also host an intermediate podcast, which you can see below.

This is a relatively new podcast, with just over a dozen episodes but it has received tremendous feedback already.

18 ratings and a perfect 5.0 score on iTunes.

Suitable for: Beginners who wants to learn Latin American Spanish.

14. Talking in Spanish

Number of Episodes: 70+

This podcast features mini-episodes of a few minutes long, so theres' no excuse to not listen to at least one episode daily.

Each episode explains one or a few related concepts that you can immediately use in your Spanish.

The lessons uses English to help teach the concepts, so it's beginner friendly.

Suitable for: Beginners who want a quick and easy Spanish learning fix.

15. Spanish Made Simple: Your Daily Dose of Español

Number of Episodes: 74+

This bite-sized podcast features a new episode every day, so it's a great one to have in your subscriptions.

Mark Barnes, the teacher provides the word of the day, the verb of the day with its conjugations in the present tense, and the phrase(s) of the day.

Suitable for: Beginner learners who wants a daily short podcast to listen to.

Best Spanish Podcasts for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

Great – you've mastered the beginner levels of Spanish! Here's a list of intermediate and advanced podcast you can move on to.

16. Duolingo Spanish Podcast

Number of Episodes: 50+

The Duolingo Spanish Podcast is an extremely high-quality podcast produced by Martina Castro, who is the co-founder of NPR's Radio Ambulante.

As part of Duolingo, the episodes feature life stories from a huge variety of Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

In simplified vocabulary and slightly slowed down the listener hears authentic stories, followed by a brief summar in English.

Great, immersive experience (and fascinating stories, too!)

17. Spanish with Vicente

Number of Episodes: 25+

For Intermediate or Advanced learners of Spanish Vicente has created these excellent episodes.

As you can imagine, at this level everything is in Spanish.

Great for immersion and improving, if you're already intermediate or beyond.

18. Charlas Hispanas: Aprende Español

Number of Episodes: 75+

Short, to-the-point episodes about Latin American Spanish and life in Latin America.

Best for Spanish learners with a bit of experience, the episodes feature speakers from Colombia, Mexico, and Peru so you can learn a variety of different accents from Latin America.

19. Intermediate Spanish Podcast – Español Intermedio

Number of Episodes: 25+

If you find that your Spanish has reached the intermediate level, and you're ready for new challenges, try this Spanish-only podcast from Cesar.

Not recommended for beginners, as the level is quite high.

20. Podcast para aprender español

Number of Episodes: 835+

Roy takes you on a diary on of Spanish spanning over 800 bite-sized episodes.

With clear pronunciation and a slightly reduced speed, you'll quickly undersatnd and enjoy this podcast.

Suitable for: Intermediate listeners and Beyond

21. Hablamos español – Mas Que Siesta (learn spanish, aprender español)

Number of Episodes: 45+

Borja Gazquez hosts a conversational spanish podcast with guests from all over the world.

The topics range range from customs, phrases, sayings, to debates contents, vocabulary, traditions, and differences/similarities.

Suitable for: Intermediate learners and beyond.

22. How to Spanish Podcast

Number of Episodes: 85+

This podcast features high-energy conversations about culture, language, and daily life stuff in a Mexican Spanish accent.

Their goal is to help your listening skills by discussing topics in a natural pace (but not too fast).

Suitable for: Mid-to-high intermediate Spanish learners with an interest in Mexican Spanish.

23. Podcast de gramática en español – Spanish Grammar

Number of Episodes: 100+

There aren't too many grammar-focussed spanish podcasts out there, so this one, produced by the same people who produce number 13 in this list, is great to see!

Suitable for: intermediate learners (B1+) who want to improve their listening skills and understanding of grammar.

24. Español Automático Podcast

Number of Episodes: 173+

Karo Martinez helps people improve their Spanish listening and speaking skills in over 170 episodes, drawing on her own experiences learning 4 foreign languages.

As she says: “Life doesn't have subtitles!” So the podcast is entirely in Spanish.

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced learners.

25. Learn Spanish online for free –

Number of Episodes: 170+

Join Vanessa and Alex in this interesting podcast, that helps you learn Spanish through a series of interesting episodes about history, culture, and language.

The podcast is entirely in Spanish and you can get supplementary materials on their website.

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced learners.

26. Learn spanish/ Aprende español [handyspanish]

Number of Episodes: 30+

Rocking a perfect 5/5 review rating from 5 reviews, Sara from helps you learn Spanish with these immersive episodes about the Spanish language, stories, culture, and much more.

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced learners, who want to improve their listening practice and be entertained.

27. Español con Juan – 1001 Reasons To Learn Spanish

Number of Episodes: 330+

Español con Juan helps intermediate and advanced learners learn vocabulary and grammar in context. There is a hugge lesson backlog to listen to and Juan is holding an amazing iTunes rating of 4.9 over 191 reviews!

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced learners, who want to improve their listening practice.

28. Españolistos | Learn Spanish With Spanish Conversations!

Number of Episodes: 175+

Españolistos is a Spanish language learning Podcast spoken in clear Latin American Spanish geared towards intermediate to advanced language learners.

The conversations are 99% in Spanish so you can focus on your listening comprehension.

The great part is that Nate is a non-native speaker, so the teacher Andrea sometimes jumps in and corrects any mistakes he makes.

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced learners

29. Notes in Spanish Advanced

Number of Episodes: 330+

The Notes in Spanish Advanced Podcast has been producing episodes since 2006!

The format is a native speaker (Marina) and non-native speaker (Ben) engaging in discussions about all sorts of real-life themes and stories.

With over 202 positive reviews, it's clearly well liked as well. You can also see their Spanish Beginner or Spanish Intermediate Podcast (no new episodes since 2008, but a nice backlog of 75+ episodes to enjoy)

Suitable for: Advanced learners who wants to improve their listening or conversational skills.

30. Latin ELE | Aprende Español – Learn Spanish

Number of Episodes: 30+

With a clear and well-paced pronunciation this podcast is a great resource for anyone interested in improving their Spanish (Latin American accent)

It's relatively new, but with episodes between 10-50 minutes there's a lot of content to enjoy already.

Suitable for: Intermediate learners interested in Latin American Spanish.

31. Latino Fluency Podcast

Number of Episodes: 20+

American Levi Flint interviews native Spanish speakers in interesting conversations, entirely in Spanish.

Suitable for: Intermediate and above learners looking for immersion-style content.

32. Se Habla Español

Number of Episodes: 125+

An interesting concept for a podcast, where the host reads the words of famous people in slightly slower and clearer Spanish.

With a rating of 4.9 (68 reviews) it's super well liked!

Suitable for: Intermediate and above learners who wants to immerse themselves.

33. Radio Ambulante

Number of Episodes: 130+

Radio Ambulante is an award-winning Spanish language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported Latin American and Latino stories.

This is probaly the most professional and well-produced podcast in this list.

If you want these stories, but at a slightly easier level check out the Lupa App, which takes the audio from Radio Ambulante and puts it next to an interactive transcript. You can read our full review of Lupa, here.

Suitable for: Advanced learners who wants to immerse themselves in native-level materials.

34. Spanishland School Podcast

Number of Episodes: 187+

With episodes roughly 10 minutes long, you are invited to a fun and concise lesson, conducted by the Colombian Spanish native teacher Andrea.

Perfect for escaping the intermediate plateau.

Suitable for: Intermediate to advanced Spanish students.

35. Spanish News – NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN

Number of Episodes: Daily (700+)

Get daily news updates in Spanish from NHK World (a Japanese broadcasting network) while some of the news stories are focussing on international Japanese issues, a lot of world news is covered too.

10-15 minutes, new episode daily.

Suitable for: Advanced learners who wants to stay updated with a daily podcast.

36. The Unlimited Spanish Podcast: Aprende Español

Number of Episodes: 250+

Òscar Pellus teaches Spanish using the TPRS and Point of view Techniques.

All the audio is in Spanish, and you can download all the transcripts on his website.

Suitable for: Advanced learners who wants to stay updated with a daily podcast.

37. Your Spanish Guide

Number of Episodes: 350+

This is a podcast to help you improve your listening skills. You have an episode every day from Monday to Friday in which you will learn everything step by step with a native Spanish teacher from Spain.

Suitable for: Lower intermediate and above speakers who wants an immersive experience.

38. News in Slow Latin American Spanish (Intermediate)

Number of Episodes: 350+

Just like News in Slow Spanish, this podcasts features the same but with Latin American Spanish instead.

If you are more interested in learning this dialect of Spanish, go for this podcast.

Suitable for: Intermediate learners who wants to hear the news in Spanish, but find native-level news sources a bit too fast.

39. Sí comprendo

Number of Episodes: 35+

Paloma, the host of Sí comprendo, is a certified Spanish teacher living in France.

In the podcast you will find language tips, language coaching, interviews with other Spanish native speakers and storytelling.

Suitable for: Intermediate learners who are looking for comprehensible input about topics related to language learning and stories.

40. News in Slow Spanish (Advanced)

Number of Episodes: 165+

Produced by the language learning company Linguistica 360 these episodes feature the news in an authentic and controlled environment, so intermediate to advanced Spanish Learners can immerse themselves and improve.

Suitable for: Advanced learners who like the News in Slow Spanish Intermediate or Beginner series.

41. No Hay Tos Podcast

Number of Episodes: 110+

Produced by friends Roberto and Héctor from Mexico, this podcast features authentic conversations, about topics like culture, world events, and other topics the authors are interested in.

What's really cool about this podcast is that they have the episodes in video format as well, which can help learn mouth positions better (and is also more interesting for some people.)

Suitable for: Intermediate+ learners who want to improve their listening comprehension, especially of Mexican Spanish.

42. StoryLearning Spanish

Number of Episodes: 20+

Produced by I Will Teach You a Language (Olly Richards) this daily podcast features new short stories that learners of Spanish can listen to.

It's part of his StoryLearning concept (which his beginner's course Spanish Uncovered also uses) which revolves around the stories as comprehensible input to effortlessly learn vocabulary and grammar in context.

Suitable for: Lower Intermediate and Intermediate learners who like to learn with stories

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