Language Resources

Spanish Audiovisual Resources

Radio and Podcasts

Radio Ambulante 

Radio Ambulante is an award-winning podcast of stories from Latin America. The high production value and interesting subject matter make these stories compelling. Radio Ambulante is a good resource for intermediate and upper level Spanish learners. Translations are also available for many episodes.

HistoCast

This podcast about history is fun and interesting.

La Rosa de los Vientos

This is a classic Spanish podcast. It is about mysteries of all kinds.

La Parroquia

This is one of the best podcasts about comedy--it really gets Spanish humor!

TV and Movies

Relatos Salvajes/Wild Tales (2015)

In this Argentine drama, the line between civilization and barbarism is constantly breached through a series of vignettes. Scenes of violence, dark humor, and witty dialogue make this a palpable and enjoyable film. If you don’t mind something macabre, and are perhaps an aficionado of Tarantino and the Coen Brothers, this is the movie for you. 

El espíritu de la colmena (1973)

In naming this movie, the director was inspired by the “all-powerful, enigmatic and paradoxical being which bees obey and man’s reason has never been able to understand.” This movie centers on a little girl who becomes obsessed with Frankenstein and comes to believe he lives hidden at the edge of her sleepy Spanish town. Praised as one of the best Spanish movies of all time, “The Spirit of the Beehive” is slow paced and features many long yet stunning takes. The fact that the cinematographer was going blind during filming is a perfect way to explain the character of this movie, surreal, enigmatic, and paradoxical.

Film synopses by Lucía Fernández Calleja and Sandra De Anda.