Sobremesa: The Spanish-language podcast, by Memrise
Sobremesa is Memrise’s podcast for people learning Spanish. The word sobremesa is the Spanish concept of lingering at the table after a good meal, pouring another glass of wine, and sharing good conversation with friends. In this series, we bring you inspiring stories and cultural insights into the Spanish-speaking world. Your host, Matilde, will help you out with English explanations of what guests are saying, and provide useful vocabulary tips to help you understand what’s going on. Whether you’re brand new to learning Spanish or have been learning for years, Sobremesa is the podcast for you!
Today, we travel back in time with two history lovers, Miguel and Elisa. They’ll tell us about Zaragoza, known for being the only city that didn’t surrender to Napoleon’s invasions in the 19th century. We’ll discover how Zaragoza resisted two sieges and kept Europe’s best cavalry at bay for months on end, thanks to the tenacity of its people.
Today we’ll explore probably the most famous Spanish dish, paella, and its connections with Valencia, the Arab world, and, of course, who better than a real Valencian to tell us everything about it? Today’s guest is Jesús Borrego.
Today’s episode is somewhat special as we won’t be talking about living people, but about the souls of our dearest departed who come all the way back to our living world to visit us. What we’ll be talking about is the very Mexican tradition of el Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Olivia is here today to tell us more about this renown and yet mysterious day and what it means for her and Mexican people all over the world. Get each episode weekly by subscribing on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts from.
This episode is a story about Argentina, its language and the men who speak it, and, in particular, our guest today, Fernando Sdrigotti. Fernando is from Rosario, Argentina, he’s the writer of Triptico, a collection of short stories, Shetlag, a novel, and Dysfunctional Males, another collection of short stories.
In this episode, we have Ángela Garcia Achalandabaso. Angie is the Spanish Language Specialist here at Memrise, and she’s from Palencia, Spain. Angie moved to the UK a few years back, and today she’s going to tell us about the one thing she would have loved to bring with her when she left Spain: tapas!