Sort of! The popularity of Halloween has rocketed in the past ten years in Spain and has been a hit with kids but a source of controversy among many adults who feel this cultural outsider is invading and pushing out Spain’s traditions. But are celebrations that focus on a relationship between the living and the dead really that foreign? Does Spain actually have of its own kind of festivity? Is there a tradition of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating that goes back way further than this recent newcomer? Listen to this latest podcats from Brian’s Spain Domain and see for yourself. Enjoy!
We’ve now reached the 1st Millennium BCE and with it the assumed arrival of migrating people from different parts of Europe to settle. This period is controversial as scholars wrestle to find the truth about who actually lived there, where they really came from and how they lived. We will talk about the general situation and focus on one of the groups, the Celts. Enjoy!
Today’s episode tells the story of three of the ten Spaniards who were on Titanic. It’s a curious tale of luxury, recklessness, deceit, courage, love, tragedy and even a touch of greed, quite possibly. Take a listen and let us know what you think. Hope you enjoy it.
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Episode 2 takes us to the neolithic period and the cave paintings of Altamira in Cantabria. Authentic masterpieces were made back then. Learn about how the cave was discovered, the difficulties they had at first convincing the scientific world, and what makes this site so special in this history of Spain and in Art History. Enjoy!
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