THE LATEST FROM SPAIN 6 (AUG 31)

Today’s episode looks at the current politcal situation in Spain as they different groups try to pool together enough votes to form a government. So far, there is little on the horizon. We provide an end-of-summer heat weather summary. Then we devote most of the episode to the historic Women’s World Cup victory by Spain’s national team, and historic controversy surrounding the “kiss” by Luis Rubiales and the ensuing debate raging in the country and even around the world.

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SPANISH HISTORY 101, EP28: Felipe III & IV

The 17th Century is a pivotal moment in Spanish history. Spain retains a position of near supremacy, but decline is on the way. King Felipe III and King Felipe IV prove themselves incapable of maintaining the momentum of Spain’s rise to stardom. They rely heavily on their personal favorite advisors known as “Validos” whose decisions and policies aren’t always in the best interest of the country, and they pay a heavy price for it. Listen and learn more. Enjoy!

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THIS WEEK IN SPAIN 5 (Aug. 15)

It’s the middle of August summer holidays, and a long weekend for many as the country explodes with summertime fiestas on August 15 and the days leading up to it. All over the nation, towns party until dawn. We’ll also give a very brief update on the post-election situation and focus on a tribute to the late Federico Bahamontes, Spain’s first winner of the Tour de France, who just passed away at the age of 95. Enjoy!

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LET’S OPEN A BOTTLE, ep. 13: Sherry Wine 3

Hello everyone! Today we wrap up our series on sherry and focus on the long and illustrious history of this wine, the fame it has enjoyed, the tougher times it has endured and how it stands today. This is a lengthy one, but necessary to help understand the complexity of this wine and its past. Enjoy!

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