SPANISH HISTORY 101 EP. 29: Carlos II, the “Bewitched”

Carlos II has taken a bad rap for centuries for being a weak, feeble, half-wit, and the unfortunate product of generations of intra-family marriages among the Habsburgs. Basically, a genetic mess. By extension, his reign often symbolized the decline of Spain’s role as a major power. More recent studies have begun to dispute that image, despite all the health issues he had to endure throughout his life. Far from being run by some inbred bumbling idiot, his reign had more to say for itself and was probably far more underrated than deserved. One thing is for sure, it would change Spain’s destiny forever. Listen and enjoy!

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A Brief History of Spanish Comics

The recent death of graphic artist Francisco Ibañez meant a farewell to the creator of one of Spain’s  most legendary comics, Mortadelo & Filemón. It’s not the only strip, though. Spain has a long and rich history in graphic art stories and today we are going to take a quick look at some of what’s been done over the years. Listen and enjoy!

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LET’S OPEN A BOTTLE Ep. 14: Spanish Rosés

Rosé wine has been on the up and up over the past decade. Spain is one of the world’s biggest producers and exports more than any other country. Today’s episode tells about which Spanish regions specialize in rosados. Listen and enjoy!

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