How I Learned Spanish: Part 6- The Unlimited Spanish Podcast

Keith Hayden
4 min readJun 25, 2018
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Podcasts have become very popular in the last few years, and it’s easy to understand why. Most podcasters are for the most part very knowledgeable and passionate about the materials that they cover.

Information, that would normally be covered superficially by mainstream or larger outlets, can be expanded on in microscopic detail, which greatly benefits anyone that’s interested in learning about that particular subject.

I started actively looking for Spanish podcasts in late 2016, and now the format has become a permanent fixture in my Spanish training (I’ve probably listened to at least 10 different Spanish podcasts since then.)

As you might expect, if you search for “podcasts for learning Spanish”, or some other similar combination of words, in your podcast app of choice you will find plenty of options to choose from for learning Spanish. This was how I initially found the Spanish podcast “Unlimited Spanish”, my first all Spanish podcast.


The host Òscar, helps listeners improve their fluency through short stories and “question and answer” dialogues. The “question and answer” sections are usually crafted from the story or the Spanish cultural tidbits that he presents throughout the lessons.

Òscar includes pauses that allow listeners to answer the questions or to repeat the dialogues from that podcast. There are also transcripts available of every episode so that students can further improve their vocabulary or practice their pronunciation once the episode has finished.


This podcast did wonders for my Spanish!

I was a little intimidated to begin this podcast at first since it is completely in Spanish, but this turned out to be an excellent way flood my brain with Spanish and practice speaking at the same time.

I’m not sure what Òscar’s professional background is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he had “teacher” or “minister” somewhere in there. He speaks with such a measured, clear, and steady pace that it almost feels as if he is right there with you encouraging you to speak and improve.

Keith Hayden

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