If you love listening to podcasts and haven't delved into Spanish-language and Latinx-focused ones, you're missing out. During Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, there are a ton of great Spanish and Latinx podcasts to explore with the family or solo.
We're huge fans of podcasts here at Good Housekeeping for a few reasons. But the biggest is that they are easy to access and can be listened to anytime and anywhere, mostly for free. You can opt for a podcast as a pre-bedtime routine instead of the usual books. There's no setup and no cleanup — you can dive in whenever you have a few minutes to spare. Also, whatever genre you prefer — funny, historic, etc. — podcasts are a great and relaxing way to learn something new, like the Spanish language or more about Latinx culture.
Start with these 15 podcasts, and you'll pick up a little Spanish, hear important stories and news about the Latinx community, or even enrich your bilingual kids' vocabularies.
If you like pop culture, why not give it a listen in Spanish? The episodes are short and sweet at just 15 minutes each but pack a lot of fun pop tidbits into each one.
If you're a new mom who is looking for the camaraderie of other new parents, Super Mamás hosts (and sisters) Paulina and Bricia Lopez can be your built-in mom friends. They invite guests like actress Eva Longoria or Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America editor-in-chief Karla Martínez de Salas to talk about all things parenthood.
If you love a good story time, try one in Spanish! Radio Duna’s Puro Cuento features a new Spanish-language tale each week, accompanied by beautiful classic music. A Christmas Carol, A Pocket Full of Kisses and other recognizable titles are among Puro Cuento's vast library. If you don’t know Spanish, you still know the story and can follow along with the books you may have at home.
Alicia Menendez, a journalist and MSNBC host, leads a series of interviews about "making it, faking it and everything in between." Recent guests have included Tiktok star Tefi Pessoa and Carolina Garcia, Director of Original Series at Netflix.
Sesame en las Comunidades is the Spanish-language version of the Sesame in the Community podcast. Children will hear from all of their favorite Sesame Street characters as they cover a variety of topics, like school readiness and emotional well-being. The podcast is entirely in Spanish, but those at a beginner level can definitely follow along.
Learn a new Spanish verb along with practical phrases (like, "Where’s the bathroom?") each week with Spanish Obsessed. The show is hosted by an incredibly cute married duo — one is a native speaker and the other is just learning. The podcast itself is in English, so it’s perfect for adult beginners.
Filled with interactive games, sing-alongs, funny characters and engaging stories, Eat Your Spanish is a fun way to learn the language that will keep you coming back for more. Tip: It's important to start on their first podcast and continue in order (the lessons grow and build off each other).
If you have a music lover in your house, the Allegro Mágico podcast is for you. Classical music composers, musical stories and famous pieces of classical music round out each week’s offerings. Recent episodes covered Mozart's "La Flauta Mágica" and the music from "El Lago de los Cisnes" (Swan Lake).
Short on time? Minuto y Medio de Paz offers a minute and a half of peace in the middle of your busy day. The podcast features 90-second breathing and relaxation techniques the whole family can do together.