Program 595a: The Story of Spanish; First Timer's Spain

Release Date: 01-20-2024


Hear the unlikely story of how Spanish grew from a Latin dialect in northern Iberia to become one of the world's most important and widely spoken languages. Then get tips for enjoying your first trip to Spain, and for getting the most out of a visit to the Prado's massive art collection in Madrid.


  • Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow, authors of "The Story of Spanish" (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • Francisco Glaria, tour guide from Pamplona, Spain
  • James Scanlon, tour guide from San Sebastian, Spain
  • Gene Openshaw, co-author of "Europe's Top 100 Masterpieces: Art for the Traveler" (Avalon Travel)

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