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00:05:00

Em Português, Por Favor!

In Portuguese, Please!

August 30, 2020

Have you ever spoken to someone in Portuguese, only to have them immediately switch to English on you? The path of least resistance may be to just allow the conversation to stay in English, but in this video, Joel has had enough! He decides to keep the conversation in Portuguese, with the help of a […]

00:23:56

50 Sombras da Avó Odete

50 Shades of Grandma Odete

August 18, 2020

Avó Odete has been healthy and safe from COVID-19, although she’s not too impressed with having to be regularly tested, (as you’ll see in the video). She’s also been catching up with some reading, although it’s perhaps not exactly what you’d expect! Warning: This video contains explicit language, so please skip it if you’re younger […]

00:04:14

Jocka, Um Português Com Asas

Jocka, A Portuguese With Wings

February 1, 2020

The idea of hanging several meters above the stage might sound scary, but that’s just another day at the office for Portuguese aerialist and acrobat, Jocka Carvalho! He discusses his passion for his art, performing around the world, and his love for returning to Lisbon at the end of a contract.

00:05:04

A História de Amor da Avó Odete

Grandma Odete's Love Story

December 31, 2019

Before we usher in the New Year, Avó Odete wants to wish you a (belated) Feliz Natal! Recorded on Christmas Eve, Rui’s grandmother reminisces about how she met her husband, and shares her latest crochet projects with her fans. You’ll also learn the names of several traditional sweets and other food served during the holidays.

00:07:51

O Joel Apanha o Táxi (2019, ANIMATED!)

Joel Takes the Taxi (2019, ANIMATED!)

February 11, 2019

As a gift to us and all Practice Portuguese fans, our friend Wayne Wilson has turned this episode into a fully-animated cartoon. 

With this newly-animated version of one of our early podcast episodes, we flash back to a time when Joel’s Portuguese skills were in their infancy! (Can you hear a difference?)

In this episode, Joel arrives to Lisbon and is faced with a challenging (and frustrating) taxi ride.

00:14:39

Passo a Passo – Parte 1/9

Step by Step - Part 1/9

November 13, 2018

The Caminho de Santiago adventure begins! Rui and Joel start off their journey in beautiful Porto, Portugal, and immediately experience the warmth, simplicity and uncensored honesty of the Northern Portuguese people, and embrace their new role as ‘peregrinos’ (…or is it ‘pelegrinos’?).

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00:13:34

Passo a Passo – Parte 6/9

Step by Step - Part 6/9

November 13, 2018

Approaching the border into Spain, Joel and Rui try to figure out at which point Portuguese will start transitioning to Spanish, as well as the curious Galego (Galician), a curious hybrid between the two. As they delve deeper into the local habits of Northern Portugal, Rui’s injury starts to catch up with him…

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00:15:23

Passo a Passo – Parte 9/9

Step by Step - Part 9/9

November 13, 2018

The journey comes to an end as the group arrives to Santiago de Compostela. They reunite with their fellow pilgrims they met along the way, and start making their way back home. It may take weeks for the blisters on their feet to heal, but their memories of O Caminho de Santiago will last forever.

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00:11:22

Passo a Passo – Parte 8/9

Step by Step - Part 8/9

November 13, 2018

As the group inches closer to Santiago de Compostela, Rui and Joel attempt their best Portunhol (Portuguese + Spanish) to talk with a lovely, patient Galician farmer. As they feel the end of the Caminho approach, they start reflecting on their journey and on what they’ve learned so far.

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00:10:56

Passo a Passo – Parte 4/9

Step by Step - Part 4/9

November 13, 2018

Fully immersed in the spirit of the Caminho, the pilgrims spread out and begin traveling a bit more independently, rather than sticking together as a group. But the isolation gets to them, prompting Rui to give the performance of a lifetime to nobody except for perhaps a few farmers (and lucky for us, the camera!). Meanwhile, Joel gets so isolated that he starts wondering if he’s actually even on the right Caminho at all…

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