SEASON 5 HAS BEEN A CRAZY RIDE.
After a few hiccups, a global pandemic, and 7 months physically apart — we finally finished Season 5 of Carioca Connection! In this season we focus on getting Foster’s Portuguese back into shape. After months of not speaking much Portuguese, he’s reunited with Alexia in Portugal, trying to understand a completely different accent, struggling with the language barrier and masks, so it’s been really fun and challenging for him. Throughout the season we talk about the pandemic, our new puppy, vocabulary about animals, the art of recovering a language, and much more!
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SEASON 4 IS ALL ABOUT BRAZIL AND ITS CULTURE.
Season 4 was definitely fun to record. 2019 was a crazy year in Brazil and this season of the podcast reflects that. We started Season 4 in March of 2019, and because of the unpredictable nature of international relationships, we finished just before the New Year. We cover a lot of ground in this season, ranging from Fernando de Noronha, yoga, technology, aliens, lots of Brazilian music, social media in Brazil, and much more.
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SEASON 3 was recorded while traveling to different countries!
Remember 2018? That seems like so long ago. In the beginning of the year, we talked about the World Cup and some of our adventures traveling throughout the US. We cover a lot of language related topics like nasal vowels and difficult sounds in Portuguese. And in the middle of the season we pack up our things and go on a crazy adventure in Spain and Portugal. Listening to this season now provides a wonderful escape from the weight of 2020.
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This season was recorded all throughout the Americas.
Season 2 is where Carioca Connection started to hit its stride. We recorded this season all throughout the Americas – Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and the United States. The topics of this season are as diverse as the places we recorded them. We talk a lot about travel, Brazilian music and culture. Some really interesting guests come on the show. And of course, the season is full of fascinating real-life Brazilian Portuguese.
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where it all began.
This is where it all began. Foster recently moved to Rio after graduate school and wanted to start a podcast. Alexia graciously accepted to be his guinea pig. The rest is history. The idea of Carioca Connection from the beginning was to provide high-quality Portuguese resources through natural conversations. Season 1 proved that our idea was not so crazy after all. Although we were still learning the ins and outs of podcasts, Season 1 still remains one of our listeners’ favorites.
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