Puntos de Vista
Each episode of Puntos de Vista focuses on a hot topic which might divide opinion… We bring an article to discuss (which we link to) and give our punto de vista.
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PDV 1: El “Phubbing”
We discuss the modern-day phenomenon of “phubbing”, an English combination of “snub” + “phone”, that is starting to be used in Spanish.
PDV 2: Los Datos Personales
In the UK, there was recent news that victims of sexual assault would be asked to hand their phones in to the police to progress the case. We discuss this, as well as the importance of personal data.
PDV 3: La Vacunación
A group of anti-vaxxers has been growing in Spain recently. What are their arguments against vaccination, and what are the impacts? Article from Hoy
PDV 4: La Salud Mental
Last week was Mental Health awareness week in the UK. We talk about the growing awareness of mental health around the world, and what we can do to look after our mental health.
PDV 5: Aprender un idioma
How do we feel learning and speaking a foreign language, and how does it change us and society? We discuss an article from La Semana.
Article from La Semana: Por qué aprender inglés no es suficiente
PDV 6: Elogio de la lentitud
We are all rushed off our feet, and modern technology just seems to add more to our ever-growing to-do list. We discuss an article in praise of slowness, and why we should all take a step back to smell the roses…
Article from The Conversation: Saber vivir ‘despacito’: elogio de la lentitud desde la filosofía
PDV 7: La Inmortalidad
A group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are “bio-hacking” themselves in a quest for immortality. Is this a good idea? What impact would this have on us as individuals, and on society as a whole?
Article from The New York Times (available in Spanish and English)
PDV 8: La Tecnología y el Medio Ambiente
We discuss technology and the environment, and whether new inventions can help in the battle against climate change.
PDV 9: El amor en los tiempos del COVID
Our experiences of Coronavirus, from the opposite sides of the world…