Stories Of Saudade



There's more to Portugal than sardines and pasteis de nata. Real stories from Portugal, told in English, published alongside the Portuguese version, Histórias de Portugal.


  • A tree named Laíns

    A tree named Laíns

    24/10/2018 Duración: 32min

    The story of one family's history. With no known beginning and no known end either.

  • 14. From America, with love…

    14. From America, with love…

    14/02/2018 Duración: 13min

    Not the usual kind of love story told for St. Valentine's Day... a love story about the magic of Portugal.

  • 13. ODEON: after “The End”

    13. ODEON: after “The End”

    31/01/2018 Duración: 30min

    What is the last projectionist of the Odeon Cinema doing, going to his workplace every day, even though this most beautiful Lisbon theatre closed 20 years ago?

  • A message from Lucy and Marco

    A message from Lucy and Marco

    20/12/2017 Duración: 03min

    Since June you've been listening to our voices (THANK YOU!) Now... we would love to hear YOUR voice! And your story!

  • 12. Scandalous Lisbon!

    12. Scandalous Lisbon!

    13/12/2017 Duración: 25min

    When a scandal blows up, everyone has an opinion. A good scandal always gets people interested. In this episode, we tell of several historical scandals, all in the city of…

  • Special Episode – The 1967 Flood

    Special Episode – The 1967 Flood

    29/11/2017 Duración: 33min

    On the night of 25th to 26th of November 1967, in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, hundreds of people died in the worst floods ever seen in Portugal.

  • 11. Cuckoo Workshop (and other birds)

    11. Cuckoo Workshop (and other birds)

    15/11/2017 Duración: 27min

    This is a story from the centre of Portugal, it tells of birds and bikes and all begins on one of the most famous bridges in the country, more than a hundred kilometres away.

  • 10. Crafted Love

    10. Crafted Love

    02/11/2017 Duración: 34min

      We went to find a story about a craftsman. We left with another story.

  • Mini Ep. – Piquete the Firefighter

    Mini Ep. – Piquete the Firefighter

    18/10/2017 Duración: 05min

    Piquete is always on duty. He never leaves Vendas Novas Fire Station.

  • 9. The Flag

    9. The Flag

    11/10/2017 Duración: 29min

    Which flag is the flag of Portugal? For most people, the green and red one comes to mind. But not everyone thinks of THAT flag as Portugal’s flag.

  • Special Ep. – CLOTILDE

    Special Ep. – CLOTILDE

    06/10/2017 Duración: 19min

    A special episode for more than one reason that you’ll discover while listening, but one thing is for sure…the fountain water is to blame.

  • 8. The Battle of the Uvas and the Telhado

    8. The Battle of the Uvas and the Telhado

    27/09/2017 Duración: 27min

    There was no battle called The Battle of the Uvas and the Telhado, or Lixa, but a battle did take place round here, in a land rich in grapes (which make a fantastic Vinho Verde) and there’s a native of Telhado who is important in this story… of Quinta da Lixa.

  • 7. Moto…what?!

    7. Moto…what?!

    13/09/2017 Duración: 24min

    11th of September, 1984. Something that had never been seen on a football field happened 20km from Arouca. It wasn’t a football match, but it did have a ball and…

  • 6. The Tractor Whisperer

    6. The Tractor Whisperer

    30/08/2017 Duración: 26min

    António Fortunato, 82 years old with a collection of tractors and other agricultural machinery from times past. A collection which isn’t a collection.

  • 5. The Lady who calms the Sea

    5. The Lady who calms the Sea

    16/08/2017 Duración: 29min

    The story – and stories – behind one of the most emblematic chapels in Portugal. The chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição – Praia de Mira, Coimbra.

  • 4. O Maneta

    4. O Maneta

    02/08/2017 Duración: 21min

    The (apparently commonplace) story of a man who, on one hand, had a big misfortune in his life, but on the same hand, acheived fortune and the admiration of everyone.

  • 3. The “right” side of the Padrão

    3. The “right” side of the Padrão

    19/07/2017 Duración: 20min

    The Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries, has had two lives, and it has two sides, but some say that only one of them is the “right” side. Episode…

  • 2. No Theatre today

    2. No Theatre today

    05/07/2017 Duración: 22min

    Nobody knows the exact number of closed or derelict theatres and cinema-theatres in Portugal. This is the story of one of them. Episodio 2 – No Theatre today |Created and…

  • 1. Luís das Molas

    1. Luís das Molas

    23/06/2017 Duración: 18min

    Luís Rodrigues Vitorino is one of the most inventive people you could ever meet. They call him Luís das Molas (Luís of the springs) and The Engineer, despite his only…