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These two podcasts focus on an interview apropos the International Workers’ day in Portugal and how the 1st May became so meaningful in 1974, after the end of a 41 year-dictatorship in Portugal. Podcasts are rather original and innovative resources. Easily reachable online, for both students and lecturers, these resources meet the needs of upper-intermediate, advanced students studying different areas, such as Portuguese for business, for International/Lusophone Relations and even for more academic purposes. The idea is to use these resources as a means to foster the development of listening, speaking and writing skills, as well as critical thinking. The podcasts delve into the vindication of workers’ rights and achievements from 1974 to 2020, comparing both periods. By listening to the podcasts students will also improve and expand technical vocabulary. This resource assists both the lecturer, as he can use this with his students in the classroom, and the students who, rather autonomously, can also explore it. If used by the lecturer, this resource can be used following a task-based approach, as suggested in the guidelines. If not, the learner can follow the steps clearly indicated on the site.