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Episode 10: Scripps National Spelling Bee podcast

Posted at 1:43 PM, May 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-30 13:43:32-04

Another Scripps National Spelling Bee is in the books, and remarkably, our ‘Pair of Aces’ featured in Episode 9 each walked away with their own trophy. Vanya Shivashankar took her prize on the word “scherenschnitte”and under pressure, Gokul Venkatachalam spelled “nunatak” like a true all-star.


On today’s show, we revisit this year’s exciting final and dissect this year’s drama with 2000 champion and sage-to-the-spellers George Thampy. We'll also get host Paul Loeffler’s reaction while recording in producer Dan Bloom’s car on the way to the airport. This team uses every minute for the love of the Bee.


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Catch up on our entire series on iTunes or your podcast app of choice, they'll be there long after the Bee is over. We want to extend out sincere gratitude to all our guests and all our listeners. We hope you had as much fun listening to this series as we did making it.