Here on the Scripps National Spelling Bee Podcast, we’re gearing up for Bee Week with current competitors, past champions and other masters of the English language. Today, we visit with Amber Born, a young speller who has competed four times at the National Bee in Washington, earning a top-4 finish in 2013.
Once she aged out of spelling competition, she answered the call of another mic on stage, trying her hand at standup comedy. On this episode of the Scripps National Spelling Bee podcast, Amber speaks about her time at the Bee, offers advice to today’s spellers, and contrasts the dreaded Spelling Bee ‘ding’ with the sweet sound of a crowd’s laughter. (Hear some of Amber's first standup routine on YouTube.)
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