Amber Born, The Standup Speller

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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 a bunch of that in Amber's first standup routine, found on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/FZtvryw1Mdo The Scripps National Spelling Bee podcast is your home for features and fun on the Scripps National Spelling Bee. We’re on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @SpellingBeePod. We love to hear from our listeners; email us anytime at spellingbeepodcast@scripps.com. To catch up on the entire series, make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or the podcast app of your choice. You can also listen anytime to past episodes at http://SpellingBeePodcast.com Theme by Paavo Ilves: @PaavoIlves (http://soundcloud.com/paavoilves) Additional music by: Scu @scutheotaku/@champagnerecs (http://scutheotaku.com,) Nic Bommarito/@blocsonic (http://nicbommarito.com,)

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