11 episodes

Curious about all of those strange-sounding English-language idioms and funny accents? If so, tune in to this lighthearted podcast from in-house Babbel linguists Sam and Ted, where you’ll listen in on a Brit and an American twisting each others' words, getting tongue-tied, trying to explain pretty much everything… and generally reflecting upon the strange beauty of that majestic, rather odd thing known as the English language! We'd love to get your feedback, suggestions, and to learn about your own language learning journey. The email is podcasting@babbel.com.

Sam and Ted's Famous Last Words Babbel

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Curious about all of those strange-sounding English-language idioms and funny accents? If so, tune in to this lighthearted podcast from in-house Babbel linguists Sam and Ted, where you’ll listen in on a Brit and an American twisting each others' words, getting tongue-tied, trying to explain pretty much everything… and generally reflecting upon the strange beauty of that majestic, rather odd thing known as the English language! We'd love to get your feedback, suggestions, and to learn about your own language learning journey. The email is podcasting@babbel.com.

    E.10 Sam, Ted, and the Zombie Apocalypse

    E.10 Sam, Ted, and the Zombie Apocalypse

    In this last episode of the series, the boys and producer Brooke have locked themselves in the Babbel recording studio to escape their zombie co-workers. Will tongue-twisters, Old Norse trivia and a 'famous last words' quiz help them escape? Listen now to find out…

    • 29 min
    Ep.9 - Uff da! The United States of Accents

    Ep.9 - Uff da! The United States of Accents

    The new year has dawned and Ted decides it's time that Sam improved his American accent… If you're curious what 'uff da!' and 'one time real quick' mean, and what 'Yoopers' and a 'bubbler' are, then listen in as Ted explains some useful and unusual phrases from his home state of Wisconsin!

    • 20 min
    Ep. 8 - Sam & Ted's Secret Pilot Episode

    Ep. 8 - Sam & Ted's Secret Pilot Episode

    Before their words were famous, Sam and Ted recorded their very first pilot episode. Travel back in time with them to discover some 'dead interesting' phrases and 'Anglish' fun facts, after which blackboard artist Kitty McTwerk teaches the boys how to speak like a Scot and then decides who tells the best jokes.

    • 24 min
    Ep. 7 - The Queen's English

    Ep. 7 - The Queen's English

    Sam and Ted discuss popular new terms such as 'phubbing', 'on fleek' and 'cyberslacking'. Ted trumps Justin Bieber, Sam teaches Ted to speak 'posh' like the British Queen, then Australian guest Matt Horsburger explains the pash-rash.

    • 26 min
    Ep. 6 - Booze or Snooze

    Ep. 6 - Booze or Snooze

    Our in house 'mythbusters' investigate whether getting drunk helps you speak a foreign language, if you can learn while sleeping, and spell out a few tricky acronyms… LOL!

    • 24 min
    Ep. 5 - The Cat's Pyjamas

    Ep. 5 - The Cat's Pyjamas

    Sam and Ted take a walk on the wildlife side of English, explore "the mutt's nuts" and other animal idioms, and get quizzed by Babbel survival expert Chad Dechutes. Will anyone have a "whale of a time"? Tune in to find out!

    • 27 min

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