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. Remember to mention “Sam and Ted’s Famous Last Words” in the subject line.

Sam and Ted’s Famous Last Words Babbel

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

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. Remember to mention “Sam and Ted’s Famous Last Words” in the subject line.

    E.10 Sam, Ted, and the Zombie Apocalypse

    E.10 Sam, Ted, and the Zombie Apocalypse

    It’s a zombie apocalypse and Sam and Ted use all their word skills to try to escape.

    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…

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/44nripr

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

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

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

    It’s a new year and Ted helps Sam improve his American accent and learn some slang.

    If you’re curious what “uff da!” and “one time real quick” mean, and what “Yoopers” and a “bubbler” are, listen to Ted explain some useful and unusual phrases from his home state of Wisconsin!

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3HzQcZd

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

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

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

    Sam and Ted discover some “dead interesting” phrases and “Anglish” fun facts.

    Then their guest teaches them how to speak like a Scot and decides who tells the best jokes.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3oZCjNv

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

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

    Ep. 7 - The Queen’s English

    Sam and Ted discuss popular new terms and slang expressions from around the world.

    Ever heard of “phubbing”, “on fleek” or “cyberslacking?” Ted trumps Justin Bieber, Sam teaches Ted to speak “posh” like the British Queen, then Australian guest Matt Horsburger explains the “pash-rash.”

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/44Cy8HZ

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

    • 26 min
    Ep. 6 - Booze or Snooze

    Ep. 6 - Booze or Snooze

    Join Ted and Sam as they bust some language myths and spell out tricky acronyms.

    Does getting drunk help? Can we learn while sleeping? Let’s find out.

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3VujA8P

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

    • 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 and learn animal idioms.

    Explore “the mutt’s nuts” and get quizzed by Babbel survival expert Chad Dechutes. Will anyone have a “whale of a time?” Let’s find out!

    If you’d like to read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/3Ltm038

    We’d love to get your feedback, suggestions or learn about your own language learning journey. Email podcasting@babbel.com

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Ted

Ted’s take on the Queen’s English is incredibly accurate. I say this as someone who would know.

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