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Mar 31, 2020

In episode four of The Vocabbett Podcast, I share a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on at Vocabbett before diving in to the short story of the day: The Ghosts of Google Earth

A lighthearted story imagining a cadre of ghosts panicked at the prospect of being photographed, you can read along at


Mar 27, 2020

Now that you know the secret superpower behind the Vocabbett method (*cough!* stories!), it's time to see it in action. 

In this podcast, I share a fun, vocabulary-boosting short story I wrote called "Hera and the Headmaster." Fans of Percy Jackson and Greek mythology are sure to enjoy it!

The story imagines Hera, the...


Mar 26, 2020

Flashcards, study guides, computer programs...sometimes it seems like these are the only ways to memorize new words.

But did you know that there are elite memory athletes? People who can memorize a shuffled deck of cards in less time than — I kid you not — it would take me just to look at them?

How do they do it?...


Mar 22, 2020

Amid the school closures currently sweeping the nation as a result of COVID-19, many families are making difficult decisions about how to continue receiving a quality education. 

Never fear! The Vocabbett podcast is here to help you navigate these unprecedented times. 

Hosted by Erica Abbett — a former English and...