Answer Me This!

Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann host the award-winning podcast that has been answering the world's questions since 2007.

AMT368: St Nicholas's Sidekicks, Joseph and Mary's Marriage, and Slime (12/2018)

AMT368 is a bulging sack of festive questions, including: were Joseph and Mary married? Why are there Santas in department stores? And should you disinvite your friends from your New Year's Eve celebrations because one of them shagged the other one's girlfriend? Find out more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode368. Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on Apple Podcasts http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Now is the OPTIMAL time to listen to the AMT Christmas album! It's available, along with all our special albums, Best Of compilations and classic episodes 1-200, at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Haynes publishing. Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'. Haynes is running a Secret Santa deal on its books: get Bluffer's Guides on a multitude of subjects or the parody Haynes Explains books for £5 each at http://haynes.com/santa.

Retro AMT120 (11/2018)

Brought down from the AMT loft and propped up on the mantelpiece is is AMT120 from 3 December 2009, wherein our past selves learn about the meaning of all those birds and the FIIIVE GOOOLD RIINNNNGGS in 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. The original post about this episode is at https://answermethispodcast.com/episode120. This episode is only available for free for a month, but you can hear episodes 1-200 any time if you buy them from answermethisstore.com or Apple or Amazon. But do shop at answermethisstore.com because from US Thanksgiving till Cyber Monday, everything has 25% off! Classic AMT episodes and albums and Best Of compilations for INCREDIBLE BARGAINOUS PRICES! Fill yer boots! We'll be back in your feed on 6 December 2018 with all new AMT368. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'.

AMT367: IKEA Meatballs, the Popemobile, and a Years-Long Lie (11/2018)

In AMT367: the Pope goes for a drive, Dustin Hoffman goes for a walk, and a listener stands in a queue at Epcot. Find out more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode367. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Helen and Martin are touring the Allusionist around the US and Canada over the next few weeks: http://theallusionist.org/events Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'.

AMT366: LASIK, Hand Modelling, and a Dead Body in your Living Room (10/2018)

Landlord trouble! We've all had it, right? But have you ever had it as bad as the questioneer in AMT366? Also in this episode: passion fruit! Being square! The House of the Rising Sun! Find out more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode366. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Helen and Martin are touring the Allusionist around the US and Canada over the next few weeks: http://theallusionist.org/events Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'.

AMT365: Sweet Caroline, Bible Minigolf and Beaver Bums (9/2018)

Which should you choose: working abroad, or romance at home? Dyson hairdryer, or a classic Duck'n'Dry? Vanilla pods, or beaver anuses? So many tricky decisions in AMT365! There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode365. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'. The Bluffers' Guides are back! Rapidly become well-informed in subjects from cats to fishing to chocolate at bluffers.com.

AMT364: Cranberries, Jesters and the Cruise Ship Wig Department (8/2018)

A questioneer is on a ship in Alaska with only 300 wigs and a case of unrequited rage for company. Where to seek solace but AMT, of course? Also! Why do jesters have little replicas of their own heads on the end of their staffs? Why are FedEx ok with being the cause of Tom Hanks being cast away in Cast Away? And why are people standing waist-deep in wet cranberries? Is it some bold cure for a UTI? There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode364. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, call 0208 123 5877, Skype answermethis. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'. The Bluffers' Guides are back! Rapidly become well-informed in subjects from cats to fishing to chocolate at bluffers.com.

AMT363: Parliamentary Mace-Fights, In-Flight Magazines, and the Soupsoaker (6/2018)

While you're young, should you make a wig of your own hair? Why are bathroom walls across America filled with razor blades? And what's James Cameron been up to lately? Find out all in AMT363. There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode363. June is full of SPORTY SPORT, so while watching people kick balls or thwack balls, listen to the AMT Sports Day special, an hour of surprisingly great AMT-ness all about the sports. Get it from iTunes, Amazon and http://answermethisstore.com. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, call 0208 123 5877, Skype answermethis. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'answer'. The Bluffers' Guides are back! Rapidly become well-informed in subjects from jazz to management to fishing to dogs at bluffers.com.

AMT362: Dangerous Beans, Meghan'n'Harry, and a Life-Sized Cardboard Cutout of Kylie Minogue (5/2018)

There is a menace that we only just learned could have murdered us from within. It's a miracle we have survived this long. Find out what to fear in your own salads in AMT362. There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode362. Are you ready for the ROYAL WEDDING OMGGGGGG? The soundtrack to your giddy anticipation/antipathy/indifference is the AMT Jubilee album, one hour of right royal fun. Get it from iTunes, Amazon and http://answermethisstore.com. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, call 0208 123 5877, Skype answermethis. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com.  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount with the code 'answer'.

AMT361: Smell-O-Vision, Bidet Chat, and Trainy McTrainface (4/2018)

With a spring in your step and a scent in your nostrils and a freshly cleaned undercarriage and AMT361 in your ears, join us to consider films that smell, friends that smell, and taking a ride on Michael Palin.  There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode361. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, call 0208 123 5877, Skype answermethis. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com. Squarespace! Want to build a website? Go to http://squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount with the code 'answer'.  

AMT360: Astronauts' Underwear, the Blockbusters Hand Jive, and Sushidoku (3/2018)

AMT360 will be a huge relief for you if you've spent a lot of your life wondering what astronauts do with their dirty underwear, why the audience is jiving during the credits of Blockbusters, and whether Bowling for Soup are bowling to OBTAIN soup or on BEHALF of soup. There's more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode360. Send us questions for future episodes: email words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, call 0208 123 5877, Skype answermethis. Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on iTunes http://iTunes.com/AnswerMeThis Buy old episodes, albums and our Best Of compilations at http://answermethisstore.com Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at http://theallusionist.org, Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at http://modernmann.co.uk, and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at http://songbysongpodcast.com.