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The Podcast of (Not Quite) Everything - Language with Helen Zaltzman

The Podcast of (Not Quite) Everything

Discover all the facts you never knew you wanted to know in The Podcast of (Not Quite) Everything with author and journalist Jonn Elledge. Each week, Jonn invites a guest to surprise and amaze with their unexpected facts. This week Jonn talks to podcaster Helen Zaltzman all about language. Jonn’s new book The Compendium of (Not Quite) Everything is out in hardback, eBook and audiobook now. Order your copy here: http://hyperurl.co/ha6zok Follow Jonn on Twitter @JonnElledge.


15 Sep 2021

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Underwater Museum in Cyprus, Poet Fred D'Aguiar, Helen Zaltzman on Answer Me This podcast

Front Row

Jason deCaires Taylor has been working in underwater art for 15 years. Today, he joins us to discuss his new museum Musan, built in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Cyprus.The Answer Me This podcast began in 2007. Presenters Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann have been answering questions from listeners about anything and everything over the subsequent 400 episodes. And now they've decided to call it a day. We find out how podcasting has evolved over the years. Fred D'Aguiar's book Year of Plagues: A Memoir of 2020 chronicles the year when he was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, when Covid 19 affected the whole world and when institutional racism in the US led to the establishment of the Black Lives Matter movement.Presenter: Tom SutcliffeProducer: Hilary DunnImage: Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor, at Musan, Ayia Napa, CyprusCredit: @jasondecairestaylor / www.underwatersculpture.com


26 Aug 2021

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Helen Zaltzman is the Allusionist


Lacking the patience required to work on a dictionary, Helen turned her abiding interest in language into the subject of a highly successful podcast. Her search for curious and revealing stories about language has taken her around the world (R)


21 Apr 2021

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Ep. 81: Lewis Black & Helen Zaltzman

Go Fact Yourself

Sing a Broadway hit from your favorite local landmark and get ready for the newest episode of Go Fact Yourself!Lewis Black is famous for his brand of curmudgeonly comedy. He’s been a constant presence on “The Daily Show” since it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. But despite that tenure, people are still surprised to learn that he remains part of the show now that it’s hosted by Trevor Noah. He’ll tell about how his role has changed over the years and how he got his Emmy for an unexpected reason. Lewis’s comedy special “Thanks for Risking Your Life” is available now.Helen Zaltzman is a podcaster of the highest order. She’s the host of “The Allusionist” and “Veronica Mars Investigations.” In addition to hosting her own shows, she also does her best to provide assistance to her peers with her podcaster support group. She’ll tell us about that and why her grandmother’s gravestone is one of the funniest things she’s ever seen.Our guests will answer trivia questions about big windmills for small towns and big stage roles for small meows.What’s the difference: thyme of the seasonWhat’s the difference between an herb and a spice?What’s the difference between seasoning and flavoring?Areas of Expertise:Lewis Black: 1960’s Broadway, the film Dr. Strangelove and reasons not to practice JudaismHelen Zaltzman: Old English riddles, themed towns in the United States and the TV show “Naked and AfraidAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongLewis BlackHelen ZaltzmanWith guest experts:Charlie Uhrig, mayor of Solvang, CaliforniaBetty Buckley, Tony award-winner known as “The Voice of Broadway”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.

1hr 27mins

16 Apr 2021

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Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist): Blind dates, the word “queer," the wellness industry

Follow Friday

On her podcast about language, The Allusionist, Helen Zaltzman has covered everything from cryptic crosswords to translations to public apologies. But don't worry: She's not judging your vocabulary when she's reading something for fun."When I'm not forced by work to do this kind of interpretation, I like to switch that part of my brain off," she says.On today's episode of Follow Friday, Helen talks with Eric Johnson about poorly-spelled names, stand-up comedy, blind dates, the word "queer," horrifying kitchen gadgets, witch doctors, and more.Follow us:- Helen is @HelenZaltzman on Twitter and Instagram- This show is @followfridaypod on Twitter and Instagram- Eric is @heyheyesj on TwitterWho Helen follows:- Jo Neary- TheGuyliner- Nancy- Rhik SamadderRate us: LoveThePodcast.com/FollowFridayAdvertise: FollowFridayPodcast.com/AdvertiseTheme song written by Eric Johnson, and performed by Yona Marie. Show art by Dodi Hermawan. Additional music by Katherine Chang and Purple Planet Music.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy


16 Apr 2021

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8: Helen Zaltzman: Answer Me This

How to Grow a Pod

This week, I’m with the matriarch of British podcasting pioneers, Helen Zaltzman whose Answer Me This,  Veronica Mars Investigates and The Allusionist podcasts set the standard in home grown talent. Here she talks about community support, making money in podcasting and where she thinks the medium is heading.


17 Mar 2021

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The Mystery of the Undying Love for EDM w/ Helen Zaltzman & Martin Austwick

Meddling Adults

Helen Zaltzman, playing for The Howard League, and Martin Austwick, playing for Women for Refugee Women, join to solve mysteries from a NEW KID DETECTIVE, Cam Jansen! The phrase "an insatiable appetite for balls" is said during this episode, so do with that what you will. Also if you hate puns, burn this episode immediately and run away. Cases: The First Day of Camp Mystery, The Basketball Mystery, It’s a Raid! Clues & Evidence: Calvin Harris, Zac Efron, Gandalf, Farther Corn, porkroll, Fran puns, 2007 Dell laptops, Jim Sportsman, Nosferatu, Punk’d — Thanks for listening to Meddling Adults! If you want to help the prize pool grow, become a member of our Patreon. If you want to learn more about the show or interact with us online, check out the links below: WEBSITE: meddlingadults.com TWITTER: twitter.com/meddlingadults INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/meddlingadults FACEBOOK: facebook.com/meddlingadults — CREDITS Creator/Host/Editor/Producer: Mike Schubert Co-producer: Multitude Editor: Percia Verlin Music: Bettina Campomanes Art: Maayan Atias Web Design: Mike & Kelly Schubert


24 Jun 2020

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338 - Helen Zaltzman

The Comedian's Comedian Podcast

*New episodes are now streamed live at www.twitch.tv/stugoldsmith on 1pm BST every Wednesday, for release the following week*Is this a regular episode or a NonComPod?  It matters not as we meet Helen Zaltzman; podcasting matriarch, mentor of Stu’s, co-host with Olly Mann of “Answer Me This”, host of the brilliant “Allusionist” podcast on the Radiotopia network, and very funny lady indeed.We talk about her comedy origins as Josie Long’s embroiderer, her childhood and the positives of knowing she was an unplanned baby, and setting one’s own parameters for success.  We also talk about language as a means of understanding the world, overcoming her own pedantry and forgiving it in others, how she wrote a successful tour show in less than a day, and why you’re Namaste-ing all wrong…25 mins of extra content available exclusively to members of the Insiders Club include a dive into the origins of Helen and Olly Mann’s “Answer Me This” podcast; how they cultivated the community now 14 years deep into their show (and passing it on to their own children), and how they broke new ground with the sorts of creative and marketing tactics that these days would make up a TED Talk.Join the Insiders Club now at www.comedianscomedian.com/insiders for all this and much much more.helenzaltzman.com | instagram.com/helenzaltzman |twitter.com/helenzaltzmanAllusionist: theallusionist.org, twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow, instagram.com/allusionistshowVeronica Mars Investigations: VMIpod.com, twitter.com/VMIpod, instagram.com/VMIpod, facebook.com/VMIpodAnswer Me This: answermethispodcast.com, twitter.com/HelenAndOlly, facebook.com/answermethisSTU GOLDSMITH’S INFINITE... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 23mins

8 May 2020

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Delve ft. Helen Zaltzman

Inkblot Astrology

Mercury Retrograde, Pisces season, a mini forecast, Kaina, and a discussion on the names of the planets with etymological investigation enthusiast Helen Zaltzman.  ✑ EXPLORE THE DARK. Website / Instagram / Twitter Become an Inkblot Astrology contributions at Hooligan Magazine


25 Feb 2020

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Ep. 624: A Flat of Babies with Helen Zaltzman

Jordan, Jesse, GO!

Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist podcast, Answer Me This! podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the stress of interacting with actors in character at theme parks, the ways in which Costco has changed since Jordan has been there last, and Helen's missed opportunity to find out about David Bowie's crank. Action Item: which "happiest place on earth" should Jordan visit this week: Costco or Disneyland?

1hr 12mins

18 Feb 2020