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Helen Zaltzman

Host, Producer & Editor of The Allusionist & Host of Answer Me This! & Veronica Mars Investigations
Helen Zaltzman is an English podcaster, broadcaster, and writer. She is best known for her work that she presents the comedy podcast Answer Me This!.
Recent episodes featuring Helen Zaltzman
1.09: Drinking the Kool-Aid
Veronica Mars Investigations
A LONG TIME AGO, ON VERONICA MARS: Veronica sends off a DNA test to find out who’s her daddy. A rich white boy of Neptune has supposedly joined a cult - and become much nicer as a result? Veronica infiltrates the supposed cult - and starts getting sucked in herself? And what’s happened to darling Keith’s poor precious face??? Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 9: Drinking the Kool-Aid, and get stuck into such mysteries as: can the Mooncalf Collective cult/commune be so bad if it has de-douchified a rich BroNiner? Whatever happened to waterbeds? Should people kool it with the Kool-Aid jokes? And why anyone would be so cagy about a load of poinsettias?? See more about this episode, and a transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/1-09. This episode was edited and mixed by Zach McNees; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. Distributed by PRX.org. What would you do if you were woken up at 6am by Keith Mars barking in your face? Let us know @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This month, VMI is sponsored by: Care/Of, personalised vitamin packs. For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter the code VERONICAMARS. Hello Fresh, simple and delicious meal kits delivered to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/VERONICAMARS80 and enter the code VERONICAMARS80. Lola, 100% cotton menstrual care products available by customisable subscription. For 30% off your first month’s subscription, visit mylola.com and enter the code VERONICA when you subscribe.
AMT378: Blue Peter Dogs, Cats in Sacks, and Getting Over A Lipstick Fetishist
Answer Me This!
In AMT378, we celebrate the arrival of Olly's new child, and consider listeners' problems with attraction/lack thereof, home security systems, and mathematical nursery rhymes.  Find out more about this episode at http://answermethispodcast.com/episode378. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special 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. This episode is sponsored by 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'.
107. Apples
The Allusionist
Late 2019 will see the biggest apple launch of our lifetimes. 22 years in the making, ripening on millions of trees into picture-perfect redness, here comes the WA38, more snazzily known as the Cosmic Crisp. The name was the result of a year of focus groups, taste tests and word associations - a far cry from when apples were named after whichever end of a cat they resembled. This episode is a collaboration with The Sporkful podcast, where we have released companion episodes about apples: hear us talking about the naming of apples on this episode of the Allusionist, and on their episode ‘A New Apple Is Born’ we get into the particulars of how new apples are begotten. Find The Sporkful on your podcatchers and at thesporkful.com. Find out more about this episode at theallusionist.org/apples. The Allusionist's online home is theallusionist.org. Stay in touch at twitter.com/allusionistshow, facebook.com/allusionistshow and instagram.com/allusionistshow. The Allusionist live show No Title is on tour in North America - come to see us! For all event listings, visit theallusionist.org/events. The Allusionist is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX, a collective of the finest podcasts on the interwaves. Find them at radiotopia.fm. Also! I’m making a NEW PODCAST! Veronica Mars Investigations, wherein Jenny Owen Youngs (of Buffering the Vampire Slayer podcast) and I investigate every episode of Veronica Mars from the beginning. Find Veronica Mars Investigations in your podcast-getting app of choice, and at VMIpod on the social medias and VMIpod.com. In October 2019, the Allusionist is sponsored by: • BetterHelp online counselling. Get started at betterhelp.com/allusionist, and use the code ALLUSIONIST for 10% off your first month. • Freshbooks accounting software for small businesses. Get 60% off a Lite, Plus or Premium plan for 6 months when you buy before 23rd October 2019. Get started at FreshBooks.com/BUYNOW. • Bombas, socks that won’t let you - or themselves - down. Buy your expertly engineered socks at bombas.com/allusionist and get 20% off your first purchase. • Babbel, the language-learning app that will help you speak a new language with confidence. Visit babbel.com to find out more, and text ALLUSIONIST to 484848 to try it for free. • Squarespace, your one-stop shop for creating and running a good-looking and well-working website. Go to squarespace.com/allusion for a free trial, and use the code ALLUSION to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain.
1.08: Like a Virgin
Veronica Mars Investigations
A LONG TIME AGO, ON VERONICA MARS: A purity test has caused chaos at Neptune High, as students are shamed for their sexual behaviour (if they're female - they’re lauded for it if they're male). We meet Wallace's mom! And Wallace mom's shitty lodger, who won't leave! That is, until Keith Mars goes full Papa Bear on him. And Veronica comes face to face with Lilly's convicted killer. Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 8: Like a Virgin, and consider such mysteries as what it would be like to get the birds and the bees talk from Keith Mars, why lovely Meg Manning has such a vile boyfriend, whether barking like a dog is truly the best tactic to achieve an eviction, and why Veronica keeps on committing offences that would land her on the sex offender register. See more about this episode, and a transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/1-08. This episode was edited and mixed by Zach McNees; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. Distributed by PRX.org. What would you do if you were woken up at 6am by Keith Mars barking in your face? Let us know @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This month, VMI is sponsored by: Care/Of, personalised vitamin packs. For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter the code VERONICAMARS. Hello Fresh, simple and delicious meal kits delivered to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/VERONICAMARS80 and enter the code VERONICAMARS80.
1.07: The Girl Next Door
Veronica Mars Investigations
A LONG TIME AGO, ON VERONICA MARS: Logan and Weevil are stuck in detention together - and honestly, that’s all we need for this episode. But there is more - Veronica’s (beautiful) pregnant neighbour Jessica Chastain disappears. And her (scraggly) boyfriend doesn’t seem upset about it… Veronica discovers some shocking information about her mom. And the school flagpole is back causing trouble. Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate Veronica Mars Season 1 Episode 7: The Girl Next Door, and probe such mysteries as whether to book ourselves in for a stay at the motel that plays the Mars apartment, how many crimes it is to impale a teacher’s car on a flagpole, and why hot teens might be compelled to wear garments in a shade we can only describe as ‘light liver’. See more about this episode, and a transcript, at the podcast’s official site VMIpod.com/1-07. Content note: Veronica Mars contains heavy themes, and this episode includes storylines concerning rape, family abuse and violence. This episode was edited and mixed by Zach McNees; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs; the logo is by Hrishikesh Hirway; Lo Dodds gives us the LoDown. Distributed by PRX.org. Send your slashfic about Weevil and Logan in detention to @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This month, VMI is sponsored by: Care/Of, personalised vitamin packs. For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter the code VERONICAMARS. Hello Fresh, simple and delicious meal kits delivered to your door. For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/VERONICAMARS80 and enter the code VERONICAMARS80.
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