Answer Me This!

Helen and Olly

Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann host the award-winning podcast that has been answering the world's questions since 2007. Visit the official website at answermethispodcast.com. Buy classic episodes, albums and apps at answermethisstore.com. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Answer Me This! comedy podcast is engaging and interactive. This UK-based program features two seasoned hosts, Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann. As one of the first-ever podcasts, the program is a pioneer in the genre. podcast.

Both Mann and Zaltzman are both experts at hosting. They engage their audience well. Mann also hosts the daily podcast Today in History with the Retrospectors. In addition, he hosts the monthly magazine show The Modern Mann. Zaltzman hosts podcasts on TV shows and language. Their shared experience gives depth and credibility to their dynamic. This captivates listeners of Answer Me This!

The podcast has weekly episodes. Each one contains laughs, insights, and answers to questions from the fans, known as "Questioneers." A diverse range of guests such as Jon Ronson, Isy Suttie, and Tony Blackburn feature in the episodes. They add range and depth to the Answer Me This! podcast. Episode titles like "Bear Nipples, Easy-Bake Ovens and Salmon Vending Machines" show the humor here. So do titles like "Slapstick, Eggy Smell and Your Naked Dad."

The Answer Me This! podcast has a fun tone. It feels like a lively chat among knowledgeable friends rather than a formal show. Many of the topics are about UK subjects. Yet listeners everywhere may appreciate the humor here.

Thanks to the host's chemistry, the podcast won awards during its 400-episode run. Answer Me This! ended its regular run in 2021, but it had a lasting effect. The hosts navigated a range of topics, answering questions in their unique style. They built a loyal audience and left an unforgettable impact on the podcasting world. There have been a few additional podcast episodes since. These reunions have excited their loyal audience and suggested future surprise returns. Listeners looking for a fun program may enjoy the Answer Me This! extensive archive.

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Episodes

AMT401: Danielle Steel, kebab awards and detestable birds
Apr 6 2023
AMT401: Danielle Steel, kebab awards and detestable birds
Welcome back AMT for one special new episode! So much has changed since we retired nearly two years ago, but what remains is our desire to answer your questions. Today, questioneers wonder about what to say about working in a world-famous place, romantic bacon competitions, unromantic but important kebab competitions, Danielle Steel's sleeping habits, and looking at their own semen through a microscope. Find out more about this episode at answermethispodcast.com/episode401. We don't know whether/when we will pop up in your feed again, so stay subscribed! And follow us on facebook.com/answermethis and twitter.com/helenandolly. Hear our other work: Olly Mann has a daily podcast, Today in History with the Retrospectors, and his monthly magazine show The Modern Mann, both of which you can find along with his other work at ollymann.com. Helen Zaltzman makes the The Allusionist, an entertainment podcast about language, which you can find at the podplaces and at theallusionist.org. Martin Austwick's music is available at palebirdmusic.com, his Tom Waits podcast Song By Song at songbysongpodcast.com, and his experimental fiction podcast Neutrino Watch at neutrinowatch.org. This episode is sponsored by: • Wondrium, the streaming library of tutorials, lectures, documentaries, how-to videos, travel, craft and much more! AMT listeners get a month of free access to the whole library at wondrium.com/answer. • Squarespace. Want to build a website? Go to squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'ANSWER'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mr Blobby and the Birth of the Burger (from 'Today In History with the Retrospectors')
Jan 1 2023
Mr Blobby and the Birth of the Burger (from 'Today In History with the Retrospectors')
Mr Blobby made his debut on anarchic BBC show Noel’s House Party on 24th October, 1992. Oscar Bilby, of Tulsa, Oklahoma grilled a beef patty, and - for the first time in documented history - PUT IT IN A BUN - on 4th July, 1891. It is of such consequential and amusing events that Olly's daily podcast, 'Today in History with The Retrospectors' is comprised, and, in this compilation especially for Answer Me This! listeners, he introduces two of his favourite episodes. FOLLOW THE SHOW now to get a ten-minute episode each weekday in 2023! Just search for 'Today in History with the Retrospectors' in your podcast app of choice, or visit theretrospectors.com APPLE PODCASTS: https://apple.co/3xCWWQX SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4BwUqSOfCS6sSrADe834BR GOOGLE PODCASTS: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9yc3MuYWNhc3QuY29tL3RoZS1yZXRyb3NwZWN0b3Jz AUDIBLE: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B08K571PXV POCKET CASTS: https://play.pocketcasts.com/web/podcasts/share?id=e6c14e00-8c37-0139-34f5-0acc26574db2 CASTBOX: https://castbox.fm/channel/Today-In-History-with-The-Retrospectors-id4096213?country=us PODBEAN: https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/9evhk-1c6f5f/Today-In-History-with-The-Retrospectors-Podcast TUNEIN: https://tunein.com/podcasts/History-Podcasts/The-Retrospectors-p1438500/ The Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill. Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producers: Emma Corsham & Sophie King. Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AMT400: Sky Dining, Swiss Barbie, and Homing Pigeons
Aug 5 2021
AMT400: Sky Dining, Swiss Barbie, and Homing Pigeons
Well this is it, listeners. After 14 years and 8 months and many thousands of questions, AMT400 is the last episode of the show. But we go out on some terrific inquiries, about pigeon navigation, saving Joni Mitchell's childhood home/destroying Shakespeare's final home, the inspiration for Sherlock Holmes, diamond skulls, and eating brunch dangling 150 feet up in the air. Huge thanks to all of you who sent in lovely messages - and songs! - with your AMT-related emotions and memories. We only included a tiny fraction of your affection in the episode, but know that we read/listened to everything. And maybe wept over it a bit too. Find more about this episode, including a mega bonus episode of all the extra answers we didn't have room for, at answermethispodcast.com/episode400. Keep in touch! Here's how to find the three of us: Olly Mann is @ollymann on Twitter. His podcasts include The Retrospectors and The Modern Mann, and you can find all of his shows at ollymann.com. Helen Zaltzman is @helenzaltzman on Twitter and Instagram. Her podcasts include The Allusionist and Veronica Mars Investigations. Martin The Sound Man Austwick is @martinaustwick on Twitter and Instagram. His podcasts include Song By Song, Neutrino Watch and Maddie's Sound Explorers - and you can hear his songs via palebirdmusic.com. This episode is sponsored by: • Manscaped, a full range of grooming products for your furry parts. Get 20% off plus free shipping with the code ANSWER at Manscaped.com. • Squarespace. Want to build a website? Go to squarespace.com/answer, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'ANSWER'. Stay subscribed to this feed, cos you never know what the future holds. Until the unknown future happens: bye!!! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AMT399: Ginger Beer, Cheetahs' Pet Dogs, and Ball Pits
Jul 1 2021
AMT399: Ginger Beer, Cheetahs' Pet Dogs, and Ball Pits
In AMT399, we find out about tuning church bells, cheetahs being given pet dogs, Olly getting lost in SeaWorld, how pickled onions inspired soft play, and which ways you might be most likely to be killed by a ball pit. We also have a Big Announcement ahead of episode 400. Find out more about this episode at . For more AMT stuff, head over to answermethisstore.com, where you can get our six special albums, AMT episodes 1-200, and our Best Of compilations. Send us your questions for episode 400, as well as your precious AMT memories - whether our answers to your questions helped or hurt your life, whether you made any friends through the podcast, whether you started your own podcast, the weirdest place or oddest thing you were doing while listening to the show, we want to hear it all! Email written words or voice recordings to . Tweet us @, and follow us on Facebook . Hear our other work: Olly Mann has a new podcast, the Retrospectors, which you can find along with his other shows at ollymann.com; Helen Zaltzman makes the podcasts The Allusionist - theallusionist.org - and Veronica Mars Investigations VMIpod.com; and Martin Austwick's music is available at palebirdmusic.com, his Tom Waits podcast Song By Song at songbysongpodcast.com, and the music'n'science podcast Maddie's Sound Explorers, hosted by Maddie Moate, at . This episode is sponsored by: • Wondrium, the streaming library of tutorials, lectures, documentaries, how-to videos, travel, craft and much more! AMT listeners get 14 days' free access to the whole library at . • Squarespace. Want to build a website? Go to , and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'ANSWER'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AMT390: Giant Pumpkins, Playing Dead, and Sweet Fanny Adams
Oct 1 2020
AMT390: Giant Pumpkins, Playing Dead, and Sweet Fanny Adams
Pop in your prosthetic fangs, spritz yourself with fake blood and turn off all the lights except for that annoying one that flickers - it's the Answer Me This Halloween Special! Featuring SCARY plays, GIANT gourds, MONSTER Mash, and SEXY Martin the Sound Man costumes if such things are possible, you have this month to prove it. Find out more about this episode at . CW: suicide, child murder, death. Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice recordings to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Our new album Home Entertainment is available now for £paywhatyouwant for a limited period at , where you can also obtain our other special albums, AMT episodes 1-200, and our Best Of compilations. Hear our other work: Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at ; Olly Mann's five podcasts including , The Week Unwrapped, and Four Thought at ; and Martin Austwick's music at his Tom Waits podcast Song By Song at , and his new music'n'science podcast Maddie's Sound Explorers, hosted by Maddie Moate, at . This episode is sponsored by: Manscaped, precision-engineered grooming for your danglers. Get 20% off plus free shipping with the code ANSWER at Squarespace. Want to build a website? Go to , and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'ANSWER'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
AMT386: Dirty Doormats, Sitcom Sets, and Handheld Indulgence Ice Cream
Jun 5 2020
AMT386: Dirty Doormats, Sitcom Sets, and Handheld Indulgence Ice Cream
Beloved listeners: as we've said in the past, AMT doesn't tend to discuss current events, as we know a lot of you turn to the show to give yourselves a brief break from dealing with reality. We hope you're holding up and finding ways to be productive. Meanwhile, here's AMT386, a hearty plateful of low-stress chat about topics including wedding snubs, Magnums vs Soleros, lava lamp liquids, and getting your sex toys back from your ex's house. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice recordings to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Our new album Home Entertainment is available now for £paywhatyouwant at , where you can also obtain our other special albums, AMT episodes 1-200, and our Best Of compilations. Hear our other work: Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at ; Olly Mann's five podcasts including , The Week Unwrapped, and The Media Podcast at ; and Martin Austwick's music at and his Tom Waits podcast Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by: The Great Courses Plus, the streaming library of courses on topics from yoga to mystery fiction to formal logic to dog training. AMT listeners get a free month at . Squarespace. Want to build a website? Go to , and get a 10% discount on your first purchase of a website or domain with the code 'ANSWER'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices