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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.
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retro AMT130

retro AMT130

2020-05-2238:49

In your feed for one month only, it's retro AMT130! Wherein we learn how canned tuna is cooked; the origins of port and starboard; your forebears bequeathing things to you while they're still alive; which came first, the McChicken Nugget or the Egg McMuffin; and an appalling homemade hair product for wooing.   We also have an announcement about a Fun New AMT Thing! This episode originally appeared at on 8 April 2010. There'll be an all-new episode of AMT on the first Thursday of the month. Send us questions to answer: email written words or voice memos to . For more AMT, episodes 1-200 and our Best Ofs and special albums - including our brand new release Home Entertainment - are available from . Tweet us http://twitter.com/helenandolly Facebook http://facebook.com/answermethis Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at  and Veronica Mars Investigations at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at  and his many other podcasts at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
AMT385's questioneers are curious about the financial side of rickrolling, Hollywood teeth, novelty lamps and bleached bumholes. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  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 . Special Flag Correspondent Roman Mars can be found on the podcasts and . 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'.
Welcome! We hope you're doing OK. We're keeping AMT a pandemic-free pod, so if you're looking for content to take your mind off things for a bit, AMT384 can provide, with questioneers wondering why leopard print is considered sexy, how ghostwriters get paid, and what to do with their father's huge collection of old buildings and toasters. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  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 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'.
AMT383's questioneers need to know what those funny things are called that you stick your face through at the seaside, how many lightbulbs there are in Las Vegas, how to say farewell to a hook-up, and why the corpse of utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham is still keeping busy at university. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear our other work: Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at ; Olly Mann's five podcasts including 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 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'.
In AMT382, we hear from questioneers concerned about their friend's expenditure on life coaches, the ethics of placing fake animals on wildlife tours, disposal of an unwanted Book of Mormon, and scattering a grandparent's ashes on someone else's property. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums including AMT Love, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear our other work: Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at ; Olly Mann's five podcasts including 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 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'.
retro AMT96

retro AMT96

2020-01-2338:39

Dusted off and brought up from the AMT cellars for an airing, it's retro AMT96, featuring judges' wigs, newsreaders' desks, and jury service. This episode originally appeared at on 21 May 2009. The retro episodes are in your feed for one month only, but to keep them forever, buy episodes 1-200 from . There'll be an all-new episode of AMT on the first Thursday of the month. Send us questions to answer: 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  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at  and Veronica Mars Investigations at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at  and his many other podcasts at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
In AMT381, questioneers are worrying about lost jewels, stinking out the office, dad doing the gardening in the nude, and what happens to trains in Thomas The Tank Engine when they die. 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 Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums including AMT Love, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear our other work: Helen Zaltzman's podcasts The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at ; Olly Mann's five podcasts including 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 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'.
Well Spotify just named AMT one of the top podcasts of the decade, so let's conclude the 2010s with a bumper episode of festive questions. In AMT380 we learn how the canine actors in the festive film Santa Buddies look like they're talking; how to stop your well-meaning friends interfering with your plan to enjoy Christmas alone; and what artificial Christmas trees have in common with toilet-cleaning. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at and Veronica Mars Investigations at , Olly Mann's five podcasts including 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 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'.
Is it OK to steal someone else's discarded room service jam? Is it OK to let friends take me on an all-expenses-paid holiday? Is it OK that my sister-in-law has given her dog the same name as my child? And is whatever the heck is going on in the video for 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' OK? We deal with all these questions and more in AMT379 - and, following last month's consideration of the mathematical riddle 'As I Was Going To St Ives', we receive clarification from the actual mayor of St Ives!  Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
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 . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
In AMT377, we go looking for jokes in the Bible. It's...a mixed bag. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
Peanuts! Why do pubs have them? Monkeys! Why does Gibraltar have them and the rest of of Europe doesn't? Pickled eggs! Why does anyone eat them? We can't answer that third question, but tackle the others and more in AMT376. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
In AMT375, mysteries abound: is there a murder plot in Jane Austen's Emma? Why don't newsagents get rich off scratchcards? Can you really make eggs benedict in a microwave? And how the blazes do you get a sieve clean??? Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
Greetings, listeners! If you've ever wondered how jellyfish eat, shit and bonk, we've taken the hit to our search histories to illuminate you in AMT374. Plus: post-chemo hair; green screens; microwave mug cakes; and Ryvita. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . Helen and Martin are touring Australia for the next few weeks - see their gig listings at . This episode is sponsored by 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'. Also! Get free audiobooks and half-price Audible subscriptions at  - and while you're browsing around Audible, be sure to download Olly's new series .
Things that have got the listeners perplexed this month: what do you do when you and your partner have the same name? Why doesn't the evil queen in Narnia drive a snazzier form of transport than a sled? And how does the Queen go to the cinema? Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . Helen and Martin are touring New Zealand and Australia for the next three months - see their gig listings at . This episode is sponsored by 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'. Also! Get free audiobooks and half-price Audible subscriptions at  - and while you're browsing around Audible, be sure to download Olly's new series .
Whatever happened to aerobics on morning telly, the corpse of Henry VIII, and cummerbunds? We crack these mysteries and more in AMT372. Find out more about this episode at . Send us questions for future episodes: email written words or voice memos to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Tweet us Facebook Subscribe on Apple Podcasts  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . Helen and Martin are touring New Zealand and Australia for the next three months - see their gig listings at . This episode is sponsored by 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'. Also! Get free audiobooks and half-price Audible subscriptions at  - and while you're browsing around Audible, be sure to download Olly's new series .
In AMT371 we hear about letting a cat out of the bag and getting a peacock INTO the bag. Both sound very painful. Find out more about this episode at . 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  Hear AMT episodes 1-200, all five of our special albums, and our Best Of compilations at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'. Also! Get free audiobooks and half-price Audible subscriptions at  - and while you're browsing around Audible, be sure to download Olly's new series .
This month's questioneers want to know what bullet journals are for, where hamsters come from, when the legal drinking age was invented, and what to do with a large painting by their friend which they hate. Find out more about this episode at . 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  Get your engine revving for Valentine's Day with the AMT Love album! One hour of your questions about your body parts and the various fun things you want to do with them. It's available, along with all our special albums, Best Of compilations and classic episodes 1-200, at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
To see in the new year, AMT369 contemplates the orangeness of basketballs, the failure of New Year's resolutions, the lovelorn state of a lottery-winning listener, and why the hell does McDonald's in the UK not sell mayonnaise, are they doing this specifically to infuriate Olly Mann, GIVE HIM MAYONNAISE. Find out more about this episode at . 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  Get your engine revving for Valentine's Day with the AMT Love album! One hour of your questions about your body parts and the various fun things you want to do with them. It's available, along with all our special albums, Best Of compilations and classic episodes 1-200, at .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by 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'.
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 . 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  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 .  Hear Helen Zaltzman's podcast The Allusionist at , Olly Mann's The Modern Mann at , and Martin Austwick's Song By Song at . This episode is sponsored by Squarespace and Haynes publishing. 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'. 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.
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Matt Boreham

Olly, when advertising square space you state that they're great for creating a brand new spanking web site! I guess you meant brand spanking new. or did you ? :)

Feb 18th
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PADDY GILROY

Shabang is nothing to do with Ricky Martin please re-research it guys. "The whole shabang"

Feb 5th
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Bruno Vieira Pereira

I loved it! You always give some great advice for people but yet in an amusing way in which we can enjoy and learn from you!😉

Sep 30th
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Bruno Vieira Pereira

I loved it. Hellen and Olly, you make me laugh a lot! I find Answer me this much more interesting and amusing than watching a TV series, and I also get to learn loads of things from you all. Thanks a lot!😉

Sep 29th
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Christine Leuthard

😊

Apr 2nd
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Eileen W.S.

does this mean Helen is back & better?! hooray!

Aug 7th
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Ryan Aun

tremendous work, highlight of my fortnight if getting a new (or retro) AMT!

Jul 22nd
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Isaac M-S

followed for four years

Jan 6th
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Colin Windale

followed you for 6 years 👍

Jan 4th
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Tim Eacott

This is the only podcast that I play as soon as a new episode appears - Helen and Olly are like favourite funny friends

Jan 4th
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Ollie Brock

have loved listening laughing and learning with you guys since 2011 if thats a thing. :D keep up the great work

Nov 22nd
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momoBoho Yo

Brilliant, very funny .. love it <3

Nov 19th
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