I'm Helen Zaltzman, podcaster from The Allusionist and Answer Me This. AMA!
Hello, Helen Zaltzman here. For nearly nine years I've been co-hosting and producing the comedy podcast Answer Me This, in which listeners send us questions on a huge range of topics, plus a whole load of TMI about their personal lives. Since January this year, I've also been part of the Radiotopia network with The Allusionist, which is about how and why we use language the way we do. I make the shows mostly alone in my living room in Crystal Palace, London, which is where I am right now.
Radiotopia's currently seeking sustaining members to support the shows so we can carry on making them for as long as possible. If you can chip in, visit radiotopia.fm - as well as the inner glow you'll have from helping independent creators to make shows for people as smart and tasteful as you, there are numerous Radiotopia and show-specific rewards. I went for the challenge coin + tote bag, and am feeling pretty great about it.
I've been in training for this for years, so hurl your questions at me. (But apologies if I'm a little woozy in my responses; I donated blood yesterday and now all I feel like doing is sleeping for a week.)
EDIT: Thanks very much for coming! Apologies if I didn't get to your question, but it's not because I don't like you. If anything, I like you TOO much. Remember to support radiotopia.fm if you can, whether with money or your affection. Good night!