Episodes that are a little different to usual

9 EpisodesProduced by Helen Zaltzman

Sometimes one of my favourite podcasts will throw in an episode that's a little different to usual, and makes me love the show even more. Helen Zaltzman hosts Answer Me This!, and The Allusionist, which is part of Radiotopia (www.radiotopia.fm) from PRX.

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The greatest radio format of all time, featuring the most amiable movie star of our age

November 14th, 2016

47:55

OK, this one is not a gamechanger at all: it’s the greatest radio format of all time, featuring the most amiable movie star of our age, so no surprise the episode was going to be a total treat. Listen to it because it …

The story of the oldest continuously-running gay bar in the USA

November 14th, 2016

11:59

Me, crying in the street listening to this episode about the oldest continuously-running gay bar in the USA? No, that was you.

FINE, it was me. But …

A change of pace from Criminal’s more serious episodes

November 14th, 2016

21:34

I’m not condoning the crime of stealing petrified wood from national parks, but as a change of pace from Criminal’s more serious episodes, this is irresistable.

A game-changer for my intellectual self-esteem – in a bad way.

November 14th, 2016

14:26

This episode was a game-changer for my intellectual self-esteem. In a bad way. I’d covered the hashtag/pound sign/octothorpe/# on my podcast Answer Me This a while before, so didn’t think there was anything for me to …

A very jolly, humorous polemic

November 14th, 2016

38:11

Benjamen Walker deploys the preternaturally cheerful Andrew Callaway to work for a month in the ‘sharing economy’. By the third episode, poor Andrew …

The episode that made me fall hard for Song Exploder

November 14th, 2016

14:06

I hadn’t heard anyone as witty as Merrill Garbus on the show before (no offense to host Hrishikesh Hirway, who in real life is very witty, but keeps a low-profile presence on Song Exploder). Musician with bewitching …

Heben and Tracy are super-smart and dauntless in politics as they are in everything

November 14th, 2016

46:30

The first few years of podcasting were dominated by white men. This episode, for me, was the unequivocal announcement that other people exist and …

The first podcast to make me blush

November 14th, 2016

9:15

This is the first podcast to make me blush. I was listening on the bus, and was worried everyone could hear it through my skull or something.

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