EPISODE 100 – Live centenary extravaganza at the iTunes Festival!


episode 100

Fanfares please, readers! For against all odds (given that we expected to be fully estranged WAY before completing the century), Answer Me This! has hit 100. Right in the face. Wallop!

Of course we couldn’t let such a landmark pass in normal fashion; so instead of kicking about in our home studio in Crystal Palace, we trotted across town to the historic Roundhouse in Camden, and recorded the episode in front of an audience of fans and Olly’s extended family as part of the iTunes Live Festival. Technically we were La Roux’s support act, although she was probably cheerfully unaware of this.

To get a fuller sense of the occasion, conjure up a few of the following images to accompany the audio experience:
1. circular room in the bowels of the Roundhouse, that was rather like the innards of a compass
2. balloon animals
3. party bags, including sweeties, cheap plastic toys, sudoku and VERY LOUD party whistles
4. Kanye specs and foil hats.

This classic episode is available to BUY NOW for just 79p, through iTunes or a secure PayPal server, without DRM restriction. CLICK HERE to find out more and support our podcast. (This helps keep our most recent episodes free)

From the folds of our sparkly centenary cloaks we whipped out such topics as:

dislocated hips
sweaty necks
Dodie Smith
Neo’s address
George Orwell
Olly’s Mum
a fake egg.

Plus: how the podcast began! What’s really going on with Martin the Sound Man! The practicality of coming out on a podcast! And the future of AMT! Joining us for this cavalcade of fun were Josie Long, Alex Thomas, Tommy Herbert, Matthew Crosby; and joining Martin the Sound Man on bass, uke and drums was Richard Acton of the band Limn. We must also thank Alicky Ashby and Julie Wang for the photos, because I doubt we will make another such visually arresting podcast for quite some time.

We hope you enjoy the festivities; but next week the show is back to normal, so we will of course be requiring YOUR QUESTIONS: please email them to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, phone 0208 123 5877 or Skype answermethis (Skype seems to have been playing up a bit lately so make sure you elocute to the max).

See you next week, for palindromic prime episode 101!

Helen and Olly


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10 Responses to “EPISODE 100 – Live centenary extravaganza at the iTunes Festival!”

  1. Liam D from Edinburgh Says:

    Hey guys, great show, as per usual. Just thought you might like to know that the 100th show made it to the iTunes UK homepage!

    Answer Me This

  2. Alex from Hertz Says:

    Three words. A. Ma. Zing.

  3. Gordon Says:

    I liked it to, but I got it off iTunes and it doesn’t seem to be ‘enhanced’ exactly. Not that I’m complaining… I just like pictures.

  4. Katharine Says:

    My arm hurts, that’s how good it was.

  5. Charlie from West Kirby Says:

    Nice cadence at the end there:)

    yes, Martin, I am a WangHouse!

  6. Paul Says:

    Great 100th show! I could have listened to a lot more… 🙂

  7. Ashley from London Says:

    Wooo, 100 episodes well done. I hope my hundreth birthday will be as good as yours!

  8. Andrew from Southampton Says:

    Sorry for double-commenting, but I’ve actually listened to the episode now and it’s the best yet! I would say it was ‘made of win’, but then I’d have to rip my own voicebox out! Looking forward to episode 10,000 after that song, too! 🙂

  9. Andrew from Southampton Says:

    Awesome! Now begins the countdown to episode 200! 😉

  10. Gareth from Glasgow Says:

    Congratulations on 100 great shows! And let’s hope there’s at least another 20 still to come.

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