EPISODE 176 – menarche-mallow


Hello listeners, hello!

It’s been a long holiday, but huzzah, we have returned intact. Since last we spoke, Olly has entered his thirties, and Helen and Martin entered the matrimonial institution (with each other, don’t worry!), so as you will hear, Answer Me This! Episode 176 is all mature and responsible right from the off:

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Conversation-nuggets in today’s gold-pan include:

divine disapproval of Helen’n’Martin’s legalised union
Gordon Ramsey’s Cambodian eggy treat
phallic salad
the Pringles saddle
Madonna as Cruella de Vil
Pamela Anderson as cola bottle
the tragic life of Mr E
Forever Plaid
freedom of the city
grungers vs. lumberjacks
caviar vs. frogspawn
Peppa Pig.

Plus! If you’re looking to pull, just take Olly out on the town with you; Helen bemoans the public interest in whether her womb is available to let on a nine-month contract; and Martin the Sound Man does not want to sound Dickensian. Spoilsport! This week’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App (available on iPhone or Android) is about the only meme to involve high-end millinery (that we know of): Princess Beatrice’s fancy hat.

It may have been a while, but you still know what to do: ask us QUESTIONS, in the form of voicemails on the Question Line (dial 0208 123 5877 or find answermethis on Skype) or emails to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. As a reward for your diligence, you can have free audiobooks and half-price Audible membership at answermethispodcast.com/audible until June 5th. Lazy people who don’t bother asking us questions are allowed those too, as an incentive. Carrot not stick, right? And carrot sticks best of all. Blend a metaphor, get a crudite, as our great-grandmothers used to say.

See you next week!

Helen & Olly


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5 Responses to “EPISODE 176 – menarche-mallow”

  1. JohnBoy Says:

    So would triplet sisters all having their menarche party together be called a ‘menarche a trois’?

  2. Raquel Says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Great news! Don’t you dare having such long holidays again!!!!!! It’s been boring not listening you all!

    congrats to Helen and Martin…

  3. prentle Says:

    I am so glad you are back. It is a weekly highlight when I get to listen to your podcast on the bus journey to work.

  4. Emma Says:

    Welcome back all, lovely to have a shiny new episode. May I just point out that while it’s spelled ‘menarche’, it’s pronounced ‘men-ar-kee’? Thanks and congrats to Helen and Martin.

  5. Jonathan Reed Says:

    Welcome back guys. Just to back the comments on my favourite artist Eels memoirs – they are a fantastic read. Shocking and tragic by equal turns but somehow leaves you on a high at the end. Get it!

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