EPISODE 192 – stuff they can’t include in Madame Tussauds



We trust you have survived the past month intact, and are in peak physical and mental condition now that the time has come to listen to Answer Me This! Episode 192:

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Today we consider:

the first ever YouTube video
the Vienna Museum of Pathology
Jewish French toast
Royal Wootton Bassett
intergalactic Noah’s Ark
Helen’s special cookies vs. Olly’s special pasta sauce
tourist attraction clocks
the Yellow Brick Road vs. the Red Brick Road
Diana Ross vs. Judy Garland
Tunbridge Wells vs. Telford
big ears
rats in space.

Plus: Olly’s love of aubergines knows only two boundaries; Helen really wants to know what is happening behind the smooth visages of human statues; and Martin the Sound Man reminisces about his days as a junior lothario, sadly before such times as he was actually interested in the ladies. Thus we learn the importance of not peaking too early.

This week’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App is Olly voicing his OUTRAGE at Pret A Manger for withdrawing the only thing that made him want to return to Britain from Ibiza. We hope that the Pret Powers That Be have our app on their iPhones, iPads and Android devices, so that others might be saved from suffering as Olly has.

Cheer him up by sending us your QUESTIONS to fuel the new series: ask them in voicemails on the Question Line (dial 0208 123 5877 or Skype answermethis) or emails to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. Together we will make AMT happen, oh yes we will.

See you next Thursday,

Helen & Olly


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4 Responses to “EPISODE 192 – stuff they can’t include in Madame Tussauds”

  1. Leo Vegoda Says:

    I agree with Meridith on how to peel a butternut squash but I would like to suggest a Kabocha squash as a more delicious alternative. Not only is it tasty, apparently some people think it is an aphrodisiac and who wouldn’t like that as a side effect, eh?

  2. Kyle Says:

    Re the red brick road in the Wizard of Oz, I came across this: http://bit.ly/pR1rFf

    Maybe the red brick road goes to Quadling County, apparently the Quadlings like red.

  3. Meridith Lisa Kropp Phillips Says:

    I adore Matzos Brie (fried Matzos) Toby described it well! In the states we have garlic and onion Matzos and they are especially delicious fried like that!

    As for the butternut squash situation, Helen’s solution is a good one most of the time, but if you need butternut squash out of the shell but raw, cut the thin part off the thicker part and slice the long, thin part into rounds about one inch thick, removing the seeds. Lay the rings of squash on a cutting board and working around the round, slice off the skin. Next slice the bottom into pie shaped sections, lay them on their side and remove the skin as above.

  4. Toby Says:

    RE Jewish French Toast


    Utterly amazing. Damp some matzo with water, dunk in egg and fry it – serve with a shedload of melted butter. This was a frequent Sunday night dinner throughout my childhood and am so glad someone else cooks it!

    I used to make it at Uni and people were incredibly confused.

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