EPISODE 292 – phallic noses


Listeners, who is the bigger idiot: the questioneer who is too big an idiot to make toast, or the podcasters who talk about that big idiot for nearly ten minutes?

The only way to decide is to listen to Answer Me This! Episode 292:

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In which we discuss:

Alexander Armstrong
McDonald’s weddings
Pop Tarts
Christmas booze
30 years since Gremlins
metal thieves vs Barbara Hepworth
graphic design vs alternative medicine
tiny toaster troubles
Greyhound Buses
Olly’s next rotten criminal scheme
The Raccoons.

In today’s Bit of Crap on the App, we delve deeper into the grotesque and terrifying world of novelty toasters. Join us if you dare on your iDevice, Android or Windows toy.

If you’ve invented your own amazing multi-functional toaster (“Guys! It can heat soup at the same time as cutting the toast into perfectly equal croutons!”) then build yourself a snazzy online store through our benevolent sponsors Squarespace.com, deploying the code Answer for 10% off their services for a whole year.

When you’re not too preoccupied with (re)inventing kitchen gadgetry, send us QUESTIONS: call the Question Line on 0208 123 5877 or Skype ID answermethis, or email answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. And be our imaginary friend at facebook.com/answermethis and twitter.com/HelenAndOlly.

We shall return on Thursday 3rd July with AMT293 – but we’ll also be appearing on this Radio Academy panel about podcasting on 25th June; and as we mentioned, we’re also available at our side project podcasts The Media Podcast, Sound Women and Brain Train. Furthermore, to accompany all the SPOOOOOORT that seems to be happening at the moment, you can hear us talking as sportily as we are able on the AMT Sports Day album, available now at answermethisstore.com.

That’s it! We’re off to make some toast. We could be gone for some time.

Helen & Olly

••• AMT292 Child-Friendly Rating: 40%. Swears. Cartoon phallic noses. Kicks off with feedback about parental sex, the very notion of which can be traumatic for your progeny. •••


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3 Responses to “EPISODE 292 – phallic noses”

  1. Magnus Says:

    I disagree with the advice relating to the magic potions against real ailments. If you think that the idea that people are dissuaded from taking real medicine because they take fake medicine is improbable take a look at this:

    Unfortunately you can’t really object to the job of advertising for a snake oil salesperson but you can reasonably object to sending out claims that can be shown to be harmful. The sort of claim which sounds like “This can help against your cancer symptoms.” is a demonstrably harmful claim and it is unethical to aid it reach a gullible public.

  2. Patrick Boggs Says:

    1st – I have a podcast too

    2nd – a few episodes prior, Helen made mention of having gone to Helen, the town in the State of Georgia. Irony is she said that she had never been to a real alpine village which must be closer. On the other hand, I grew up in Atlanta in the State of Georgia and have never been to Helen the town that is like an alpine village.

    I now live in Shizuoka, Japan and have lived here for more than 20 years.

    Thirdly – That I make a podcast is not the primary reason for listening to them. When you live where you don’t hear your native language in the atmosphere around you, there is hunger for it.

    I know how to subscribe but listen without subscribing through STITCHER to yours and a few others like Dan Patrick, an American sports thing.

    This finally gets to a topic from the middle of your last episode – sexual arousal while athletes are performing publicly. While listening to Dan Patrick he talked to John Smoltz who is now a broadcaster but was a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves. During Smoltz’ playing years his team mate was Greg Maddox. Greg had been with the Chicago Cubs before joining the Braves, and Dan Patrick asked John Smoltz about Greg Maddox “getting excited” while pitching a game for the Cubs. Listeners got the implication, but there were no details forthcoming. American sport is heavily into statistics, but I think no one is keeping that stat – how many times a pitcher has pitched a tent in his pants while pitching.

    Patrick Boggs

  3. Mike T. Says:

    The toaster popping back up is not because of a safety override; it’s because what holds the latch down is an electromagnet. With no power, it can’t hold the toast down.

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