EPISODE 363: The Soupsoaker


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Have you been collecting your own hair since your bushy-headed youth, in order to make a wig* to wear during your sparsely furred later years? If so, could you let questioneer Ryan know asap if that was a good plan or not? Find out why in Answer Me This! Episode 363, in which we also consider:

Kylie’s 50th birthday
in flight magazines
House of Commons fisticuffs
James Cameron, keeping busy
the Queen a stick
razor blade disposal units
racing against your mum
the Cosmic Liquidator
cat turd sculptures
up in the air with Karen Gillan.

*Good on you if you’ve ever donated your hair though!

In today’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App – available for iPadPhones, Android and Windows devices – we have a question from Emma from Sweden about the false image we all carry in our minds of Mickey Mouse. Get the app to HEAR THE TRUTH!

Check in with our other work: Olly hosts The Week Unwrapped, the podcast that keeps you up to date with all the news stories that haven’t been drilling into your skull constantly. And Helen and Martin are performing the Allusionist live show on stages in Australia and New Zealand in the next few weeks; you can check where and when at theallusionist.org/events.

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring the show, and for making it so easy to set up a good-looking website for your projects. Just like long-term AMT listener Ace Coggins did! Visit squarespace.com/answer and get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain with the discount code ‘answer‘.

The Bluffers’ Guides are back! Rapidly become well-informed in subjects from jazz to management to fishing to dogs at bluffers.com.

Send us your QUESTIONS: any time, deliver a voice memo or a written question by emailing answermethispodcast@googlemail.com. You can still use the old ways of calling the Question Line on 0208 123 5877 or Skype ID answermethis, but a lot of those messages haven’t been reaching us lately. So emailing a voice memo is the safer bet.

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We’ll be back with AMT364 on 5 July 2018, and there’ll be a Retro AMT episode in your feeds on 21 June.

Helen & Olly

••• AMT363 Child-Friendly Rating: 74%. It’s not blue, but the episode does contain some parliamentary fighting, and no kid needs that in their life. •••


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3 Responses to “EPISODE 363: The Soupsoaker”

  1. Listener Says:

    If you’re wondering where July’s Answer Me This is, Helen is in the hospital in Tasmania, according to the show’s Twitter account. The Allusionist Twitter account seems to indicate it’s a mystery illness. It seems quite serious, whatever it was. She was in the ICU with a breathing tube for some time, according to her personal Twitter. But the tube is out and she’s recovering. Also, July’s episode was referred to as being delayed, rather than cancelled, so she may get better soon. All the best, Helen!

    • Listener Says:

      Update: There’s a classic episode in the feed, and Olly introduces it by saying Helen had tonsillitis, but that that “escalated to fucktown.”

  2. Whistlecraft (@MichaelFeaux) Says:

    A friend of mine had a captain’s bunk in his bedroom as a kid. Once when he was ill, he “followed through” in his underpants and, rather than risking the shame of them being found in the laundry by his mum, he dropped them into a place inside the structure of the bed that couldn’t be reached. He and his family later moved house but the bunk bed remained. Someone at some point will have taken that bed apart to replace it with a futon or something and made the discovery of an ancient pair of skiddy pants.

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