EPISODE 396: acupuncture with malice

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Welcome to Answer Me This Episode 396! Nearly 400 episodes in and several thousand questions answered, and you’re still sending us ones we have never covered before. In today’s episode, “Do voodoo dolls work, and specifically, did mine work too well?” Plus:

Calvin Klein’s Obsession for lions
vegan black pudding
dijonnaise
snooping houseguests
The Addams Family
crabs eating crab babies
and
shouting ‘geronimo!’

In today’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App – available for Apple and Android – Olly divulges the other disproportionately-expensive-for-an-everyday-item import purchase he would make, in an ideal world. Until that time, he’ll console himself with a bashful of dijonnaise.

Hear our other work:

• Helen makes The Allusionist, an entertainment show about language, and Veronica Mars Investigations, recapping every episode of Veronica Mars from the beginning – now past the movie and heading straight onto the novels.
• Olly hosts many podcasts, and you can find them all at ollymann.com, including his monthly magazine show The Modern Mann and weekly under-the-radar-news show, The Week Unwrapped.
• Martin makes music – including a new EP – which you can hear palebirdmusic.com, on the Pale Bird podcast, and on Spotify etc. You can also join him in contemplating the work of every song by Tom Waits Tom Waits in Song By Song, and he produced and composed the kids’ science podcast Maddie’s Sound Explorers, hosted by Maddie Moate.

Hang out with us online at twitter.com/HelenAndOlly and facebook.com/answermethis.

This episode is sponsored by:
The Great Courses Plus, the streaming library of courses on topics from piano-playing to yoga to ancient history to dog training. AMT listeners get a free fortnight at thegreatcoursesplus.com/answer.
Squarespace. Visit squarespace.com/answer and get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain with the discount code ‘answer‘.

Buy AMT episodes 1-200, our six special albums including the Valentines-appropriate AMT Love, and our Best Of compilations from 2007-2015 at answermethisstore.com.

Send us your QUESTIONS, in writing or as voice recordings, to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com for us to answer in future episodes.

We’ll be back with AMT397 on 6 may 2021, and there’ll be a Retro AMT episode in your feeds on 22 April.

Helen & Olly

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One Response to “EPISODE 396: acupuncture with malice”

  1. Cassi Says:

    Hi, Helen and Ollie. Just listened to the voodoo doll part of this episode and I felt the need to pause it and write to you. When I heard the description of Big Deb, my first thought was, “she sounds autistic.” Her difficulties in understanding social cues such as standing too close, talking too loud, and her habits of repeating the same phrases, as well as pretty much all of the other descriptions, are markers for ASD. I’m sure the caller was annoyed, but I wonder if she was ever curious about Big Deb’s background and neurology? The way she then partnered up with her friend to have a good laugh at Big Deb’s expense is the exact kind of bullying behavior that kids on the spectrum experience in school every day. I felt for Big Deb in this story, and I wish you had brought up this view of the situation. Though I appreciate that you all said they went too far, I think it was more malicious and self-centered than that.

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