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This month…

June 3, 2021

…for Tedious But Fine reasons, we’ve swapped June’s new episode and the retro one. So you’ll get an all-new AMT in a fortnight, but now there’s Retro AMT82 from 2009 and it’s a really fun one! Some things have changed – technology, the nature of entrepreneurship, people wearing Bluetooth earpieces everywhere – whereas others are eternal, like the pain of teen romance, and Americans finding British words funny. It’s low regret, plus, it contains Helen’s favourite ever call from a questioneer!

Like all our retro episodes, you have to subscribe to get it; so go off and listen now in your usual pod app. And we’ll be back in a fortnight with AMT398.

EPISODE 378: Baby Lion

October 10, 2019

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As you were going to St Ives, did you meet a man with seven wives + 7x7x7 cats coming FROM St Ives or did you catch up with them as they were also heading TO St Ives? Ugh! Fucking riddles! We face this beast in Answer Me This! Episode 378 plus problems with:

Blue Peter pet SCANDALS
attraction/lack thereof
the Hairy Bikers’ friendship
‘Solomon Grundy’ vs ‘Seven Days
home CCTV
getting over a lipstick fetishist.

In this month’s Bonus Bit of Crap on the App – available for iPadPhones, Android and Windows devices – we learn a bit more about naming Baby Lion Toby.


1. Helen has started a NEW PODCAST! Listen to Veronica Mars Investigations, wherein she and musician/Buffy aficionado Jenny Owen Youngs recap every episode of Veronica Mars from the start.

2. Hear Olly’s new documentary on Archive on Four ‘Please Leave A Message After The Tone‘, all about voicemails.

3. Martin is releasing four albums of new music this year! Hear them at, on the Pale Bird podcast, and on Spotify etc.

4. See Helen and Martin on stage! The Allusionist live tour is landing in cities across North America. Check for listings.

This episode is sponsored by Squarespace, with which you can easily and quickly set up a good-looking website for your projects eg your Oscar-nominated documentary. Visit and get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain with the discount code ‘answer‘.

As ever, we want your QUESTIONS: send them, in writing or as voice recordings, to

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We’ll be back with AMT379 on 7 November 2019, and there’ll be a Retro AMT episode in your feeds on 24 October.

Helen & Olly

••• AMT378 Child-Friendly Rating: 84%. Just a couple of swears; no Rich Content. •••


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Here’s a question from Ed from Colchester:

A while back, I visited Essex University to take part in a science convention with selected other students. Prince Charles was there, but I didn’t really care as all the stalls had freebies!!!! These ranged from glow in the dark pens to slices of bread.

So answer me this: what are the greatest freebies you have ever retrieved from fairs, conventions, hotels etc???

Olly gets all kinds of good shit because he’s a gadget columnist, but how can free phones and iPads compete with Ed’s FREE SLICES OF BREAD?

Readers, go to the comments and boast about your greatest ever achievement in freebies! (Legal ones. The time you shoplifted from the post office does not count.)