Helen Zaltzman has been podcasting for 9 years
and surprisingly enough, says she still feels like a
novice. She co-hosted her first podcast with Olly Mann called
Answer Me This! and followed it up with the very popular, The
Allusionist. That second podcast is a language and etymology
show that is part of Roman Mars’s Radiotopia network. Helen talks
about her love for Boggle, how she got started in comedy, and
much more. Listen for the guest appearance by Martin.

Show Highlights

  • 05:30 – Helen and I talk about the
    internet marketing world.
  • 10:05 – Helen talks Boggle
  • 14:25 – Despite podcasting for 9
    years, Helen still feels like a novice.
  • 19:50 – When did Helen realize
    that the Answer Me This! podcast was no longer a hobby?
  • 22:55 – Do the more experienced
    BBC broadcasters look down on new podcasters?
  • 27:10 – I’m dying to start a
    ride-sharing podcast.
  • 30:00 – We get a guest
    “appearance” from Helen’s husband, Martin.
  • 30:40 – The Allusionist started in
    January 2015.
  • 32:10 – Helen talks about Roman
    Mars.
  • 35:30 – Where did the idea of The
    Allusionist come from?
  • 40:25 – Helen believes people put
    too much energy in their first podcast.
  • 43:15 – Helen doesn’t want to
    listen to other language shows, because she doesn’t want to
    accidentally plagiarize other’s work.
  • 50:40 – Helen likes editing her
    own show.
  • 52:10 – How do you start writing
    comedy?
  • 53:20 – Helen talks on how she got
    into comedy.
  • 59:50 – Helen tried to teach Latin
    to a 13-year-old.
  • 01:06:25 – What happened to
    Spoken.am?
  • 01:11:00 – What would Helen do if
    she wasn’t podcasting?
  • 01:13:55 – What are the biggest
    challenges for growing The Allusionist?
  • 01:17:10 – Who inspires
    Helen?
  • 01:20:10 – You can follow Helen on
    Twitter.

 

FULL SHOW NOTES: http://www.podcastjunkies.com/54

 

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