Helen Zaltzman, host of The Allusionist podcast
Sara chats with Helen Zaltzman, the host of The Allusionist and Answer Me This podcasts. We featured an episode of The Allusionist called “Toki Pona” on our podcast playlist on Language.
Some of the things they talked about:
- The Allusionist episode “95. Verisimilitude” about inventing languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
- Ologies episode featuring Helen: “Etymology (WORD ORIGINS) with Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist podcast”
- Helen appeared on an episode of Pounded in the Butt by My Own Podcast: “Monday Pounds Me In The Butt, read by Helen Zaltzman”
- Helen wants to be on Desert Island Discs
- Helen’s podcast picks: BBC World Service’s Witness History (9 minute oral histories) and Imaginary Advice (combo of audio fiction, stand-up poetry, and monologues). She recommends starting with Imaginary Advice’s ”Six House Parties” episode.
Find out more about The Allusionist on the website , on Facebeook, and on Twitter.
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Audio editing and production by Steven Zampanti of Conceptual Podcasting. Music included in this episode was ”Elephant Walk” by Podington Bear and “Paradise” by Misael Gauna.
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About Coward: I was very disappointed for an etymologist to use an incorrect animal name. There is no such thing as a ‘sea gull’. All gulls are in the family Laridae, but not all are associated with salt water or ‘seas’. The Grey Gull breeds in the interior of dry deserts far from water and is absolutely not a sea or lake gull. Please careful with all words.