'There's a post-Charlie Kaufman, post-Lee and Herring feel to their comedy, what with all the warmth, interactivity and media-savviness.'
Answer Me This! is a weekly comedy podcast by Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann in which they answer questions submitted by the general public. Recorded in Zaltzman's living-room in Crystal Palace, it began in January 2007 and has since become one of the UK's most successful independently-produced podcasts. It has been named Podcast of the Week in the Radio Times, the Times, The Independent and Time Out, as well as receiving plaudits in Q Magazine, the Financial Times, the Sunday Express, the London Metro (British newspaper) and The Observer. In 2009 the show became the first non-musical act ever to play the iTunes Live Festival.
Answer Me This! was nominated for Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2009, 2010, and 2011, in the category "Best Internet Programme"; in 2010, the podcast won the silver award and in 2011, it won the gold award. In 2012 it won a European Podcast Award.
Rights : Faber & Faber (World)
Right now, someone somewhere in the world is thinking up a question to ask Helen and Olly...
How can you tell if an old person used to be hot?
Why do lion tamers use chairs?
How many people must one kill before it is classed as a spree?
In their roles as hosts of comedy podcast Answer Me This! Helen and Olly take on the world's questions and solve them with their unique mixture of pointless knowledge, reckless opinion and a dash of filth.