The Allusionist

The Allusionist scratches the surface of why we say the things we say. English is a big messy mutt of a language, formed by military invasion after military invasion, plus countless tiny idiosyncratic decisions made by its users along the way. The Allusionist is the latest from award-winning host Helen Zaltzman. Based in London, UK.



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Helen Zaltzman

Creator and host

Helen Zaltzman is a multiple award-winning podcaster, working out of her home in London. Answer Me This, the comedy show she co-founded with Olly Mann in 2007, is one of Britain's longest running independent podcasts. The Allusionist is the first show created especially for Radiotopia. Debuting in 2015, it was named iTunes's best new podcast that year. 

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