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Helen Zaltzman
The Allusionist
Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman.
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4.8 stars from 5,093 ratings
Love listening
I heard this plugged on ologies and am so glad I gave it a listen. Helen is a wonderful host and I am always pleased with the insightful discussion on myriad topics.
Asmorian via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/23
Knowledge and humor!
Helen and her guests make the history of language interesting and inspire listeners to go out on their own to learn more! One of my favorites!
Titania Red via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/08/23
Thought food extraordinaire
I love this pod. Always fascinating, always entertaining. Not often you get good entertainment and deep learning in the same space. Helen is brilliant; dry, clever, astute and careful to hold language (and her privilege) with care and compassion. Treat yourself, it is a most wonderful pod….long...Read full review »
pyywackett 42 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/23
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