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Helen Zaltzman
The Allusionist
Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman. TheAllusionist.org
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 4,850 ratings
A podcast that dives deep into language coupled with Helen Zaltzman’s delightfully dry wit is a no-brainer. Do yourself a favor and start listening now if you’re not already.
BradleyGC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/22
So enjoyable!
Helen is an absolute joy to listen to. I love her passion for language and for humanity, which she seems to hold in equal parts.
BonnieKarpay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/22
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I can’t believe it but we’ve done it. We’ve found the best podcast.
stforeman via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/22
Recent Episodes
There's lots of fun etymology of creatures and a lot of fun etymology derived from creatures, and now it is gathered into this fun playalong quiz about animal etymologies! There's an interactive answer sheet at theallusionist.org/creaturequiz, plus more information about various animals and...
Published 08/05/22
Published 08/05/22
This is the Tranquillusionist, in which I, Helen Zaltzman, say a load of deliberately boring words to distract your interior monologue from whatever dystopian stew it is in. Today: a list of the Big Things of Australia. The Allusionist is on tour in Australia with the new live show Your Name...
Published 07/19/22
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