Answer me this: what the hell is Answer Me This?
Recorded in a living room in the London suburb of Crystal Palace, Answer Me This! has been a certifiable hit since its debut in January 2007, having been nominated for Best Internet Programme at the Radio Academy Awards, winning a Gold in 2011 and Silver in 2010; it has also won a British Public Radio Award and a European Podcasting Award. The show has been named ‘Critic’s Choice’ in The Times, Time Out, The Guardian, Q Magazine, Radio Times, The Observer, Metro and The Independent, and is an annual fixture in iTunes’ Podcasts of the Year.
Occasionally Helen and Olly welcome special guests on to the show, and over the years have played host to Jon Ronson, Jackie Mason, Ian Collins, Pappy’s, Josie Long, Andy Zaltzman and Isy Suttie. The 300th episode of the show was an all-star spectacular, including contributions from Adam Buxton, Tony Blackburn and Sarah Millican.
Helen and Olly can also be heard on other shows. Helen hosts The Allusionist, part of Radiotopia. Olly presents men’s magazine show The Modern Mann, digital culture documentary series Chips With Everything for The Guardian, and media discussion programme The Media Podcast. Together, they presented a two-part series about podcasting for BBC Radio 4, and numerous specials for BBC 5 Live.