The Allusionist

The Allusionist

Por Helen Zaltzman
En The Allusionist

141. Food Quiz

Quiz time! Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway of Home Cooking podcast join to deliver questions...

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Allusionist 140. Num8er5

We use verbal numbers and we use numerals - why do we need both? Why do we have the ones we have?...

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Tranquillusionist: 282 Salads

This is the Tranquillusionist, in which I, Helen Zaltzman, read all the salads from the 1950...

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139 Ladybird Ladybug

They're not ladies and they're not birds; they're not even technically bugs! But that's not the...

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138. Mind My Mind

Crazy, insane, nuts, mad, bonkers, psycho, schizo, OCD - casual vocabulary is strewn with mental...

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137. Dude

Exclamation; sign of agreement OR disapproval; gendered, but circumstantially gender-neutral;...

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136. Misogynoir

“It's hard to address something if you can't actually name what it is,” says Moya...

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135. sos

SOS is a really versatile distress call. You can shout it; you can tap it out in Morse code; you...

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Allusionist: Eclipse+

It’s August 2007. Lauren Marks is a 27-year-old actor and a PhD student, spending the month...

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134. Lacuna

If you were in Brazil during the military dictatorship of 1964-1985, tried to bake a cake from a...

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133. Cake is Mighter than the Sword

What to do to stick it to the powers that be? Send your message through something they really...

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132. Additions and Losses

"Sometimes I've heard people talk about losing a child and people say it's like losing a limb....

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131. Podlingual

In their podcasts Mija and Moonface, Lory Martinez and James Kim create autobiographical fiction...

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Allusionist 130 Valentine

St Valentine's name may nowadays be all over the romance-related merch for 14 February, but he...

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129. Sorry

Apologies are such important verbal transactions. So why are so many of them soooo bad? Susan...

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129. Sorry

Apologies are such important verbal transactions. So why are so many of them soooo bad? Susan...

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129. Sorry

Apologies are such important verbal transactions. So why are so many of them soooo bad? Susan...

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128. Bonus 2020

To round off the year, here are some choice cuts from the Allusionist vault of interesting things...

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128. Bonus 2020

To round off the year, here are some choice cuts from the Allusionist vault of interesting things...

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128. Bonus 2020

To round off the year, here are some choice cuts from the Allusionist vault of interesting things...

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