Posts tagged ‘lies’

November 8, 2015

lying and truthing

Thanks to everybody who showed up for my Reddit AMA the other day! I’m doing a similar exercise on Product Hunt in tandem with Radiotopiboss Roman Mars, so concoct more questions to fling at us on 12th November, 6pm GMT, 1pm ET, 10am PT.

Podcasting has reached Radio 4! I was on the first episode of Miranda Sawyer’s new series In Pod We Trust, which, incidentally, was one of the rejected titles for what became Answer Me This.

The Radiotopia fundraiser is just over halfway, and the weekly Allusionists continue apace, if ‘apace’ means ‘slightly late and showing signs of mental and physical strain’. Last week, for ‘Criminallusionist’, Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer of Criminal stopped by to talk about the ethics of crime reporting, the effectiveness of polygraphs, and lies.

In contrast, the latest episode is all about honesty: Dave Nadelberg and Neil Katcher from Mortified visit to talk about keeping a diary. I’ve never really done it, because the thought of ever being confronted with written evidence of my own personality is too horrifying. But they almost made me wish I did.


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March 26, 2015

Allusionist: Mountweazel

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from a listener, Eley Williams, asking whether I know that dictionaries contain false words, to act as copyright traps.

I DID NOT KNOW.

So I got Eley on the phone for the latest Allusionist, which left me very disAllusioned about dictionaries, let me tell you. Episode is at theallusionist.org/mountweazel.

Also, if you have a moment, could you do Radiotopia a favour and fill in their survey? You listeners know quite a bit about podcasters, but we know very little about you; hopefully if we can find out, we can make our shows better for your ears. And, you stand to win a delightful pair of wooden Tivoli headphones, worth over £100; so either way, your ears will win. Trot along to surveynerds.com/allusionist, please and thank you.