University Theatres presents
The Allusionist Live
The award-winning podcast The Allusionist is a logophile’s dream.
Ever heard of Toki Pona (said to be ‘the smallest language in the world’) or indefinite hyperbolic numerals (‘zillions, jillions or squillions’)? Have you questioned Western yogic deployments of ‘namaste’, opening lines on dating apps, or dating systems of the BC, AD and BCE kind? Producer and host Helen Zaltzman is here for you.
A veteran podcaster if ever there was one – beginning with the long-running, hugely popular indie podcast Sony Award-winning Answer Me This! in 2007 – Zaltzman started making The Allusionist in 2015. In each episode, she rumbles with language with infectious verve and a generous helping of pop culture. And a few swears.
In her first Perth live appearance, Zaltzman brings her witty, effortlessly informative show to the intimate Dolphin theatre, with musical support from Martin Austwick. Join her for a fascinating and irreverent adventure into the world we make with words.
Smartest podcast award at the British Podcast Awards 2018
Best Education Show at the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2017
Apple Podcasts’ Best New Podcast of 2015
This event is most suitable for ages 16+ as it contains swears which could be considered offensive. Or very amusing. Take your pick.