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Helen Zaltzman

The Allusionist


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Adventures in language with Helen Zaltzman.

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Score: 4.6

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Dec 27, 2020

"The Allusionist, Helen Zaltzman’s words and language podcast, is always up for a Christmas special, and this year’s “Festivelusionist”, A Festive Hit for 2020, is right on target. So Zaltzman drafted in songwriter and podcaster Jenny Owen Youngs, who has written for Panic! at the Disco and Pitbull (quite a range there), and together they came up with a new, more appropriately 2020, Christmas song. Her husband, Martin Austwick, also joined in, and the resulting show – and festive song – was lovely to hear. I even felt quite merry afterwards."

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