Catz Alum is Podcast Champion

Alumna Helen Zaltzman (1999, English) won big at this year’s British Podcast Awards in May, taking home both the ‘Podcast Champion’ and ‘Smartest Podcast’ awards.

Helen’s podcast The Allusionist, winner of the ‘Smartest Podcast’ award, focuses on linguistics and why we say the things we say in the English language. Part of American podcast network Radiotopia, it was named iTunes UK’s best new podcast after its initial release in 2015. In recent months, Helen has been on tour with the podcast, putting on live shows across the USA and Australia. Being named ‘Podcast Champion’ further recognises Helen’s notable contributions to the podcast community.

The British Podcast Awards were hosted in London and presented, for the second year running, by another Catz alum and podcaster, Olly Mann (2000, English). Alongside Helen, Olly hosts the award-winning comedy podcast Answer Me This!, a monthly podcast in which the duo answer questions submitted by the general public.

(Header photo: British Podcast Awards)

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