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Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers is a lovely little podcast exploring the meaningful and the meaningless. We all have questions in life whether they are big, small, practical or just plain ridiculous. And we all have a go at answering them usually through the prism of our own experiences or the experiences of others. Join Broadcaster Marcus Speller, journalist Sarah Ann Harris and former UN Spokesperson and current trainee ordinand Chris Gaul for a refreshing and entertaining chat on an array of topics.

Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers is a lovely little podcast exploring the meaningful and the meaningless. We all have questions in life whether they are big, small, practical or just plain ridiculous. And we all have a go at answering them usually through the prism of our own experiences or the experiences of others. Join Broadcaster Marcus Speller, journalist Sarah Ann Harris and former UN Spokesperson and current trainee ordinand Chris Gaul for a refreshing and entertaining chat on an array of topics.
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Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers is a lovely little podcast exploring the meaningful and the meaningless. We all have questions in life whether they are big, small, practical or just plain ridiculous. And we all have a go at answering them usually through the prism of our own experiences or the experiences of others. Join Broadcaster Marcus Speller, journalist Sarah Ann Harris and former UN Spokesperson and current trainee ordinand Chris Gaul for a refreshing and entertaining chat on an array of topics.

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@AQQAPod

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English

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Episodes

Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?

1/16/2020
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Hi gang, welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! This week the AQQA team are talking about embarrassing moments. From vomiting in public to urinating in front of your class at school embarrassing moments happen to us all. Sarah's multiple embarrassing experiences suggest she's more accident prone than most, Marcus talks about a time he was spared a few blushes when food poisoning gripped him at a train station and Chris explains why taking a date to a hot tub cinema event...

Duration:00:30:33

How do we beat the blues?

1/9/2020
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Alright ya beauties, welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! After the new year's been ushered in the reality that is January can start to bite. Often described as the most depressing month of the year January is a time when our spirits may take a knock. However, this doesn't have to be the case! This week the AQQA team discuss the best ways in which we can beat the blues and have a lovely old time. If you'd like to give us a shout or see what we're up to on social media...

Duration:00:26:35

Have you ever stuck to a new year's resolution?

1/1/2020
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Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! It's that time of year many of us make new year's resolutions and promise ourselves that this will be the year that we'll actually stick to them. Whether they are big, small, ambitious, fanciful or quite necessary new year's resolutions are something most of us have a go at at some point in our lives. This week the AQQA team delve into the hopeful world of new year's resolutions and share their experiences...

Duration:00:25:18

What are the best and worst things about Christmas?

12/25/2019
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Merry Christmas everyone! We hope that you're enjoying the festive period. Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year with many delightful goings on and treats in the form of food, presents and much more. However, there are some Christmas traditions that can rub people up the wrong way. This week the AQQA team chat about their favourite and least favourite things about Christmas with some interesting traditions from aboard discussed as well. If you'd like to find us on social media...

Duration:00:34:44

What makes a good boss?

12/19/2019
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Hi gang, welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Have you ever worked under a boss who made your working life a misery? Perhaps you've experienced a great boss that made you stay in a rubbish job for longer than you planned? The people who lead or manage us are crucial to our job satisfaction and sometimes even to our enjoyment of our leisure activities too. This week the AQQA team discuss what kind of traits, behaviours and styles of leadership they prefer to see in a...

Duration:00:31:13

Is nostalgia helpful or a hindrance?

12/12/2019
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Welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! When we reminisce about days gone by are we remembering them correctly or are we seeing them through rose tinted spectacles? When people long for the simpler times of the past is that a fair assessment or is it just a longing for one's youth? This week the AQQA team delve into nostalgia to see whether it's more of a help or a hindrance.

Duration:00:32:59

Is the concept of a royal family outdated?

12/5/2019
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Come on in everyone and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Here in the United Kingdom the Royal Family runs deep through the fabric of British society. Some question why we need a royal family in 21st century Britain whereas others find it sacrilegious to even think about the idea of removing the monarchy. This week the AQQA team discuss whether the UK would be better off without the Royals or not with a little bit of history and other monarchies from around the world...

Duration:00:35:52

How important are acts of kindness?

11/28/2019
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Alright everyone, welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Have you ever benefited from a random act of kindness? Perhaps you've helped out a stranger or loved one in need? These little acts of kindness have the power to make one's day, week or even year so why don't we do them more often? This week the AQQA team explore various acts of kindness they've experienced as the giver as well as the receiver. You can find us on twitter and instagram here @aqqapod. Please tell...

Duration:00:32:22

Have you ever considered not voting?

11/21/2019
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Hello everyone and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! With an election just around the corner in the UK the media is currently consumed with all the usual bluster from the various parties campaigning to get votes. Despite the obvious importance of voting sometimes we can feel a little disinterested and uninspired by what unfolds in front of us in the lead up to an election. This week the AQQA team discuss whether the idea of not voting is acceptable. Please make our...

Duration:00:32:16

What's the trickiest situation you've ever found yourself in when abroad?

11/14/2019
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Greetings all and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Have you been smuggled through immigration at an airport before? Do you know what it's like to be cooped up inside a dodgy hospital in Corfu for a few days? Have the Russian authorities ever threatened to deport you from their country? This week Chris, Sarah and Marcus share their stories of times they've found themselves in undesirable situations when in a foreign land. There's also a story told of a couple being...

Duration:00:36:54

Could you live without a mobile phone?

11/7/2019
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Hello everyone and welcome to the fabulous world of Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! A number of episodes ago we looked at fears and phobias. One particular irrational fear stood out from the crowd. Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone or being unable to use your phone for some reason. On this week's podcast we drill down into this and the idea of having to live and function without a mobile phone. Find us on twitter and instagram @aqqapod....

Duration:00:23:08

What should you do if you find out that a friend is being cheated on?

10/31/2019
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Hi everyone and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! On this week's podcast we explore the moral conundrum of what one should do when finding out if a friend is being cheated on or is indeed cheating on their partner. To help us answer this question we welcome our first ever guest onto the podcast, Deputy Lifestyle editor at the Independent and BBC contributor, Sophie Gallagher. If you're desperate to find us on social media then we're on twitter and insta @aqqapod....

Duration:00:28:15

What petty hill are you willing to die on?

10/24/2019
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Hi everyone and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! We all have pet hates but some of us have petty hates. On this week's show Marcus talks us through some of the things that bring him out in a petty flap. Also, among the other things of little or no importance that irritate us, we hear about a wonderful petty tale from Argentina that involves erecting a sky scraper as an act of revenge. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod and please subscribe to the podcast. Thanks!

Duration:00:29:55

Are personality tests helpful?

10/17/2019
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Welcome everybody to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Whether you're introverted or extroverted, meek and mild or bold and brash we all have various traits that make up our personalities. Many people take personality tests to try and find out a little more about themselves and companies often use them to help find the right person for the job. However, not everyone is sold on these tests. For example, a New York Times article recently referred to them as "the Astrology of the...

Duration:00:31:26

What would you tell your teenage self?

10/10/2019
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Greetings all and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! If you could travel back in time and visit your teenage self what advice would you pass on? Would you suggest a different hair cut, a change in attitude towards certain people or simply offer some encouragement and tell yourself it’s going to be just fine? This week the AQQA team delve into the past with some honest chat about their experiences as teenagers. You can find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod and make...

Duration:00:28:24

Does violence on screen concern you?

10/3/2019
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Hi brothers and sisters, welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! This week 'Joker' is released in the UK and the film has caused quite a stir. Many critics have given the film rave reviews whereas others have raised concerns about the film's potential to inspire violence. The AQQA Team take a look at some of the controversy surrounding 'Joker' and explore the age old debate about whether films and TV shows can negatively influence our behaviour. If you'd like to get in...

Duration:00:31:06

Listeners Questions

9/26/2019
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Hi gang and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! This week we asked you to submit your questions for us to tackle. The conversation includes a brief history of the Monster Raving Loony Party, the best ways to spend time off work and how Marcus approaches long car journeys with strangers in Cuba. If you'd like to get in touch then you can find us on twitter and insta @AQQApod or you can email us on show@aqqapod.com.

Duration:00:25:56

Is public shaming effective or just bullying?

9/19/2019
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Welcome all to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Recently in the US the divisive political commentator Bill Maher argued that fat shaming people is a good thing. Unsurprisingly, Piers Morgan agreed with him. Many people reacted furiously believing that it is simply bullying. Elsewhere, there are numerous examples of people having been publicly shamed for saying racist or sexist things. This kind of public shaming has, on occasion, helped to highlight issues that plague society....

Duration:00:33:14

Is it possible to fall in love at first sight?

9/12/2019
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Come on in everyone and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Do you believe in love at first sight? Or do you think the idea of being able to love someone without knowing them is a load of nonsense? This week the AQQA team discuss whether they think love at first sight is actually possible throwing in a bit of scientific study along with their own experiences. Marcus’ own story of how he met his wife might lend a little bit of credence to the thought that love at first...

Duration:00:27:15

How far would you go to save the planet?

9/5/2019
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Willkommen everyone to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! Do you worry about the state of the planet enough to stop using plastics, eat less meat, take fewer holidays abroad or even change your toilet rolls? Or do believe it's more about changes to legislation and those little things we can do don't really make an impact at all? This week the AQQA team tackle this topic and explore the things they would or wouldn't do to help save the planet. It became quite clear that veganism...

Duration:00:25:20