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.
Rerelease: What are your favourite conspiracy theories?
34:57Hi all and welcome to Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers! This week's episode is a rerelease of one of our favourite AQQA pods from last year all on conspiracy theories. We discuss how conspiracy theories come about, why people might believe in them and why those who do believe in them might be viewed with suspicion or even contempt. From JFK to Walker's Crisps there's something for everyone. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
What things in life are underrated?
35:08Does it irritate you if you’re really into something that no one else seemingly appreciates? Does it baffle you that people cannot see what you see sometimes? Or have you recently discovered something that you can’t believe you went so long without? This week we're talking about things that are underrated. Sarah gets a bit counter cultural, Chris brings a former political leader to the table and Marcus talks about the behaviour of animals. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Do you find it hard to follow rules?
35:15Are you the type of person to do as you’re told? Perhaps you prefer to interpret the rules as you see fit. Or maybe you don’t give a damn about authority and do as you please. This week the AQQA team are talking about following rules. Sarah speaks of her constant fear of accidentally breaking rules, Chris questions some strange rules that apparently still exist and Marcus talks about how Germans cross the road. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Is home really where the heart is?
33:32Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz once said there’s no place like home. For some home is a different place to where life began. For many home will always be the town they grew up in. For a few home might be something or somewhere entirely different. This week the gang discuss the notion of where 'home' can be found. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
How do you respond to a crisis?
31:33Greetings all! As we're currently having a fuel crisis the team thought they'd talk about crises this week. During this long period of pandemic that we’re still in the word crisis has been used time and time again. Of course, a crisis doesn’t have to be at a national or corporate level. Most of us have had some sort of crisis in our lives whether momentarily or over an extended period. Chris, Marcus and Sarah mull over fight or flight theories and speak of their own experiences of dealing with a variety of crises. Find us on insta and twitter @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Why is it hard to say sorry?
37:05This week on the pod Chris, Marcus and Sarah explore the reasons as to why it's hard to say sorry. Chris reckons it's easier if you're British, Marcus talks about two former American Presidents who said sorry in contrasting ways and Sarah speaks of a time when an apology made a big difference. Find us on insta and twitter @aqqapod. Happy listening!
When do you truly become an adult?
34:38Hi gang, we’re back from our summer break! We’ve missed you and hope you’re ready for some more AQQA pod action. This week we’re talking about adulthood. Do you think it happens at a particular age? After a particular experience? Or when you find yourself talking about gardening? Chris, Marcus and Sarah explore this and find out how societal changes and advancements have affected us more than we might realise. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Rerelease: Is it worth getting into a debate on social media?
30:25Hi everyone, this week marks 2 years of AQQA and to mark the occasion we thought we'd rerelease one of our favourite episodes from all the way back in July 2019. This is the last episode of this season of AQQA but we shall return soon for another round of podcasts so don't go away. Thanks for your continued listenership and have a great rest of the summer! Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
Is silence really golden?
33:11We all love a bit of peace and quiet from time to time but in a world where every waking moment is filled with noise and distraction sometimes that can be hard to find. This week on the pod the gang talk about trying to find silence in healthy proportions. Sarah talks about getting used to the noise of London, Marcus speaks of deafening silences in northern Scotland and Chris tells all about a recent silent retreat he went on. Find us on twitter and insta @aqqapod. Happy listening!
What's the scariest experience you've ever had?
35:47Greetings all! This week on the pod we're talking about scary experiences. Whether it's your first day at school, driving along a cliff edge or entering a particularly intimidating prison we all have a scary tale to tell. Find us on social media @aqqapod. Happy listening!