The Riddles Podcast
By Waffles & The Riddle Kid
The Riddles Podcast is a break-sized podcast about riddles old and new, popular and darned near impossible to find anywhere. Please subscribe and tell your friends, especially if you got stumped! This will help me get new riddles out faster. Each podcast features the riddle, a pause, a hint and then a solution so there are no spoilers. Nice to meet you and if you’d like to leave any feedback please do so at anchor.fm/riddles. I’m working on getting the audio more consistent for the first episode and will be replacing it a bit at a time. If you’d like to be featured let me know!
Episode 6 - A Farewell
Listeners, it is with a heavy heart that I have to report the death of my wife, Abigail Houde. She was the voice of Waffles the Dog. I hope to find someone able to provide the general personality and humor of Waffles someday. I was able to edit this final 12-riddle podcast. I hope you enjoy it. I know that this is out of character and out of place for this announcement, but given the circumstances of how my wife passed, may I please recommend checking for any drug interactions for ailments or drugs currently used by your cared-for loved ones. Abigail passed away after taking medication that was found to be incompatible with two drugs and two physical conditions. If there’s a chance that you can catch a prescription mistake before your loved one is lost to you forever, please take a moment and review all the medications that they are taking. Thank you. PS I know we don’t have a sponsor added just yet. I just wanted to make sure the podcast was published. If you’d like to come back in a few days I’ll add one.
July 15, 2021
The show is indefinitely on hiatus. The last podcast we will issue will be the one that was just edited, episode six.
July 13, 2021
Riddle Teaser Answer & Episode 6 Update
Words! (No, not being lazy... that’s the answer to our teaser riddle!) Thank you all for being our fans and a happy Easter and / or weekend! We will have Episode 6 soon!
April 4, 2021
Valentine’s Day Teaser for Episode 6
Happy Valentine’s Day! Check out this 1835 riddle and we’ll have the answer on our next podcast!
February 15, 2021
International Riddles Episode!!!
Sponsored by Crypto - 🐶 Use our referral link https://crypto.com/app/uxp9jprvrq to sign up for Crypto.com and we both get $25 USD :) Waffles and Papa roll through riddles from across the world! What’s a living train? What does the Loch Ness Monster eat? And what metaphysical mayhem is keeping a man from crossing a bridge - just because he read a sign?!? Find these answers and more in Episode 5!!!
January 29, 2021
International Riddles Update
Waffles wakes us at 4:50 AM with an update. AN UPDATE I SAID THANK YOU 🐶🦴🐾 - Waffles
January 19, 2021
Riddles Podcast Episode 5 Teaser: International Riddle Day!
Hey there! We’ve gotten a great international response from all across the world! As thanks we are dedicating Episode 5 of the Riddles Podcast to our international listeners and their favorite riddles. Please feel free to send your favorite riddle to anchor.fm/riddles/message. If you’d like to support us, please consider donating just a little bit at anchor.fm/riddles/support. We’d really love to make this the best riddles podcast around and getting some new equipment would help us record a little better. Do you have your own podcast by the way? Please leave a message at anchor.fm/riddles/message and we’d be glad to consider networking.
October 28, 2020
Episode 4: Ol’ Timey Riddles with Waffles the Dog
For Episode 4 we found some much more easygoing and fun riddles than from Episode 3’s Guess Me, a book with riddles so arcane you need to live in a certain 100-meter neighbourhood to catch all the historical, educational and societal references. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but in Episode 4 Waffles steps up the plate/dog dish and plays funnydog to our host The Riddles Kid for over a dozen great riddles. Do you have your own great riddle or two you’d like to share? You can send us a message at anchor.fm/riddles. We’ll be glad to joke up your riddle with Waffles and mention you in the podcast. We would love some local flavor from wherever you are. If you have a moment and a few dollars / pounds / rupees / rubles / yen that are just begging you to clutter your home with cheap stuff you don’t need, why not support your favorite riddles podcast instead at anchor.fm/riddles/support? Our tiny team of podcasters would love to take this podcast to the next level and make it an enjoyable audio spot for people to hear riddles, share riddles, and buy Waffles T-shirts - WAFFLES!! 🐶 I’m sorry but you just go on and on and these nice people just need to press the play button to hear our show. It’s very nice to meet you. Woof 🐶
October 14, 2020
Episode 4 Teaser!
We’re coming up with even more riddles on our next episode. Check out this sample #riddle: What do you get when you take 50, add a cipher, add five, and then 1/5th of eight? Here are three hints. Hint 1: The answer is the sum of human happiness. Hint 2: It’s a four-letter word. Hint 3: You might wind up “roamin’” Google for different number systems! Please check out our earlier episodes in the meantime and please subscribe so you can get our newest episodes hot off the press!
October 1, 2020
Episode 3 With Waffles The Dog
Oh my goodness! In this episode of The Riddles Podcast, Waffles the Dog and our host toss about several ridiculously obscure, locally tailored riddles from Guess Me, the 1879 riddles book we sampled in Episode Two. The last half takes an upturn with some rib-ticklers from the rest of the book. Many thanks to our listeners in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Singapore and your country if you’re the first! “Or second. Third is nice too.” - Waffles If you like this podcast, please share it and subscribe! Also, if you like this riddle podcast, please support us at anchor.fm/riddles/support. Your support is appreciated in every way and donating will help us upgrade and put out more episodes. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!
September 27, 2020
September 19, 2020
September 19, 2020
Riddles Podcast Episode 2 - A Riddle From Guess Me (1879)
You want riddles? Check out The Riddles Podcast for a sample of over 1,000 riddles, anagrams, conundrums, rebuses and charades found in a late 19th century British riddle book. Time has made a few of them into some real head-scratchers and groaners, but you’ll also find dozens of funny ageless riddles and some unique word games. There are even a few short plays! We have the link to this eccentric charmer in the podcast. I hope you like this episode! Please visit anchor.fm/riddles/support if you’d like to support the podcast and I’d be happy* to give you a mention. *Assuming you’re a nice person not selling weapons grade plutonium for bitcoin, etc.
September 18, 2020
Episode 2 Teaser - Jot This Down!
Hello there! We’re putting the final touches on Episode 2. Have you ever heard of a numbered charade? You may have seen them around as a generic riddle. The riddle is made of one large word to guess along with smaller words that reuse the large word’s letters. For example, take the word STEAK. Its letters have numbers 1 through 5. 1 would be S, 2 would be T and so on. In addition to the actual riddle about steak, you might also get riddles about TEAK (for example, 2 3 4 5 is a rare wood) and SAKE (For heaven’s 2 4 5 3). If you can’t guess the main word outright, riddles about the smaller words can add to the fun. The source of this riddle is a SPRAWLING 1879 collection of all sorts of word games. Join our upcoming podcast (optionally at anchor.fm/riddles) and we’ll have the link for it. If you like you can write down the main word for this riddle ahead of time (123456789) as well as 123459, 867, 1678, 12679, and 93451. If you’d like to support the podcast please click Support at anchor.fm/riddles/support. Thanks!
September 7, 2020
Riddles Podcast #1
What fits in a phone, can be heard all alone, puts you in the zone and may make you groan? Why, this first episode of the Riddles Podcast! In this debut episode we present a brilliant little riddle that requires no special education or knowledge to solve. The answer may leave you trying to stump your friends too. The podcast starts right with the riddle so you can send them right to anchor.fm/riddles without having to say “um, so there’s like this riddle...”
August 28, 2020