The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs

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Finally, your daily puzzle fix—in audio form! Every day, in 10 minutes or less, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs and his celebrity guests will puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old puzzle favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses. 

Plus, Chief Puzzle Officer Greg Pliska joins A.J. each week to present new puzzles from the Puzzle Lab. And there’s a daily Extra Credit Puzzler for our Puzzlers at home. (Answers revealed in the following episode.) 

Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast today for more puzzling puzzles that will puzzle you, puzzlingly!

"The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.


Episode Date
"Roose Rose" w/ Kevin Roose
Jun 17, 2024
Weekend Favorite: "Kid Riddle Peril" w/ Joel Stein
Jun 16, 2024
"Queer Eye Rainbow" w/ Ted Allen
Jun 14, 2024
"Crossword Friend Battle" w/ Juliana Pache
Jun 13, 2024
"Schmike Schmeiss" w/ Mike Reiss
Jun 12, 2024
"Find the Link" w/ Joel Stein
Jun 11, 2024
"Potatoe" w/ Andy Borowitz
Jun 10, 2024
Weekend Favorites: “Mo Rocca Goes to Morocco” w/ Mo Rocca
Jun 08, 2024
"Earbuses" w/ Myq Kaplan
Jun 07, 2024
"Name That Laugh" w/ Myq Kaplan
Jun 06, 2024
"Hidden NBA" w/ Jason Concepcion
Jun 05, 2024
"Ender's Game of Thrones" w/ Jason Concepcion
Jun 04, 2024
"Man of the Month" w/ Jason Concepcion
Jun 03, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "Random Fandom" w/ Charlotte Wilder
Jun 01, 2024
"Earbuses" w/ Malika Andrews
May 31, 2024
"Wide Opposite World of Sports" w/ Malika Andrews
May 30, 2024
"Malika in Topeka" w/ Malika Andrews
May 29, 2024
"Gorillas in the Mystic Pizza" w/ Myq Kaplan
May 28, 2024
"Ditloids" w/ Myq Kaplan
May 27, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "Syllable Charades" w/ Faith Salie"
May 25, 2024
"Al Gone" w/ Jakob Poeltl
May 24, 2024
"Aboot Time" w/ Jakob Poeltl
May 23, 2024
"B-Ball Recall" w/ Jakob Poeltl
May 22, 2024
"Get Ted Fed" w/ Ted Allen
May 21, 2024
"Chopped Foods" w/ Ted Allen
May 20, 2024
Weekend Favorites: “Hidden Bugs” w/ Chuck Bryant
May 18, 2024
"Anti-Pangrams" w/ Peter Gordon
May 17, 2024
"Eponyms" w/ Arika Okrent
May 16, 2024
"I/O" w/ Kara Swisher
May 15, 2024
"Wuthering Bytes" w/ Kara Swisher
May 14, 2024
"Musk's Tusks" w/ Kara Swisher
May 13, 2024
"Aye or Nay" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 10, 2024
"O Say Can You CC" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 09, 2024
"Charades" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 08, 2024
"Bill of Mights" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 07, 2024
"Fact or Fiction" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 06, 2024
Weekend Favorite: "Earbuses" w/ Dax Shepard and Monica Padman
May 04, 2024
"Letters Witch" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 03, 2024
Weekend Favorite: "The Bill of Wrongs" w/ Peter Sagal
May 02, 2024
"Eponymously Yours" w/ A.J. & Greg
May 02, 2024
"Ditloids" w/ Noel Brown
May 01, 2024
"A Colorful Puzzle" w/ Noel Brown
Apr 30, 2024
"ETs Everywhere" w/ Noel Brown
Apr 29, 2024
"The Psychology of Puzzles" w/ Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman
Apr 26, 2024
"Bayer vs. Bayer" w/ Vanessa and Jonah Bayer
Apr 25, 2024
"Really Weird Stuff" w/ Vanessa and Jonah Bayer
Apr 24, 2024
"I Love That For U" w/ Vanessa and Jonah Bayer
Apr 23, 2024
"Belushi's Sushi" w/ Vanessa and Jonah Bayer
Apr 22, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "Woody Goody" w/ Roy Wood Jr.
Apr 20, 2024
"Bad Ass" w/ Ben Thompson and Pat Larash
Apr 19, 2024
"A Funnish Puzzle" w/ Arika Okrent
Apr 18, 2024
"Eye Rhymes" w/ Arika Okrent
Apr 17, 2024
"Letters Witch" w/ Adam Felber
Apr 16, 2024
"B Movies" w/ Adam Felber
Apr 15, 2024
Weekend Favorite: "Taking the Simpsons to the Bank" w/ Mike Reiss
Apr 13, 2024
"Could You Solve A Puzzle To Save The World?" w/ A.J. & Greg
Apr 12, 2024
"Far/Sad" w/ Negin Farsad
Apr 11, 2024
"Core Competence" w/ Negin Farsad
Apr 10, 2024
"Eye Rhymes" w/ Negin Farsad
Apr 09, 2024
"Television Newt" w/ Negin Farsad
Apr 08, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "Wide Opposite World Of Sports" w/ Jay Bilas
Apr 06, 2024
"Greeks Who Sink" w/ Christopher Short
Apr 05, 2024
"1-2-3 Hill" w/ Bethany Joy Lenz
Apr 04, 2024
"Categories" w/ Jay Bilas
Apr 03, 2024
"El-literation" w/ Lisa Loeb
Apr 02, 2024
"April Fools" w/ A.J. & Greg
Apr 01, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "In the Form of a Question" w/ Ken Jennings
Mar 30, 2024
"Invented Languages" w/ A.J. & Greg
Mar 29, 2024
"The Middle" w/ Jeremy Hobson
Mar 28, 2024
"Middle America Charades" w/ Jeremy Hobson
Mar 27, 2024
"Other Rooms" w/ David Spira, Lisa Spira, and Peih-Gee Law
Mar 26, 2024
"Palindromania" w/ Reality Escape Pod
Mar 25, 2024
Weekend Favorites: "Galahad's Bahamas Caravan" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Mar 23, 2024
"The Untied States" w/ A.J. & Greg
Mar 22, 2024
"Chess Master Pieces" w/ James Altucher
Mar 21, 2024
"The J.A. Show" w/ James Altucher
Mar 20, 2024
"Charades" w/ Dan Pashman (LIVE from On Air Fest!)
Mar 19, 2024
"Lotsa Pasta" w/ Dan Pashman (LIVE from On Air Fest!)
Mar 18, 2024
Weekend Favorites: Panamania w/ Ken Jennings
Mar 17, 2024
"Bewilder Wilder" w/ Charlotte Wilder
Mar 15, 2024
"Stuffing Your Pi Hole" w/ A.J. & Greg
Mar 14, 2024
"Name That Sports Sound" w/ Charlotte Wilder
Mar 13, 2024
"Wide Opposite World of Sports" w/ Charlotte Wilder
Mar 12, 2024
"Random Fandom" w/ Charlotte Wilder
Mar 11, 2024
Weekend Favorites: Movie Mashups w/ Chuck Bryant
Mar 09, 2024
"Charades" w/ A.J. & Greg
Mar 08, 2024
"Riddles Around the World" w/ Jessica Shaw
Mar 07, 2024
"Name That Streaming Service" w/ Jessica Shaw
Mar 06, 2024
"Find the Link" w/ Jessica Shaw
Mar 05, 2024
"Anagrams" w/ Jessica Shaw
Mar 04, 2024
"P-p-p Poker Face" w/ A.J. & Greg
Mar 01, 2024
"Title Drop" w/ Dax Shepard and Monica Padman
Feb 29, 2024
"Fact-Checking" w/ Dax Shepard and Monica Padman
Feb 28, 2024
"Armchair Export" w/ Dax Shepard and Monica Padman
Feb 27, 2024
"Earbuses" w/ Dax Shepard and Monica Padman
Feb 26, 2024
"Which Is It?" w/ A.J. & Greg
Feb 23, 2024
"Retronyms" w/ Stephen J. Dubner
Feb 22, 2024
"Find the Link" w/ Stephen J. Dubner
Feb 21, 2024
"Fact-Checking" w/ Stephen J. Dubner
Feb 20, 2024
"Ants in France" w/ Stephen J. Dubner
Feb 19, 2024
"Political Insults" w/ Andy Borowitz
Feb 16, 2024
"William Snakespeare" w/ Andy Borowitz
Feb 15, 2024
"Candy Hearts" w/ A.J. & Greg
Feb 14, 2024
"Anagrams" w/ Andy Borowitz
Feb 13, 2024
"Rhymer in Chief" w/ Andy Borowitz
Feb 12, 2024
"It's De-Lightful, It's De-Lovely" w/ A.J. & Greg
Feb 09, 2024
"Faith, Hope, and Love" w/ Faith Salie
Feb 08, 2024
"Absolute Joy" w/ Faith Salie
Feb 07, 2024
"Syllable Charades" w/ Faith Salie
Feb 06, 2024
"Word, Word...Don't Tell Me!" w/ Faith Salie
Feb 05, 2024
"Leader of the Pack-age" w/ A.J. & Greg
Feb 02, 2024
"Magazines, Literally" w/ Joel Stein
Feb 01, 2024
"Name That Mating Call" w/ Joel Stein
Jan 31, 2024
"Stein's Rhymes" w/ Joel Stein
Jan 30, 2024
"Kid Riddle Peril" w/ Joel Stein
Jan 29, 2024
"Univocalics" w/ A.J. & Greg
Jan 26, 2024
"Ask ChatGPT" w/ Mike Reiss
Jan 25, 2024
"Taking the Simpsons to the Bank" w/ Mike Reiss
Jan 24, 2024
"Uniting Nations" w/ Mike Reiss
Jan 23, 2024
"Master of the D'oh-main" w/ Mike Reiss
Jan 22, 2024
"Odd One Out" w/ A.J. & Greg
Jan 19, 2024
"Lend Me Your Ears" w/ Bethany Joy Lenz
Jan 18, 2024
"Lenz Lens" w/ Bethany Joy Lenz
Jan 17, 2024
"One Tree Skill" w/ Bethany Joy Lenz
Jan 16, 2024
"RuPaul Revere" w/ Bethany Joy Lenz
Jan 15, 2024
"My Summer Job at the Bookstore" w/ A.J. & Greg
Jan 12, 2024
"History, Ridiculous" w/ Ben Bowlin
Jan 11, 2024
"Hidden Birds" w/ Ben Bowlin
Jan 10, 2024
"Ridiculously Wrong History" w/ Ben Bowlin
Jan 09, 2024
"Let's Go Bowlin" w/ Ben Bowlin
Jan 08, 2024
"The Surprising History of 'Where's Waldo'" w/ A.J. & Greg
Jan 05, 2024
"Wide Opposite World of Sports" w/ Jay Bilas
Jan 04, 2024
"D-U-K-E" w/ Jay Bilas
Jan 03, 2024
"Palindromania" w/ Jay Bilas
Jan 02, 2024
"Man of Letter" w/ Jay Bilas
Jan 01, 2024
"The First Crossword" LIVE w/ A.J. & Greg
Dec 29, 2023
"G.T." w/ Bomani Jones
Dec 28, 2023
"Weight Wait" w/ Peter Sagal
Dec 27, 2023
"Parenting Joke Jeopardy" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Dec 26, 2023
"How Puzzles Explain WWII" w/ Jody Avirgan
Dec 25, 2023
"Off With Their Heads" w/ A.J. & Greg
Dec 22, 2023
"Big Foul Sports Teams" w/ Bomani Jones
Dec 21, 2023
"The Weird World of Sports" w/ Bomani Jones
Dec 20, 2023
"Know Your Jones" w/ Bomani Jones
Dec 19, 2023
"Ditloids" w/ Bomani Jones
Dec 18, 2023
"Consecutive Branch" w/ A.J. & Greg
Dec 15, 2023
"The Book of VI-CE" w/ Peter Sagal
Dec 14, 2023
"The Bill of Wrongs" w/ Peter Sagal
Dec 13, 2023
"Ask ChatGPT" w/ Peter Sagal
Dec 12, 2023
"Not Anyone's Job" w/ Peter Sagal
Dec 11, 2023
"Happy Hour" w/ Dan Harris
Dec 08, 2023
"Contradictions" w/ Juliana Pache
Dec 07, 2023
"Categories" w/ Juliana Pache
Dec 06, 2023
"Hidden Gems" w/ Juliana Pache
Dec 05, 2023
"Ditloids" w/ Juliana Pache
Dec 04, 2023
"The One You Weed" w/ Eric Zimmer
Dec 01, 2023
"Daily Shows" w/ Roy Wood Jr.
Nov 30, 2023
"The Chicago Cubes" w/ Roy Wood Jr.
Nov 29, 2023
"Chris Rock's Rocks" w/ Roy Wood Jr.
Nov 28, 2023
"Woody Goody" w/ Roy Wood Jr.
Nov 27, 2023
"Her Ripe Begonias" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Nov 24, 2023
"Thanksgiving Feats" LIVE w/ A.J. & Greg
Nov 23, 2023
"Crossword Friend Battle" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Nov 22, 2023
"Ohio My God" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Nov 21, 2023
"Galahad's Bahamas Caravan" w/ Ophira Eisenberg
Nov 20, 2023
"Set, Game, Match" w/ A.J. & Greg
Nov 17, 2023
"Letters Witch" w/ Michael Ian Black
Nov 16, 2023
"Ask ChatGPT" w/ Michael Ian Black
Nov 15, 2023
"Name That Super Short Tune" w/ Michael Ian Black
Nov 14, 2023
"Misunderstood Movies" w/ Michael Ian Black
Nov 13, 2023
"Capital Gains" w/ A.J. & Greg
Nov 10, 2023
"ASMR" w/ Lisa Loeb
Nov 09, 2023
"Find the Link" w/ Lisa Loeb
Nov 08, 2023
"Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes" w/ Lisa Loeb
Nov 07, 2023
"Earbus" w/ Lisa Loeb
Nov 06, 2023
"Toponyms" w/ A.J. & Greg
Nov 03, 2023
"Odd One Out" w/ Mo Rocca
Nov 02, 2023
"Epitaphs" w/ Mo Rocca
Nov 01, 2023
"Spoooky" w/ Mo Rocca
Oct 31, 2023
"Joanie Loves Tchotchkes" w/ Mo Rocca
Oct 30, 2023
"Festival of Sport Films" w/ Mina Kimes
Oct 27, 2023
"Danube Art" w/ Baratunde Thurston
Oct 26, 2023
"Bucket Lost" w/ Baratunde Thurston
Oct 25, 2023
"Mandela's Umbrellas" w/ Baratunde Thurston
Oct 24, 2023
"Your Moment of Zen" w/ Baratunde Thurston
Oct 23, 2023
"Links to Links" w/ A.J. & Greg
Oct 20, 2023
“Title Drop” w/ Chuck Bryant
Oct 19, 2023
“No You Should Stuff” w/ Chuck Bryant
Oct 18, 2023
“Hidden Bugs” w/ Chuck Bryant
Oct 17, 2023
“Stuff You Should Blank” w/ Chuck Bryant
Oct 16, 2023
"Name That Game Show Sound Effect" w/ Ken Jennings
Oct 13, 2023
"Omni Omnibus" w/ Ken Jennings
Oct 12, 2023
"En En" w/ Ken Jennings
Oct 11, 2023
"In the Form of a Question" w/ Ken Jennings
Oct 10, 2023
"Pan in Panama" w/ Ken Jennings
Oct 09, 2023
“Rubik’s Magic” w/ A.J. & Greg
Oct 06, 2023
“Gorillas in the Mystic Pizza” w/ Chuck Bryant
Oct 05, 2023
“Hidden Mina” w/ Mina Kimes
Oct 04, 2023
“Ditloids” w/ Michael Ian Black
Oct 03, 2023
Preview 1: "Earbus" w/ Roy Wood, Jr.
Oct 02, 2023
Preview 2: “Mo Rocca Goes to Morocco” w/ Mo Rocca
Oct 02, 2023
Introducing: The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs
Sep 26, 2023