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Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton bring the lively spirit of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. Hear hilarious games, puzzles, and music, all played in front of a live audience.

Episode Date
Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol
3200
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. Plus, special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper! This episode originally aired Dec. 22, 2017.
Dec 14, 2018
Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight
3135
Darlene Love reflects on her singing career, and collaborating with Tom Jones and Elvis. Plus, Ophira and Jonathan debut a game called "Fact Bag." This episode originally aired July 13, 2018.
Dec 07, 2018
Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight
3218
Comedian Michelle Wolf opens up about her performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner, and Amber Ruffin talks about writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers. Then, they go head to head in not one, but two games!
Nov 30, 2018
François Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers
3150
AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons. Known for his role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he reflects on his life and the film Won't You Be My Neighbor? This episode originally aired on June 29, 2018.
Nov 23, 2018
Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag
3158
Actor Dascha Polanco chats juggling work and nursing school while auditioning for Orange Is the New Black, and plays our first olfactory game! Then, Mo Amer shares the story of how he got into comedy after his family fled to Texas from Kuwait, and shows off his knowledge of world flags.
Nov 16, 2018
Ed Helms: Tag Me In
3210
Actor Ed Helms shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers. Plus, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield helps with a game about summer jams. This episode originally aired on June 15, 2018.
Nov 09, 2018
Michael C. Hall And Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot
3161
Actor Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter, and his return to the stage in Thom Pain (based on nothing). Plus, The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng talks about his role in Crazy Rich Asians and plays a game about Nintendo games.
Nov 02, 2018
Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob
3167
Ethan Slater, star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, shares his journey to his Tony nomination. This episode originally aired on Friday, June 1, 2018.
Oct 26, 2018
Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie
3145
Actor and comedian Nick Kroll discusses character comedy, lightly stalking elderly men, and his Netflix series, Big Mouth. Then, he plays a game about commercials turned into TV shows and movies. Plus, Fact Bag returns!
Oct 19, 2018
Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative
3128
Actor Diane Guerrero takes us behind the scenes on Orange is the New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. This episode originally aired on May 18, 2018.
Oct 12, 2018
Tom Arnold And Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills
3148
Ask Me Another relives the 1990s with two special guests: Comedian Tom Arnold discusses his early job at a meatpacking plant, breaking into comedy, and his new Viceland series. Then, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule joins Jonathan Coulton to perform a music parody game.
Oct 05, 2018
DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come
3171
Activist and host of Crooked Media's Pod Save The People, Deray Mckesson talks about his love of the X-Men, his iconic blue vest, smelly preteens, and his new book. Plus, meet a "Question Czar" in a new edition of Mystery Guest!
Sep 28, 2018
Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo
3189
Jenn Colella talks about befriending the real-life inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away, then plays a game about Broadway musical-related tattoos. This episode originally aired on May 4, 2018.
Sep 21, 2018
Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die
3168
Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim. They discuss their new album, Almost Everyday, how they met, and surviving natural disasters. Plus another rousing round of Fact Bag!
Sep 14, 2018
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues
3164
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks aobut challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi. Then, he's challenged to a game about his personal muses. This episode originally aired on April 13, 2018.
Sep 07, 2018
Rose Byrne-ing Down The House
3172
Rose Byrne, star of Damages, Bridesmaids, and the new film, Juliet, Naked, talks about getting her start in Australian soap operas, and plays a game guessing the titles of Australian releases of American films. Plus, a brand-new round of Fact Bag!
Aug 31, 2018
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak to Hedwig
3171
Tony Award winner Lena Hall tells us about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival. Then she plays a game based on her monthly EP covers project, "Obsessed." This episode originally aired on March 27, 2018.
Aug 24, 2018
Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens
3141
Two queens take the stage! Awkwafina, star of Crazy Rich Asians, recommends New York City's best public restrooms. Then, Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, talks about the power of drag.
Aug 17, 2018
William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place
3165
William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place. Then New York Times ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins in a game about everyday ethics. This episode originally aired on March 16, 2018.
Aug 10, 2018
Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind
3162
Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself. Plus, our mystery guest is a Senior Content Insights Manager. What is that? This episode originally aired on March 2, 2018.
Aug 03, 2018
Jessica Walter's Alter Egos
3154
Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer — and shares stories from her early days on TV. Plus, a music parody game where ABBA and Nobel Prizes collide.
Jul 27, 2018
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle
3171
Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle, and portraying one of the only woman conductors on television. Then we challenge her to a game about real and fake operas. This episode originally aired on Feb. 16, 2018.
Jul 20, 2018
Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight
3162
Darlene Love, the legendary singer and star of the documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, reflects on her career, and collaborating with artists like Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. Plus, Ophira and Jonathan debut a new game called Fact Bag.
Jul 13, 2018
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia
3237
AMA blasts off to D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield! He talks about the challenges of spending five months in space, gives tips on playing space guitar. This episode originally aired on Feb. 8, 2018.
Jul 06, 2018
Francois Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers
3157
AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons. Known for his role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he reflects on his life and the film Won't You Be My Neighbor.
Jun 29, 2018
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BLEEP
3160
Mary Wiseman, from Star Trek: Discovery, talks about the passion of the fandom, and plays a game inspired by her being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear. This episode originally aired on Jan. 26, 2018.
Jun 22, 2018
Ed Helms: Tag Me In
3147
Actor Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag and shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers. Plus, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield joins for a game about his favorite summer jams. And Jonathan Coulton loses a Tony Award!
Jun 15, 2018
Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose
3169
Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the film Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. This episode originally aired on Jan. 12, 2018.
Jun 08, 2018
Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob
3161
Ethan Slater, the titular star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, shares his journey to the Tony-nominated role. The musical's book-writer, Kyle Jarrow, joins Slater for a game about sad songs with an optimistic, spongy twist.
Jun 01, 2018
Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie
3165
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. This episode originally aired Dec. 1, 2017.
May 25, 2018
Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative
3125
Actor Diane Guerrero talks about working on Orange Is The New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. Plus, she talks about her new young adult memoir about her family's immigration struggle.
May 18, 2018
Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift
3124
AMA's at Hard Rock Live Orlando! Roxane Gay talks about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and her 243-point Scrabble play. This episode originally aired on December 15, 2017.
May 11, 2018
Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo
3164
Jenn Colella talks about befriending the real-life inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away, then plays a game about Broadway musical-related tattoos.
May 04, 2018
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two
3174
We're back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust. This episode originally aired on November 3, 2017.
Apr 27, 2018
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One
3057
AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes. Featuring D'Arcy Carden, Brett Gelman, Missi Pyle, and Paul Scheer, plus music by Aimee Mann! This episode originally aired on October 27, 2017.
Apr 20, 2018
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues
3146
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks us through the challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi. Then we challenge the actor, filmmaker, and photographer to a game about his personal muses.
Apr 13, 2018
Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists
3144
Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on The Blacklist. This episode originally aired on November 17, 2017.
Apr 06, 2018
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak To Hedwig
3132
Tony Award winner Lena Hall talks about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival. Then she plays a game based on her monthly EP covers project, "Obsessed."
Mar 30, 2018
Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science
3181
Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer. This episode originally aired on August 4, 2017.
Mar 23, 2018
William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place
3145
William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on The Good Place. Then, New York Times ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.
Mar 16, 2018
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates
3158
Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film The Watcher in the Woods, and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting The Girlfriend Experience into a format-breaking series. This episode originally aired September 29, 2017.
Mar 09, 2018
Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind
3178
Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show 'In & Of Itself.' Plus, our mystery guest is a Senior Content Insights Manager. What is that?
Mar 02, 2018
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'
3156
Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the Sundance Now series Riviera. This episode originally aired on September 15, 2017.
Feb 23, 2018
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle
3152
Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle, and portraying one of the only woman conductors on television. Then we challenge her to a game about real and fake operas.
Feb 16, 2018
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia
3212
We blast off to D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield! He talks about the challenges of spending five months in space, gives tips on playing space guitar, and plays a game about winter sports.
Feb 09, 2018
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything
3159
Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge him to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything. This episode originally aired on October 13, 2017.
Feb 02, 2018
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BEEP
3158
Mary Wiseman, Cadet Tilly on Star Trek: Discovery, tells us about the passion of the fandom, and plays a game inspired by her being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear.
Jan 26, 2018
Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem
3080
Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This episode originally aired on August 25, 2017.
Jan 19, 2018
Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose
3084
Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. Plus, he's gotta guess 'em all in a Pokémon challenge!
Jan 12, 2018
Movie Favorites
3084
We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games, plus our interview with actor-director brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. If it goes well enough, we'll produce three sequels and a prequel.
Jan 05, 2018
Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'
3098
Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are. This episode originally aired on June 16, 2017.
Dec 29, 2017
Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol
3068
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. With special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper!
Dec 22, 2017
Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift
3135
AMA is at Hard Rock Live in Orlando! Roxane Gay talks about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and her 243-point Scrabble play. Plus, a game about her favorite movies, The Fast and the Furious.
Dec 15, 2017
Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction
3071
Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling YA series, The Land of Stories. This episode originally aired on July 14, 2017.
Dec 08, 2017
Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie
3106
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.
Dec 01, 2017
Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'
3058
Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor talk about '90s comedy and nostalgia. Then, they guess which of them said a famous line of movie and TV dialogue. This episode originally aired on July 28, 2017.
Nov 24, 2017
Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists
3098
Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on 'The Blacklist.' Inspired by her voiceover work, we play a game about celebrity audiobooks.
Nov 17, 2017
Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces
3172
From Netflix's GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. This episode originally aired on Friday, June 30, 2017.
Nov 10, 2017
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two
3166
We're back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust. Plus, a special game with Bulleye's Jesse Thorn.
Nov 03, 2017
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One
3091
AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants! Featuring D'Arcy Carden, Brett Gelman, Missi Pyle, and Paul Scheer, plus music by special guest Aimee Mann!
Oct 27, 2017
Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down
3108
Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, teaches us about presidential pets. And David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons. This episode originally aired on October 14, 2016.
Oct 20, 2017
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything
3123
Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge the notorious debunker to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything, about famously broken things.
Oct 13, 2017
Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?
3164
Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting and we put her crafting expertise in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian?" This episode originally aired April 14, 2017.
Oct 06, 2017
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates
3098
Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film 'The Watcher in the Woods,' and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting 'The Girlfriend Experience' into a format-breaking series.
Sep 29, 2017
Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals
3232
Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition and we quiz them on Disney soundtracks. This episode originally aired on May 26, 2017.
Sep 22, 2017
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'
3183
Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera, then plays a game inspired by her role in the Bourne films and her love for the singer Morrissey.
Sep 15, 2017
Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes
3120
Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now." Then we quiz her on strange episodes of classic sitcoms. This episode originally aired on March 17th, 2017.
Sep 08, 2017
AMA Favorites: Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'N' Roll Edition
3146
Crank your stereo up to 11! This week, Ask Me Another touches on the holy trinity of debauchery in a compilation episode devoted to games about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Sep 01, 2017
Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem
3180
Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. We quiz the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' fan on famous poems rewritten about characters from the series.
Aug 25, 2017
Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once
3254
Ask Me Another is in Phoenix, Arizona with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic and his working relationship with Teller. This episode originally aired on April 28, 2017.
Aug 18, 2017
Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week
3181
Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals. This episode originally aired on May 12, 2017.
Aug 11, 2017
Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science
3185
Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer. Then this STEM advocate plays "Two Truths and a Lie."
Aug 04, 2017
Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'
3203
Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor, the stars of the Broadway revival of 'Marvin's Room,' talk about 90s comedy and nostalgia. Then, they guess which of them said a famous line of movie and TV dialogue.
Jul 28, 2017
Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn
3160
Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta resonated with fans and critics in its first season. This episode originally aired on January 27, 2017.
Jul 21, 2017
Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction
3125
Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories. Then we quiz him on unlikely fan fiction.
Jul 14, 2017
Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger
3172
Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. This episode originally aired on Feb. 17, 2017.
Jul 07, 2017
Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces
3180
From Netflix's GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. Then she plays a round of "Wrestling Name, Phish Song or Essie Nail Polish Color."
Jun 30, 2017
Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers
3116
Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. This episode originally aired on August 26, 2016.
Jun 23, 2017
Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'
3233
Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, 'Wherever You Go, There They Are.' Then we challenge the former 'Dinner and a Movie' co-host to guess real and fake recipes from the show.
Jun 16, 2017
Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!
3168
Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase. This episode originally aired on December 16, 2016.
Jun 09, 2017
Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road
3173
Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. This episode originally aired on Feb. 3, 2017.
Jun 02, 2017
AMA Bonus: Tank And The Bangas Full Set
2175
Tiny Desk Contest winner Tank and the Bangas played more music than we could fit into our episode. So here's the entire four-song set! Be sure to check out the full episode in your podcast feed.
May 29, 2017
Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals
3234
Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition. Plus, they throw down on Disney tunes, and play a few of their own!
May 26, 2017
Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary
3206
Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.
May 19, 2017
Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week
3209
Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals. Plus a game about weather forecasters who became celebrities.
May 12, 2017
Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie
3063
Ask Me Another brings a little bit of Brooklyn to Dallas with special guest Brooklyn Decker — who talks about acting in the Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie,' and then plays a game of two truths and a lie — boy band edition!
May 05, 2017
AMA Bonus: Ask Me Another Turns Five!
3408
In honor of Ask Me Another's fifth anniversary, host Ophira Eisenberg and puzzle guru Art Chung revisit the show's first episode, and check in with actor and author John Hodgman to see how his life has changed since his first appearance.
May 04, 2017
Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once
3174
Ask Me Another rises from the ashes in Phoenix, AZ with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic, his strictly working relationship with Teller, and his love of being fooled.
Apr 28, 2017
Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie
3183
Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helpsparody the Styx song "Lady."
Apr 21, 2017
Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?
3141
We travel to the Philadelphia area with Amy Sedaris! She talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting, and we put her crafting expertise in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian?"
Apr 14, 2017
Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses
3137
Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.
Apr 07, 2017
Josh Groban And Lucas Steele: Double Your Pleasure
3089
Josh Groban and Lucas Steele from The Great Comet, a musical based on Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, share what makes their show unique, from audience interaction to immersive sound design.
Mar 31, 2017
Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug
3191
Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.
Mar 24, 2017
Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes
3129
Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now," where celebrities reveal what makes them angry. Then we quiz her on strange episodes of classic sitcoms.
Mar 17, 2017
Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes
5201
The Queen Diva of bounce music, Big Freedia, gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.
Mar 10, 2017
Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary
3054
Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.
Mar 03, 2017
Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough
5247
Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby-Doo monsters. This episode originally aired on August 5, 2016.
Feb 24, 2017
AMA Bonus: Roy Wood Jr. Rapid-Fire Questions
334
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. answers a round of rapid-fire questions in this bonus that couldn't fit into our recent episode. Find out what Baskin-Robbins flavors Roy would advise against.
Feb 22, 2017
Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger
3059
Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. Then we quiz him on his favorite pastime—jigsaw puzzles!
Feb 17, 2017
Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!
3178
Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.
Feb 10, 2017
Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road
3140
Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special, 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. Plus, returning contestants take a second shot at AMA glory!
Feb 03, 2017
Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn
3160
Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series "Atlanta" resonated with fans and critics in its first season. Plus, our Mystery Guest has a hobby that most women do not.
Jan 27, 2017
Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun
3188
AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.
Jan 20, 2017
Cat Cora: Her Kitchen Rules
3116
Celebrity Chef Cat Cora dishes on her TV show "My Kitchen Rules" and the strange ways she kept her edge on "Iron Chef America." Plus, she guesses odd dishes made up of rhyming foods like "steak cake."
Jan 13, 2017
Connie Britton And Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls' (R)
3086
AMA heads to Nashville! NPR's Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride talks about her writing process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.
Jan 06, 2017
Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums (R)
3093
AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.
Dec 30, 2016
Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir (R)
3201
Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.
Dec 23, 2016
Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!
3212
Author Jason Porath talks rebellious, unapologetic, and brave women in "Rejected Princesses." Then Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase.
Dec 16, 2016
Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By
3130
Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo explains the challenges of keeping the Star Wars universe together. Plus contestants from all over the country phone in for an entirely in-studio episode.
Dec 09, 2016
Literary Favorites
3060
Why read books when you can play games about them? Join us as we revisit our favorite literary-themed games. Plus, a novel interview with author and actress Lauren Weedman. It's a real page turner!
Dec 02, 2016
Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk? (R)
3143
NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk. This Episode originally aired June 3, 2016.
Nov 25, 2016
Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid, Christian Cooke: The Art Of More
3149
Dennis Quaid and Christian Cooke from the Crackle series The Art Of More reveal their odd jobs and set mishaps. And co-star Cary Elwes tests his wits in a game inspired by The Princess Bride.
Nov 18, 2016
Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie
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We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!
Nov 11, 2016
Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights (R)
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Comedian Wyatt Cenac talks puppets and writing letters to SNL that landed him an internship at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
Nov 04, 2016
TV Favorites!
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Get ready for TV on the radio! We revisit TV-themed games, including bizarre season finales and classic theme songs. Then we find out what Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Emily Nussbaum is watching.
Oct 28, 2016
Ti West And James Ransone: In A Valley Of Trivia
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Director Ti West and actor James Ransone discuss their new Western In a Valley of Violence. Then they duel it out in a trivia game, proving that the AMA stage is big enough for the both of them.
Oct 21, 2016
Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down
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Javier Muñoz, the new Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical, teaches us about some presidential pets. And David Harbour from Netflix's Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons, AMA style.
Oct 14, 2016
Connie Britton And Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls'
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AMA heads to Nashville! NPR Music critic Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride reveals her songwriting process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.
Oct 07, 2016
George Takei: Oh Myyy (R)
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Best known as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek, the actor, activist and social media sensation talks about Allegiance, the musical inspired by his life, and dramatically reads some especially mundane directions.
Sep 30, 2016
Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses
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Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.
Sep 23, 2016
Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (R)
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Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless talk about their beloved characters Ash and Xena and about their TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This show originally aired on October 23, 2015.
Sep 16, 2016
Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie
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Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her new series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helps parody the Styx song "Lady."
Sep 09, 2016
David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions (R)
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Comedian and actor David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character on the IFC series Todd Margaret after a long hiatus. Plus, he plays a game against his wife actress Amber Tamblyn.
Sep 02, 2016
Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers
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Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. Plus, a Mystery Guest has hired some unusual summer workers.
Aug 26, 2016
The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date (R)
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This week, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is. Plus, the band plays a Seinfeld-themed version of the game Taboo.
Aug 19, 2016
AMA Bonus: Craig Robinson On 'Morris From America'
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In this extended interview, Craig Robinson from "The Office" tells a story about when he worked in an actual office. Then he shares his thoughts on his new movie, "Morris From America."
Aug 17, 2016
Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris?
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Director Ira Sachs and actor Jennifer Ehle share the inside scoop on their movie Little Men. Then, fashion writer Garance Doré must finally choose: Paris, or New York?
Aug 12, 2016
Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough
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Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby Doo monsters.
Aug 05, 2016
Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: Looking For Answers (R)
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Actors Jonathan Groff and Raúl Castillo play a will-they-or-won't-they couple in HBO's Looking and recreate their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.
Jul 29, 2016
Loudon Wainwright III: 'Please Discover Me Now!'
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Singer-songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III joins us to read some clues and play some tunes, including a new song in which he imagines what a world in which Donald Trump became President.
Jul 22, 2016
Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood (R)
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Sonia Manzano talks about retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after 44 years. And Emilio Delgado, who plays her TV husband Luis, joins for a game about the lesser-known puppets in the show's past.
Jul 15, 2016
Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes
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This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.
Jul 08, 2016
Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included (R)
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Live from Central Park's SummerStage Festival, it's a special '80s-themed episode of Ask Me Another, with the creator and cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Jul 01, 2016
Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums
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AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.
Jun 24, 2016
Kimiko Glenn: Celine Di-On It!
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Kimiko Glenn from Orange is the New Black and the musical Waitress talks about her quick turn-around from audition to regular on the Netflix. Then she sings her heart out to Celine Dion hits.
Jun 17, 2016
Lulu Miller And Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion (R)
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From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.
Jun 10, 2016
AMA Bonus Game: Not The Band You're Looking For
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In this bonus game, we'll give the rough opposite of a band's name; you give us the name of the band. For example, if we said VIDEO FEET, you'd say, RADIO HEAD.
Jun 07, 2016
Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk?
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NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk.
Jun 03, 2016
Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare (R)
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Sir Patrick Stewart talks about living in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his new show Blunt Talk. Then, Sir Patrick recites well-known song lyrics with the gravitas of a West End performance.
May 27, 2016
AMA Bonus: Extended Mike Rowe Interview
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In this extended interview from Ask Me Another's show in Orlando, Florida, Mike Rowe talks about everything — from his new podcast, The Way I Heard It, to what he learned from Dirty Jobs about job creation and the skills gap.
May 24, 2016
Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!
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Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.
May 20, 2016
Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister (R)
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Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Plus, Aduba plays against her sister in a game about the TV shows they watched as kids.
May 13, 2016
C2E2: Rose McGowan
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Director and actress Rose McGowan joins us at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to talk about how she's challenging the entertainment industry. Plus, Lucasfilm's Andi Gutierrez tells us about the world of Star Wars Twitter parody accounts.
May 06, 2016
Alia Shawkat And Jeremy Saulnier: In The 'Green Room'
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Director Jeremy Saulnier and actress Alia Shawkat join us to talk punk rock and their latest thriller Green Room.
Apr 29, 2016
AMA Bonus: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'The Guilty Ones'
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Ahead of the release of Ask Me Another's episode with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and actor performs a cover of Duncan Sheik's "The Guilty Ones" from Odom's self-titled debut album — with guitarist Robin Macatangay. Tune in on April 21 for the full episode.
Apr 21, 2016
Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir
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Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.
Apr 15, 2016
Unbreakable Tituss Burgess (R)
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Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.
Apr 14, 2016
AMA Bonus Game: Dial Tones
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In this Ask Me Another bonus, we turn our phone into a musical instrument to play a round of name that tune.
Apr 12, 2016
Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug
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Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.
Apr 07, 2016
AMA Bonus: Jason Jones' Ballsy Piece For 'The Daily Show'
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The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.
Apr 05, 2016
Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane (R)
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This week, Ask Me Another travels to St. Louis to speak with Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld about her Laura Bush obsession and the similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Mar 31, 2016
Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights
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The comedian talks about his love of puppets and the challenge of releasing his latest album, Furry Dumb Fighter, on vinyl. Plus, Viceland's Hailey Gates reflects on fashion weeks in unlikely places.
Mar 24, 2016
Aasif Mandvi: Smooth Criminal (R)
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The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi discusses what it means to be a satirist of color on TV, and then moonwalks his way through a trivia game about the King of Pop.
Mar 17, 2016
Mark and Jay Duplass: 'People Give Us Blazers!'
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From Sundance to HBO, Mark and Jay Duplass have done it all! On the Ask Me Another stage, the brothers talk filmmaking, their lack of sibling rivalry, and blazers.
Mar 10, 2016
Sketchfest 2016: Phil Johnston, Steve Sansweet, And Mo Willems
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Ask Me Another returns to San Francisco with the co-writer of Disney's Zootopia and Wreck-it Ralph, Phil Johnston, along with Star Wars collector Steve Sansweet and children's book author Mo Willems!
Mar 03, 2016
Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes (R)
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Broadway star Sutton Foster talks about losing Star Search, winning two Tonys, and playing a 40-year-old pretending to be a 26-year-old on TV. Plus, variations on the titular song from Anything Goes!
Feb 25, 2016
Adrian Tomine: Cover Me
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Illustrator best-known for his comic book series Optic Nerve, Adrian Tomine discusses his proudest New Yorker cover, his latest collection Killing and Dying, and parenthood.
Feb 18, 2016
Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet (R)
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This week, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep, dark secrets.
Feb 11, 2016
Anna Chlumsky: Veep Of The Rings
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Former child actress Anna Chlumsky talks about her return to acting on HBO's Veep and her love of Lord of the Rings. Plus, travel back in time with the Beatles' "Get Back."
Feb 04, 2016
George Takei: Oh Myyy
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TV and Broadway and Twitter, Oh Myyy!
Jan 28, 2016
Matthew Weiner: A Mad Men Endgame (R)
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Ahead of the series finale of Mad Men, creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.
Jan 22, 2016
Taran Killam: The Day Before Sunday In Real Time
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Live from The Bell House, it's Taran Killam! The Saturday Night Live cast member describes his approach to celebrity impressions before taking on famous SNL catchphrases from the show's history.
Jan 14, 2016
David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions
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Ahead of the season premiere of Todd Margaret, David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character after a long hiatus. Plus, Cross plays against his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn.
Jan 07, 2016
John Darnielle: 'Til Death Metal Do Us Part (R)
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Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves and old-timey occupations sound so alike? Then get loud with The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, as he explores the heart of death metal.
Dec 31, 2015
AMA Bonus: The Eyeballs You're Born With
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True or False: The eyeballs you're born with are the same size they'll be for the rest of your life.
Dec 28, 2015
Kids' Favorites!
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Revisit some games the whole family can enjoy! From games about silly sounds to an unusual VIP who couldn't make it to our live show, this episode is sure to bring out the child in us all.
Dec 24, 2015
Holiday Spectacular 2014 (R)
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This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic.
Dec 17, 2015
AMA Bonus: Guinea Pigs In Switzerland
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True or False: In Switzerland, it's illegal to own fewer than two guinea pigs.
Dec 15, 2015
Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie!
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper talks about how she got her comedy start pitching headlines to The Onion, and about her experience hosting the Today Show.
Dec 10, 2015
Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion
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From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.
Dec 03, 2015
Smitten With The Mitten State (R)
Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add 'Puzzleville, USA.' Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!
Nov 26, 2015
Ingrid Michaelson: Quiz Me The Way I Am (R)
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The indie pop singer performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent, and covers a song by Somebody That You Used to Know.
Nov 19, 2015
Peter Sarsgaard: A Day In The Life
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The star of the film Experimenter, Peter Sarsgaard, explains why he works five hours a week at his neighborhood grocery co-op. Plus, the executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Nov 12, 2015
SNL's Taran Killam On Recent Host Donald Trump
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Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam reveals what it was like working with Donald Trump when he hosted the show last weekend. Plus, Killam explains what goes into the perfect Trump impersonation.
Nov 11, 2015
Gilbert Gottfried: Too Soon! (R)
The legendary stand-up talks about the lines that can't be crossed in comedy, and in a game about famous romances throughout history, whispers sweet nothings into your ear-- with his signature voice.
Nov 05, 2015
Bruce Vs. The Blood Keg
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VIP: Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless
Oct 30, 2015
Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead
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In time for Halloween, Bruce Campbell pumps us up for TV's long-awaited Ash vs. Evil Dead. Then co-star Lucy Lawless joins Campbell onstage for a game that puts their undead expertise to the test.
Oct 29, 2015
Bruce Vs. The Walking Dead
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VIP: Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless
Oct 22, 2015
R.L. Stine: Games That Go 'Goosebumps' In The Night (R)
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Best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street) inspires games designed to scare the answers out of you. Plus: what scares the man whose job it is to scare kids of all ages?
Oct 22, 2015
Welcome To Night Vale: All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show! (R)
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The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.
Oct 15, 2015
The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date
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This week, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is. Plus, the band plays a Seinfeld-themed version of the game Taboo.
Oct 08, 2015
Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage (R)
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Ask Me Another travels to San Francisco for this celebrity-packed episode, featuring Alex Borstein of Family Guy, The Incredibles' Brad Bird, and Dan Savage.
Oct 01, 2015
Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood
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Sonia Manzano talks about retiring her role of Maria on Sesame Street after forty-four years. Then, her TV husband Emilio Delgado joins for a game about the lesser-known puppets of the show's past.
Sep 24, 2015
Teen Angstagrams
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Decode devious anagrams with novelist Meg Wolitzer. The author of The Interestings talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel, Belzhar, and her adolescent journaling habits.
Sep 17, 2015
Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes
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Broadway's Sutton Foster talks about losing Star Search, winning two Tonys, and playing a 40-year-old pretending to be a 26-year-old on TV. Plus, variations on the titular song from Anything Goes!
Sep 10, 2015
Foodie: The Other 'F' Word
Two professional competitive eaters square off in a game inspired by a Twisted Sister song. And V.I.P., Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, dishes about culinary trends and the scourge of Yelp.
Sep 03, 2015
Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister
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Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Plus, Aduba plays against her sister in a game about the TV shows they watched as kids.
Aug 27, 2015
NPR Saved Sir Patrick Stewart's Life
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Sir Patrick Stewart would have run naked and screaming through the streets of LA if it hadn't been for NPR.
Aug 21, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare
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Sir Patrick Stewart talks about living in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his new show Blunt Talk. Then, Sir Patrick recites well-known song lyrics with the gravitas of a West End performance.
Aug 20, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart Loves Chicken Wings
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Sir Patrick Stewart talks about the chicken wings that changed his life.
Aug 19, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart Reads Beck
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In this AMA bonus, Sir Patrick Stewart recites (and emphatically refuses to sing) Beck lyrics.
Aug 18, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart On Becoming A Brooklynite
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Sir Patrick Stewart recounts one of his first run-ins in Brooklyn. Spoiler: nothing fazes a hipster, not even a knight.
Aug 17, 2015
Road Tripping: Favorites Edition
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It's road trip time as we revisit some of our favorite travel-related games.
Aug 13, 2015
Stark Raving Mad
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Comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black tells you what he thinks about everything from child beauty pageants to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of Cookie Monster.
Aug 06, 2015
Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included
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Live from Central Park's SummerStage Festival, it's a special '80s-themed episode of Ask Me Another, with the creator and cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Jul 30, 2015
Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane
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This week, Ask Me Another travels to St. Louis to speak with Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld about her Laura Bush obsession and the similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Jul 23, 2015
Sir Patrick Stewart Recites Taylor Swift's Blank Space
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Sir Patrick Stewart joins host Ophira Eisenberg to play a lyrical game. Hear his rendition of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," and tune in August 20th for the full episode with Sir Patrick Stewart!
Jul 17, 2015
The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!
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Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus, a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" music game.
Jul 16, 2015
AMA Bonus: The Gaffigans On Food
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Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan discuss their differences of opinion when it comes to eating AND writing about eating.
Jul 10, 2015
Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet
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This week, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep, dark secrets.
Jul 09, 2015
AMA Bonus: Ellie Kemper On The Today Show
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper joins us on the AMA stage to talk TV, positivity, and her current stint as a host on The Today Show. Stay tuned for the full episode, out later this year.
Jul 08, 2015
Results May Vary
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This week, indie actor Kevin Corrigan talks about working with Martin Scorsese twice over two decades, and playing against type in his new romantic comedy, Results. Plus, a game about celebrity workout tapes.
Jul 02, 2015
Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia
Soul-pop band Lake Street Dive reveals how it kills time on the tour bus: singing '90s hits, playing songs on balloons and a game called "Guess Butt." Plus, hear some tunes off Bad Self Portraits. This episode originally aired on October 17, 2014.
Jun 25, 2015
Trivia Freaks And Puzzle Geeks
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This week, Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and Spy, discusses why funny women should be bigger stars, and reflects on the legacy of Freaks and Geeks. This episode originally aired July 19, 2013.
Jun 18, 2015
They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong
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This week, alt-rock duo They Might Be Giants return to talk about the revival of their '80s answering machine service, "Dial-A-Song." Plus they lead a game where you have to be wrong to win.
Jun 11, 2015
AMA Bonus: Sutton Foster Preview
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Ahead of the season-one finale of hit show 'Younger', Sutton Foster joins us to play a Broadway themed game.
Jun 04, 2015
Live. Puzzle. Repeat.
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Get your popcorn ready for a thrilling, action-packed hour, as our V.I.P., Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, shares his formula for making an edgy, mind-blowing blockbuster film. This episode originally aired July 10, 2014.
Jun 04, 2015
Veep Of The Rings
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This week, former child actress Anna Chlumsky talks about her return to acting on HBO's Veep and her love of Lord of the Rings. Plus, travel back in time with the Beatles' "Get Back."
May 28, 2015
Potters Love Puns
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This week's Very Important Puzzler, designer and potter Jonathan Adler, creates his eye-catching home furnishings much like we aim to design our games — to be colorful, witty and full of joy. This episode originally aired on January 9, 2014.
May 21, 2015
AMA Bonus: The Milk Carton Kids' Secret Of The Stars
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The Milk Carton Kids play Secret Of The Stars from their new album Monterey, live on the Ask Me Another stage. Album available 5/19/2015.
May 19, 2015
AMA Bonus: Extended Matthew Weiner Interview
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Extended Interview: Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.
May 15, 2015
A Mad Men Endgame
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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.
May 14, 2015
AMA Bonus: Don Draper Pitches Matthew Weiner
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Coming up this week, we talk with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner about the end of his landmark TV series, and put him in the puzzle hot seat with a little help from his friends. Hear the entire episode with Matthew Weiner starting May 14th, 2015.
May 12, 2015
His Dark Material
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This week, nothing is taboo as we chat with the "Dark Prince of Comedy" Anthony Jeselnik, get snarky about sharks and sing along to a classier version of Sisqo's "Thong Song." This episode originally aired on August 14th, 2014
May 07, 2015
The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show
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Author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans and discusses his fandoms.This episode originally aired on November 13th, 2014
Apr 30, 2015
Quiz Me The Way I Am
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Indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent, and covers a song by Somebody That You Used to Know.
Apr 23, 2015
O Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?
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John Turturro, a regular in films by the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and explosions-loving Michael Bay, recently hit the director's chair himself. How will the Quiz Show star fare on a real game show? This episode originally aired on May 29, 2014.
Apr 16, 2015
AMA Bonus: Dan Savage Uncut
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Hear Ophira Eisenberg's unedited interview with legendary sex advice columnist, Dan Savage. LIVE from The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. WARNING: Adult language and themes.
Apr 13, 2015
Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage
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Ask Me Another travels to San Francisco for this celebrity-packed episode, featuring Alex Borstein of Family Guy, The Incredibles' Brad Bird, and Dan Savage.
Apr 09, 2015
AMA Bonus: Pixar's Brad Bird And His Ratatouille Quest
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Coming up this week we're LIVE from San Francisco with Pixar's Brad Bird. Here he describes being wined and dined all over Paris in search of the best Ratatouille recipe while doing research for his animated feature film.
Apr 08, 2015
AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Lands The Daily Show
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The Daily Show's Senior Muslim Correspondent Aasif Mandvi describes his audition & debut on the show.
Apr 06, 2015
AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Teaches How To Dance Like Michael Jackson
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VIP Aasif Mandvi teaches AMA's winning contestant three Michael Jackson dance moves.
Apr 03, 2015
Smooth Criminal
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The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi discusses what it means to be a satirist of color on TV, and then moonwalks his way through a trivia game about the King of Pop.
Apr 02, 2015
Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia
Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello poutine, good-bye cakepop! This episode originally aired October 9, 2014.
Mar 26, 2015
Looking For Answers
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Actors Jonathan Groff and Raúl Castillo play a will-they-or-won't-they couple in HBO's Looking and recreate their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.
Mar 19, 2015
AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi
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It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day--and this one's special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.
Mar 14, 2015
Unbreakable Tituss Burgess
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Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.
Mar 12, 2015
Leggo My Lego
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Revisit a cherished childhood hobby with this week's Very Important Puzzler, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya, who builds astounding, life-size sculptures out of those magical bricks. This episode originally aired on March 20, 2014.
Mar 05, 2015
All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!
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The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.
Feb 26, 2015
AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil
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How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.
Feb 25, 2015
Puzzlehood!
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Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.
Feb 20, 2015
AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz
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Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.
Feb 13, 2015
The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!
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Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game.
Feb 12, 2015
Teen Angstagrams
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Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your favorite mock-tails in a music game called THE TEETOTALLER'S PLAYLIST.
Feb 05, 2015
Second Chances
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Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival). Plus, former contestants return to try and redeem themselves in this "second chances" show (Rebroadcast, Episode 327).
Jan 29, 2015
'Til Death Metal Do Us Part
Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he explores the heart of death metal.
Jan 22, 2015
A Primate Example
(Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightly about his upcoming role in Star Wars VII.
Jan 15, 2015
Stark Raving Mad
What do you think is "the worst"? Let comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black (The Daily Show) tell you what he thinks is the worst, from child beauty pageants to soy lattes to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of Cookie Monster, and a certain R. Kelly hit becomes "Me Believe Me Can Fly."
Jan 08, 2015
AMA Bonus, Day 12: Lewis Black's Bar Mitzvah Debut
On the 12th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lewis Black's B ar Mitzvah gig story.  Hear the full episode with Lewis Black starting this Thursday, Janaury 8th.
Jan 05, 2015
AMA Bonus, Day 11: New York, I Love It When You're Mean
On the 11th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: host Ophira Eisenberg and Julian Velard praising mean ol' NYC.
Jan 04, 2015
AMA Bonus, Day 9: What Kind of Crazy Are You?
On the 9th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a track from Bangs!, host Ophira Eisenberg's new comedy album.
Jan 02, 2015
AMA Bonus, Day 8: Dr. Ruth, Not Safe for Radio
On the 8th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Dr. Ruth detailing modern sexuality.
Jan 01, 2015
AMA Favorites: The Really Hard Edition
This episode is full of subjects known to put fear (or, for some, joy) into your hearts: philosophy, history, math. But fret not. We've put our own spin on them, and injected healthy doses of comedy, music, pop culture and puns. Amid these grueling rounds, get into the head of puzzle editor Art Chung, who reveals the process behind creating the show's games.
Jan 01, 2015
AMA Bonus, Day 7: New Year's Eve!
On the 7th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a New Year's Eve fairy tale from host Ophira Eisenberg.
Dec 31, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 6: Gilbert Gottfried at the Friar's Club
On the 6th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a tale from Gilbert Gottfried, loudly.
Dec 30, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio
On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
Dec 29, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition
On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers' edibility.
Dec 28, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce "Knuffle"?
On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing "Knuffle Bunny" properly.
Dec 27, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 2: Lake Street Dive Carols on Balloons
On the 2nd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lake Street Dive's helium revelry.
Dec 26, 2014
AMA Bonus, Day 1: Blaze of Gloria
On the 1st day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Jonathan Coulton's song of glo-wing glo-ry.
Dec 25, 2014
Holiday Spectacular 2013
Sing a comical rendition of "Deck The Halls" and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.
Dec 24, 2014
AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming
Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha'penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You're welcome. Hear the full 2014 Holiday Spectacular episode on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and askmeanother.npr.org.
Dec 19, 2014
Holiday Spectacular 2014
This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).
Dec 18, 2014
AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness
It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right answer, just take a cue from these fine folks.  Hear the full Holiday episode starting Thursday, December 18th.  Music: "I Don't Know How To Drive" by Julian Velard. "Ask Me Another Theme" by Jonathan Coulton.
Dec 15, 2014
This Birbiglian Life
(Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.
Dec 11, 2014
Coupe De Grace
This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe. 
Dec 04, 2014
Eat, Play, Love
(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.
Nov 27, 2014
Let's Do This Thing
(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.
Nov 20, 2014
AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26
Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return.  Plus, hear what happens when Neil attempts to classify his writing. It's nearly impossible.  Hear the full episode with VIP Neil Gaiman, "The Model of a Modern Major Game Show," now.
Nov 14, 2014
The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show
Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping, and Gilbert & Sullivan.
Nov 13, 2014
AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman
Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.
Nov 12, 2014
AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut
Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.
Nov 10, 2014
AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!
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In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."
Nov 06, 2014
Puzzlehood
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Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades...and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you've never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.
Nov 06, 2014
Games That Go 'Goosebumps' In The Night
(Rebroadcsat, Episode 303) Inspired by this week's Very Important Puzzler, the best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street), the games in this show have been designed to scare the answers out of you. Find out what zombies eat when they run out of brains, test your Looney Tunes knowledge through a revised rendition of "Sympathy For The Devil" and find out what else Edgar Allen Poe's Raven has been quoth'ing on about. Plus: what scares the man whose job it is to scare kids of all ages?
Oct 30, 2014
AMA Bonus: Lobster Pee, The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week
In this debut segment of "The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week," find out whether lobsters actually pee out of their faces. Share with us the best piece of trivia YOU learned this week by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages: facebook.com/NPRAskMeAnother | twitter.com/NPRAskMeAnother.
Oct 29, 2014
AMA Bonus: Lake Street Dive Hearts The 90s
In this podcast bonus, enjoy the full version of Lake Street Dive's VIP Challenege, including two extra questions that didn't make it to air. Jonathan Coulton performs some radio hits from the 1990s, but butchers the lyrics. It's up to band members Rachael Price, Bridget Kearney, Mike Calabrese and Mike "McDuck" Olson (and you) to correct them.
Oct 24, 2014
Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia
Soul-pop band Lake Street Dive reveals how they kill time on their tour bus: singing 90's hits, playing songs on balloons and a game called "Guess Butt." Plus, hear some tunes played live off their album Bad Self Portraits.
Oct 23, 2014
VIDEO: Lake Street Dive Party Balloon Trivia
In this special video podcast bonus, indie band Lake Street Dive shows off their versatility by leading a game with their favorite tour-bus instruments: balloons. Can you name these squeaky tunes? Hear the full audio episode, with more music from Lake Street Dive, starting Thursday, October 23rd.
Oct 21, 2014
Puzzlin' On The Dock Of The Bay
(Rebroadcast, Episode 311) Bust myths, sing the news and quote action movies: from the San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest, we play games with Community's Danny Pudi, Mythbusters' Adam Savage and tech writer Farhad Manjoo.
Oct 16, 2014
AMA Bonus: Happy [Canadian] Thanksgiving!
To you Canadian listeners: Happy Thanksgiving! Take a breather from all that family catch-up time to check in with fellow Canucks Ophira Eisenberg and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. They swap stories about their favorite local foods, and the best circumstances in which to enjoy them. (Do YOU know the best time to eat poutine? We bet you do.)
Oct 13, 2014
Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia
(Episode 328) Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello quinoa, good-bye cakepop!
Oct 09, 2014
AMA Bonus: Top Chef's Weirdest Dishes
After 11 seasons and many spin-offs, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has tried a lot of different dishes. "A lot" is actually an understatement. In this podcast extra, host Ophira Eisenberg wanted to know about the worst and the weirdest. 
Oct 07, 2014
Meet Me In Milwaukee
(Rebroadcast, Episode 316) From Milwaukee's Pabst Theater, VIPs Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform an ode to Brew City. Plus, a tribute to the Happy Days hometown with a round of trivia about other shows that have "jumped the shark."
Oct 02, 2014
Second Chances
(Episode 327) Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, whose one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway extravaganza Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 2014 Tony for Best Musical Revival. Plus, former contestants return to try to redeem themselves in this “second chances” show.
Sep 25, 2014
AMA Bonus: Broadway 1998 vs. Broadway 2014
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) compares the Broadway of yesterday (Hedwig debuted in 1998) to the Broadway of today (Hedwig won four Tony Awards in 2014). The full episode with John Cameron Mitchell drops Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
Sep 22, 2014
AMA Bonus: The Aristocrats (The NPR Version)
The Aristocrats is the dirtiest, most offensive joke in history — an exercise in extremes for both comedians and audiences alike, and famously told by this week's Very Important Puzzler Gilbert Gottfried. Here, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg tries her hand at a version devised especially for NPR listeners. Still: NSFW.
Sep 19, 2014
Too Soon!
This week host Ophira Eisenberg talks with legendary stand-up Gilbert Gottfried about the lines that can’t be crossed in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, Gottfried whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.
Sep 18, 2014
AMA Bonus: Gilbert Gottfried Unearths Stories of Old Hollywood
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried goes deep into stories of Old Hollywood with the guests on his Amazing Colossal Podcast. In this bonus clip, Gottfried recalls some highlights, such as when Boris Karloff's daughter reminisced about Karloff giving Frank Sinatra acting lessons, and David Steinberg told the story of winding up on then-President Richard Nixon's enemies list.
Sep 16, 2014
Let It Lopez
(Rebroadcast, Episode 315) The Oscar-winning songwriters for Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, lend their voices to a puzzling parody of "Let It Go," and a fierce V.I.P. game pitting spouse vs. spouse.
Sep 11, 2014
AMA Bonus: Get Geeky
How do you get your geek on? If you're Ask Me Another, then you rewrite the lyrics to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" to be clues about other geeky hobbies. And if you're musical guest Julian Velard, then you break out your vocoder and perform it in your best robot voice.  This game originally appeared in Episode 325 "What's The Magic Word?"
Sep 09, 2014
What's The Magic Word?
(Episode 325) Lev Grossman, this week’s V.I.P. and the bestselling author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians, explains what happens when wizards lack guidance counselors, and takes you on a trip to the arcade.
Sep 04, 2014
AMA Bonus: Go Easy On Dudley Dursley
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy, doesn't mind that his books are often compared to Harry Potter, though decidedly more adult. In fact, he's a Potter fanatic who once got to meet his idol: J.K. Rowling. But: she didn't agree with Lev's assessment of one of her most maligned characters.
Sep 02, 2014
What's The Delia With Love?
(Rebroadcast, Episode 309) What's love got to do with it? A lot, actually. We explore the fuzzy feelings among families, couples and a puzzle guru and his games. Plus screenwriter and author Delia Ephron shares tales from the front lines of the romantic comedy business.
Aug 28, 2014
AMA Bonus: Pop Culture Happy Hour, It's On
When Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson, the hosts of the wonderful NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, came on Ask Me Another, we gave them a game that was, admittedly, kind of hard. Well! Vengeance was sworn against our Ophira and Jonathan. You can hear the vengeance this Friday (8/29/14) when PCHH drops its newest episode, but first, let's revisit that fateful game.
Aug 27, 2014
LIVE From Central Park, It's Ask Me Another
(Rebroadcast, Episode 218) This summer spectacular is jam-packed, and features The Office's B.J. Novak, Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
Aug 21, 2014
AMA Bonus: Shark Week with Anthony Jeselnik
In this exclusive podcast bonus just in time for Shark Week, comedian Anthony Jeselnik explains his own shark controversy and why New Zealanders now all hate him.  Catch the full episode this Thursday on the AMA Podcast feed.
Aug 11, 2014
Totally Biased, Totally Hilarious
(Rebroadcast, Episode 308) In 1955, Varietypredicted rock 'n roll would be dead by summer. Ha! We can't predict the future either, but we caninvite you to learn the ups and downs of hosting a TV show from comic W. Kamau Bell.
Aug 07, 2014
Smitten With The Mitten State
(Episode 323) Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add ‘Puzzleville, USA.’ Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!
Jul 31, 2014
A Primate Example
(Episode 322) Brush up your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,Lord of the Rings), who talks getting into the mind of Caesar the ape and reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice. Warning: This episode contains language that might not be suitable for all audiences.
Jul 24, 2014
AMA Bonus: Gollum Leaves A Message For 'The Precious'
Here's a tease of the grand prize that actor Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Lord of the Rings trilogy) gave our winner.  The full episode with Andy Serkis drops July 24th, 2014.
Jul 18, 2014
The Really Hard Edition 2: Electric Boogaloo
(Favorites Episode 006) Give your brain the ultimate workout as we revisit more of our toughest games to date — can you name famous commercial jingles when sung in Italian, or insert comic strips into your favorite novels?
Jul 17, 2014
Live. Puzzle. Repeat.
(Episode 321) Get your popcorn ready for a thrilling, action-packed hour, as our V.I.P., Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, shares his formula for making an edgy, mind-blowing blockbuster film.
Jul 10, 2014
AMA Bonus: Doug Liman On "Edge of Tomorrow" and Its Meaning
Director Doug Liman has strived to include a message in all of his films, whether it's an independent film like "Swingers," or a blockbuster like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." In this bonus clip from our upcoming episode, host Ophira Eisenberg talks with Liman about how he's tried to convey deeper meanings in his films, the political story behind "The Bourne Identity," and the meaning behind his new film, "Edge of Tomorrow" — how one person can make a difference. Hear the full episode with VIP Doug Liman starting Thursday, July 10th.
Jul 07, 2014
A Little Impression Goes A Long Way (R)
(Rebroadcast, Episode 302) As the saying goes, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," and this week's Very Important Puzzler, actor Justin Long has a knack for impressions.
Jul 03, 2014
AMA Bonus: They Might Be Giants, Dial-A-Song
Starting in the mid-1980s, They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh and John Linnell used an unusual method of DIY distribution to share new music with their fans. In this bonus clip from this week's episode, hear them tell host Ophira Eisenberg how they hacked their answering machine, and why.  Did you know Ask Me Another has a voicemail box? Call us at 563-ASK-ME-22 (563-275-6322) and record us your own song!
Jun 27, 2014
We Might Be Giant Nerds
(Episode 320) Brooklyn’s oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC’s Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.
Jun 26, 2014
AMA Bonus: TMBG + JoCo, "Re: Your Brains"
They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton (nerd rock supergroup!) perform "Re: Your Brains" at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wherever you're listening to this, we encourage you to sing along, like you're a zombie.
Jun 25, 2014
AMA Bonus: Radiolab's Jad and Robert
We know you listen to Radiolab becuase of its fascinating stories and explorations, but also because its hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, have a palpable friendship. In this bonus clip from our upcoming episode, host Ophira Eisenberg talks to them about first impressions, mind-melding, and the one argument that'll never end.  Hear the full episode with VIPs Jad and Robert starting Thursday, June 26th.
Jun 24, 2014