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Ask Me Another

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NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's entertaining melange of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition Sunday's Puzzle Segment with Will Shortz, but infused with the vibrancy and quick wit of Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me

Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics along with the competitors called up to the stage. 

Yes, we do math on the radio. But it's our distinct brand. Try this on your loved ones: Total number of Brontë Sisters, plus total number of Marx Brothers? Or how about the total of Dalmatians, plus all those Luftballoons, divided by Ali Baba's thieves? 

Ask Me Another host, noted comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, guides listeners with her witty banter aided by the comedic riffs and songs of house musician Jonathan Coulton. Each episode features an interview with a VIP (that's Very Important Puzzlers -- noteable actors, comedians, and authors whose identities are revealed via puzzle clues throughout the show), who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. 

Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again

Mar 1, 2019

How has comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan's relationship with his wife Jeannie evolved over their 15 years of marriage? "I've become more and more frightened of her," Gaffigan deadpanned to Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. "I was very resistant to [collaborating], but now it's full-on codependency."

Middle School Book Report

Mar 1, 2019

For everyone who thinks The Catcher in the Rye is about a baseball star stuck in a loaf bread, this game is for you. Contestants must identify books based on fictional book reports written by middle schoolers who only read the work's title.

As heard on Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again.

Love Is Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Feb 15, 2019

In this heart-pounding finale, contestants tackle trivia questions where each answer contains the word "love."

Heard on Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

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Meet The Expert: Esther Perel

Feb 15, 2019

In this edition of Meet the Expert, Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at The Bell House in New York, talks Esther Perel, a renowned couples therapist and host of the podcast Where Should We Begin?. Having just finished its third season, the podcast documents Perel as she leads live counseling sessions with real couples coping with sexlessness, infidelity, and loss.

Change Of Heart

Feb 15, 2019

Liver lovers, rejoice! In this music parody game, songs with the word "heart" in the title are rewritten to make them about other bodily organs.

Heard on Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

Days And Confused

Feb 1, 2019

In this final round, contestants answer trivia where every answer ends with the word or sound "day."

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Did You Just Eat That?

Feb 1, 2019

Yuck! Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change separate icky food fact from fiction with the help of Clemson University food science professor, Paul Dawson, author of the book Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab.

Classics On Classics

Feb 1, 2019

In this music parody game, classic rock songs are rewritten to be about what colleges refer to as "Classics." Warning: This game rocks harder than Medusa's victims.

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Revivals

Jan 18, 2019

Clear! Contestants are quizzed on things famously revived, to the tune of songs between 100-120 BPM—the correct pace for CPR chest compressions.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

Actually, It Is Brain Surgery

Jan 18, 2019

Time to use those noggins: Contestants channel their inner neurologists to answer some head-scratching, brain-related trivia.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

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