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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. 

Alter Egos

Jan 18, 2019

Harry Houdini or Harry Hou-dat? In this nail-biter finale, contestants must provide the famous alter-ego of a real or fictional person.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

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Who Wants To Be Terry Crews?

Jan 18, 2019

For his Ask Me Another challenge, we quiz former Who Wants to Be a Millionaire host Terry Crews with high-stakes trivia questions based on his interests—furniture, fine art, and yogurt.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

Capital Schleps

Jan 4, 2019

It really doesn't get any more "Ask Me Another" than this: In this final round, every clue is an anagram of a capital city.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Fact Bag

Jan 4, 2019

Fact Bag is back. Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton rummage through an actual bag filled with actual facts. Fact Bag.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Grey's Monopoly

Jan 4, 2019

If you've ever played "Operation" and lost, maybe you'll have better luck with this word game where board games are mashed up with body parts.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

San Dieg-O Holy Night

Dec 21, 2018

Sick and tired of all those 'classic' holiday songs? You're in luck! In this music parody game we rewrote public domain holiday songs to make them about things associated with sunny San Diego.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

Family Gathering

Dec 21, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a word for a family member or relative.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

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Tony Hawk: Puzzles, Skateboards, And Trivia

Dec 21, 2018

Tony Hawk's first visit to a skatepark proved to be a life-altering occasion as a child. "I literally saw people flying out of these empty swimming pools, and that was my moment," he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. "That was my epiphany: 'I wanna fly like those guys." That desire to fly would eventually lead Hawk to become one of the most talented and influential professional skateboarders of all time, and transcend the sport and push its popularity into the mainstream with his groundbreaking tricks.

Unhappy Holiday

Dec 21, 2018

Unleash your inner Grinch in this word game where cheerful icons of the holiday season are mashed up with things that are not happy.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

Who What When Where Why

Nov 30, 2018

We find out WHO the winner is in this final round, in which all of the answers begin with who, what, when, where, or why.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

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