Older Or Younger Than 25?

Oct 25, 2019

In this final round, Ask Me Another celebrate the 25th anniversary of Santa Barbara's public radio station KCLU in a game where contestants must decide if these things are younger or older than the station.

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

So it's time to crown our big winner. Let's bring back our finalist, Alex Johnson, who has the best laugh of all time.

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EISENBERG: And Kate Morics, who tells us that when you get yelled at, you buy more shirts.

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EISENBERG: Alex and Kate, we're here today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Santa Barbara public radio station KCLU, founded in 1994.

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EISENBERG: So your final round is called 25. I am going to name a thing. You're going to tell me is it older or younger than KCLU. And our big winner will receive an ASK ME ANOTHER Rubik's Cube signed by Michael McDonald. We rolled a 20-sided die backstage, and Alex is going first. Remember - is it older or younger than 25? Here you go. Alex - the Toyota Prius.

ALEX JOHNSON: Older.

EISENBERG: Sorry, it is younger - 1997. Kate - Taco Bell Chalupas.

KATE MORICS: Oh. Younger.

EISENBERG: Yes, that is correct - younger, 1999. Alex - the Choco Taco.

JOHNSON: Older.

EISENBERG: Older is correct - 1984. Kate - Grey Goose vodka.

MORICS: Older.

EISENBERG: Younger - 1996. Alex - Crocs, as in the shoes.

JOHNSON: Younger.

EISENBERG: Younger is correct - 2002. Kate - "Call Me By Your Name" star Timothee Chalamet.

MORICS: Who?

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MORICS: Younger.

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EISENBERG: Younger is correct. He was born in 1995. Alex - Santa Barbara native Katy Perry.

JOHNSON: Older.

EISENBERG: Older. Yes, born in 1984. Kate - Billy Blanks' first Tae Bo instructional workout tape.

MORICS: (Laughter). Older?

EISENBERG: Sorry, it is younger - 1999. All right. Jonathan, how are our contestants doing?

JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: With that question, Alex has pulled into the lead - it is 3 to 2.

EISENBERG: Alex - the series finale of "Cheers."

JOHNSON: That's a really tough one.

EISENBERG: Isn't it?

JOHNSON: It's timeless.

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JOHNSON: Younger.

EISENBERG: Sorry, it is older - 1993. Kate - the series premiere of "Frasier."

MORICS: Older.

EISENBERG: Older - also in 1993, just a few months after the "Cheers" finale. Alex - the first BlackBerry device.

JOHNSON: Older.

EISENBERG: I'm sorry, the answer is younger - 1999. Kate - Fuji disposable cameras.

MORICS: Ooh. Older.

EISENBERG: Older - 1986. All right, only a few questions left. Jonathan, what's the situation?

COULTON: This is an exciting game, Ophira.

EISENBERG: I agree.

COULTON: Kate has turned that deficit around. It is now 4 to 3 - Kate in the lead.

EISENBERG: Alex - the London Eye giant Ferris wheel.

JOHNSON: I remember a movie plot about that being made. But I don't know the age of the movie.

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JOHNSON: Or the age of the eye, by association.

EISENBERG: I feel like we're on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

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JOHNSON: Do I get to phone a friend?

EISENBERG: Nope.

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JOHNSON: Fifty-fifty?

EISENBERG: Three seconds.

JOHNSON: Older.

EISENBERG: Sorry, it is younger - launched in 2000.

COULTON: OK. Ophira, here's the situation

EISENBERG: Oh, yes?

COULTON: The score is now 4 to 3.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

COULTON: Kate, if you get this question right, you win the game.

EISENBERG: Kate - reunified Germany.

MORICS: I'm doing math. It's not working. Older.

EISENBERG: Older is correct - 1990. Congratulations, Kate.

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EISENBERG: Alex, shout out - you're awesome. Thank you so much for being an amazing contestant on this show.

JOHNSON: (Laughter) Thank you.

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EISENBERG: And congratulations, Kate. And that's our show. Our podcast drops each Friday. Listen and subscribe. ASK ME ANOTHER's house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

COULTON: Hey, my name anagrams to thou jolt a cannon.

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Camilla Franklin, Madeline Kaplan, Julia Melfi and senior writers Eric Feinstein and Karen Lurie, with additional material by Ashley Brooke Roberts and Emily Winter. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Mike Katzif, Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Saechao, Rommel Wood and our intern Natalie Hitayen (ph), along with Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. We are recorded by Damon Whittemore. We'd like to think the Lobero Theatre...

COULTON: Hotter earlobe.

EISENBERG: ...KCLU...

COULTON: Luck.

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EISENBERG: And our production partner, WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

COULTON: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR.

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