Ask Me Another

Sundays Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, Jonathan Coulton

Exciting puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of an audience.

A Very Brady Trivia Sequel

Sep 18, 2020

A few weeks ago comedian John Early answered trivia questions about the Brady Bunch. So when cartoonist Keith Knight and his sister Tracy also requested a Brady Bunch game, the research was already done.

Heard on RZA & Busy Philipps & 'Woke' Creator Keith Knight & A Lizard.

Cartoons On The Radio

Sep 18, 2020

Keith Knight knows cartoons better than anybody, and where better to have a quiz about a strictly visual medium than on the radio? Keith and his sister Tracy have to guess what comic strip a line of dialogue is from.

Heard on RZA & Busy Philipps & 'Woke' Creator Keith Knight & A Lizard.

Bug Me Do

Sep 18, 2020

Jonathan Coulton performs Beatles songs re-written to be about bugs, and Busy Philipps and Shantira Jackson have to figure out what he's singing about. And before you write in, "A Day in the Lice" and "Let It Bee" didn't make the cut.

Heard on RZA & Busy Philipps & 'Woke' Creator Keith Knight & A Lizard.

Hilary Swank

Sep 11, 2020

Hilary Swank is known for her dramatic, Academy Award-winning roles in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby — but her current dream role is to take the lead in an action movie.

"I don't want to be the girl in the bikini in James Bond. I want to be Jane Bond," she told NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg.

Sleep No More

Sep 11, 2020

In this music parody game, Jonathan Coulton sings lyrics about adult sleeping aids, set to classic children's lullabies. Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno (Dr. Gameshow) have to guess what he's singing about.

Heard on: Hilary Swank, Andy Richter & Yvette Nicole Brown: 'Away' We Go.

The Birds And The Bees

Sep 11, 2020

Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno of the podcast Dr. Gameshow get "the talk" in this true/false game about animal mating habits.

Heard on: Hilary Swank, Andy Richter & Yvette Nicole Brown: 'Away' We Go.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Aug 21, 2020

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been gracing our TV and movie screens since the early 90s, with roles in A River Runs Through It and Angels in the Outfield, eventually gaining attention as a teen for his role on 3rd Rock from the Sun. He rounded out the 90s with a role in the iconic teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You, before taking a break from acting to attend Columbia University.

Must Love Dogs

Aug 21, 2020

Tinder goes wild in a game where Tony Shalhoub and Luke Kirby try to guess the animal based on imagined online dating profiles.

Heard on Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tony Shalhoub: 10 Things I Hate About Zoom.

Are You Not Edutained?

Aug 21, 2020

Tony Shalhoub and Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) go back to school in a game involving audio clips from vintage educational films. Luke and Ophira discover they have a lot in common.

Heard on Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tony Shalhoub: 10 Things I Hate About Zoom.

League Of Super Pests

Aug 7, 2020

Comedian Tawny Newsome and actor Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks) try to guess the pest based on the description of a made-up superhero.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

John Early

Aug 7, 2020

John Early grew up in Nashville, TN, but came to New York City as a teenager to attend NYU, where he studied acting. John quickly became a mainstay in New York's alt comedy scene, hosting shows at the Cake Shop, the Bell House, and Ars Nova.

Meatless Loaf

Aug 7, 2020

Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid join house musician Jonathan Coulton in a game where Meatloaf songs are rewritten to be about vegetarian meat substitutes.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

HAIM: Women In Trivia Pt. III

Jul 24, 2020

HAIM is the pop-rock band made up of sisters Este (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle (guitar and vocals), and Alana Haim (guitar, keyboard, and vocals). Growing up in a musical household, the Haim sisters learned how to play instruments when they were young, eventually forming a family cover band with their parents called Rockinhaim. In 2007, the sisters formed HAIM, mostly playing smaller gigs around the Valley. After Danielle got recruited to play guitar on tour with Jenny Lewis and Julian Casablancas, the sisters got more serious about the band.

Teacher's Pet

Jul 24, 2020

Comedians Greta Titelman and Benito Skinner answer questions asked by fictional teachers from TV shows and movies.

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

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Zodiac Buds

Jul 24, 2020

Comedians Greta Titelman (Los Espookys) and Benito Skinner (@bennydrama7 on Instagram) try to guess which celebrities have something in common... and share the same Zodiac sign!

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

Padma Lakshmi's career has taken her in many directions, but the through-line has been her passion for food. Padma had early success in modeling and acting, becoming known as India's first supermodel (Padma was born in India, moving to the United States when she was a child). In 1999, Padma got her first gigs hosting food shows--The Food Network's Padma's Passport and Planet Food. In 2006, Padma became the host of Bravo's Top Chef, which is now in its 17th season and which she now also executive produces.

Country singer-songwriter Margo Price (That's How Rumors Get Started) and Jeremy Ivey, her guitarist husband join house musician Jonathan Coulton in a game where other Billy Joel songs are rewritten to be about 20th century events.

Heard on Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation, From Your Couch.

The Longest Quiz

Jul 17, 2020

Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin work together in a short game about some of the world's longest things.

Heard on Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation, From Your Couch.

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Bob the Drag Queen

Jul 10, 2020

Bob the Drag Queen is the alter ego of comic and actor Caldwell Tidicue (he uses both she/her and he/him pronouns). Immersed in drag culture from a young age—his mother owned a drag bar in Columbus, Georgia—Bob moved to New York at age 22 and began dabbling in drag himself, first taking on the name "Kitten Withawhip," but ultimately landing on Bob the Drag Queen. In 2016, Bob competed on season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race, beating out 11 other contestants to be named America's Next Drag Superstar.

Funky Stuff, Part 2

Jul 10, 2020

Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes join house musician Jonathan Coulton for a game where funky songs are rewritten to be about things that smell funky.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

Hallmark Holidays

Jul 10, 2020

Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes (Palm Springs) compete to see who can identify holidays based on the text of Hallmark cards.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

Black Playwrights

Jun 26, 2020

Inspired by his love of theatre and per his request, actor and comedian Baron Vaughn is challenged to a game about Black playwrights.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

Baron Vaughn

Jun 26, 2020

Baron Vaughn has had success as both an actor and a comedian. After graduating from Boston University's theater program, he appeared in a variety of television series and movies, ultimately landing the role of Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein in Netflix's Grace and Frankie.

You're A Good Jokerman, Charlie Brown

Jun 26, 2020

Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg join house musician Jonathan Coulton for a game that tests their knowledge of two famous Minnesotans: Bob Dylan and Charles Schulz.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

The Sound Of Music Of The Night

Jun 19, 2020

Composers Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez compete in an audio mashup game where they combine the titles of two Broadway showtunes.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

Return Of The Lopezes

Jun 19, 2020

This true-or-false Star Wars themed quiz marks the triumphant return and fourth appearance of Oscar Award-winning composers Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen, Coco) on Ask Me Another.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Jun 19, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about their quarantine kitchen disasters. Please don't attempt to bake your own cucumbers after hearing this.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

Fact Bag

Jun 12, 2020

Fact Bag returns from a tiresome expedition through time and space with a new edition of Fact Bag. It's difficult, some say dangerous work, but somebody has to do it. That somebody is Fact Bag. Featuring comedians Matt Rogers and Sudi Green.

Heard on Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design.

Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design

Jun 12, 2020

Bobby Berk wore many hats before becoming Queer Eye's interior design expert in 2018. Raised in a small Missouri town, he dropped out of high school at 15 and worked various retail jobs in Missouri and Colorado. He moved to New York City in 2003 and, after finding success with his own online marketplace, Berk opened up the first brick-and-mortar Bobby Berk Home store in SoHo. The company later opened locations in Miami, Los Angeles and Atlanta. In 2015, Berk opened his own design firm.

Maybe Baby

Jun 12, 2020

Comedians Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin play a music parody game where the word "Baby" is replaced with another two-syllable word beginning with the letter B.

Heard on Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design.

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