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.

XXX

6 hours ago

Everything's bigger in Texas, but some places are bigger than Texas. In this final round, contestants guess whether a geographic area is larger than the Lone Star state.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

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Guac-pocalypse Now With Robert Earl Keen

6 hours ago

In the first season of Queer Eye, previous Ask Me Another guest Antoni Porowski broke the Internet by making guacamole with Greek yogurt. Inspired by this, singer-songwriter and Tex-Mex fan Robert Earl Keen tackles questions about other guac-troversies.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

Queso-ra Sera

6 hours ago

Inspired by San Antonio's queso connection, Ask Me Another's house musician Jonathan Coulton performs another music parody about cheese.

Heard on Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour.

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Nov 8, 2019

In this final round, every answer can be spelled on a traditional LCD calculator by turning it upside-down.

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

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Off Field Injuries

Nov 8, 2019

Songwriter Alejandro Escovedo returns to the stage for multiple choice quiz that challenges his baseball expertise in a game about mundane baseball injuries... will he hit a home run?

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

Buddy's Hollywood

Nov 8, 2019

In this music parody game, the songs by Buddy Holly are reworked to be about everyone's favorite buddy movies.

Heard on Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas.

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.

Heard on Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie.

For Santa Barbara residents, Lil' Toot is simply a water taxi. But to the Ask Me Another staff, Lil' Toot became something of an obsession. The captain of the boat, Fred Hershman described it as a "cute, lil' yellow tug boat that goes back and forth across the harbor." While the ride only lasts 12 to 15 minutes, the boat is equipped with a cute little horn, and bubbles coming out of the smokestack.

Non Surfing Safari

Oct 25, 2019

Inspired by the hard truth that The Pacific Ocean is actually really cold, in this music parody game we rewrote songs by The Beach Boys to be about beach activities you can do without getting more than your feet wet.

Heard on Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie.

Everything's Bigger In Texas

Oct 11, 2019

In this final round, every answer contains the word "big." The ending is a BIG surprise.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

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7-Eleventh Heaven With Kristin Chenoweth

Oct 11, 2019

In tribute to Kristin Chenoweth's love of the 7-Eleven Slurpee, she answers trivia questions about the history of the convenience store chain.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

Famous Follicles

Oct 11, 2019

Jonathan Coulton must ask mustache questions in this ZZ Top music parody about iconic facial hair.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity

Sep 27, 2019

He's an Oscar winning actor, a University of Texas alum-turned-professor, and the unofficial (yet also kinda official) face of Austin, Texas. He's Matthew McConaughey.

Lone Star

Sep 27, 2019

In this stellar final round, each answer contains something found in outer space.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

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Weird Texas Laws With Matthew McConaughey

Sep 27, 2019

As the state's capital, Austin is where Texas's laws are made. Matthew McConaughey guesses which of these Texas laws are real, and which are myths.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

Pardon My French

Sep 13, 2019

Sacré bleu! In this final round, every answer is a commonly-used French phrase.

Heard on Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout.

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Fact Bag

Sep 13, 2019

Fact Bag makes its triumphant return as Ophira and Jonathan ponder questions about Germany, Bob Ross and an early Corn Flakes marketing gimmick. Fact Bag!

Heard on Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout.

Cheesy Songs

Sep 13, 2019

This music parody is not for the lactose intolerant, as contestants guess which cheese musician Jonathan Coulton is singing about.

Heard on Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout.

Electric Boogaloo 2: The Sequel

Aug 30, 2019

In this brutal final round, contestants are given a movie sequel's subtitle, and must identify the original film.

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

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The Goddessette With Julio Torres

Aug 30, 2019

Los Espookys co-creator and star Julio Torres puts his knowledge of "Introductory Level Greek Mythology" to the test in a game casting Greek mythological figures as contestants on The Bachelor.

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

The Cures

Aug 30, 2019

In this music parody game, songs by The Cure are rewritten to be about things that were touted as having health benefits, with no science to back up their claims.

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

M&Ms

Aug 16, 2019

In this final round every word begins and ends with the letter M.

Heard on Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy.

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Antoni

Aug 16, 2019

Queer Eye's food and wine expert Antoni Porowski returns to the stage to play a multiple choice game about one of his favorite dog breeds, corgis.

Heard on Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy.

Shine On, You Crazy Neil Diamond

Aug 16, 2019

Upon the news that a Neil Diamond musical is in development, guest musician Julian Velard jumps into action with a music parody reworking Neil Diamond hits to make them about other real people with Broadway musicals based on them.

Heard on Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy.

To many, Topher Grace may still be best known for his role as Eric Forman on the late 1990s coming of age sitcom That '70s Show. But it's not like he's been resting on his laurels since then. Just in the past year, the actor has appeared in the Oscar-winning Spike Lee film BlacKkKlansman, and in a fifth season episode of Netflix's techno-pessimistic anthology series, Black Mirror.

Stay Gold, Ponyboy

Aug 2, 2019

In this final round, every answer contains the word "Golden."

Heard on Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans.

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Ophira Eisenberg chats with Arturo Castro on Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York.

Browsing History

Aug 2, 2019

Real moments from US history are rendered as social media updates.

Heard on Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans.

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A previous version of the American history quiz on this podcast incorrectly said Sally Ride was the first woman in space. She was the first American woman in space.

Sailing Takes Me Away

Aug 2, 2019

The words from Yacht Rock classics, soft rock singles with nautical references, are rewritten to be about real and fictional boats.

Heard on Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans.

Chicken And Egg Problems

Jul 19, 2019

In this final round, the contestants — plus special guest Bowen Yang — are asked to identify, given a pair of events, which came first?

Heard on Bowen Yang And Matt Rogers: I Don't Think So, Honey!

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