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.

SuperLucas

Apr 24, 2020

Ophira's son Lucas makes his Ask Me Another debut with this quiz about classic superhero theme songs.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Orville Peck

Apr 24, 2020

Country musician Orville Peck gained attention with the release of his debut album, Pony, in 2019. Released through Sub Pop Records, the album formally introduced the public to a queer masked crooner who straddled the line between outlaw country, punk and indie. After extensive tours through North America and Europe, Peck developed an audience for his unique songwriting and his energetic live performances.

Stars In The Stars

Apr 24, 2020

Hey now, it's all-stars versus all stars in this rhyming word game. Comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson get their game on; go play.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 10, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about their most decadent and/or shameful thing they've eaten since social distancing began. Octuple-stuffed Oreos don't count, right?

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Marc Maron: End Times Fun

Apr 10, 2020

Stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Marc Maron didn't know what to expect when he started his podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, in 2009. Eleven years later, the podcast has a loyal listenership with more than a thousand episodes and counting. In WTF, Maron conducts off-the-cuff, long-form interviews with fellow comedians, actors and musicians.

Connection Difficulties

Apr 10, 2020

Married musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn try unplugging (and then plugging back in) their router to play this game about various kinds of connection difficulties.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 3, 2020

Listeners call in to tell us how their behavior has changed since social distancing began.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Debra Messing: Show Yourself Some Grace

Apr 3, 2020

Actor and activist Debra Messing was already a recognizable performer by the time Will & Grace premiered. She starred as Stacey Colbert in the Fox comedy Ned & Stacey for two seasons and had the lead role in the short-lived ABC drama, Prey.

Love Is A Four-Letter Word

Apr 3, 2020

Stay F. Homekins hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins join Jonathan Coulton for a music parody where the word "love" in song titles is replaced with another four-letter word beginning with "L."

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Our Very First Work From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Ophira and Jonathan chat about their lives during quarantine in this all-new, never been done, work from home episode from Ask Me Another.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Emily Nussbaum has acted as The New Yorker's television critic since 2011, primarily contributing to the magazine's "On Television" columns.

Wrecking Ball Of Confusion

Mar 27, 2020

During this work-at-home audio quiz about combining song titles, the proceedings are continually interrupted by the participants' children.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Island Time

Mar 20, 2020

Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras describes unbelievable, yet real islands from around the world. Don't forget your sunscreen.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

Final Round: North, South, East, West

Mar 20, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from constellations to classic southern dishes in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Mar 20, 2020

Jonathan Coulton guides us there and back again in a music parody game about ill-fated journeys throughout history.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

By The Numbers

Mar 6, 2020

In this music parody, songs with numbers in the title are rewritten to be about things related to those numbers. As Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock would say, "It takes [the only even prime number] to make a thing go right."

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Final Round: Two-Timers, Google And Gum

Mar 6, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from economics to brands of gum in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Decomposition Competition With Dan Deacon

Mar 6, 2020

The music video for Dan Deacon's recent single, "Sat By A Tree", features comedian Aparna Nancherla's body decaying into the Earth. In honor of that video, Deacon plays a game where he guesses how long it takes various things to decay or decompose.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

Feb 21, 2020

In the final round of the Battle of the Podcast Stars, the two surviving podcast hosts go H2H in this T/F game about commonly-used acronyms. Who will take the L?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

I'm Just The Messenger With Ben Sinclair

Feb 21, 2020

On the HBO series High Maintenance, actor Ben Sinclair plays a weed delivery man. But can the man behind The Guy identify the famous historical messengers in this quiz?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Hold Me Close, Tiny Glucose

Feb 21, 2020

Unofficial Expert podcast hosts Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington put their confectionery knowledge to the test in this delectable music parody game where every answer is a dessert.

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Final Round

Feb 7, 2020

The finalists cover everything from tectonic plates to sparkling water brands in this rapid-fire round that requires smarts and strategy.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

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Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France had his first date with his now-husband at an Olive Garden. Inspired by that incredible story, France guesses whether an ambiguously-named product is a chain restaurant, a skin care product, or a scented candle.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Punk Goes Pop

Feb 7, 2020

Spike up that mohawk, put on those JNCO's, and grab your combat boots, because in this music parody game classic punk rock clash songs with fads that, while popular, were not all that punk rock.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Make It a Double

Jan 31, 2020

Finalists go double-or-nothing in a quiz where every answer begins with "double."

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

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Future Imperfect With John Cameron Mitchell

Jan 31, 2020

Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell plays a game about past predictions of life in the 21st century. It'll make you think, "Yeah, why don't we have super chimpanzees?"

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

Purple Prince

Jan 31, 2020

This is what it sounds like when the contestants play a music parody game based around Prince's discography and the artist's favorite color.

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

Final Round

Jan 17, 2020

The final two contestants test their knowledge of everything from world leaders to puppets in this rapid-fire game of smarts and strategy.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

The Swing Of Things

Jan 17, 2020

Revisit the New Jack Swing, you know, that musical genre trend of the mid-1980's to the early-'90s that fused R&B with jazz, soul, and hip-hop. In this music parody game, songs from the New Jack Swing movement are rewritten about things that very literally swing — or can be swung.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

This Is United States

Jan 17, 2020

The contestants swap two-letter terms and phrases for states that share those same two letters in this high-concept word game. It's that simple!

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

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