The Ask Me Another Hotline

May 1, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about the most decadent and shameful things they've eaten since social distancing began, because honestly? Making whipped coffee is more fun in theory than in practice.

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That's our show. But before we go, we asked you to call into the ASK ME ANOTHER hotline and tell us what's the weirdest thing you've eaten while in quarantine, and here's what you said.

DEBBIE SPLATH: Debbie Splath (ph). I live Cutchogue out on the north fork of Long Island.

ERIC WHITELY: Eric Whitely (ph) from the Bronx.

JAY ELDRID: Jay Eldrid (ph) calling from New Bern, N.C.

MICHAEL MCCONNELL: Michael McConnell (ph) from East Windsor, Conn.

SANDRA SCREE: Sandra Scree (ph). I'm calling from Glen Rose, Texas.

TOBY YOUNG: Toby Young (ph) from Dallas, Texas.

BEN MARTIN: Hey, this is Ben Martin (ph) from Wallingford, Conn. The weirdest thing I've been eating is all the old salad dressings that are in the door of my fridge.

SPLATH: I actually cooked a pound of bacon and ate the whole thing.

WHITELY: A Flamin' Hot Cheetos omelet.

ELDRID: A rhubarb and bacon omelet.

MCCONNELL: Doritos and peanut butter.

SCREE: Onion syrup with some garlic and honey and sugar.

YOUNG: A carton of eggnog still in the refrigerator from November of 2019. We've been enjoying it for the last week. Stay healthy. Bye-bye.

EISENBERG: So this week, we'd like to hear from our listeners who are parents. If you are practicing remote learning with your kids, what have you learned accidentally as a result? I learned that my child's hand is 5 1/2 inches long. I needed to know that. So call the ASK ME ANOTHER hotline at 848-999-4932. That's 8IT-XXX-IWEB. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. ASK ME ANOTHER's house musician is Jonathan Coulton.

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

EISENBERG: Our puzzles were written by Cara Weinberger, with additional material by Ashley Brooke Roberts, Kate Villa and Emily Winter. ASK ME ANOTHER is produced by Travis Larchuk, Kiara Powell (ph), Nancy Saechao, James Barber (ph), Rommel Wood and our intern, Nick Garrison. Our senior supervising producer is Rachel Neel. And our bosses' bosses are Steve Nelson and Anya Grundmann. Thanks to our production partner WNYC. I'm her ripe begonias.

COULTON: Ophira Eisenberg.

EISENBERG: And this was ASK ME ANOTHER from NPR. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.