Ask Me Another

Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another is the rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and be serenaded by house musician Jonathan Coulton. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

Every week on your radio or podcast, you can play along as Ophira poses questions to willing audience members and call-in contestants, Jonathan sings clues to the tune of pop songs and the resident puzzle guru attempts to keep everyone in line. Each week a new celebrity V.I.P. – that's Very Important Puzzler – dazzles from the puzzle hot seat in a custom-built game.

Marina Franklin: Single Black Female

Jan 17, 2020

Comedian Marina Franklin went from working at the themed restaurant Jekyll and Hyde in New York City, to sharing a stage with SNL alum Tracy Morgan in her first paid stand-up gig, and back to working at Jekyll and Hyde in the span of 24 hours. Since then, Franklin has appeared in the Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer and the HBO comedy series Crashing. She also hosts the podcast Friends Like Us, and continues to perform stand-up.

Justin Long: 'Lots Of Love'

Jan 17, 2020

Actor Justin Long genuinely wants to know his guests' favorite emoji. After starring in comedies like Idiocracy, Dodgeball and He's Just Not That Into You, Long adds "podcast host" to his resume. The actor currently co-hosts the podcast Life Is Short with his brother, Christian. In it, Long asks his guests questions ranging from "What's your favorite Muppet?" to "What's your conception of the afterlife?" More recently, Long has starred in in the film The Wave and the Netflix series Giri/Haji.

Welcome To The Jumble

Jan 17, 2020

In this anagram game, contestants unscramble different animal species. It's like the new Dr. Doolittle but with slightly less CGI.

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

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.

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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.

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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!

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Hashtag Challenge

Jan 17, 2020

In this audio quiz, contestants strike a pose and stay verrrrry still as they identify viral internet challenges.

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Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

Jan 3, 2020

As a singer, an actor, and model with with more than one ab, some may consider Luke James to be a true triple-threat. In a conversation with NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter reflected on how his New Orleans high school music group Upskale got the attention of model and singer Tyrese Gibson, and how that pushed his music career to the next level.

What A Geome-Treat

Jan 3, 2020

In this final round, every answer is a 2-D or a 3-D shape.

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Hungry Like The Wolf

Jan 3, 2020

A lover of wolves, singer, actor and model Luke James comes back to play a game where his wolf knowledge is put to the test.

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Jingle All The Way

Jan 3, 2020

In this music parody, contestants guess which movie or TV show a fictional product or company is from.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

Animal Life Coach

Jan 3, 2020

Like Robert Downey Jr., contestants channel their inner Dr. Dolittle when they guess how to advise animals facing various dilemmas.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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More Machine Than Man

Jan 3, 2020

Beep boop! In this audio quiz, contestants guess which fictional A.I. or robot-y voices they hear.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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The City Formerly Known As

Jan 3, 2020

Turns out change can be a good thing. In this quiz, contestants guess a U.S. city's current name, given the name it used to go by.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

Stand Up First Ladies

Dec 20, 2019

In this audio game, two returning champions guess which sassy first lady they're hearing.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

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Something On The Something

Dec 20, 2019

Inspired by the holiday tradition, Elf on the Shelf, two returning champions play a rhyming word game where something is always on something.

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The Final Round

Dec 20, 2019

Just like the 1989 Fred Savage movie The Wizard, Ask Me Another's 2019 Tournament of Champions ends with the debut of a completely new game. In this final round format, the two remaining champions must use smarts and strategy to win.

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Dan Soder: Only Child Syndrome

Dec 20, 2019

Stand-up comedian and actor Dan Soder has been on your screen more times than you've probably realized. He's been featured on Comedy Central's The Standups, Inside Amy Schumer, and MTV's Guy Code. Alongside comedian Big Jay Oakerson, Soder co-hosts a daily radio show on SiriusXM called The Bonfire where they talk about all things sports, entertainment and comedy. He also has a recurring role as Mafee on the Showtime drama Billions, which depicts the power politics in the world of high finance in New York City.

Kal Penn: Aspiring Vegan

Dec 20, 2019

Kal Penn was on the show House, he worked in the White House, and, most recently, he stopped by the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York, to appear on NPR's Ask Me Another. Penn's unusual resume includes both starring in the Harold & Kumar stoner-comedy franchise, and working for President Barack Obama. In 2007, he became an Associate Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Read It? I Devoured It!

Dec 20, 2019

Returning champions mash up authors and foods in one of Ask Me Another's most challenging word games ever.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

Hits And Misses

Dec 20, 2019

In this music parody about famous flops, contestants are punished for the mistakes of previous contestants — just like in a real relationship.

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As a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and boundary-pushing feminist trailblazer, Paula Cole has long incorporated powerful social statements into her emotional hit songs. Cole's latest album, 2019's Revolution, is no exception. Described as a social protest album, Revolution's songs tackle subjects like climate change and politics, which Cole hopes will inspire thought and conversation from listeners.

Respect Spell Check

Dec 6, 2019

Inspired by the queen of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Aretha Franklin, every answer starts with "R," is seven letters long, and must be spelled correctly.

Heard on Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

Fun Old Birds With Paula Cole

Dec 6, 2019

Did you know "wink-a-puss" is an old name for an owl? Singer-songwriter Paula Cole and Jonathan Coulton team-up to guess what birds were formerly known by much more ridiculous names.

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One Hit Wonders

Dec 6, 2019

In this music parody game, contestants show their age when they try to guess what '80s trend is being sung about.

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Good Play, Bad Movie

Dec 6, 2019

Contestants mash up well regarded stage plays with not-so-well regarded movies.

Heard on Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

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Caller on line one! In this audio quiz, Ophira opens the Ask Me Another hotline for clues to phrases containing the word "call."

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Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Dec 6, 2019

WARNING! This game is tougher than it appears. Contestants match the product to the warning label.

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XXX

Nov 22, 2019

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.

Guac-pocalypse Now With Robert Earl Keen

Nov 22, 2019

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.

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