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.

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.

Historic Tech Support

Sep 13, 2019

Ophira and Jonathan play tech support agents troubleshooting problems with old-timey inventions.

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

Do not adjust your radio as contestants answer questions about some of the earliest audio recordings ever made.

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

Nature Shows

Sep 13, 2019

In an adorable alternate reality, Animal Planet has taken over all of television. In this game, contestants replace words from popular TV shows with rhyming animal words.

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

Long before she appeared in the 2017 big screen reboot of Baywatch alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and the recent Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, Ilfenesh Hadera attended an after school theater program at The Harlem School of the Arts. Her mother hoped it would keep her out of trouble — but Hadera soon realized she enjoyed acting and wanted to pursue it. Now, the Harlem-raised Hadera stars in the new series Godfather Of Harlem.

Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky

Aug 30, 2019

Julio Torres may not yet be a household name in comedy, but if you've recently stayed up late to watch Saturday Night Live and seen some bizarre and memorable sketches about Wells for Boys, the font Papyrus, or Hamsters, you perhaps already know his work as a writer.

Online Shopping Recommendations

Aug 30, 2019

Contestants identify famous people based on a fictional list of their online shopping recommendations. Do you think Pharrell is sick of getting ads for hats?

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

When The Saints Come Marching In

Aug 30, 2019

Roman Catholic canonization meets the pop culture canon in this audio quiz where every answer starts with "saint."

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

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Animal Houses

Aug 30, 2019

Hosts Ophira Eisenberg and Johnathan Coulton read fictional real estate listings for animal habitats. When you're a lion, the only room you need is a den.

Heard on Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky.

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.

Double-O No!

Aug 16, 2019

In this word game, every answer is a two-word phrase in which the first word contains a double-O. One of the Os is removed to create the second word.

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

To All The Bays I've Loved Before

Aug 16, 2019

Ophira Eisenberg and guest announcer Cecil Baldwin read love notes addressed to geographic B-A-Y bays, written as if they were B-A-E baes — accompanied with some very sensual sax by guest musician Julian Velard.

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

Straight from the Greek

Aug 16, 2019

Contestants are given commonplace English words and are asked to correctly identify their obscure Greek origin.

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

Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy

Aug 16, 2019

Quebec-born, Polish-descenced, and now a New York local, the trilingual food enthusiast Antoni Porowski is best known as one fifth of Queer Eye's fab five. In each episode, this enthusiastic group sets out to transform the life of one woefully unkempt "hero." Each member of the team has a niche and, although he isn't professionally trained, Porowski serves as the show's food and wine connoisseur. Now that Porowski has worked in this role over the show's four seasons, to date, he's gearing up to release his own cookbook: Antoni in the Kitchen.

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.

: 8/01/19

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.

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.

Humonyms

Aug 2, 2019

In this audio quiz, contestants identify two different popular songs that sound questionably similar.

Heard on Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans.

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It's Lit, Bro!

Aug 2, 2019

Famous novels are described in the way a stereotypical bro might relate to them.

Heard on Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans.

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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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!

Too Many Letters With Anna Roisman

Jul 19, 2019

In this game guest-hosted by the host of HQ Words, Anna Roisman, contestants mash-up two initialisms: The first is a government agency, and the second could be anything. For example: if your tax returns are being audited by Kate McKinnon, you've sent them to the I-R-S-N-L.

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

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