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.

John Early

Aug 7, 2020

John Early grew up in Nashville, TN, but came to New York City as a teenager to attend NYU, where he studied acting. John quickly became a mainstay in New York's alt comedy scene, hosting shows at the Cake Shop, the Bell House, and Ars Nova.

Meatless Loaf

Aug 7, 2020

Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid join house musician Jonathan Coulton in a game where Meatloaf songs are rewritten to be about vegetarian meat substitutes.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

League Of Super Pests

Aug 7, 2020

Comedian Tawny Newsome and actor Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks) try to guess the pest based on the description of a made-up superhero.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

The Mostest

Aug 7, 2020

This game was supposed to be more than one question long, but Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer derailed it with an extended conversation about ducks.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

Junk Food Taste Test

Aug 7, 2020

Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer try to identify junk foods from the descriptions Ophira and Jonathan give while snacking on them.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

Muppet Laughs

Aug 7, 2020

Comedians Sasheer Zamata (SNL) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), hosts of the Best Friends podcast, play an audio game where they guess the Muppet based on its laugh.

Heard on Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships.

HAIM: Women In Trivia Pt. III

Jul 24, 2020

HAIM is the pop-rock band made up of sisters Este (bass guitar and vocals), Danielle (guitar and vocals), and Alana Haim (guitar, keyboard, and vocals). Growing up in a musical household, the Haim sisters learned how to play instruments when they were young, eventually forming a family cover band with their parents called Rockinhaim. In 2007, the sisters formed HAIM, mostly playing smaller gigs around the Valley. After Danielle got recruited to play guitar on tour with Jenny Lewis and Julian Casablancas, the sisters got more serious about the band.

Teacher's Pet

Jul 24, 2020

Comedians Greta Titelman and Benito Skinner answer questions asked by fictional teachers from TV shows and movies.

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

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Zodiac Buds

Jul 24, 2020

Comedians Greta Titelman (Los Espookys) and Benito Skinner (@bennydrama7 on Instagram) try to guess which celebrities have something in common... and share the same Zodiac sign!

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

The Doors

Jul 24, 2020

Erin Foley and Arden Myrin join house musician Jonathan Coulton in a game where The Doors songs are rewritten to be about well-known doors from books and movies.

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

Play By Play

Jul 24, 2020

Comedian Erin Foley (One Day at a Time writer and Sports Without Balls podcast) and actress Arden Myrin (Netflix's Insatiable and Will You Accept This Rose? podcast) guess the lesser-known sport based on fake play-by-play announcements.

Heard on HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

Padma Lakshmi's career has taken her in many directions, but the through-line has been her passion for food. Padma had early success in modeling and acting, becoming known as India's first supermodel (Padma was born in India, moving to the United States when she was a child). In 1999, Padma got her first gigs hosting food shows--The Food Network's Padma's Passport and Planet Food. In 2006, Padma became the host of Bravo's Top Chef, which is now in its 17th season and which she now also executive produces.

Country singer-songwriter Margo Price (That's How Rumors Get Started) and Jeremy Ivey, her guitarist husband join house musician Jonathan Coulton in a game where other Billy Joel songs are rewritten to be about 20th century events.

Heard on Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation, From Your Couch.

The Longest Quiz

Jul 17, 2020

Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin work together in a short game about some of the world's longest things.

Heard on Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation, From Your Couch.

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Cat, Sheep, Or Human?

Jul 17, 2020

In a special audio version of "This, That, or The Other," Late Night with Seth Meyers writers Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin guess if a noise is coming from a cat, a sheep, or a human baby.

Heard on Padma Lakshmi: Taste the Nation, From Your Couch.

Bob the Drag Queen

Jul 10, 2020

Bob the Drag Queen is the alter ego of comic and actor Caldwell Tidicue (he uses both she/her and he/him pronouns). Immersed in drag culture from a young age—his mother owned a drag bar in Columbus, Georgia—Bob moved to New York at age 22 and began dabbling in drag himself, first taking on the name "Kitten Withawhip," but ultimately landing on Bob the Drag Queen. In 2016, Bob competed on season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race, beating out 11 other contestants to be named America's Next Drag Superstar.

Funky Stuff, Part 2

Jul 10, 2020

Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes join house musician Jonathan Coulton for a game where funky songs are rewritten to be about things that smell funky.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

Hallmark Holidays

Jul 10, 2020

Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes (Palm Springs) compete to see who can identify holidays based on the text of Hallmark cards.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

In A Hurry

Jul 10, 2020

Comedians Erin Jackson and Laurie Kilmartin work together to answer questions about some of the world's fastest things.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

Foley Moley

Jul 10, 2020

Comedians Laurie Kilmartin (writer for CONAN) and Erin Jackson (Last Comic Standing) face off in a game about the strange noises that go into creating movie sound effects.

Heard on: Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

Black Playwrights

Jun 26, 2020

Inspired by his love of theatre and per his request, actor and comedian Baron Vaughn is challenged to a game about Black playwrights.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

Baron Vaughn

Jun 26, 2020

Baron Vaughn has had success as both an actor and a comedian. After graduating from Boston University's theater program, he appeared in a variety of television series and movies, ultimately landing the role of Nwabudike "Bud" Bergstein in Netflix's Grace and Frankie.

You're A Good Jokerman, Charlie Brown

Jun 26, 2020

Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg join house musician Jonathan Coulton for a game that tests their knowledge of two famous Minnesotans: Bob Dylan and Charles Schulz.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

State Your Message

Jun 26, 2020

Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg of Workin' Moms face off in a game where they create words out of postal abbreviations.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

Ophira's Meditations

Jun 26, 2020

Ophira takes Jane Levy and Alex Newell on a journey into the world of meditation as she quizzes them about coping mechanisms.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

Character Reference

Jun 26, 2020

Actors Jane Levy and Alex Newell, from NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, try to guess well-known characters based on how they're described in books.

Heard on: Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call.

Rage Against The Machines

Jun 19, 2020

Comedians Solomon Georgio (High Fidelity, Shrill writer) and Casey Ley (The Gay Power Half Hour podcast) try to identify machines by the sounds they make.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Jun 19, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about their quarantine kitchen disasters. Please don't attempt to bake your own cucumbers after hearing this.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

The Sound Of Music Of The Night

Jun 19, 2020

Composers Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez compete in an audio mashup game where they combine the titles of two Broadway showtunes.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

Return Of The Lopezes

Jun 19, 2020

This true-or-false Star Wars themed quiz marks the triumphant return and fourth appearance of Oscar Award-winning composers Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen, Coco) on Ask Me Another.

Heard on: Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

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