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.

Everything's Bigger In Texas

Oct 11, 2019

In this final round, every answer contains the word "big." The ending is a BIG surprise.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

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7-Eleventh Heaven With Kristin Chenoweth

Oct 11, 2019

In tribute to Kristin Chenoweth's love of the 7-Eleven Slurpee, she answers trivia questions about the history of the convenience store chain.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

Famous Follicles

Oct 11, 2019

Jonathan Coulton must ask mustache questions in this ZZ Top music parody about iconic facial hair.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

Going Underground

Oct 11, 2019

If you can't go over it, you play a game about guessing what's under it. Contestants play a game about some underground spots.

Heard on Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked.

Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked

Oct 11, 2019

You might know Kristin Chenoweth as popular girl Glinda the Good Witch in the original cast of Wicked, the long-running musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz. You may know her from one of her numerous TV roles. Maybe you've sung along to one of her seven albums. In a conversation with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at the Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, Texas, Kristin Chenoweth shares how her operatic plans turned into an award-winning career in musical theater and television.

Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity

Sep 27, 2019

He's an Oscar winning actor, a University of Texas alum-turned-professor, and the unofficial (yet also kinda official) face of Austin, Texas. He's Matthew McConaughey.

Lone Star

Sep 27, 2019

In this stellar final round, each answer contains something found in outer space.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

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Weird Texas Laws With Matthew McConaughey

Sep 27, 2019

As the state's capital, Austin is where Texas's laws are made. Matthew McConaughey guesses which of these Texas laws are real, and which are myths.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

1845

Sep 27, 2019

In this music parody, house musician Jonathan Coulton rewrote songs with the word "America" or "American" in their titles to make them about people, places and things that happened the same year Texas became an American state.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

Stone Cold Steve Austin, Texas

Sep 27, 2019

Contestants combine their celebrity expertise and geography skills with this star-studded, state capitals mash up game.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

One Nocturn Deserves Another

Sep 27, 2019

Inspired by the 1.5 million bats living under the Congress Bridge in Austin, this audio quiz invites contestants to guess which night-time critter they're listening to.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

Famous Moments In Nudity

Sep 27, 2019

Inspired by Austin's clothing-optional park, Hippie Hollow, contestants play a game that could lead to a winning streak.

Heard on Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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