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.

D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen

May 8, 2020

Drag queen and actor D.J. "Shangela" Pierce gained national attention as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race. Shangela was the first queen eliminated in season 2, but Shangela's personality won fans and the producers over. In the premiere of season 3, the queen surprised the other contestants by popping out of an oversized gift box and joining them in the competition.

Since then, Shangela has appeared in the Oscar-nominated remake of A Star Is Born, The X-Files and Ariana Grande's 2019 album, thank u, next.

Something In Monet She Moves

May 8, 2020

Pop artists meet pop music in this music parody game where songs are rewritten about artistic movements, featuring comedians Aparna Nancherla and Joyelle Nicole Johnson.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

A History of Hair

May 8, 2020

Comedians Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman) and Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Crashing) take a quiz on the history of hairstyling and hair trends.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

Anagrams For Beginners

May 8, 2020

Comedians Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez join forces to unscramble two-word phrases where both words are anagrams of each other.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

As Seen On TV

May 8, 2020

Comedians Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Chelsea Devantez (Bless This Mess) order this audio quiz about infomercials just in time to get free shipping and handling.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

Fact Bag re-emerges from the digital cloud to once again relay a fresh set of facts. Why? Because facts never sleep and neither does Fact Bag. Featuring comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

Nothing To Hide

May 1, 2020

Middleditch & Schwartz performers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz keep it on the down-low in this music parody game about hidden things.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

Cream City

May 1, 2020

Actors Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Lauren Ash (Superstore) play a game about city nicknames. Will they pass the quiz, or get taken to Stumptown?

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

Masked Singers

May 1, 2020

Everyone's wearing a mask these days, but some musicians got there first. Actors Stephanie Beatriz and Lauren Ash identify clips of masked performers.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

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.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

Natasha Rothwell

May 1, 2020

Before working on the HBO comedy series Insecure, writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell performed comedy in New York City, Washington D.C. and Tokyo. In 2014, she was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live's 40th season and later, Rothwell wrote and starred in an episode of the Netflix sketch series, The Characters.

SuperLucas

Apr 24, 2020

Ophira's son Lucas makes his Ask Me Another debut with this quiz about classic superhero theme songs.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Orville Peck

Apr 24, 2020

Country musician Orville Peck gained attention with the release of his debut album, Pony, in 2019. Released through Sub Pop Records, the album formally introduced the public to a queer masked crooner who straddled the line between outlaw country, punk and indie. After extensive tours through North America and Europe, Peck developed an audience for his unique songwriting and his energetic live performances.

Stars In The Stars

Apr 24, 2020

Hey now, it's all-stars versus all stars in this rhyming word game. Comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson get their game on; go play.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Love Is A Four Letter Word, Part 2

Apr 24, 2020

Comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson, hosts of the podcast Crazy; In Bed, join Jonathan Colton for a music parody game that replaces the word "Love" in song titles with other four-letter words beginning with the letter L.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Leaders And Rad Eels

Apr 24, 2020

Comedians Mitra Jouhari and Whitmer Thomas unscramble names of past and present world leaders in this anagram game.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Speeches And Songs: Oscars Edition

Apr 24, 2020

Comedians Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras) and Whitmer Thomas (The Golden One) play an audio game that mashes up movie monologues with popular songs. Will the Ask Me Another orchestra cut them off before they answer?

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 10, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about their most decadent and/or shameful thing they've eaten since social distancing began. Octuple-stuffed Oreos don't count, right?

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Marc Maron: End Times Fun

Apr 10, 2020

Stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Marc Maron didn't know what to expect when he started his podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, in 2009. Eleven years later, the podcast has a loyal listenership with more than a thousand episodes and counting. In WTF, Maron conducts off-the-cuff, long-form interviews with fellow comedians, actors and musicians.

Connection Difficulties

Apr 10, 2020

Married musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn try unplugging (and then plugging back in) their router to play this game about various kinds of connection difficulties.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Funky Stuff

Apr 10, 2020

Friend-testants Aimee Mann and Michael Penn join Jonathan Coulton in a game that rewrites funk songs to be about things that are funky.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Underestimated

Apr 10, 2020

New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake and her husband John Pastore take a quiz about culinary, literary and cultural underdogs from around the world.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake and her husband John Pastore learn that action is eloquence in this audio game that combines famous Shakespeare scenes with pop songs.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Patently Obvious

Apr 3, 2020

Comedians Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman, hosts of the podcast Couples Therapy, name everyday items as described by the item's patent.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Teletherapy

Apr 3, 2020

Comedian couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman host Couples Therapy, a podcast where they invite comedians and performers to talk about their relationships. In this audio quiz, Naomi and Andy hear the blues a-callin' in this quiz on fictional television therapists.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 3, 2020

Listeners call in to tell us how their behavior has changed since social distancing began.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Debra Messing: Show Yourself Some Grace

Apr 3, 2020

Actor and activist Debra Messing was already a recognizable performer by the time Will & Grace premiered. She starred as Stacey Colbert in the Fox comedy Ned & Stacey for two seasons and had the lead role in the short-lived ABC drama, Prey.

Love Is A Four-Letter Word

Apr 3, 2020

Stay F. Homekins hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins join Jonathan Coulton for a music parody where the word "love" in song titles is replaced with another four-letter word beginning with "L."

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Stay F. Homekins hosts (and real-life married couple!) Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins go head-to-head in a guessing game where every answer is either a big cat, a famous witch or an Ikea wardrobe.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

After journeying through worlds unknown to humankind, a bearded and weathered Fact Bag has returned with a brand new set of facts. Facts about interstellar crimes. Facts about Chicken McNugget shapes. Now, Fact Bag can rest. Thank you, Fact Bag. For everything. Featuring Stay F. Homekins hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins.

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