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.

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.

Our Very First Work From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Ophira and Jonathan chat about their lives during quarantine in this all-new, never been done, work from home episode from Ask Me Another.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Emily Nussbaum has acted as The New Yorker's television critic since 2011, primarily contributing to the magazine's "On Television" columns.

Wrecking Ball Of Confusion

Mar 27, 2020

During this work-at-home audio quiz about combining song titles, the proceedings are continually interrupted by the participants' children.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Lost In Translation

Mar 27, 2020

Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen, Coco) play a game about very specific, foreign words without English equivalents.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Degrees of Insanity

Mar 27, 2020

Ophira and Jonathan take contestants John Hodgman and Jackie Kashian back to school in this word game about college degrees.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Brew Or False

Mar 27, 2020

Prost! Comedians John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman, I, Podius) and Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest, The Jackie and Laurie Show) have a round of beer-centric trivia.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Final Round: North, South, East, West

Mar 20, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from constellations to classic southern dishes in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Mar 20, 2020

Jonathan Coulton guides us there and back again in a music parody game about ill-fated journeys throughout history.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

Originally from Baltimore, actor and musical comedian Larry Owens grew to prominence in New York City's musical theater and comedy scene. Owens starred in the off-broadway show A Strange Loop, a meta-musical about an aspiring playwright writing a meta-musical about an aspiring playwright.

Audio Obscura

Mar 20, 2020

Dylan Thuras from Atl

Where In The World Is Camel Salamander?

Mar 20, 2020

Ophira Eisenberg performs

Island Time

Mar 20, 2020

Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras describes unbelievable, yet real islands from around the world. Don't forget your sunscreen.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

Final Round: Two-Timers, Google And Gum

Mar 6, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from economics to brands of gum in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Decomposition Competition With Dan Deacon

Mar 6, 2020

The music video for Dan Deacon's recent single, "Sat By A Tree", features comedian Aparna Nancherla's body decaying into the Earth. In honor of that video, Deacon plays a game where he guesses how long it takes various things to decay or decompose.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

By The Numbers

Mar 6, 2020

In this music parody, songs with numbers in the title are rewritten to be about things related to those numbers. As Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock would say, "It takes [the only even prime number] to make a thing go right."

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Sibling Rivalries

Mar 6, 2020

Questions about famous brothers and sisters are delivered as if the siblings were in a boxing match.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Correction: 3/08/20

In a previous broadcast and digital version of this episode, we incorrectly refer to the Wachowskis as brothers, and use their former names. They are trans women and their names are Lana and Lilly.

Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan

Mar 6, 2020

Electro-pop musician and composer Dan Deacon wants his audience to dance "like if Jurassic Park was Bart Simpson." Deacon's live shows involve heavy audience participation, including (but not limited to) dance competitions.

Broadway History

Mar 6, 2020

Don't know much about history? Your love of musical theater can save you in this quiz about historical events as described by show tunes.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

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Web M.C.

Mar 6, 2020

Contestants check off every symptom in this mash-up that combines the names of hip-hop and rap artists with medical conditions. This game puts the hype in hypochondriac.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

Feb 21, 2020

In the final round of the Battle of the Podcast Stars, the two surviving podcast hosts go H2H in this T/F game about commonly-used acronyms. Who will take the L?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

I'm Just The Messenger With Ben Sinclair

Feb 21, 2020

On the HBO series High Maintenance, actor Ben Sinclair plays a weed delivery man. But can the man behind The Guy identify the famous historical messengers in this quiz?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Hold Me Close, Tiny Glucose

Feb 21, 2020

Unofficial Expert podcast hosts Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington put their confectionery knowledge to the test in this delectable music parody game where every answer is a dessert.

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

This That Or The Other: Bond Girl Edition

Feb 21, 2020

The Battle of the Podcast Stars continues. Contestants Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington speak with comedians about their areas of expertise on their podcast Unofficial Expert. In this game, Faustin and Washington decide whether a name belongs to a James Bond character, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or a political candidate.

Before playing a weed delivery man in the HBO comedy series High Maintenance, actor and writer Ben Sinclair worked as an actual delivery man. Sinclair worked at a Brooklyn floral shop for three summers, where he delivered flowers directly to the shop's clients. This experience directly influenced High Maintenance, which Sinclair co-created with his then-wife, Katja Blichfeld. The series follows an enigmatic weed delivery man known as "The Guy" as he meets new clients and explores the intricacies of life in New York City.

Back In The ASMR

Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Gameshow podcast hosts Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno play a game that describes bodily responses in the whispery, soothing style of ASMR.

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

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