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.

New Surname, Who Dis?

Oct 26, 2018

This final round pits contestants against each other in a game of celebrity-name palindromes — words that are spelled the same backwards and forwards. Wow!

Heard on Ethan Slater & Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob.

Wisdom Of The Crowd

Oct 26, 2018

Ophira and Jonathan join forces and face off against the audience to ponder the numerical answers to some of life's greatest questions.

Heard on Ethan Slater & Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob.

What's More

Oct 19, 2018

Sometimes less is more, but not today. In this final round, contestants must pick which of two things there's more of.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

Fact Bag

Oct 19, 2018

7UP. Pennies. Charles Dickens. It's time for your favorite bag of facts. Fact Bag is back!

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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1990s Nostalgia

Oct 19, 2018

Break out the brown lipstick and buckle your jelly sandals! In this 1990s themed music parody game, contestants must identify events and cultural phenomena from the 1990s.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

Hot Math

Oct 19, 2018

The pun limit does not exist in this game that mashes up math terms with other words and phrases.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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Not everyone follows through on their New Year's resolutions, but in 2001 actor and comedian Nick Kroll made good on one. "I graduated college, made a New Year's resolution to start doing improv and stand up comedy, and met people that I'm still friends with and work with to this day," he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another.

Con-Lang

Oct 19, 2018

In this audio quiz, contestants identify TV shows, video games and movies that feature fictional languages.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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Best Of The Fest

Oct 19, 2018

Is Coachella a little too mainstream? Tired of Burning Man? Fear not! In this game, contestants guess if obscure world festivals are real or fake.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

Walk, Don't Run

Oct 12, 2018

In this final round, every answer contains one of three natural human gaits — "walk," "skip," or "run."

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

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Wisdom Of The Crowd

Oct 12, 2018

Ophira and Jonathan estimate various quantities, such as how many blocks make up the Great Pyramid of Giza. They compare their estimates to an average of the guesses made by a previous Bell House audience.

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

Cash Rules Every Song Around Me

Oct 12, 2018

Yen for a currency events quiz? Make cents of this: Jonathan Coulton parodies songs with "money" in the title, making them about international tender.

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

The End Is Nearer

Oct 12, 2018

A rabbit rabbi walked into a bard bar and played this game about two-word phrases made by removing the last letter of the first word. Needless needles!

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

Put Me In, Coach!

Oct 12, 2018

Contestants identify clips of coaches and athletes from film and TV. Will this game be a blowout, or go into overtime?

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

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Real Or Fake Fitness Class?

Oct 12, 2018

Let's get quizzical: Fitness is a $27 billion industry, and there are some wacky concepts out there. Contestants sort the authentic exercises from the fitness fakes.

Heard on Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative.

Actor Diane Guerrero already had a lot on her plate in 2014, with roles in Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. That's when Guerrero wrote an op-ed that appeared in The Los Angeles Times, telling a story she hadn't told publicly before.

She wrote, "My real story is this: I am the citizen daughter of immigrant parents who were deported when I was 14. My older brother was also deported."

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