Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another

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Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musicia
Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!
Feb 15 • 51 min
Michael Ian Black talks redefining masculinity and hosting his podcast, Obscure.
DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come
Feb 8 • 50 min
DeRay Mckesson, talks about X-Men, his signature blue vest, smelly preteens, and his recent book.
Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade
Feb 1 • 51 min
RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change dish on choosing their stage names.
Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens
Jan 25 • 52 min
Awkwafina talks about her role in Crazy Rich Asians and Sasha Velour reflects on the power of drag.
Terry Crews: The Man’s Got Talent
Jan 18 • 52 min
Terry Crews reflects on his NFL career, activist work, and Hollywood breakthrough.
Jessica Walter’s Alter Egos
Jan 11 • 52 min
Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.
Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To ‘Champaign ILL’
Jan 4 • 51 min
SNL alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates
Dec 28, 2018 • 53 min
Melissa Joan Hart shares her experience remaking The Watcher in the Woods.
Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas
Dec 21, 2018 • 52 min
American Idol alum Adam Lambert joins skateboarding icon Tony Hawk for festive trivia in San Diego.
Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol
Dec 14, 2018 • 53 min
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge.
Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight
Dec 7, 2018 • 53 min
Darlene Love reflects on her singing career, and collaborating with Tom Jones and Elvis.
Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight
Nov 30, 2018 • 54 min
Comedians Michelle Wolf and Amber Ruffin go head to head in two games!
François Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers
Nov 23, 2018 • 52 min
AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons.
Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag
Nov 16, 2018 • 52 min
Dascha Polanco shares a wild OITNB audition story and Mo Amer talks about how he got into comedy.
Ed Helms: Tag Me In
Nov 9, 2018 • 53 min
Actor Ed Helms shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers.
Michael C. Hall And Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot
Nov 2, 2018 • 52 min
Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter.
Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob
Oct 26, 2018 • 52 min
VIP: Slater + Jarrow
Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie
Oct 19, 2018 • 52 min
Nick Kroll discusses his childhood, his start in comedy, and the new season of his show, Big Mouth.
Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative
Oct 12, 2018 • 52 min
VIP: Diane Guerrero
Tom Arnold And Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills
Oct 5, 2018 • 52 min
Comedian Tom Arnold and singer-songwriter Jill Sobule discuss their early careers and more recent projects.
DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come
Sep 28, 2018 • 52 min
Activist Deray Mckesson talks about his love of the X-Men, his iconic blue vest, and his new book.
Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo
Sep 21, 2018 • 53 min
Jenn Colella talks about the inspiration behind her character in Come From Away.
Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die
Sep 14, 2018 • 52 min
Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues
Sep 7, 2018 • 52 min
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks aobut challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime’s The Chi
Rose Byrne-ing Down The House
Aug 31, 2018 • 52 min
Rose Byrne, of the new film, Juliet, Naked talks about getting her start in Australian soap opera
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak to Hedwig
Aug 24, 2018 • 52 min
Tony winner Lena Hall recounts her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival.
Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens
Aug 17, 2018 • 52 min
Awkwafina, star of Crazy Rich Asians and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sasha Velour!
William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place
Aug 10, 2018 • 52 min
William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place.
Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind
Aug 3, 2018 • 52 min
Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.
Jessica Walter’s Alter Egos
Jul 27, 2018 • 52 min
Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle
Jul 20, 2018 • 52 min
Lola Kirke talks about “fake playing” the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.
Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight
Jul 13, 2018 • 52 min
Singer Darlene Love reflects on collaborating with artists like Tom Jones and Elvis Presley.
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia
Jul 6, 2018 • 53 min
AMA blasts off to Washington D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Francois Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers
Jun 29, 2018 • 52 min
AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with actor and singer François Clemmons.
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BLEEP
Jun 22, 2018 • 52 min
Mary Wiseman, from Star Trek: Discovery, talks about the passion of the fandom.
Ed Helms: Tag Me In
Jun 15, 2018 • 52 min
Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag, The Hangover, and a toothy secret he kept from The Office.
Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose
Jun 8, 2018 • 52 min
Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the film Saturday Church.
Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob
Jun 1, 2018 • 52 min
The star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical shares his path to the Tony-nominated role.
Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie
May 25, 2018 • 52 min
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music.
Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative
May 18, 2018 • 52 min
Actor Diane Guerrero talks about working on Orange Is The New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives.
Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift
May 11, 2018 • 52 min
Roxane Gay talks to Ask Me Another about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and Scrabble.
Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo
May 4, 2018 • 52 min
Jenn Colella shares the inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two
Apr 27, 2018 • 52 min
Famepocalypse, Part II with Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One
Apr 20, 2018 • 50 min
AMA heads to Los Angeles for the first of two special episodes.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues
Apr 13, 2018 • 52 min
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks about the challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime’s The Chi.
Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists
Apr 6, 2018 • 52 min
Mozhan Marnò talks about her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on The Blacklist.
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak To Hedwig
Mar 30, 2018 • 52 min
Lena Hall talks about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival.
Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science
Mar 23, 2018 • 53 min
Halt and Catch Fire’s Kerry Bishé shares how she connected with her character, a computer engineer.
William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place
Mar 16, 2018 • 52 min
William Jackson Harper shares where he was when he was cast on The Good Place.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates
Mar 9, 2018 • 52 min
Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film The Watcher in the Woods
Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind
Mar 2, 2018 • 52 min
Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The ‘Riviera’
Feb 23, 2018 • 52 min
Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the Sundance Now series Riviera.
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle
Feb 16, 2018 • 52 min
Lola Kirke talks about “fake playing” the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia
Feb 9, 2018 • 53 min
Ask Me Another blasts off to Washington, D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything
Feb 2, 2018 • 52 min
Adam Conover from truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BEEP
Jan 26, 2018 • 52 min
Mary Wiseman plays a game inspired being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear.
Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem
Jan 19, 2018 • 51 min
Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.
Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose
Jan 12, 2018 • 51 min
Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church.
Movie Favorites
Jan 5, 2018 • 51 min
We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games.
Annabelle Gurwitch: ‘Don’t Treat Me Like Family’
Dec 29, 2017 • 51 min
Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are.
Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol
Dec 22, 2017 • 51 min
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. With special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She’s Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster’s Kory Stamper!
Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift
Dec 15, 2017 • 52 min
Ask Me Another is at Hard Rock Live in Orlando!
Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction
Dec 8, 2017 • 51 min
VIP: Chris Colfer
Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie
Dec 1, 2017 • 51 min
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.
Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To ‘Marvin’s Room’
Nov 24, 2017 • 50 min
Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor talk about ’90s comedy and nostalgia.
Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists
Nov 17, 2017 • 51 min
Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on ‘The Blacklist.’
Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces
Nov 10, 2017 • 52 min
From Netflix’s GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two
Nov 3, 2017 • 52 min
We’re back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One
Oct 27, 2017 • 51 min
AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants!
Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down
Oct 20, 2017 • 51 min
Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, teaches us about presidential pets. And David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons.
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything
Oct 13, 2017 • 52 min
Adam Conover from truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.
Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?
Oct 6, 2017 • 52 min
Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates
Sep 29, 2017 • 51 min
Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film ‘The Watcher in the Woods,’ and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting ‘The Girlfriend Experience’ into a format-breaking series.
Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals
Sep 22, 2017 • 53 min
The Tiny Desk Contest winners get quizzed on Disney soundtracks.
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The ‘Riviera’
Sep 15, 2017 • 53 min
Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera.
Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes
Sep 8, 2017 • 52 min
Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast “Kill Me Now.”
AMA Favorites: Sex, Drugs, And Rock ‘N’ Roll Edition
Sep 1, 2017 • 52 min
Ask Me Another touches on the holy trinity of debauchery in a compilation episode devoted to games about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem
Aug 25, 2017 • 53 min
Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.
Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once
Aug 18, 2017 • 54 min
Ask Me Another is in Phoenix, Arizona with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic and his working relationship with Teller.
Andy Karl: ‘Groundhog Day’ Seven Days A Week
Aug 11, 2017 • 53 min
Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway’s Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals.
Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science
Aug 4, 2017 • 53 min
Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer.
Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To ‘Marvin’s Room’
Jul 28, 2017 • 53 min
Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor, the stars of the Broadway revival of ‘Marvin’s Room,’ talk about ’90s comedy and nostalgia.
Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn
Jul 21, 2017 • 52 min
Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX’s Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta resonated with fans and critics in its first season.
Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction
Jul 14, 2017 • 52 min
Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories.
Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger
Jul 7, 2017 • 52 min
Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies.
Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces
Jun 30, 2017 • 53 min
From Netflix’s GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. Then she plays a round of “Wrestling Name, Phish Song or Essie Nail Polish Color.”
Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers
Jun 23, 2017 • 51 min
Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz’s Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. This episode originally aired on August 26, 2016.
Annabelle Gurwitch: ‘Don’t Treat Me Like Family’
Jun 16, 2017 • 53 min
Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, ‘Wherever You Go, There They Are.’ Then we challenge the former ‘Dinner and a Movie’ co-host to guess real and fake recipes from the show.
Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!
Jun 9, 2017 • 52 min
VIP: Tim Gunn
Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road
Jun 2, 2017 • 52 min
VIP: Kathleen Madigan
AMA Bonus: Tank And The Bangas Full Set
May 29, 2017 • 36 min
Tank and the Bangas
Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals
May 26, 2017 • 53 min
Tank and the Bangas
Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary
May 19, 2017 • 53 min
VIP: Tim Daly
Andy Karl: ‘Groundhog Day’ Seven Days A Week
May 12, 2017 • 53 min
VIP: Andy Karl
Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie
May 5, 2017 • 51 min
VIP: Brooklyn Decker
AMA Bonus: Ask Me Another Turns Five!
May 4, 2017 • 56 min
Hear AMA’s first episode!
Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once
Apr 28, 2017 • 52 min
Penn Jillette
Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie
Apr 21, 2017 • 53 min
VIP: Cameron Esposito
Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?
Apr 14, 2017 • 52 min
Amy Sedaris
Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses
Apr 7, 2017 • 52 min
VIP: Natasha Lyonne
Josh Groban And Lucas Steele: Double Your Pleasure
Mar 31, 2017 • 51 min
Josh Groban, Lucas Steele
Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug
Mar 24, 2017 • 53 min
VIP: Jason Jones
Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes
Mar 17, 2017 • 52 min
Judy Gold
Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes
Mar 10, 2017 • 86 min
VIP: Big Freedia
Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary
Mar 3, 2017 • 50 min
Tim Daly
Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough
Feb 24, 2017 • 87 min
G. Jacobs and K. Micucci
AMA Bonus: Roy Wood Jr. Rapid-Fire Questions
Feb 22, 2017 • 5 min
Roy Wood Jr. bonus
Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger
Feb 17, 2017 • 50 min
Roy Wood Jr.
Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!
Feb 10, 2017 • 52 min
VIP: Mike Rowe
Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road
Feb 3, 2017 • 52 min
Madigan, Black
Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn
Jan 27, 2017 • 52 min
Zazie Beetz
Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun
Jan 20, 2017 • 53 min
AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.
Cat Cora: Her Kitchen Rules
Jan 13, 2017 • 51 min
Cat Cora
Connie Britton And Martina McBride: ‘This One’s For The Girls’ (R)
Jan 6, 2017 • 51 min
VIP: Connie Britton
Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums (R)
Dec 30, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Jeff Goldblum
Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir (R)
Dec 23, 2016 • 53 min
VIP: Leslie Odom Jr.
Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!
Dec 16, 2016 • 53 min
VIP: Tim Gunn
Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By
Dec 9, 2016 • 52 min
Pablo Hidalgo
Literary Favorites
Dec 2, 2016 • 51 min
Lauren Weedman
Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What’s In Your Tiny Desk? (R)
Nov 25, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Bob Boilen
Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid, Christian Cooke: The Art Of More
Nov 18, 2016 • 52 min
Elwes, Quaid, Cooke
Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie
Nov 11, 2016 • 52 min
Brooklyn Decker
Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights (R)
Nov 4, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Wyatt Cenac
TV Favorites!
Oct 28, 2016 • 51 min
Get ready for TV on the radio! We revisit TV-themed games, including bizarre season finales and classic theme songs. Then we find out what Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Emily Nussbaum is watching.
Ti West And James Ransone: In A Valley Of Trivia
Oct 21, 2016 • 50 min
Ti West and James Ransone
Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down
Oct 14, 2016 • 52 min
Muñoz, Harbour
Connie Britton And Martina McBride: ‘This One’s For The Girls’
Oct 7, 2016 • 51 min
Britton, McBride, Powers
George Takei: Oh Myyy (R)
Sep 30, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: George Takei
Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses
Sep 23, 2016 • 51 min
Natasha Lyonne
Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (R)
Sep 16, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Campbell/Lawless
Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie
Sep 9, 2016 • 51 min
Esposito, Robinson
David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions (R)
Sep 2, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: David Cross
Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers
Aug 26, 2016 • 51 min
Starz’s “Power”
The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date (R)
Aug 19, 2016 • 52 min
VIP:Milk Carton Kids
AMA Bonus: Craig Robinson On ‘Morris From America’
Aug 17, 2016 • 4 min
Craig Robinson
Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris?
Aug 12, 2016 • 51 min
Sachs, Ehle, Doré
Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough
Aug 5, 2016 • 51 min
Jacobs, Micucci
Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: Looking For Answers (R)
Jul 29, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Jonathan Groff
Loudon Wainwright III: ‘Please Discover Me Now!’
Jul 22, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Loudon Wainwright
Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood (R)
Jul 15, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Sonia Manzano
Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes
Jul 8, 2016 • 34 min
This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it’s like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.
Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included (R)
Jul 1, 2016 • 50 min
VIP: David Wain, more
Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums
Jun 24, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Jeff Goldblum, more
Kimiko Glenn: Celine Di-On It!
Jun 17, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Kimiko Glenn
Lulu Miller And Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion (R)
Jun 10, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Invisibilia
AMA Bonus Game: Not The Band You’re Looking For
Jun 7, 2016 • 5 min
AMA Phone Bonus
Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What’s In Your Tiny Desk?
Jun 3, 2016 • 51 min
Bob Boilen, Gaelynn Lea
Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare (R)
May 27, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Patrick Stewart
AMA Bonus: Extended Mike Rowe Interview
May 24, 2016 • 23 min
In this extended interview from Ask Me Another’s show in Orlando, Florida, Mike Rowe talks about everything — from his new podcast, The Way I Heard It, to what he learned from Dirty Jobs about job creation and the skills gap.
Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!
May 20, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Mike Rowe and NASA
Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister (R)
May 13, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Uzo Aduba
C2E2: Rose McGowan
May 6, 2016 • 51 min
Director and actress Rose McGowan joins us at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to talk about how she’s challenging the entertainment industry. Plus, Lucasfilm’s Andi Gutierrez tells us about the world of Star Wars Twitter parody accounts.
Alia Shawkat And Jeremy Saulnier: In The ‘Green Room’
Apr 29, 2016 • 51 min
Director Jeremy Saulnier and actress Alia Shawkat join us to talk punk rock and their latest thriller Green Room.
AMA Bonus: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs ‘The Guilty Ones’
Apr 21, 2016 • 2 min
Leslie Odom Jr. on AMA.
Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir
Apr 15, 2016 • 51 min
Broadway’s Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show’s meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.
Unbreakable Tituss Burgess (R)
Apr 14, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Tituss Burgess
AMA Bonus Game: Dial Tones
Apr 12, 2016 • 6 min
In this Ask Me Another bonus, we turn our phone into a musical instrument to play a round of name that tune.
Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug
Apr 7, 2016 • 51 min
Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.
AMA Bonus: Jason Jones’ Ballsy Piece For ‘The Daily Show’
Apr 5, 2016 • 4 min
The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.
Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane (R)
Mar 31, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Curtis Sittenfeld
Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights
Mar 24, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Wyatt Cenac
Aasif Mandvi: Smooth Criminal (R)
Mar 17, 2016 • 53 min
VIP: Aasif Mandvi
Mark and Jay Duplass: ‘People Give Us Blazers!’
Mar 10, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Mark and Jay Duplass
Sketchfest 2016: Phil Johnston, Steve Sansweet, And Mo Willems
Mar 3, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Phil Johnston, more
Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes (R)
Feb 25, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Sutton Foster
Adrian Tomine: Cover Me
Feb 18, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Adrian Tomine
Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet (R)
Feb 11, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Jim Gaffigan
Anna Chlumsky: Veep Of The Rings
Feb 4, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Anna Chlumsky
George Takei: Oh Myyy
Jan 28, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: George Takei
Matthew Weiner: A Mad Men Endgame (R)
Jan 21, 2016 • 52 min
VIP: Matthew Weiner
Taran Killam: The Day Before Sunday In Real Time
Jan 14, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: Taran Killam
David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions
Jan 7, 2016 • 51 min
VIP: David Cross
John Darnielle: ‘Til Death Metal Do Us Part (R)
Dec 31, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: John Darnielle
AMA Bonus: The Eyeballs You’re Born With
Dec 28, 2015 • 3 min
True or False: The eyeballs you’re born with are the same size they’ll be for the rest of your life.
Kids’ Favorites!
Dec 24, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Sesame Street
Holiday Spectacular 2014 (R)
Dec 17, 2015 • 1 min
This show’s stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen’s composers take on a Mariah Carey classic.
AMA Bonus: Guinea Pigs In Switzerland
Dec 15, 2015 • 4 min
True or False: In Switzerland, it’s illegal to own fewer than two guinea pigs.
Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie!
Dec 10, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Ellie Kemper
Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion
Dec 3, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Hosts of Invisibilia
Smitten With The Mitten State (R)
Nov 26, 2015
VIP: John U. Bacon
Ingrid Michaelson: Quiz Me The Way I Am (R)
Nov 19, 2015 • 49 min
VIP: Ingrid Michaelson
Peter Sarsgaard: A Day In The Life
Nov 12, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Peter Sarsgaard
SNL’s Taran Killam On Recent Host Donald Trump
Nov 11, 2015 • 3 min
VIP: Taran Killam
Gilbert Gottfried: Too Soon! (R)
Nov 5, 2015
VIP: Gilbert Gottfried
Bruce Vs. The Blood Keg
Oct 30, 2015 • 2 min
VIP: Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Oct 29, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Bruce Campbell
Bruce Vs. The Walking Dead
Oct 22, 2015 • 1 min
VIP: Ash Vs. Evil Dead
R.L. Stine: Games That Go ‘Goosebumps’ In The Night (R)
Oct 22, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: R.L. Stine
Welcome To Night Vale: All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show! (R)
Oct 15, 2015 • 53 min
VIP Welcome To Night Vale
The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date
Oct 8, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: The Milk Carton Kids
Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage (R)
Oct 1, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Dan Savage, and more
Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood
Sep 24, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Sonia Manzano
Teen Angstagrams
Sep 17, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Meg Wolitzer
Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes
Sep 10, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Sutton Foster
Foodie: The Other ‘F’ Word
Sep 3, 2015
VIP: Adam Rapoport
Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister
Aug 27, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Uzo Aduba
NPR Saved Sir Patrick Stewart’s Life
Aug 21, 2015 • 2 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Aug 20, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart Loves Chicken Wings
Aug 19, 2015 • 3 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart Reads Beck
Aug 18, 2015 • 2 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart On Becoming A Brooklynite
Aug 17, 2015 • 2 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
Road Tripping: Favorites Edition
Aug 13, 2015 • 51 min
Games for the summer.
Stark Raving Mad
Aug 6, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Lewis Black
Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included
Jul 30, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: David Wain & Co.
Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane
Jul 23, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Curtis Sittenfeld
Sir Patrick Stewart Recites Taylor Swift’s Blank Space
Jul 17, 2015 • 1 min
VIP: Sir Patrick Stewart
The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!
Jul 16, 2015 • 31 min
VIP: Mo Willems
AMA Bonus: The Gaffigans On Food
Jul 10, 2015 • 5 min
VIP: Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet
Jul 9, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Jim Gaffigan
AMA Bonus: Ellie Kemper On The Today Show
Jul 8, 2015 • 3 min
VIP: Ellie Kemper
Results May Vary
Jul 2, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: Kevin Corrigan
Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia
Jun 25, 2015
VIP: Lake Street Dive
Trivia Freaks And Puzzle Geeks
Jun 18, 2015 • 55 min
VIP: Paul Feig
They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong
Jun 11, 2015 • 51 min
VIP: They Might Be Giants
AMA Bonus: Sutton Foster Preview
Jun 4, 2015 • 1 min
VIP: Sutton Foster
Live. Puzzle. Repeat.
Jun 4, 2015 • 50 min
VIP: Doug Liman
Veep Of The Rings
May 28, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Anna Chlumsky
Potters Love Puns
May 21, 2015 • 50 min
VIP: Jonathan Adler
AMA Bonus: The Milk Carton Kids’ Secret Of The Stars
May 19, 2015 • 3 min
VIP: The Milk Carton Kids
AMA Bonus: Extended Matthew Weiner Interview
May 15, 2015 • 68 min
VIP: Matthew Weiner
A Mad Men Endgame
May 14, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Matthew Weiner
AMA Bonus: Don Draper Pitches Matthew Weiner
May 12, 2015 • 3 min
VIP: Matthew Weiner
His Dark Material
May 7, 2015 • 54 min
VIP: Anthony Jeselnik
The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show
Apr 30, 2015 • 53 min
VIP: Neil Gaiman
Quiz Me The Way I Am
Apr 23, 2015 • 59 min
VIP: Ingrid Michaelson
O Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?
Apr 16, 2015 • 54 min
VIP: John Turturro
AMA Bonus: Dan Savage Uncut
Apr 13, 2015 • 17 min
VIP: Dan Savage
Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage
Apr 9, 2015 • 60 min
VIP: Dan Savage and more
AMA Bonus: Pixar’s Brad Bird And His Ratatouille Quest
Apr 8, 2015 • 4 min
VIP: Pixar’s Brad Bird
AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Lands The Daily Show
Apr 6, 2015 • 5 min
VIP: Aasif Mandvi
AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Teaches How To Dance Like Michael Jackson
Apr 3, 2015 • 3 min
[VIDEO] VIP: Aasif Mandvi
Smooth Criminal
Apr 2, 2015 • 52 min
VIP: Aasif Mandvi
Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia
Mar 26, 2015
VIP: Gail Simmons
Looking For Answers
Mar 19, 2015 • 59 min
VIPs: Looking castmembers
AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi
Mar 14, 2015 • 5 min
It’s March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day—and this one’s special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.
Unbreakable Tituss Burgess
Mar 12, 2015 • 47 min
Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a “sedentary” version of a Guys and Dolls classic.
Leggo My Lego
Mar 5, 2015 • 52 min
LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya
All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!
Feb 26, 2015 • 53 min
The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena…that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.
AMA Bonus: Night Vale’s Cecil, On Cecil
Feb 25, 2015 • 1 min
How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.
Puzzlehood!
Feb 20, 2015 • 50 min
Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades… and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014’s BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke),…
AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz
Feb 13, 2015 • 2 min
Beloved children’s author Mo Willems (Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.
The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!
Feb 12, 2015 • 50 min
Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children’s author Mo Willems wants his books to be “played,” not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along “Cat’s In The Cradle” game.
Teen Angstagrams
Feb 5, 2015 • 51 min
Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your…
Second Chances
Jan 29, 2015 • 50 min
Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical…
‘Til Death Metal Do Us Part
Jan 22, 2015
Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?). Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he…
A Primate Example
Jan 14, 2015
(Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum’s creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightly…
Stark Raving Mad
Jan 8, 2015
What do you think is “the worst”? Let comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black (The Daily Show) tell you what he thinks is the worst, from child beauty pageants to soy lattes to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of Cookie…
AMA Bonus, Day 12: Lewis Black’s Bar Mitzvah Debut
Jan 5, 2015
On the 12th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lewis Black’s B ar Mitzvah gig story. Hear the full episode with Lewis Black starting this Thursday, Janaury 8th.
AMA Bonus, Day 11: New York, I Love It When You’re Mean
Jan 4, 2015
On the 11th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: host Ophira Eisenberg and Julian Velard praising mean ol’ NYC.
AMA Bonus, Day 9: What Kind of Crazy Are You?
Jan 2, 2015
On the 9th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a track from Bangs!, host Ophira Eisenberg’s new comedy album.
AMA Bonus, Day 8: Dr. Ruth, Not Safe for Radio
Jan 1, 2015
On the 8th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Dr. Ruth detailing modern sexuality.
AMA Favorites: The Really Hard Edition
Jan 1, 2015
This episode is full of subjects known to put fear (or, for some, joy) into your hearts: philosophy, history, math. But fret not. We’ve put our own spin on them, and injected healthy doses of comedy, music, pop culture and puns. Amid these grueling…
AMA Bonus, Day 7: New Year’s Eve!
Dec 31, 2014
On the 7th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a New Year’s Eve fairy tale from host Ophira Eisenberg.
AMA Bonus, Day 6: Gilbert Gottfried at the Friar’s Club
Dec 30, 2014
On the 6th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a tale from Gilbert Gottfried, loudly.
AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio
Dec 29, 2014
On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition
Dec 28, 2014
On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers’ edibility.
AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce “Knuffle”?
Dec 27, 2014
On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing “Knuffle Bunny” properly.
AMA Bonus, Day 2: Lake Street Dive Carols on Balloons
Dec 26, 2014
On the 2nd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lake Street Dive’s helium revelry.
AMA Bonus, Day 1: Blaze of Gloria
Dec 25, 2014
On the 1st day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Jonathan Coulton’s song of glo-wing glo-ry.
Holiday Spectacular 2013
Dec 24, 2014
Sing a comical rendition of “Deck The Halls” and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.
AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming
Dec 19, 2014
Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha’penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You’re welcome.…
Holiday Spectacular 2014
Dec 18, 2014
This show’s stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen’s composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).
AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness
Dec 15, 2014
It’s the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don’t know the right…
This Birbiglian Life
Dec 11, 2014
(Rebroadcast) You’re in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.
Coupe De Grace
Dec 4, 2014
This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde’s “Royals” (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza…
Eat, Play, Love
Nov 27, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper—the funny pages—with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.
Let’s Do This Thing
Nov 20, 2014
(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O’Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.
AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26
Nov 14, 2014
Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return. Plus,…
The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show
Nov 13, 2014
Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and…
AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman
Nov 12, 2014
Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.
AMA Bonus: Suddenly “Seymour” - Ethan Hawke’s Directorial Debut
Nov 10, 2014
Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.
AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!
Nov 6, 2014 • 2 min
In honor of Ethan Hawke’s birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even…
Puzzlehood
Nov 6, 2014 • 51 min
Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades…and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you’ve never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.
Games That Go ‘Goosebumps’ In The Night
Oct 30, 2014
(Rebroadcsat, Episode 303) Inspired by this week’s Very Important Puzzler, the best-selling children’s horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street), the games in this show have been designed to scare the answers out of you. Find out what zombies eat…
AMA Bonus: Lobster Pee, The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week
Oct 29, 2014
In this debut segment of “The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week,” find out whether lobsters actually pee out of their faces. Share with us the best piece of trivia YOU learned this week by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages:…
AMA Bonus: Lake Street Dive Hearts The 90s
Oct 24, 2014
In this podcast bonus, enjoy the full version of Lake Street Dive’s VIP Challenege, including two extra questions that didn’t make it to air. Jonathan Coulton performs some radio hits from the 1990s, but butchers the lyrics. It’s up to band members…
Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia
Oct 23, 2014
Soul-pop band Lake Street Dive reveals how they kill time on their tour bus: singing 90’s hits, playing songs on balloons and a game called “Guess Butt.” Plus, hear some tunes played live off their album Bad Self Portraits.
VIDEO: Lake Street Dive Party Balloon Trivia
Oct 21, 2014
In this special video podcast bonus, indie band Lake Street Dive shows off their versatility by leading a game with their favorite tour-bus instruments: balloons. Can you name these squeaky tunes? Hear the full audio episode, with more music from Lake…
Puzzlin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
Oct 16, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 311) Bust myths, sing the news and quote action movies: from the San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest, we play games with Community’s Danny Pudi, Mythbusters’ Adam Savage and tech writer Farhad Manjoo.
AMA Bonus: Happy [Canadian] Thanksgiving!
Oct 13, 2014
To you Canadian listeners: Happy Thanksgiving! Take a breather from all that family catch-up time to check in with fellow Canucks Ophira Eisenberg and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. They swap stories about their favorite local foods, and the best…
Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia
Oct 9, 2014
(Episode 328) Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello quinoa, good-bye cakepop!
AMA Bonus: Top Chef’s Weirdest Dishes
Oct 7, 2014
After 11 seasons and many spin-offs, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has tried a lot of different dishes. “A lot” is actually an understatement. In this podcast extra, host Ophira Eisenberg wanted to know about the worst and the weirdest.
Meet Me In Milwaukee
Oct 2, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 316) From Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater, VIPs Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform an ode to Brew City. Plus, a tribute to the Happy Days hometown with a round of trivia about other shows that have “jumped the shark.”
Second Chances
Sep 25, 2014
(Episode 327) Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, whose one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway extravaganza Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 2014 Tony for Best Musical Revival. Plus, former contestants return to try…
AMA Bonus: Broadway 1998 vs. Broadway 2014
Sep 22, 2014
John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) compares the Broadway of yesterday (Hedwig debuted in 1998) to the Broadway of today (Hedwig won four Tony Awards in 2014). The full episode with John Cameron Mitchell drops Thursday, September…
AMA Bonus: The Aristocrats (The NPR Version)
Sep 19, 2014
The Aristocrats is the dirtiest, most offensive joke in history — an exercise in extremes for both comedians and audiences alike, and famously told by this week’s Very Important Puzzler Gilbert Gottfried. Here, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg tries…
Too Soon!
Sep 18, 2014
This week host Ophira Eisenberg talks with legendary stand-up Gilbert Gottfried about the lines that can’t be crossed in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, Gottfried whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout…
AMA Bonus: Gilbert Gottfried Unearths Stories of Old Hollywood
Sep 16, 2014
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried goes deep into stories of Old Hollywood with the guests on his Amazing Colossal Podcast. In this bonus clip, Gottfried recalls some highlights, such as when Boris Karloff’s daughter reminisced about Karloff giving Frank Sinatra…
Let It Lopez
Sep 11, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 315) The Oscar-winning songwriters for Disney’s Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, lend their voices to a puzzling parody of “Let It Go,” and a fierce V.I.P. game pitting spouse vs. spouse.
AMA Bonus: Get Geeky
Sep 9, 2014
How do you get your geek on? If you’re Ask Me Another, then you rewrite the lyrics to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to be clues about other geeky hobbies. And if you’re musical guest Julian Velard, then you break out your vocoder and perform it in your best…
What’s The Magic Word?
Sep 4, 2014
(Episode 325) Lev Grossman, this week’s V.I.P. and the bestselling author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians, explains what happens when wizards lack guidance counselors, and takes you on a trip to the arcade.
AMA Bonus: Go Easy On Dudley Dursley
Sep 2, 2014
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy, doesn’t mind that his books are often compared to Harry Potter, though decidedly more adult. In fact, he’s a Potter fanatic who once got to meet his idol: J.K. Rowling. But: she didn’t agree with Lev’s…
What’s The Delia With Love?
Aug 28, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 309) What’s love got to do with it? A lot, actually. We explore the fuzzy feelings among families, couples and a puzzle guru and his games. Plus screenwriter and author Delia Ephron shares tales from the front lines of the romantic…
AMA Bonus: Pop Culture Happy Hour, It’s On
Aug 27, 2014
When Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson, the hosts of the wonderful NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, came on Ask Me Another, we gave them a game that was, admittedly, kind of hard. Well! Vengeance was sworn against our Ophira and Jonathan. You can hear…
LIVE From Central Park, It’s Ask Me Another
Aug 21, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 218) This summer spectacular is jam-packed, and features The Office’s B.J. Novak, Wet Hot American Summer filmmaker David Wain, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
AMA Bonus: Shark Week with Anthony Jeselnik
Aug 11, 2014
In this exclusive podcast bonus just in time for Shark Week, comedian Anthony Jeselnik explains his own shark controversy and why New Zealanders now all hate him. Catch the full episode this Thursday on the AMA Podcast feed.
Totally Biased, Totally Hilarious
Aug 7, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 308) In 1955, Varietypredicted rock ‘n roll would be dead by summer. Ha! We can’t predict the future either, but we caninvite you to learn the ups and downs of hosting a TV show from comic W. Kamau Bell.
Smitten With The Mitten State
Jul 31, 2014
(Episode 323) Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add ‘Puzzleville, USA.’ Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!
A Primate Example
Jul 24, 2014
(Episode 322) Brush up your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,Lord of the Rings), who talks getting into the mind of Caesar the ape and reveals the origin of Gollum’s creepy voice. Warning: This episode contains language that…