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Ask Me Another is the rambunctious weekly, 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

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Days And Confused

Feb 1, 2019

In this final round, contestants answer trivia where every answer ends with the word or sound "day."

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Did You Just Eat That?

Feb 1, 2019

Yuck! Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change separate icky food fact from fiction with the help of Clemson University food science professor, Paul Dawson, author of the book Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab.

Classics On Classics

Feb 1, 2019

In this music parody game, classic rock songs are rewritten to be about what colleges refer to as "Classics." Warning: This game rocks harder than Medusa's victims.

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Actually, It Is Brain Surgery

Jan 18, 2019

Time to use those noggins: Contestants channel their inner neurologists to answer some head-scratching, brain-related trivia.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

Alter Egos

Jan 18, 2019

Harry Houdini or Harry Hou-dat? In this nail-biter finale, contestants must provide the famous alter-ego of a real or fictional person.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

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Revivals

Jan 18, 2019

Clear! Contestants are quizzed on things famously revived, to the tune of songs between 100-120 BPM—the correct pace for CPR chest compressions.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

Capital Schleps

Jan 4, 2019

It really doesn't get any more "Ask Me Another" than this: In this final round, every clue is an anagram of a capital city.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Fact Bag

Jan 4, 2019

Fact Bag is back. Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton rummage through an actual bag filled with actual facts. Fact Bag.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Grey's Monopoly

Jan 4, 2019

If you've ever played "Operation" and lost, maybe you'll have better luck with this word game where board games are mashed up with body parts.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Family Gathering

Dec 21, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a word for a family member or relative.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

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Unhappy Holiday

Dec 21, 2018

Unleash your inner Grinch in this word game where cheerful icons of the holiday season are mashed up with things that are not happy.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

San Dieg-O Holy Night

Dec 21, 2018

Sick and tired of all those 'classic' holiday songs? You're in luck! In this music parody game we rewrote public domain holiday songs to make them about things associated with sunny San Diego.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

Who What When Where Why

Nov 30, 2018

We find out WHO the winner is in this final round, in which all of the answers begin with who, what, when, where, or why.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

Amber Ruffin Says What!?

Nov 30, 2018

Before Amber Ruffin began writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers, she performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City. However, a rejection from Saturday Night Live marked a turning point in Ruffin's career.

Gregorian Makeover

Nov 30, 2018

In this word game, contestants mash-up months and days of the week with other words, phrases and names.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

ZZ Topics

Nov 16, 2018

Every answer in this final round contains the consecutive letters "Z-Z."

Heard on Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

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When Mo Amer was nine, he left his home in Kuwait with his mother and sister. "It was a tough time," he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn. "We fled war in Kuwait and we ended up in Houston, Texas. Which is a natural destination for refugees."

Texas is where Amer first experienced stand up comedy. "I saw stand up for the first time when I was ten at the rodeo, and I told my brother that this is what I want to do for a living," he recalled.

Breaking Up

Nov 16, 2018

The lyrics to Alanis Morissette's classic break-up anthem "You Oughta Know" are rewritten to be about people and things that famously "broke up."

Heard on Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

Michael C. Hall: Based On Nothing

Nov 2, 2018

Before Michael C. Hall played a funeral director on HBO's Six Feet Under, he had many odd jobs: He worked as bartender, a busboy, a knife salesman, and a suit salesman, among other things. But as he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, his worst pre-career posting was working as an operating room recovery room technician. "Being the first thing people saw when they woke up from anesthesia... intubation breath is the worst breath, that first exhale when you're like on the elevator and they're facing up at you and there's just nowhere to go."

Bad Ideas From The Past

Nov 2, 2018

Sometimes even the smartest people get things wrong. In this game, contestants answer questions about things that some of history's supposedly great minds once thought were true.

Heard on Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot.

Gibberish Lyrics

Nov 2, 2018

Can you say that again? Ophira and Jonathan deliver dramatic readings of nonsense song lyrics, and contestants try to identify the artist who made the song famous.

Heard on Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot.

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.

Month To Month

Oct 5, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a month of the year.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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Two weeks before Kickstarter launched in 2009, Jill Sobule released her own crowdfunded record, California Years. Sobule began her fundraising efforts a year before the crowdfunding behemoth came into existence. She told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, that Kickstarter's founders even contacted her to gain insight on the crowdfunding process: "What an idiot! Why didn't I think of making it as a business?" she said.

Word Capitals

Oct 5, 2018

An atlas and a dictionary combine powers in this game where every answer is a word that contains the name of a world capital.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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Mystery Guest

Sep 28, 2018

Like the members of the Ask Me Another team, Bernadette Libonate's job involves a lot of questions. In this segment, Ophira and Jonathan turn the tables and ask her a lot of questions to find out what she does.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

#Girlbosses

Sep 28, 2018

People may call Bruce Springsteen "The Boss," but these high-powered women are the ones really in charge. In this musical parody, Springsteen songs are rewritten to be about notable women in the business world.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

Myth Connections

Sep 28, 2018

Do you know your myths from Aeneas to Zeus? In this final round, every answer contains a mythological figure.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

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