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  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics along with the competitors called up to the stage.  Ask Me Another host, noted comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg, guides listeners with her witty banter aided by the comedic riffs and songs of house musician Jonathan Coulton. Each episode features an interview with a Mystery Guest (noteable actors, comedians, and authors whose identities are revealed via puzzle clues throughout the show), who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her.

Ask Me Another can also be heard on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. on KANW-2.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The finalists cover everything from tectonic plates to sparkling water brands in this rapid-fire round that requires smarts and strategy.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

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Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France had his first date with his now-husband at an Olive Garden. Inspired by that incredible story, France guesses whether an ambiguously-named product is a chain restaurant, a skin care product, or a scented candle.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Spike up that mohawk, put on those JNCO's, and grab your combat boots, because in this music parody game classic punk rock clash songs with fads that, while popular, were not all that punk rock.

Heard on Tan France: Naturally Tan.

Finalists go double-or-nothing in a quiz where every answer begins with "double."

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

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Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell plays a game about past predictions of life in the 21st century. It'll make you think, "Yeah, why don't we have super chimpanzees?"

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

This is what it sounds like when the contestants play a music parody game based around Prince's discography and the artist's favorite color.

Heard on John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill.

The contestants swap two-letter terms and phrases for states that share those same two letters in this high-concept word game. It's that simple!

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

The final two contestants test their knowledge of everything from world leaders to puppets in this rapid-fire game of smarts and strategy.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

Revisit the New Jack Swing, you know, that musical genre trend of the mid-1980's to the early-'90s that fused R&B with jazz, soul, and hip-hop. In this music parody game, songs from the New Jack Swing movement are rewritten about things that very literally swing — or can be swung.

Heard on Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long.

In this final round, every answer is a 2-D or a 3-D shape.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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A lover of wolves, singer, actor and model Luke James comes back to play a game where his wolf knowledge is put to the test.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

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In this music parody, contestants guess which movie or TV show a fictional product or company is from.

Heard on Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing.

Returning champions mash up authors and foods in one of Ask Me Another's most challenging word games ever.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

In this music parody about famous flops, contestants are punished for the mistakes of previous contestants — just like in a real relationship.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

In this audio game, two returning champions guess which sassy first lady they're hearing.

Heard on Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions.

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