Ask Me Another

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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

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Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

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As Ask Me Another prepares for its final run of new episodes, enjoy this week's encore of a past favorite, taped at the Virginia Arts Festival. The guest is U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. She improvises a poem. She plays a game about Star Trek: The Next Generation. Everything you love about this show is well-represented.

Better Call Saul & The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito; Hacks

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Better Call Saul and The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito talks Baby Yoda. Plus, games with duos Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs of HBO Max's Hacks; Tanya Morgan's Donwill & Bethany Van Delft (Parentalogic)

Sara Bareilles, American Ninja Warrior & Rugrats

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Grammy-winning artist Sara Bareilles talks about how the musical Waitress changed her life and the harrowing experience of over-dressing to sing the national anthem at a Dodgers game. Then, the self-professed Golden Girls superfan puts it all on the line in a true/false trivia game. American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila plug in for a game about video game controllers. Plus, voice actors Cheryl Chase and Bart Simpson herself, Nancy Cartwright, talk about the Paramount+ reboot of Rugrats.

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Meme Machines

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Comedian Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock) plays a game about Law & Order and shares some strong opinions about Kit-Kats. Actor Sarah Paulson (Ratched, Run, American Horror Story) talks about running from clowns, and plays an R&B music parody game celebrating the ampersand. Plus, YouTube phenoms Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson listen to Ophira and Jonathan act out scenes from imagined movies based on board games. This episode originally aired November 13, 2020.

Andrew Rannells: The Truth About Cats And Dogs

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Actor Andrew Rannells looks back on his time as Elder Price in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Then, he plays a game about HGTV lingo. From the Hulu series Shrill, Lolly Adefope and E.R. Fightmaster play "Dolly Parton, Dalai Lama, or Both?" Comedians Carmen Lynch and Liz Miele play a game inspired by The Great British Baking Show.

Ryan O'Connell: The Real Housewives And The Olsen Twins

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Ryan O'Connell, creator and star of the Netflix series, Special, talks about the challenges of writing about his cerebral palsy for the first time. Then he plays a game that combines geography, the Olsen twins, and Bravo's, The Real Housewives. Love About Town podcast hosts Kenice Mobley and Rohan Padhye guess which came first: Sliced bread or the electric toaster? Plus, childhood friends actor Micah Stock (Netflix's Bonding) and comic Beth Stelling (HBO Max Girl Daddy) play a game about their home state, Ohio.

Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9

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Will & Grace's Sean Hayes talks about his pandemic puppy, his new medical podcast HypocondriActor, and his early days working as a piano player for a dinner theatre. Then, he's challenged to two games based on his obsession with medical stories. The stars of the comedy series Rutherford Falls, Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms, face off in a game of This, That, or the Other. Real Estate bandmates Martin Courtney and Alex Bleeker compete in a 90s themed music parody game about things from the 1890s, 1790s, 1690s... you get it.

Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom talks about her book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Plus, Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear Dolly Parton songs re-written to be about dolls. This episode originally aired November 20, 2020.

Maria Bamford & Richard Kind: Yogurt Is Gold, Baby

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Rutherford Falls' co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about Native American representation in her new sitcom, and explains what "bank plants" are. Maria Bamford & Richard Kind (Everything's Gonna Be Okay) learn about space cheese. Mary Holland and Maureen Bharoocha (Golden Arm) learn about blue fries.

RZA & Busy Philipps & 'Woke' Creator Keith Knight & A Lizard

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The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA talks with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton about his latest movie Cut Throat City, and the process of writing a new song for Good Humor's ice cream trucks. He also plays a game where he answers the question, "Is it a lizard?" Plus, Busy Philipps and comedy writer Shantira Jackson work together to make celebrity cocktails, and cartoonist Keith Knight and his sister Tracy geek out about The Brady Bunch. This episode originally aired September 18, 2020.

Yo-Yo Ma: Civic Duty

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Words + Music) talks about performing at a COVID vaccination site. Then, he's quizzed on classical music pieces quoted in pop songs. Chefs Sohla El-Waylly and Stella Parks help Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton create dishes from random food items in their pantries. Timothy Simons (Veep) and The Pole producer Theodore Bressman listen to hair metal parodies about characters with little to no hair.

Spring TV: 'Chad' & 'Home Economics!' Also, Reggie Watts

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Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show) and Kate Berlant (POOG podcast) determine whether wellness products are real or fake. From ABC's Home Economics, Sasheer Zamata and Caitlin McGee learn what "holding the candle" means. Plus, Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad talks about her new TBS sitcom Chad and tries to guess the endings of classic I Love Lucy episodes.

Alfonso Ribeiro: Jokes About Butts And Mild Transgressions

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Comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Gabriel Gundacker rise to the top as they answer trivia questions about bread. Star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and host of America's Funniest Home Videos Alfonso Ribeiro talks about his Broadway days, epic fails, and the origins of the iconic Carlton dance. Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live) and Jen Spyra (Big Time, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) learn about vampires and baby animals.

Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call

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From the NBC series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, actors Jane Levy and Alex Newell talk about the musical numbers on the show. Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn, of Grace and Frankie, talks about his SyFy Wire series The Great Debate and plays a game about Black playwrights. Plus, couple-testants Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Workin' Moms) break out the hot dish for a Minnesota-inspired game about Bob Dylan and Charles Schulz. This episode originally aired June 22, 2020.

HAIM: Women In Trivia Pt. III

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Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana of HAIM, discuss their third album Women in Music Pt. III, and being in a band with their parents. Then, they try to identify songs based only on the drum parts. Plus, comedians Greta Titelman, Benito Skinner, Erin Foley, and Arden Myrin play games about celebrity Zodiac signs and lesser-known sports. This episode originally aired July 24, 2020.

Justin, Travis And Griffin McElroy: My Podcast, My Podcast And My Other Podcast

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Podcast hosts Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) talk about their book, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You). Then they fight off trivia-spouting monsters in a game that tests their D&D knowledge and d20 luck. Plus, comedians Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte (The War Report podcast) listen to sped-up versions of slow jams and play a hilarious round of "Bridgerton character, sweatpants brand or potato?"

Eddie Huang & 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Writers: Who Tells Your Story

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'Fresh Off the Boat' author and restaurateur Eddie Huang discusses Taiwanese buns, basketball, and his directorial debut with the new film, 'Boogie'. Story writers of 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Keith and Kenny Lucas learn about mushrooms, hacker aliases, and anime. Plus, comedians Emily Heller and Emmy Blotnick discover which real-life reporters played themselves in movies.

Home Cooking With Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Superstore's Nico Santos

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses Modern Family, his Michelin-star restaurant research for his one-man show Fully Committed and his new cookbook Food Between Friends. Then, he plays a game about his home state, New Mexico. Nico Santos (Superstore) and Zeke Smith (Disclosure) play This That Or The Other while dealing with a smoke alarm. Comedians Samantha Ruddy and Luke Mones are no beauty school dropouts as they rock n' roll to a Grease-themed music parody game about... Greece.

Kyra Sedgwick: Empty Nest, Barn Full Of Goats

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Emmy Award-winning actor Kyra Sedgwick discusses her nearly four decade spanning career and her new comedy series, Call Your Mother. Then, she is challenged to a game about G.O.A.T. goats. Late Night with Seth Meyers writers Jeff Wright and Ben Warheit navigate the plots of cheesy Hallmark Original movies. From the film Save Yourselves! actors Sunita Mani and John Reynolds play a game about commonly-known things that are named after less commonly-known people.

Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

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Bob the Drag Queen is back! The drag star, from RuPaul's Drag Race, tells us about his HBO docuseries We're Here and plays a grab-bag game that finally brings together Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, and... clowns? Plus, Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes (Palm Springs) plug their noses through a game about things that stink, and comedians Laurie Kilmartin (CONAN) and Erin Jackson (Last Comic Standing) CRASH BOOM ROAR in a game about iconic movie sound effects. This episode originally aired July 10, 2020.

Keegan-Michael Key: Key & Peele & Penguins & Shakespeare

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Actor Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) reveals which animal is the funniest, geeks out about Shakespeare and discusses his Audible Original series The History of Sketch Comedy. Actors Matt Wilkas and Brendan Scannell (Bonding) hear fictional animals introduced as if they were at the Westminster Dog Show. Plus, hosts of the podcast Add To Cart, Kulap Vilaysack and SuChin Pak, combine the titles of Broadway shows and corporate brands.

Ken Jeong: Mask Me Another

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Actor Ken Jeong talks about his journey from studying medicine to becoming an actor and chats about his time as a panelist on The Masked Singer and its new spinoff, The Masked Dancer. Then, he plays a music parody game set to the tunes of iconic nineties rock songs. From the NBC musical comedy Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, actors Skylar Astin and John Clarence Stewart test their knowledge of unconventional instruments. Plus, comedians Cameron Esposito (Queery podcast) and Beth Stelling (HBO Max's Girl Daddy) navigate their way through a game about maps.

Leslie Jones Reinvigorates 'Supermarket Sweep'

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A special bonus feed drop from the NPR podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. Our producer and game show geek Travis Larchuk joined NPR's daily culture show, Pop Culture Happy Hour host Stephen Thompson to talk about the 2020 reboot of Supermarket Sweep, starring Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones. Supermarket Sweep features contestants running through a fake supermarket, throwing hams and giant wheels of cheese into their shopping carts.

Michelle Buteau: 'The Circle' And Van Halen

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Comedian Michelle Buteau talks about her new book Survival of the Thickest and her gig hosting the socially-distanced Netflix reality series The Circle. Then she plays a game about Dutch things set to the tunes of Van Halen. Plus, Showtime docu-series Love Fraud directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady answer the question, "Is it a Lizard?" And the hosts of the You're Wrong About podcast Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes play a game with a mysterious whale named Jonathan Krillton.

The Daily Show & What The Constitution Means To Me: Kids In America

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Daily Show correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta play a game about Elvis and The Lord of the Rings. Heidi Schreck talks about her play What the Constitution Means to Me and audits the cutest civics class ever, where kids read the Constitution. Plus, comedians Danielle Perez and Madison Shepard win the "good sport" award in a quiz about mascots. This episode originally aired on October 23, 2020.

Mayim Bialik & Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang: Our Best New Show Of 2021

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Comedian Bowen Yang talks about his work as a cast member on the latest season of Saturday Night Live. Then he plays a quiz about imaginary TV/video game crossovers. Plus, Call Me Kat actors Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson compete in an audio game about vintage toy commercials. And comedian Baron Vaughn and musician Open Mike Eagle compete in a music parody game about things you definitely remember learning in high school.

Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions

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It's Ask Me Another's first Tournament of Champions! Plus, actor Kal Penn talks about his comedy series Sunnyside and plays a wrestling quiz against comedian Dan Soder, who stars in the HBO comedy special Son of a Gary. This episode originally aired December 20, 2019.

Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

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Two San Diego legends return for the holidays: American Idol's Adam Lambert joins skateboarder Tony Hawk for trivia at the Historic Balboa Theatre. This episode originally aired on December 21, 2018.

Andrew Bird: Mandatory Fun Office Holiday Party

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Musician Andrew Bird shares how composer Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas inspired his new holiday album Hark! Oscar Award-winning composers Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez try to spot fake holiday album titles. The NPR Christmas Carols (NPR employees named Carol) make their debut in a music parody game. Plus, Jonathan Coulton's actual kids help their dad and Ophira Eisenberg translate and navigate the latest teen slang.

Richard Kind & Nnamdi Asomugha: Seriously, Ask Me Another

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Actor and former Raiders NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha takes on Christmas movie trivia and talks about his new film Sylvie's Love. Hilarious actor Richard Kind gets super competitive with comedian Ray Ellin — founder of the digital standup company Comedy Cloud. And comedians Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez return to use their brains to answer questions about brains.

Rosie Perez, Fortune Feimster & Big Mouth's Ayo Edebiri: Fight And Flight

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Rosie Perez talks about recording PSAs for the New York City Subway, meeting Muhammad Ali, and her role in HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. Plus, Fortune Feimster and Jillian Bell play a game about delicious musicians, and Big Mouth's Ayo Edebiri and comedian Olivia Craighead tackle animal kingdom quandaries.

Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

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Pack your knives and go turn on this episode! Top Chef and Taste the Nation's Padma Lakshmi talks to us about doing improv with her daughter and eating liver ganache. Then she helps Ophira and Jonathan create delicious dishes from random ingredients in their pantries. Plus, from Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin try to decipher the sounds of sheep from the sounds of human babies, and country singer-songwriter Margo Price and her guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey swear they didn't start the fire in a game combining historical events and Billy Joel songs. This episode originally aired July 17, 2020.

Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom joins us to talk about her new book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Plus, Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear Dolly Parton songs re-written to be about dolls.

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Influencers

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It's a Sarah-bonanza! Sarah Paulson talks about her new Hulu film Run, out 11/20, and her Netflix series Ratched. Sarah Silverman tells us how she came up with the name of her new podcast, The Sarah Silverman Podcast. Plus, Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion join the fun!

Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores

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Homecoming and Watchmen star Hong Chau plays a game about imaginary, misguided movie adaptations. Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show) and Jenny Hagel (Late Night With Seth Meyers) become amateur etymologists. Couple-testants Nico Santos (Superstore) and Zeke Smith (Survivor) try to remember 2019 trends. This episode originally aired May 22, 2020.