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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.

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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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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Episodes

Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode

3/27/2020
In this work-from-home episode, The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum talks about TV watching during COVID-19. Plus John Hodgman, Jackie Kashian, Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez stand in as contestants.

Duration:00:51:30

Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George

3/20/2020
Actor Larry Owens talks about his stint as a wedding singer and his love of Sondheim. Atlas Obscura's Dylan Thuras serves as the guest expert. This new episode was recorded on February 27, 2020.

Duration:00:51:55

Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour

3/13/2020
Musician Robert Earl Keen shares how foosball led to a career in music. Then he demonstrates knowing every U.S. president's birthday. This episode originally aired November 22, 2019.

Duration:00:52:30

Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan

3/6/2020
Musician Dan Deacon talks about his love of audience participation and using his natural singing voice on his new album, Mystic Familiar. Then, Dan plays a game about board games with mundane themes.

Duration:00:52:52

Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout

2/28/2020
Ilfenesh Hadera, from She's Gotta Have It, chats about growing up in Harlem, working with Spike Lee, and her new series, Godfather Of Harlem. This episode originally aired September 13, 2019.

Duration:00:51:59

Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars

2/22/2020
Ben Sinclair, co-creator and star of HBO's High Maintenance, opens up about his love of Chekhov and the real-life experiences that inspired the series. Plus, it's the battle of the podcast stars! The hosts of the podcasts Dr. Gameshow and Unofficial Expert play a series of puzzles and trivia games.

Duration:00:52:55

Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy!

2/14/2020
Antoni Porowski, a charming fifth of Netflix's Queer Eye, talks about his love for cooking and corgis, and is given a choice to play a game about guacamole or a game about books. This episode originally aired on Aug. 16, 2019.

Duration:00:52:43

Tan France: Naturally Tan

2/7/2020
Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France discusses the responsibility of representation, embracing positivity in his new Netflix competition series Next in Fashion, and the secret behind his grandfather's clothing factory. Then, inspired by his upcoming stint on the Great Celebrity Bake-Off, France plays a game that puts his baking knowledge to the test. Plus, contestants face-off in a punk rock music parody game about not very punk fads.

Duration:00:51:26

John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill

1/31/2020
Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell talks about portraying a nightmarish boss in Hulu's comedy Shrill, Hedwig and the Angry Inch's enduring legacy, and working with Patti LuPone on his new musical podcast. Then, Mitchell plays a game called "We're Going to Make You Sing," where he's quizzed on 1970s glam and punk that inspired Hedwig. Plus, contestants must reimagine literary romances as flirty text exchanges.

Duration:00:52:05

Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky Shapes

1/24/2020
Julio Torres reveals the inspiration behind his bilingual series, HBO's Los Espookys and plays a game where Greek gods are cast as Bachelor contestants. This episode originally aired August 30, 2019.

Duration:00:52:11

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

1/17/2020
Actor Justin Long returns to the Ask Me Another stage! Known for the "Get a Mac" ads, Long talks about hosting his new podcast Life Is Short, and interviewing his 103-year-old grandmother. Then, he plays a game of "Shorter or Longer?" Later, comedian Marina Franklin tells the story of how she bombed her first big break, and then tests her knowledge of themed restaurants.

Duration:00:52:13

Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Stanning For Cereal

1/10/2020
That '70s Show alum Topher Grace and Broad City's Arturo Castro share stories of their big breaks into acting then face-off in a trivia game about breakfast cereal! This episode originally aired on Aug. 2, 2019.

Duration:00:51:35

Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

1/3/2020
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James chats about working with Beyoncé and Prince, acting on the series The Chi, and sings-along to some classic steamy slow jams. Plus, an audio quiz where contestants must identify famous robots in pop culture. Bleep-bloop!

Duration:00:51:57

Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

12/27/2019
Two San Diego legends come home for the holidays, as American Idol alum and Queen frontman Adam Lambert joins skateboarding giant Tony Hawk for festive trivia at the Historic Balboa Theatre. This episode originally aired on Dec. 21, 2018.

Duration:00:53:42

Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions

12/20/2019
Actor Kal Penn and comedian Dan Soder drop by Ask Me Another's first-ever Tournament of Champions, where we bring back four previous winning contestants to find who will be the big big winner. Penn talks about representing New York City's diversity in his comedy series Sunnyside. Then, he enters the ring to play a wrestling quiz against Soder, who stars in a new HBO special.

Duration:00:54:14

Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

12/13/2019
Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. Plus, actor Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It). This episode originally aired Dec. 22, 2017.

Duration:00:53:56

Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

12/6/2019
Singer-songwriter and activist Paula Cole shares how jazz inspired her to find her own Grammy-winning sound, and plays games that show off her anatomical and ornithological knowledge. Then, contestants play an audio quiz that reminds them why they should always turn off their cell phones before a show.

Duration:00:54:02

Trace Adkins And Carlene Carter: Cowboys And Cowpunks

11/29/2019
Musician Trace Adkins shares the chance encounter that launched his career, and songwriter Carlene Carter reflects on growing up part of a legendary family. This episode originally aired May 31, 2019.

Duration:00:53:30

Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour

11/22/2019
At the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen describes how his early days spent in Houston barrooms led to a career in music, how he first met his longtime friend, Lyle Lovett, and why his daughter had to talk him into doing his own podcast. Then he demonstrates one of his superpowers: knowing every U.S. president's birthday. Plus, things get cheesy when contestants play a really gouda music parody game.

Duration:00:52:14

Josh Gondelman And Catherine Cohen: Brooklyn Famous

11/15/2019
Josh Gondelman, talks about why he gives strangers pep talks on Twitter, and Catherine Cohen explains how she makes her cabaret comedy into fashion. This episode originally aired June 14, 2019.

Duration:00:52:30