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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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English

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Episodes

Michelle Buteau: 'The Circle' And Van Halen

10/22/2021
Michelle Buteau chats season 2 of Netflix's The Circle. You're Wrong About's Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes meet a mysterious whale. Love Fraud's Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady play, is it a Lizard?

Duration:00:50:53

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

10/15/2021
Giancarlo Esposito talks Gus Fring and Baby Yoda. Plus, games with Hacks creators Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs, and Tanya Morgan's Donwill & Bethany Van Delft (Parentalogic).

Duration:00:52:44

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

10/8/2021
Late Late Show bandleader Reggie Watts and Kate Berlant hop into a time machine. Sasheer Zamata and Catilin McGee learn what "holding the candle" means. Nasim Pedrad chats about playing a teen boy.

Duration:00:50:50

Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun

10/1/2021
Marc Maron talks about his comedy special, End Times Fun. Aimee Mann and Michael Penn face off, and cartoonist Emily Flake takes on husband John Pastore. This episode originally aired April 10, 2020.

Duration:00:50:29

The Final Round

9/24/2021
Series finale. Ophira and Jonathan look back on nine years of puzzles, word games and trivia by playing puzzles, word games and trivia.

Duration:00:52:30

The Penultimate Puzzles

9/17/2021
This show is packed with returning friends of AMA! Comedians Aparna Nancherla and Joyelle Nicole Johnson are subjected to Kidz Bop, Welcome to Night Vale's Cecil Baldwin and musician Julian Velard decipher poorly-researched podcast ads, and Wandavision song writers Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez show off their theme classic TV theme song knowledge.

Duration:00:52:01

Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood

9/10/2021
This week it's a classic episode from 2015. Actor Sonia Manzano talks about retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after 44 years. Then, she and her TV husband Luis, played by actor Emilio Delgado, think back on all the Muppets they've encountered in their neighborhood.

Duration:00:51:09

William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

9/3/2021
William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place. Plus, ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah. This episode originally aired on March 16, 2018.

Duration:00:53:04

Molecular Gastrivia

8/27/2021
Guests: Nadiya Hussain; Gabrielle Hamilton & Ashley Merriman; Carla Hall & Nancy Fuller Rev up those fryers, it's the Ask Me Another Food Show! The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain (Nadiya's Time to Eat, Nadiya Bakes) dishes about baking for the Queen and digs up the truth in a game about plant family trees. Plus, James Beard Award-winning chef Gabrielle Hamilton (Blood, Bones and Butter, Prune) & Top Chef alum and National Arts Club head chef Ashley Merriman play a saucy music...

Duration:00:52:17

Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

8/20/2021
From the Broadway musical Hamilton, Javier Muñoz leads a game about presidential pets. And from the Netflix series Stranger Things, actor David Harbour is challenged to a game about Shakespeare with a Dungeons & Dragons twist. This episode originally aired on October 14, 2016.

Duration:00:52:31

Nice Guys: Ted Lasso & Bob Ross

8/13/2021
Guests: Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone; Brett Goldstein & Hannah Waddingham; Gretchen McCulloch & Lauren Gawne Ted Lasso's Brett Goldstein & Hannah Waddingham score points in a game about scores. Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone take a 180 from making R-rated comedy to producing a Bob Ross documentary. Lingthusiasm hosts Gretchen McCulloch & Lauren Gawne explain who's in charge of making new emoji. Speaking of which... hey, Unicode Consortium! Where's our fact bag emoji?

Duration:00:51:47

Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

8/6/2021
In this encore episode from 2015, Sir Patrick Stewart talks about life in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his deep knowledge of all things Shakespeare.

Duration:00:53:00

Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

7/30/2021
Two queens take the stage! From Raya and the Last Dragon and Crazy Rich Asians, Awkwafina recommends the best public restrooms in New York City. And RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sasha Velour talks about the incredible final lip sync that snatched her the crown. This episode originally aired August 17, 2018.

Duration:00:53:02

MathNuggets

7/23/2021
Guests: Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye; Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte It's a friendtestants reunion! Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye, hosts of the podcast Love About Town, return to play a math game about pop culture numbers. Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte, hosts of The War Report podcast, take on a music parody that's delicious and definitely not nutritious.

Duration:00:52:40

We Ship It

7/16/2021
Guests: Peppermint; Miracle Workers' Karan Soni & Geraldine Viswanathan; Naomi Ekperigin & Andy Beckerman. Ask Me Another returns to The Bell House for our final taping. Pre-sale tickets are available at nprpresents.org. Use the promo code: ASKMEANOTHER. RuPaul's Drag Race alum and Call Me Mother co-host Peppermint talks about the origins of her name, and why it was a bit of "a dumb mistake" to choose "Peppermint." Plus, Couples Therapy hosts Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman attend...

Duration:00:53:09

Fenway Bark And The Litter Box Disco

7/9/2021
Comedians Margaret Cho and Iliza Shlesinger from Good on Paper board a music parody time machine to several centuries' '70s. In Treatment and Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba says what she learned about therapy by playing a therapist, and how she and her sister annoyed her brother by speaking in gibberish. Quinta Brunson (She Memes Well) and Taylor Garron (As of Yet) put their middle school science class knowledge to the test in a game about the periodic table.

Duration:00:51:40

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

7/2/2021
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. This episode originally aired December 4, 2020.

Duration:00:51:32

Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

6/25/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:55

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

6/18/2021
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)

Duration:00:52:46

Sara Bareilles, American Ninja Warrior & Rugrats

6/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:51:48