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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

Leslie Jones Reinvigorates 'Supermarket Sweep'

1/27/2021
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.

Duration:00:15:05

Michelle Buteau: 'The Circle' And Van Halen

1/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:33

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

1/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:51

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

1/8/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:40

Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions

1/1/2021
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.

Duration:00:52:49

Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

12/25/2020
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.

Duration:00:53:54

Andrew Bird: Mandatory Fun Office Holiday Party

12/18/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:20

Richard Kind & Nnamdi Asomugha: Seriously, Ask Me Another

12/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:26

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

12/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:11

Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

11/27/2020
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...

Duration:00:52:55

Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

11/20/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:35

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

11/13/2020
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!

Duration:00:51:54

Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores

11/6/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:27

Chelsea Handler & Sharon Salzberg: Guided Meditation

10/30/2020
It's a stressful time, so meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg begins the show with a guided meditation. Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about her new HBO Max special 'Evolution' and plays a game about actors and authors. Plus, comedians Dewayne Perkins and Aasia LaShay Bullock visit Moo-town, and comedians Mike Albo and Amanda Duarte play Fact Bag.

Duration:00:52:26

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

10/23/2020
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.

Duration:00:52:14

D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen

10/16/2020
HALLELOO! We're Here and RuPaul's Drag Race star D.J. "Shangela" Pierce talks about 'quaranqueening.' Plus, comedians Aparna Nancherla, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Chelsea Devantez show off their smarts. This episode originally aired May 8, 2020.

Duration:00:51:57

Zachary Quinto: Spock-tober

10/9/2020
Zachary Quinto, of Star Trek and Heroes, talks about the new Netflix film adaption of The Boys in the Band. Then he plays a game about famous pits and Pittsburghers. Plus, Welcome to Night Vale's Cecil Baldwin and The Neo-Futurists' Kate Jones make their triumphant return to the show, this time as friend-testants, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston and actor Kiran Deol dine on some trivia about celebrity chefs. Bon Appetit!

Duration:00:51:22

TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

10/2/2020
This episode originally aired May 1, 2020. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz and Superstore's Lauren Ash compete in a game about city nicknames. Middleditch & Schwartz performers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz play a music parody game. Insecure's Natasha Rothwell tests her knowledge of home improvement shows.

Duration:00:52:37

Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design

9/25/2020
Queer Eye interior design expert Bobby Berk talks about learning from failure and tailoring designs for Queer Eye heroes. Then he plays an Animal Crossing-inspired game. Podcast hosts Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin take a quiz on tall things. Comedians Matt Rogers and Sudi Green play a game where they must sing the answers; only one of them wants to do it. This episode originally aired June 12, 2020.

Duration:00:52:27

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

9/18/2020
The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA talks with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton about his new 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.

Duration:00:52:16