Podcast

Ask Me Another

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.

Episodes

  • Greta Lee And Leslye Headland: Valley Of The Russian Dolls

    Aug 23 2019

    Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland and actor Greta Lee discuss sex scene storyboards, wackadoodle costumes, and their interpretation of the Netflix series' deeper meaning. This episode originally aired April 5, 2019.

  • Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy

    Aug 16 2019

    Food and wine expert for Netflix's Queer Eye, Antoni Porowski talks about his upcoming cookbook and the twists and turns he's taken in his career. Then, he plays a game about corgis, and is given a choice to play a game about guacamole or a game about books. Which does he choose? Plus, guest musician Julian Velard leads a music parody reworking Neil Diamond hits to make them about real people with Broadway musicals based on them.

  • Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

    Aug 09 2019

    Michael Ian Black talks redefining masculinity and hosting his podcast, Obscure. And therapist Esther Perel chats about relationship statistics. This episode originally aired Feb. 15, 2019.

  • Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Cereal Stans

    Aug 02 2019

    That '70s Show alum and host of the Minor Adventures podcast, Topher Grace reflects on his big break, and his film editing side-hustle that went viral. And Broad City's Arturo Castro dishes on his hip-hop boy band in Guatemala, and his latest show, Alternatino. Then, Grace and Castro face-off in a trivia game about breakfast cereal. Plus Julian Velard returns with a Yacht Rock parody game!

  • Aparna Nancherla: Introvert Goes 'Corporate'

    Jul 26 2019

    Comedian Aparna Nancherla dishes about interning at NPR, transforming her struggles with mental health into comedy, and working an office job. This episode originally aired March 15, 2019.

  • Bowen Yang And Matt Rogers: I Don't Think So, Honey!

    Jul 19 2019

    Co-hosts of the Las Culturistas podcast, Bowen Yang of SNL, and comedian Matt Rogers share how they became friends, and face off in games about honey and pop divas. Then, guest musician Julian Velard sings a theater kid's dream in a music parody game combining stage plays and musicals. Plus, host of HQ Words, Anna Roisman, leads a word game of her own.

  • Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again

    Jul 12 2019

    Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan opens up about his creative partnership with his wife, and the real-life struggles that informed his album Noble Ape. This episode originally aired March 1, 2019.

  • Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade

    Jul 05 2019

    RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen and All-Stars 4 contestant Monét X Change dish about discovering drag, choosing their stage names, and hosting their podcast Sibling Rivalry. Then, they separate icky food fact from fiction with the help of a food science professor. This episode originally aired on Feb. 1, 2019.

  • Nicole Byer: Nailed It!

    Jun 28 2019

    Ask Me Another heads to Seattle! Comedian, actor, and podcast host Nicole Byer reflects on her move from waiting tables to performing stand-up about men's bodies, and dishes about celebrating failure in the Netflix baking competition series, Nailed It! Then, she plays a trivia game about the 1990 film Ghost.

  • Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

    Jun 21 2019

    Big Freedia, the queen diva of bounce music, gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé. This episode originally aired on July 8, 2016.

  • Josh Gondelman And Catherine Cohen: Brooklyn Famous

    Jun 14 2019

    Two New York comedians take the stage. Josh Gondelman, writer-producer of Desus & Mero and "the nicest guy in comedy," explains why he gives strangers pep talks on Twitter. Then, cabaret comic Catherine Cohen makes comedy into fashion as they go head-to-head in trivia games about sports and mattresses.

  • Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot

    Jun 07 2019

    Actor Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter, and his return to the stage. Plus, The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng talks about his role in Crazy Rich Asians. This episode originally aired Nov. 2, 2018.

  • Trace Adkins And Carlene Carter: Cowboys And Cowpunks

    May 31 2019

    Two of country music's finest join forces at the Polk Theater in Nashville for a night of games inspired by Music City. Trace Adkins shares the chance encounter that launched his career, while songwriter Carlene Carter explains how it felt to grow up in music and to carry on the family legacy.

  • Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

    May 24 2019

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and America's Got Talent: The Champions host Terry Crews reflects on his football career, activist work, and his breakthrough in Hollywood. This episode originally aired on Jan. 18, 2019.

  • Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

    May 17 2019

    Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions in a game with actor Adam Pally. This episode originally aired January 4, 2019.

  • Taylor Schilling: Orange Is The New Clown

    May 10 2019

    Taylor Schilling explains why after seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, she's going to clown school, and exploring Juggalo culture in her latest film Family. Then, she plays a game about things you can do instead of binge watching TV.

  • DeWanda Wise And Taye Diggs: She's Gotta Get Her Groove Back

    May 03 2019

    DeWanda Wise, the star of She's Gotta Have It and the new Twilight Zone reboot, recalls how a high school teacher pushed her into acting as a way to stay out of detention. Then, actor Taye Diggs reflects on a long and varied career acting in film and Broadway, and writing children's books — plus his return to TV on All American. Then they go head-to-head in a game of This, That, or the Other.

  • Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

    Apr 26 2019

    Rose Byrne chats about her movie Juliet, Naked and explains the interesting way she got into acting. Then, Ophira and Jonathan play a round of "Fact Bag." This episode originally aired Aug. 31, 2018.

  • Retta: Tweet Yo' Self

    Apr 19 2019

    Actor Retta reflects on trading her career in chemistry for one in comedy, her "crazy" audition for the role of Donna on Parks And Recreation, and what she loves about portraying a fully realized character on Good Girls. Then, she revisits some old TV-centric reaction tweets in a game about shows she used to watch.

  • Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

    Apr 12 2019

    Michelle Wolf talks about her performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner. Amber Ruffin chats about writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers. This episode originally aired Nov. 30, 2018.

  • Greta Lee And Leslye Headland: Valley Of The Russian Dolls

    Apr 05 2019

    Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland and actor Greta Lee discuss sex scene storyboards, wackadoodle costumes, and their interpretation of the Netflix series' deeper meaning. Then they play a game guessing the themes of weird and wonderful nesting dolls found on the internet.

  • Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

    Mar 29 2019

    Actor Dascha Polanco chats juggling work and nursing school while auditioning for Orange Is the New Black. Then, Mo Amer shares how he got into comedy. This episode originally aired November 16, 2018.

  • Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

    Mar 22 2019

    Comedian and actor Nick Kroll discusses his childhood, his start in comedy, and the latest season of his show, Big Mouth. Plus, Fact Bag returns! This episode originally aired Oct. 19, 2018.

  • Aparna Nancherla: Introvert Goes 'Corporate'

    Mar 15 2019

    Comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla dishes about interning at NPR, transforming her struggles with mental health into comedy, and working at a soul-crushing office job. Then, the Corporate star joins Jonathan Coulton and Ophira Eisenberg for a round of Fact Bag.

  • Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

    Mar 08 2019

    Natasha Lyonne walks us through her NYC survival kit. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes. This episode originally aired September 23, 2016.

  • Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again

    Mar 01 2019

    Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan opens up about performing for the Pope, his creative partnership with his wife, and the real-life struggles that informed his album Noble Ape. Then, he lends his tater tots expertise to a round of Wisdom of the Crowd.

  • Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

    Feb 22 2019

    Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim. They discuss their album, Almost Everyday, how they met, and surviving natural disasters. This episode originally aired on Sept. 14, 2018.

  • Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

    Feb 15 2019

    Michael Ian Black talks redefining masculinity and hosting his podcast, Obscure. And, in honor of Valentine's Day, therapist Esther Perel quizzes Ophira and Jonathan on relationship statistics.

  • DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come

    Feb 08 2019

    Host of Crooked Media's Pod Save the People, DeRay Mckesson, talks about X-Men, his signature blue vest, smelly preteens, and his recent book. This episode originally aired Sept. 28, 2018.

  • Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade

    Feb 01 2019

    RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen and All-Stars 4 contestant Monét X Change dish about discovering drag, choosing their stage names, and hosting their podcast Sibling Rivalry. Then, they separate icky food fact from fiction with the help of a food science professor.

  • Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

    Jan 25 2019

    Awkwafina, from Crazy Rich Asians, recommends NYC's best public restrooms. And, Sasha Velour winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, talks about the power of drag. This episode originally aired Aug. 17, 2018.

  • Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

    Jan 18 2019

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and America's Got Talent: The Champions host Terry Crews reflects on his football career, activist work, and his breakthrough in Hollywood.

  • Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

    Jan 11 2019

    Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer — and shares stories from her early days on TV. This episode originally aired July 27, 2018.

  • Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

    Jan 04 2019

    Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions in a game with his co-star on the comedy series Champaign ILL, actor Adam Pally. Plus, a music parody game that will pump you up!

  • Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

    Dec 28 2018

    Melissa Joan Hart shares her experience remaking The Watcher in the Woods, and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting The Girlfriend Experience. This episode originally aired on Sept. 29, 2017.

  • Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

    Dec 21 2018

    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.

  • Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

    Dec 14 2018

    Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. Plus, special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper! This episode originally aired Dec. 22, 2017.

  • Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight

    Dec 07 2018

    Darlene Love reflects on her singing career, and collaborating with Tom Jones and Elvis. Plus, Ophira and Jonathan debut a game called "Fact Bag." This episode originally aired July 13, 2018.

  • Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

    Nov 30 2018

    Comedian Michelle Wolf opens up about her performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner, and Amber Ruffin talks about writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers. Then, they go head to head in not one, but two games!

  • François Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

    Nov 23 2018

    AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons. Known for his role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he reflects on his life and the film Won't You Be My Neighbor? This episode originally aired on June 29, 2018.

  • Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

    Nov 16 2018

    Actor Dascha Polanco chats juggling work and nursing school while auditioning for Orange Is the New Black, and plays our first olfactory game! Then, Mo Amer shares the story of how he got into comedy after his family fled to Texas from Kuwait, and shows off his knowledge of world flags.

  • Ed Helms: Tag Me In

    Nov 09 2018

    Actor Ed Helms shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers. Plus, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield helps with a game about summer jams. This episode originally aired on June 15, 2018.

  • Michael C. Hall And Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot

    Nov 02 2018

    Actor Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter, and his return to the stage in Thom Pain (based on nothing). Plus, The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng talks about his role in Crazy Rich Asians and plays a game about Nintendo games.

  • Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob

    Oct 26 2018

    Ethan Slater, star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, shares his journey to his Tony nomination. This episode originally aired on Friday, June 1, 2018.

  • Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

    Oct 19 2018

    Actor and comedian Nick Kroll discusses character comedy, lightly stalking elderly men, and his Netflix series, Big Mouth. Then, he plays a game about commercials turned into TV shows and movies. Plus, Fact Bag returns!

  • Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative

    Oct 12 2018

    Actor Diane Guerrero takes us behind the scenes on Orange is the New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. This episode originally aired on May 18, 2018.

  • Tom Arnold And Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills

    Oct 05 2018

    Ask Me Another relives the 1990s with two special guests: Comedian Tom Arnold discusses his early job at a meatpacking plant, breaking into comedy, and his new Viceland series. Then, singer-songwriter Jill Sobule joins Jonathan Coulton to perform a music parody game.

  • DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come

    Sep 28 2018

    Activist and host of Crooked Media's Pod Save The People, Deray Mckesson talks about his love of the X-Men, his iconic blue vest, smelly preteens, and his new book. Plus, meet a "Question Czar" in a new edition of Mystery Guest!

  • Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo

    Sep 21 2018

    Jenn Colella talks about befriending the real-life inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away, then plays a game about Broadway musical-related tattoos. This episode originally aired on May 4, 2018.

  • Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

    Sep 14 2018

    Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim. They discuss their new album, Almost Everyday, how they met, and surviving natural disasters. Plus another rousing round of Fact Bag!

  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

    Sep 07 2018

    Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks aobut challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi. Then, he's challenged to a game about his personal muses. This episode originally aired on April 13, 2018.

  • Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

    Aug 31 2018

    Rose Byrne, star of Damages, Bridesmaids, and the new film, Juliet, Naked, talks about getting her start in Australian soap operas, and plays a game guessing the titles of Australian releases of American films. Plus, a brand-new round of Fact Bag!

  • Lena Hall: From Yitzhak to Hedwig

    Aug 24 2018

    Tony Award winner Lena Hall tells us about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival. Then she plays a game based on her monthly EP covers project, "Obsessed." This episode originally aired on March 27, 2018.

  • Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

    Aug 17 2018

    Two queens take the stage! Awkwafina, star of Crazy Rich Asians, recommends New York City's best public restrooms. Then, Sasha Velour, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, talks about the power of drag.

  • William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

    Aug 10 2018

    William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place. Then New York Times ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins in a game about everyday ethics. This episode originally aired on March 16, 2018.

  • Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

    Aug 03 2018

    Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself. Plus, our mystery guest is a Senior Content Insights Manager. What is that? This episode originally aired on March 2, 2018.

  • Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

    Jul 27 2018

    Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer — and shares stories from her early days on TV. Plus, a music parody game where ABBA and Nobel Prizes collide.

  • Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

    Jul 20 2018

    Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle, and portraying one of the only woman conductors on television. Then we challenge her to a game about real and fake operas. This episode originally aired on Feb. 16, 2018.

  • Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight

    Jul 13 2018

    Darlene Love, the legendary singer and star of the documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom, reflects on her career, and collaborating with artists like Tom Jones and Elvis Presley. Plus, Ophira and Jonathan debut a new game called Fact Bag.

  • Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

    Jul 06 2018

    AMA blasts off to D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield! He talks about the challenges of spending five months in space, gives tips on playing space guitar. This episode originally aired on Feb. 8, 2018.

  • Francois Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

    Jun 29 2018

    AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons. Known for his role as Officer Clemmons on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he reflects on his life and the film Won't You Be My Neighbor.

  • Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BLEEP

    Jun 22 2018

    Mary Wiseman, from Star Trek: Discovery, talks about the passion of the fandom, and plays a game inspired by her being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear. This episode originally aired on Jan. 26, 2018.

  • Ed Helms: Tag Me In

    Jun 15 2018

    Actor Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag and shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers. Plus, Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield joins for a game about his favorite summer jams. And Jonathan Coulton loses a Tony Award!

  • Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

    Jun 08 2018

    Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the film Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. This episode originally aired on Jan. 12, 2018.

  • Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob

    Jun 01 2018

    Ethan Slater, the titular star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, shares his journey to the Tony-nominated role. The musical's book-writer, Kyle Jarrow, joins Slater for a game about sad songs with an optimistic, spongy twist.

  • Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie

    May 25 2018

    Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. This episode originally aired Dec. 1, 2017.

  • Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative

    May 18 2018

    Actor Diane Guerrero talks about working on Orange Is The New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives. Plus, she talks about her new young adult memoir about her family's immigration struggle.

  • Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift

    May 11 2018

    AMA's at Hard Rock Live Orlando! Roxane Gay talks about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and her 243-point Scrabble play. This episode originally aired on December 15, 2017.

  • Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo

    May 04 2018

    Jenn Colella talks about befriending the real-life inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away, then plays a game about Broadway musical-related tattoos.

  • Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two

    Apr 27 2018

    We're back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust. This episode originally aired on November 3, 2017.

  • Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

    Apr 20 2018

    AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes. Featuring D'Arcy Carden, Brett Gelman, Missi Pyle, and Paul Scheer, plus music by Aimee Mann! This episode originally aired on October 27, 2017.

  • Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

    Apr 13 2018

    Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks us through the challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi. Then we challenge the actor, filmmaker, and photographer to a game about his personal muses.

  • Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

    Apr 06 2018

    Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on The Blacklist. This episode originally aired on November 17, 2017.

  • Lena Hall: From Yitzhak To Hedwig

    Mar 30 2018

    Tony Award winner Lena Hall talks about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival. Then she plays a game based on her monthly EP covers project, "Obsessed."

  • Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science

    Mar 23 2018

    Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer. This episode originally aired on August 4, 2017.

  • William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

    Mar 16 2018

    William Jackson Harper shares where he was (physically and emotionally) when he was cast on The Good Place. Then, New York Times ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah joins him in a game about everyday ethics.

  • Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

    Mar 09 2018

    Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film The Watcher in the Woods, and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting The Girlfriend Experience into a format-breaking series. This episode originally aired September 29, 2017.

  • Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

    Mar 02 2018

    Magician Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic tricks in his off-Broadway show 'In & Of Itself.' Plus, our mystery guest is a Senior Content Insights Manager. What is that?

  • Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'

    Feb 23 2018

    Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the Sundance Now series Riviera. This episode originally aired on September 15, 2017.

  • Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

    Feb 16 2018

    Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle, and portraying one of the only woman conductors on television. Then we challenge her to a game about real and fake operas.

  • Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

    Feb 09 2018

    We blast off to D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield! He talks about the challenges of spending five months in space, gives tips on playing space guitar, and plays a game about winter sports.

  • Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

    Feb 02 2018

    Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge him to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything. This episode originally aired on October 13, 2017.

  • Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BEEP

    Jan 26 2018

    Mary Wiseman, Cadet Tilly on Star Trek: Discovery, tells us about the passion of the fandom, and plays a game inspired by her being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear.

  • Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

    Jan 19 2018

    Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This episode originally aired on August 25, 2017.

  • Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

    Jan 12 2018

    Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church, about a genderqueer teen finding community in the NYC ballroom scene. Plus, he's gotta guess 'em all in a Pokémon challenge!

  • Movie Favorites

    Jan 05 2018

    We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games, plus our interview with actor-director brothers Jay and Mark Duplass. If it goes well enough, we'll produce three sequels and a prequel.

  • Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'

    Dec 29 2017

    Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are. This episode originally aired on June 16, 2017.

  • Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

    Dec 22 2017

    Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. With special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper!

  • Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift

    Dec 15 2017

    AMA is at Hard Rock Live in Orlando! Roxane Gay talks about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and her 243-point Scrabble play. Plus, a game about her favorite movies, The Fast and the Furious.

  • Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction

    Dec 08 2017

    Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling YA series, The Land of Stories. This episode originally aired on July 14, 2017.

  • Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie

    Dec 01 2017

    Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.

  • Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'

    Nov 24 2017

    Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor talk about '90s comedy and nostalgia. Then, they guess which of them said a famous line of movie and TV dialogue. This episode originally aired on July 28, 2017.

  • Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

    Nov 17 2017

    Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on 'The Blacklist.' Inspired by her voiceover work, we play a game about celebrity audiobooks.

  • Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces

    Nov 10 2017

    From Netflix's GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. This episode originally aired on Friday, June 30, 2017.

  • Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two

    Nov 03 2017

    We're back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust. Plus, a special game with Bulleye's Jesse Thorn.

  • Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

    Oct 27 2017

    AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants! Featuring D'Arcy Carden, Brett Gelman, Missi Pyle, and Paul Scheer, plus music by special guest Aimee Mann!

  • Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

    Oct 20 2017

    Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, teaches us about presidential pets. And David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons. This episode originally aired on October 14, 2016.

  • Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

    Oct 13 2017

    Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss. Then we challenge the notorious debunker to a game we call Adam Fixes Everything, about famously broken things.

  • Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?

    Oct 06 2017

    Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting and we put her crafting expertise in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian?" This episode originally aired April 14, 2017.

  • Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

    Sep 29 2017

    Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film 'The Watcher in the Woods,' and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting 'The Girlfriend Experience' into a format-breaking series.

  • Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals

    Sep 22 2017

    Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition and we quiz them on Disney soundtracks. This episode originally aired on May 26, 2017.

  • Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'

    Sep 15 2017

    Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera, then plays a game inspired by her role in the Bourne films and her love for the singer Morrissey.

  • Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes

    Sep 08 2017

    Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now." Then we quiz her on strange episodes of classic sitcoms. This episode originally aired on March 17th, 2017.

  • AMA Favorites: Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'N' Roll Edition

    Sep 01 2017

    Crank your stereo up to 11! This week, Ask Me Another touches on the holy trinity of debauchery in a compilation episode devoted to games about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

  • Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

    Aug 25 2017

    Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. We quiz the 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' fan on famous poems rewritten about characters from the series.

  • Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

    Aug 18 2017

    Ask Me Another is in Phoenix, Arizona with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic and his working relationship with Teller. This episode originally aired on April 28, 2017.

  • Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week

    Aug 11 2017

    Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals. This episode originally aired on May 12, 2017.

  • Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science

    Aug 04 2017

    Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer. Then this STEM advocate plays "Two Truths and a Lie."

  • Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'

    Jul 28 2017

    Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor, the stars of the Broadway revival of 'Marvin's Room,' talk about 90s comedy and nostalgia. Then, they guess which of them said a famous line of movie and TV dialogue.

  • Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn

    Jul 21 2017

    Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta resonated with fans and critics in its first season. This episode originally aired on January 27, 2017.

  • Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction

    Jul 14 2017

    Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories. Then we quiz him on unlikely fan fiction.

  • Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger

    Jul 07 2017

    Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. This episode originally aired on Feb. 17, 2017.

  • Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces

    Jun 30 2017

    From Netflix's GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. Then she plays a round of "Wrestling Name, Phish Song or Essie Nail Polish Color."

  • Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

    Jun 23 2017

    Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. This episode originally aired on August 26, 2016.

  • Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'

    Jun 16 2017

    Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, 'Wherever You Go, There They Are.' Then we challenge the former 'Dinner and a Movie' co-host to guess real and fake recipes from the show.

  • Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!

    Jun 09 2017

    Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase. This episode originally aired on December 16, 2016.

  • Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road

    Jun 02 2017

    Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. This episode originally aired on Feb. 3, 2017.

  • AMA Bonus: Tank And The Bangas Full Set

    May 29 2017

    Tiny Desk Contest winner Tank and the Bangas played more music than we could fit into our episode. So here's the entire four-song set! Be sure to check out the full episode in your podcast feed.

  • Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals

    May 26 2017

    Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition. Plus, they throw down on Disney tunes, and play a few of their own!

  • Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary

    May 19 2017

    Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.

  • Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week

    May 12 2017

    Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals. Plus a game about weather forecasters who became celebrities.

  • Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

    May 05 2017

    Ask Me Another brings a little bit of Brooklyn to Dallas with special guest Brooklyn Decker — who talks about acting in the Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie,' and then plays a game of two truths and a lie — boy band edition!

  • AMA Bonus: Ask Me Another Turns Five!

    May 04 2017

    In honor of Ask Me Another's fifth anniversary, host Ophira Eisenberg and puzzle guru Art Chung revisit the show's first episode, and check in with actor and author John Hodgman to see how his life has changed since his first appearance.

  • Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

    Apr 28 2017

    Ask Me Another rises from the ashes in Phoenix, AZ with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic, his strictly working relationship with Teller, and his love of being fooled.

  • Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie

    Apr 21 2017

    Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helpsparody the Styx song "Lady."

  • Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?

    Apr 14 2017

    We travel to the Philadelphia area with Amy Sedaris! She talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting, and we put her crafting expertise in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian?"

  • Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

    Apr 07 2017

    Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.

  • Josh Groban And Lucas Steele: Double Your Pleasure

    Mar 31 2017

    Josh Groban and Lucas Steele from The Great Comet, a musical based on Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, share what makes their show unique, from audience interaction to immersive sound design.

  • Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

    Mar 24 2017

    Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

  • Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes

    Mar 17 2017

    Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now," where celebrities reveal what makes them angry. Then we quiz her on strange episodes of classic sitcoms.

  • Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

    Mar 10 2017

    The Queen Diva of bounce music, Big Freedia, gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

  • Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary

    Mar 03 2017

    Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.

  • Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough

    Feb 24 2017

    Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby-Doo monsters. This episode originally aired on August 5, 2016.

  • AMA Bonus: Roy Wood Jr. Rapid-Fire Questions

    Feb 22 2017

    Comedian Roy Wood Jr. answers a round of rapid-fire questions in this bonus that couldn't fit into our recent episode. Find out what Baskin-Robbins flavors Roy would advise against.

  • Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger

    Feb 17 2017

    Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. Then we quiz him on his favorite pastime—jigsaw puzzles!

  • Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!

    Feb 10 2017

    Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.

  • Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road

    Feb 03 2017

    Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special, 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. Plus, returning contestants take a second shot at AMA glory!

  • Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn

    Jan 27 2017

    Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series "Atlanta" resonated with fans and critics in its first season. Plus, our Mystery Guest has a hobby that most women do not.

  • Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun

    Jan 20 2017

    AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.

  • Cat Cora: Her Kitchen Rules

    Jan 13 2017

    Celebrity Chef Cat Cora dishes on her TV show "My Kitchen Rules" and the strange ways she kept her edge on "Iron Chef America." Plus, she guesses odd dishes made up of rhyming foods like "steak cake."

  • Connie Britton And Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls' (R)

    Jan 06 2017

    AMA heads to Nashville! NPR's Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride talks about her writing process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.

  • Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums (R)

    Dec 30 2016

    AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.

  • Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir (R)

    Dec 23 2016

    Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.

  • Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!

    Dec 16 2016

    Author Jason Porath talks rebellious, unapologetic, and brave women in "Rejected Princesses." Then Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase.

  • Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By

    Dec 09 2016

    Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo explains the challenges of keeping the Star Wars universe together. Plus contestants from all over the country phone in for an entirely in-studio episode.

  • Literary Favorites

    Dec 02 2016

    Why read books when you can play games about them? Join us as we revisit our favorite literary-themed games. Plus, a novel interview with author and actress Lauren Weedman. It's a real page turner!

  • Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk? (R)

    Nov 25 2016

    NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk. This Episode originally aired June 3, 2016.

  • Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid, Christian Cooke: The Art Of More

    Nov 18 2016

    Dennis Quaid and Christian Cooke from the Crackle series The Art Of More reveal their odd jobs and set mishaps. And co-star Cary Elwes tests his wits in a game inspired by The Princess Bride.

  • Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

    Nov 11 2016

    We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!

  • Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights (R)

    Nov 04 2016

    Comedian Wyatt Cenac talks puppets and writing letters to SNL that landed him an internship at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

  • TV Favorites!

    Oct 28 2016

    Get ready for TV on the radio! We revisit TV-themed games, including bizarre season finales and classic theme songs. Then we find out what Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Emily Nussbaum is watching.

  • Ti West And James Ransone: In A Valley Of Trivia

    Oct 21 2016

    Director Ti West and actor James Ransone discuss their new Western In a Valley of Violence. Then they duel it out in a trivia game, proving that the AMA stage is big enough for the both of them.

  • Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

    Oct 14 2016

    Javier Muñoz, the new Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical, teaches us about some presidential pets. And David Harbour from Netflix's Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons, AMA style.

  • Connie Britton And Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls'

    Oct 07 2016

    AMA heads to Nashville! NPR Music critic Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride reveals her songwriting process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.

  • George Takei: Oh Myyy (R)

    Sep 30 2016

    Best known as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek, the actor, activist and social media sensation talks about Allegiance, the musical inspired by his life, and dramatically reads some especially mundane directions.

  • Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

    Sep 23 2016

    Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.

  • Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (R)

    Sep 16 2016

    Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless talk about their beloved characters Ash and Xena and about their TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This show originally aired on October 23, 2015.

  • Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie

    Sep 09 2016

    Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her new series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helps parody the Styx song "Lady."

  • David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions (R)

    Sep 02 2016

    Comedian and actor David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character on the IFC series Todd Margaret after a long hiatus. Plus, he plays a game against his wife actress Amber Tamblyn.

  • Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

    Aug 26 2016

    Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. Plus, a Mystery Guest has hired some unusual summer workers.

  • The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date (R)

    Aug 19 2016

    This week, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is. Plus, the band plays a Seinfeld-themed version of the game Taboo.

  • AMA Bonus: Craig Robinson On 'Morris From America'

    Aug 17 2016

    In this extended interview, Craig Robinson from "The Office" tells a story about when he worked in an actual office. Then he shares his thoughts on his new movie, "Morris From America."

  • Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris?

    Aug 12 2016

    Director Ira Sachs and actor Jennifer Ehle share the inside scoop on their movie Little Men. Then, fashion writer Garance Doré must finally choose: Paris, or New York?

  • Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough

    Aug 05 2016

    Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby Doo monsters.

  • Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: Looking For Answers (R)

    Jul 29 2016

    Actors Jonathan Groff and Raúl Castillo play a will-they-or-won't-they couple in HBO's Looking and recreate their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.

  • Loudon Wainwright III: 'Please Discover Me Now!'

    Jul 22 2016

    Singer-songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III joins us to read some clues and play some tunes, including a new song in which he imagines what a world in which Donald Trump became President.

  • Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood (R)

    Jul 15 2016

    Sonia Manzano talks about retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after 44 years. And Emilio Delgado, who plays her TV husband Luis, joins for a game about the lesser-known puppets in the show's past.

  • Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

    Jul 08 2016

    This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

  • Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included (R)

    Jul 01 2016

    Live from Central Park's SummerStage Festival, it's a special '80s-themed episode of Ask Me Another, with the creator and cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

  • Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums

    Jun 24 2016

    AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.

  • Kimiko Glenn: Celine Di-On It!

    Jun 17 2016

    Kimiko Glenn from Orange is the New Black and the musical Waitress talks about her quick turn-around from audition to regular on the Netflix. Then she sings her heart out to Celine Dion hits.

  • Lulu Miller And Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion (R)

    Jun 10 2016

    From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.

  • AMA Bonus Game: Not The Band You're Looking For

    Jun 07 2016

    In this bonus game, we'll give the rough opposite of a band's name; you give us the name of the band. For example, if we said VIDEO FEET, you'd say, RADIO HEAD.

  • Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk?

    Jun 03 2016

    NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare (R)

    May 27 2016

    Sir Patrick Stewart talks about living in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his new show Blunt Talk. Then, Sir Patrick recites well-known song lyrics with the gravitas of a West End performance.

  • AMA Bonus: Extended Mike Rowe Interview

    May 24 2016

    In this extended interview from Ask Me Another's show in Orlando, Florida, Mike Rowe talks about everything — from his new podcast, The Way I Heard It, to what he learned from Dirty Jobs about job creation and the skills gap.

  • Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!

    May 20 2016

    Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.

  • Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister (R)

    May 13 2016

    Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Plus, Aduba plays against her sister in a game about the TV shows they watched as kids.

  • C2E2: Rose McGowan

    May 06 2016

    Director and actress Rose McGowan joins us at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to talk about how she's challenging the entertainment industry. Plus, Lucasfilm's Andi Gutierrez tells us about the world of Star Wars Twitter parody accounts.

  • Alia Shawkat And Jeremy Saulnier: In The 'Green Room'

    Apr 29 2016

    Director Jeremy Saulnier and actress Alia Shawkat join us to talk punk rock and their latest thriller Green Room.

  • AMA Bonus: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'The Guilty Ones'

    Apr 21 2016

    Ahead of the release of Ask Me Another's episode with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and actor performs a cover of Duncan Sheik's "The Guilty Ones" from Odom's self-titled debut album — with guitarist Robin Macatangay. Tune in on April 21 for the full episode.

  • Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir

    Apr 15 2016

    Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.

  • Unbreakable Tituss Burgess (R)

    Apr 14 2016

    Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

  • AMA Bonus Game: Dial Tones

    Apr 12 2016

    In this Ask Me Another bonus, we turn our phone into a musical instrument to play a round of name that tune.

  • Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

    Apr 07 2016

    Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

  • AMA Bonus: Jason Jones' Ballsy Piece For 'The Daily Show'

    Apr 05 2016

    The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.

  • Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane (R)

    Mar 31 2016

    This week, Ask Me Another travels to St. Louis to speak with Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld about her Laura Bush obsession and the similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey.

  • Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights

    Mar 24 2016

    The comedian talks about his love of puppets and the challenge of releasing his latest album, Furry Dumb Fighter, on vinyl. Plus, Viceland's Hailey Gates reflects on fashion weeks in unlikely places.

  • Aasif Mandvi: Smooth Criminal (R)

    Mar 17 2016

    The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi discusses what it means to be a satirist of color on TV, and then moonwalks his way through a trivia game about the King of Pop.

  • Mark and Jay Duplass: 'People Give Us Blazers!'

    Mar 10 2016

    From Sundance to HBO, Mark and Jay Duplass have done it all! On the Ask Me Another stage, the brothers talk filmmaking, their lack of sibling rivalry, and blazers.

  • Sketchfest 2016: Phil Johnston, Steve Sansweet, And Mo Willems

    Mar 03 2016

    Ask Me Another returns to San Francisco with the co-writer of Disney's Zootopia and Wreck-it Ralph, Phil Johnston, along with Star Wars collector Steve Sansweet and children's book author Mo Willems!

  • Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes (R)

    Feb 25 2016

    Broadway star Sutton Foster talks about losing Star Search, winning two Tonys, and playing a 40-year-old pretending to be a 26-year-old on TV. Plus, variations on the titular song from Anything Goes!

  • Adrian Tomine: Cover Me

    Feb 18 2016

    Illustrator best-known for his comic book series Optic Nerve, Adrian Tomine discusses his proudest New Yorker cover, his latest collection Killing and Dying, and parenthood.

  • Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet (R)

    Feb 11 2016

    This week, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep, dark secrets.

  • Anna Chlumsky: Veep Of The Rings

    Feb 04 2016

    Former child actress Anna Chlumsky talks about her return to acting on HBO's Veep and her love of Lord of the Rings. Plus, travel back in time with the Beatles' "Get Back."

  • George Takei: Oh Myyy

    Jan 28 2016

    TV and Broadway and Twitter, Oh Myyy!

  • Matthew Weiner: A Mad Men Endgame (R)

    Jan 22 2016

    Ahead of the series finale of Mad Men, creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.

  • Taran Killam: The Day Before Sunday In Real Time

    Jan 14 2016

    Live from The Bell House, it's Taran Killam! The Saturday Night Live cast member describes his approach to celebrity impressions before taking on famous SNL catchphrases from the show's history.

  • David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions

    Jan 07 2016

    Ahead of the season premiere of Todd Margaret, David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character after a long hiatus. Plus, Cross plays against his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn.

  • John Darnielle: 'Til Death Metal Do Us Part (R)

    Dec 31 2015

    Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves and old-timey occupations sound so alike? Then get loud with The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, as he explores the heart of death metal.

  • AMA Bonus: The Eyeballs You're Born With

    Dec 28 2015

    True or False: The eyeballs you're born with are the same size they'll be for the rest of your life.

  • Kids' Favorites!

    Dec 24 2015

    Revisit some games the whole family can enjoy! From games about silly sounds to an unusual VIP who couldn't make it to our live show, this episode is sure to bring out the child in us all.

  • Holiday Spectacular 2014 (R)

    Dec 17 2015

    This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic.

  • AMA Bonus: Guinea Pigs In Switzerland

    Dec 15 2015

    True or False: In Switzerland, it's illegal to own fewer than two guinea pigs.

  • Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie!

    Dec 10 2015

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper talks about how she got her comedy start pitching headlines to The Onion, and about her experience hosting the Today Show.

  • Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion

    Dec 03 2015

    From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.

  • Smitten With The Mitten State (R)

    Nov 26 2015

    Ann Arbor is a city of many nicknames, and this week we add 'Puzzleville, USA.' Listen as Michiganders do math at the movies, try on famous hats and make the sounds of sports mascots. Go Blue!

  • Ingrid Michaelson: Quiz Me The Way I Am (R)

    Nov 19 2015

    The indie pop singer performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent, and covers a song by Somebody That You Used to Know.

  • Peter Sarsgaard: A Day In The Life

    Nov 12 2015

    The star of the film Experimenter, Peter Sarsgaard, explains why he works five hours a week at his neighborhood grocery co-op. Plus, the executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

  • SNL's Taran Killam On Recent Host Donald Trump

    Nov 11 2015

    Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam reveals what it was like working with Donald Trump when he hosted the show last weekend. Plus, Killam explains what goes into the perfect Trump impersonation.

  • Gilbert Gottfried: Too Soon! (R)

    Nov 05 2015

    The legendary stand-up talks about the lines that can't be crossed in comedy, and in a game about famous romances throughout history, whispers sweet nothings into your ear-- with his signature voice.

  • Bruce Vs. The Blood Keg

    Oct 30 2015

    VIP: Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless

  • Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead

    Oct 29 2015

    In time for Halloween, Bruce Campbell pumps us up for TV's long-awaited Ash vs. Evil Dead. Then co-star Lucy Lawless joins Campbell onstage for a game that puts their undead expertise to the test.

  • Bruce Vs. The Walking Dead

    Oct 22 2015

    VIP: Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless

  • R.L. Stine: Games That Go 'Goosebumps' In The Night (R)

    Oct 22 2015

    Best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street) inspires games designed to scare the answers out of you. Plus: what scares the man whose job it is to scare kids of all ages?

  • Welcome To Night Vale: All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show! (R)

    Oct 15 2015

    The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

  • The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

    Oct 08 2015

    This week, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is. Plus, the band plays a Seinfeld-themed version of the game Taboo.

  • Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage (R)

    Oct 01 2015

    Ask Me Another travels to San Francisco for this celebrity-packed episode, featuring Alex Borstein of Family Guy, The Incredibles' Brad Bird, and Dan Savage.

  • Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood

    Sep 24 2015

    Sonia Manzano talks about retiring her role of Maria on Sesame Street after forty-four years. Then, her TV husband Emilio Delgado joins for a game about the lesser-known puppets of the show's past.

  • Teen Angstagrams

    Sep 17 2015

    Decode devious anagrams with novelist Meg Wolitzer. The author of The Interestings talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel, Belzhar, and her adolescent journaling habits.

  • Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes

    Sep 10 2015

    Broadway's Sutton Foster talks about losing Star Search, winning two Tonys, and playing a 40-year-old pretending to be a 26-year-old on TV. Plus, variations on the titular song from Anything Goes!

  • Foodie: The Other 'F' Word

    Sep 03 2015

    Two professional competitive eaters square off in a game inspired by a Twisted Sister song. And V.I.P., Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport, dishes about culinary trends and the scourge of Yelp.

  • Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister

    Aug 27 2015

    Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Plus, Aduba plays against her sister in a game about the TV shows they watched as kids.

  • NPR Saved Sir Patrick Stewart's Life

    Aug 21 2015

    Sir Patrick Stewart would have run naked and screaming through the streets of LA if it hadn't been for NPR.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

    Aug 20 2015

    Sir Patrick Stewart talks about living in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his new show Blunt Talk. Then, Sir Patrick recites well-known song lyrics with the gravitas of a West End performance.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart Loves Chicken Wings

    Aug 19 2015

    Sir Patrick Stewart talks about the chicken wings that changed his life.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart Reads Beck

    Aug 18 2015

    In this AMA bonus, Sir Patrick Stewart recites (and emphatically refuses to sing) Beck lyrics.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart On Becoming A Brooklynite

    Aug 17 2015

    Sir Patrick Stewart recounts one of his first run-ins in Brooklyn. Spoiler: nothing fazes a hipster, not even a knight.

  • Road Tripping: Favorites Edition

    Aug 13 2015

    It's road trip time as we revisit some of our favorite travel-related games.

  • Stark Raving Mad

    Aug 06 2015

    Comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black tells you what he thinks about everything from child beauty pageants to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of Cookie Monster.

  • Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included

    Jul 30 2015

    Live from Central Park's SummerStage Festival, it's a special '80s-themed episode of Ask Me Another, with the creator and cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

  • Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane

    Jul 23 2015

    This week, Ask Me Another travels to St. Louis to speak with Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld about her Laura Bush obsession and the similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey.

  • Sir Patrick Stewart Recites Taylor Swift's Blank Space

    Jul 17 2015

    Sir Patrick Stewart joins host Ophira Eisenberg to play a lyrical game. Hear his rendition of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," and tune in August 20th for the full episode with Sir Patrick Stewart!

  • The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

    Jul 16 2015

    Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus, a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" music game.

  • AMA Bonus: The Gaffigans On Food

    Jul 10 2015

    Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan discuss their differences of opinion when it comes to eating AND writing about eating.

  • Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet

    Jul 09 2015

    This week, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep, dark secrets.

  • AMA Bonus: Ellie Kemper On The Today Show

    Jul 08 2015

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper joins us on the AMA stage to talk TV, positivity, and her current stint as a host on The Today Show. Stay tuned for the full episode, out later this year.

  • Results May Vary

    Jul 02 2015

    This week, indie actor Kevin Corrigan talks about working with Martin Scorsese twice over two decades, and playing against type in his new romantic comedy, Results. Plus, a game about celebrity workout tapes.

  • Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia

    Jun 25 2015

    Soul-pop band Lake Street Dive reveals how it kills time on the tour bus: singing '90s hits, playing songs on balloons and a game called "Guess Butt." Plus, hear some tunes off Bad Self Portraits. This episode originally aired on October 17, 2014.

  • Trivia Freaks And Puzzle Geeks

    Jun 18 2015

    This week, Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and Spy, discusses why funny women should be bigger stars, and reflects on the legacy of Freaks and Geeks. This episode originally aired July 19, 2013.

  • They Might Be Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

    Jun 11 2015

    This week, alt-rock duo They Might Be Giants return to talk about the revival of their '80s answering machine service, "Dial-A-Song." Plus they lead a game where you have to be wrong to win.

  • AMA Bonus: Sutton Foster Preview

    Jun 04 2015

    Ahead of the season-one finale of hit show 'Younger', Sutton Foster joins us to play a Broadway themed game.

  • Live. Puzzle. Repeat.

    Jun 04 2015

    Get your popcorn ready for a thrilling, action-packed hour, as our V.I.P., Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, shares his formula for making an edgy, mind-blowing blockbuster film. This episode originally aired July 10, 2014.

  • Veep Of The Rings

    May 28 2015

    This week, former child actress Anna Chlumsky talks about her return to acting on HBO's Veep and her love of Lord of the Rings. Plus, travel back in time with the Beatles' "Get Back."

  • Potters Love Puns

    May 21 2015

    This week's Very Important Puzzler, designer and potter Jonathan Adler, creates his eye-catching home furnishings much like we aim to design our games — to be colorful, witty and full of joy. This episode originally aired on January 9, 2014.

  • AMA Bonus: The Milk Carton Kids' Secret Of The Stars

    May 19 2015

    The Milk Carton Kids play Secret Of The Stars from their new album Monterey, live on the Ask Me Another stage. Album available 5/19/2015.

  • AMA Bonus: Extended Matthew Weiner Interview

    May 15 2015

    Extended Interview: Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.

  • A Mad Men Endgame

    May 14 2015

    Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success, and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.

  • AMA Bonus: Don Draper Pitches Matthew Weiner

    May 12 2015

    Coming up this week, we talk with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner about the end of his landmark TV series, and put him in the puzzle hot seat with a little help from his friends. Hear the entire episode with Matthew Weiner starting May 14th, 2015.

  • His Dark Material

    May 07 2015

    This week, nothing is taboo as we chat with the "Dark Prince of Comedy" Anthony Jeselnik, get snarky about sharks and sing along to a classier version of Sisqo's "Thong Song." This episode originally aired on August 14th, 2014

  • The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

    Apr 30 2015

    Author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans and discusses his fandoms.This episode originally aired on November 13th, 2014

  • Quiz Me The Way I Am

    Apr 23 2015

    Indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent, and covers a song by Somebody That You Used to Know.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?

    Apr 16 2015

    John Turturro, a regular in films by the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and explosions-loving Michael Bay, recently hit the director's chair himself. How will the Quiz Show star fare on a real game show? This episode originally aired on May 29, 2014.

  • AMA Bonus: Dan Savage Uncut

    Apr 13 2015

    Hear Ophira Eisenberg's unedited interview with legendary sex advice columnist, Dan Savage. LIVE from The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. WARNING: Adult language and themes.

  • Sketchfest 2015: Alex Borstein, Brad Bird and Dan Savage

    Apr 09 2015

    Ask Me Another travels to San Francisco for this celebrity-packed episode, featuring Alex Borstein of Family Guy, The Incredibles' Brad Bird, and Dan Savage.

  • AMA Bonus: Pixar's Brad Bird And His Ratatouille Quest

    Apr 08 2015

    Coming up this week we're LIVE from San Francisco with Pixar's Brad Bird. Here he describes being wined and dined all over Paris in search of the best Ratatouille recipe while doing research for his animated feature film.

  • AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Lands The Daily Show

    Apr 06 2015

    The Daily Show's Senior Muslim Correspondent Aasif Mandvi describes his audition & debut on the show.

  • AMA Bonus: Aasif Mandvi Teaches How To Dance Like Michael Jackson

    Apr 03 2015

    VIP Aasif Mandvi teaches AMA's winning contestant three Michael Jackson dance moves.

  • Smooth Criminal

    Apr 02 2015

    The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi discusses what it means to be a satirist of color on TV, and then moonwalks his way through a trivia game about the King of Pop.

  • Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

    Mar 26 2015

    Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello poutine, good-bye cakepop! This episode originally aired October 9, 2014.

  • Looking For Answers

    Mar 19 2015

    Actors Jonathan Groff and Raúl Castillo play a will-they-or-won't-they couple in HBO's Looking and recreate their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.

  • AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi

    Mar 14 2015

    It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day--and this one's special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.

  • Unbreakable Tituss Burgess

    Mar 12 2015

    Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

  • Leggo My Lego

    Mar 05 2015

    Revisit a cherished childhood hobby with this week's Very Important Puzzler, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya, who builds astounding, life-size sculptures out of those magical bricks. This episode originally aired on March 20, 2014.

  • All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

    Feb 26 2015

    The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.

  • AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil

    Feb 25 2015

    How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.

  • Puzzlehood!

    Feb 20 2015

    Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.

  • AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz

    Feb 13 2015

    Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.

  • The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

    Feb 12 2015

    Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game.

  • Teen Angstagrams

    Feb 05 2015

    Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your favorite mock-tails in a music game called THE TEETOTALLER'S PLAYLIST.

  • Second Chances

    Jan 29 2015

    Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival). Plus, former contestants return to try and redeem themselves in this "second chances" show (Rebroadcast, Episode 327).

  • 'Til Death Metal Do Us Part

    Jan 22 2015

    Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he explores the heart of death metal.

  • A Primate Example

    Jan 15 2015

    (Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightly about his upcoming role in Star Wars VII.

  • Stark Raving Mad

    Jan 08 2015

    What do you think is "the worst"? Let comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black (The Daily Show) tell you what he thinks is the worst, from child beauty pageants to soy lattes to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of Cookie Monster, and a certain R. Kelly hit becomes "Me Believe Me Can Fly."

  • AMA Bonus, Day 12: Lewis Black's Bar Mitzvah Debut

    Jan 05 2015

    On the 12th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lewis Black's B ar Mitzvah gig story.  Hear the full episode with Lewis Black starting this Thursday, Janaury 8th.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 11: New York, I Love It When You're Mean

    Jan 04 2015

    On the 11th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: host Ophira Eisenberg and Julian Velard praising mean ol' NYC.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 9: What Kind of Crazy Are You?

    Jan 02 2015

    On the 9th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a track from Bangs!, host Ophira Eisenberg's new comedy album.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 8: Dr. Ruth, Not Safe for Radio

    Jan 01 2015

    On the 8th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Dr. Ruth detailing modern sexuality.

  • AMA Favorites: The Really Hard Edition

    Jan 01 2015

    This episode is full of subjects known to put fear (or, for some, joy) into your hearts: philosophy, history, math. But fret not. We've put our own spin on them, and injected healthy doses of comedy, music, pop culture and puns. Amid these grueling rounds, get into the head of puzzle editor Art Chung, who reveals the process behind creating the show's games.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 7: New Year's Eve!

    Dec 31 2014

    On the 7th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a New Year's Eve fairy tale from host Ophira Eisenberg.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 6: Gilbert Gottfried at the Friar's Club

    Dec 30 2014

    On the 6th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a tale from Gilbert Gottfried, loudly.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio

    Dec 29 2014

    On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

  • AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition

    Dec 28 2014

    On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers' edibility.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce "Knuffle"?

    Dec 27 2014

    On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing "Knuffle Bunny" properly.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 2: Lake Street Dive Carols on Balloons

    Dec 26 2014

    On the 2nd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lake Street Dive's helium revelry.

  • AMA Bonus, Day 1: Blaze of Gloria

    Dec 25 2014

    On the 1st day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Jonathan Coulton's song of glo-wing glo-ry.

  • Holiday Spectacular 2013

    Dec 24 2014

    Sing a comical rendition of "Deck The Halls" and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.

  • AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming

    Dec 19 2014

    Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha'penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You're welcome. Hear the full 2014 Holiday Spectacular episode on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and askmeanother.npr.org.

  • Holiday Spectacular 2014

    Dec 18 2014

    This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).

  • AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness

    Dec 15 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right answer, just take a cue from these fine folks.  Hear the full Holiday episode starting Thursday, December 18th.  Music: "I Don't Know How To Drive" by Julian Velard. "Ask Me Another Theme" by Jonathan Coulton.

  • This Birbiglian Life

    Dec 11 2014

    (Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.

  • Coupe De Grace

    Dec 04 2014

    This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe.

  • Eat, Play, Love

    Nov 27 2014

    (Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.

  • Let's Do This Thing

    Nov 20 2014

    (Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

  • AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26

    Nov 14 2014

    Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return.  Plus, hear what happens when Neil attempts to classify his writing. It's nearly impossible.  Hear the full episode with VIP Neil Gaiman, "The Model of a Modern Major Game Show," now.

  • The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

    Nov 13 2014

    Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, and discusses his fandoms: beekeeping, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

  • AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman

    Nov 12 2014

    Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.

  • AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut

    Nov 10 2014

    Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.

  • AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

    Nov 06 2014

    In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over even longer periods of time. Then Ethan has an idea. Hear more from Ethan Hawke in our most recent episode, "Puzzlehood."