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Ask Me Another

Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.

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Pie In The Skymall

Sep 29, 2017

There was once a time when airlines didn't allow you to use electronic devices during taxi, landing and takeoff. The only entertainment bored passengers had was an in-flight catalog filled with absurd products no one would ever need. It was called "SkyMall." In this game, contestants tell us if something is a real or fake SkyMall product.

Heard on Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Considering the many dramatic plot twists and turns, you'd think that actors Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton from the Starz show Power would race to the end of the script to make sure their characters make it through the episode alive. Hardwick plays Ghost, a nightclub owner leading a double life as a drug kingpin trying to go straight. Naughton plays his wife, Tasha, who is power hungry in her own right. But now that the show is in its third season, they are not as anxious to read the scripts. "Sometimes you don't wanna know that far ahead.

I'm A Business, Man

Sep 29, 2017

You've heard of "Beats by Dre," the "Oprah Winfrey Network," and Ophira Eisenberg's fragrance line, "Musty Top Notes, by Ophira." Put this knowledge to the test by mashing up the name of a famous person with the name of a company. If we said, "This California Gurls singer tries her hand at men's fashion," you'd answer, "Katy Perry Ellis."

Heard on Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Who You Gonna Call?

Sep 29, 2017

We attempt the most dangerous quiz ever on Ask Me Another — parody "Ghostbusters." We took the "Ghostbusters" theme song and rewrote it to be about other things that end with "busters," such as... gangbusters, or bunker busters.

Heard on Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

You Do Know Jack

Sep 29, 2017

For this final round, every correct answer contains the name "Jack." For example, if we said, "A person who cuts down trees," you'd answer, "He's a lumberjack," and be O.K.

Heard on Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Mystery Guest

Sep 29, 2017

Ophira and Jonathan become the contestants in a round of Mystery Guest. Rebecca McMackin works in Brooklyn, and she has hired some temporary workers to help her out with an interesting problem. Ophira and Jonathan must ask yes or no questions to figure out who these workers are, and what they do.

Heard on Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Get The H Out Of Here

Sep 29, 2017

Shaver saver, tenth tent, hit it. We'll hint at two word phrases like these. Get the second word by removing the letter "H" from the first. That's it!

Heard on Cameron Esposito & Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Comedians often have a moment in childhood that, in hindsight, shapes them into a comic. For Cameron Esposito it may have been that, as a kid, she wore an eyepatch for eight years to correct her crossed eyes. "Yea, so it wasn't really a moment, as [it was] an entire childhood," she told host Ophira Eisenberg. "Just imagine a little sweetie Cammy Esposito: she's got an eye patch, she's got a bowl-cut, she's got glasses and braces. That's right--glasses on top of an eye patch!"

Gandhi Or Jolie?

Sep 29, 2017

"I kinda wanted to be a vampire." Was that said by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mahatma Gandhi, or Academy Award winner and star of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie? This one's harder than you'd think.

Heard on Cameron Esposito & Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Hail To The Chief

Sep 29, 2017

In this final round, every answer contains the last name of a U.S. President. For example, if we said, "In the 1970s, this musical group featured Jermaine, Tito, Jackie, Marlon, and Michael" — you would say, "The Jackson Five."

Heard on Cameron Esposito & Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Dude Stole My Invention

Sep 29, 2017

You know the old saying that behind every successful man, there's a woman who actually did the work but doesn't get any of the credit? We were inspired by true stories of men who took credit for a woman's invention or discovery, and wrote those accounts as if they appeared in a crime blotter.

The Long And The Short Of It

Aug 12, 2016

'E' is the most commonly-used letter in the English language, but you can never have too much of a good thing. In this game, contestants insert the letter 'E' into a common phrase to turn it into a completely different phrase. For example, if we said, "After an hour of Soulcycle, I learned a lot about the bones in my back," you would answer, "SPINE class."

Heard On Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris? Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

Garance Doré: New York Or Paris?

Aug 12, 2016

Ten years ago, Garance Doré was a struggling illustrator and street style photographer in Paris. When she would ask someone with great fashion on the street to take their photograph, they would decline. "I was thirty and broke and my mom wouldn't talk to me anymore," she recounted to host Ophira Eisenberg. Her last-ditch effort was her style blog, which she started in 2006. At first, Doré's blog was the subject of much skepticism from the fashion world.

Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Part Zwei

Aug 12, 2016

The German language has a lot of long, crazily specific words. For example, "kummerspeck" literally means "grief bacon," and refers to the weight you gain from eating your feelings. We give contestants words and their definitions, and they have to figure out: are these real German words, or words we made up?

Heard On Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris? Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Aug 12, 2016

We took the Tears for Fears hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and rewrote it to be about power-hungry fictional characters and organizations. You might think you're trivia royalty, but don't let the power go to your head.

Heard On Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris? Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

Heating Up The Competition

Aug 12, 2016

Every answer contains an object that can be found in a kitchen. For example, if we were to say, "Star of Legally Blonde who won an Academy Award for her role in Walk the Line," you'd say, "Reese WitherSPOON."

Heard On Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris? Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

For Ira Sachs and Jennifer Ehle, moviemaking is less of a job than it is a way of life. Sachs' fascination with the film world began while attending Sundance Film Festival in his early teens. After college, he spent three months in Paris, where he saw three films a day — one hundred and ninety-seven films in total.

The New York Review Of Children's Books

Aug 12, 2016

Contestants guess the piece of classic children's literature based on imagined hoity-toity reviews.

Heard On Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris? Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit NPR.

Mystery Guest

Aug 5, 2016

This week's Mystery Guest is Darren Wong, who is responsible for a hot new food trend. What's interesting about it is that his creation looks like something it's not. Can Ophira Eisenberg and Julian Velard figure out what his creation is, and what it looks like?

Heard on Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

No amount of experience makes an actor completely immune to stage fright. At least, that's what Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci say. Jacobs, who has been acting since she was very young, rose to fame when she landed the role of Britta in the acclaimed ensemble TV comedy Community. Since then, she has guest starred on Lena Dunham's Girls, and snagged a leading role in Judd Apatow's Netflix comedy series, Love.

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