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NPR's exciting show featuring puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of a live audience. Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.

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Who What When Where Why

Nov 30, 2018

We find out WHO the winner is in this final round, in which all of the answers begin with who, what, when, where, or why.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

Amber Ruffin Says What!?

Nov 30, 2018

Before Amber Ruffin began writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers, she performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City. However, a rejection from Saturday Night Live marked a turning point in Ruffin's career.

Gregorian Makeover

Nov 30, 2018

In this word game, contestants mash-up months and days of the week with other words, phrases and names.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

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ZZ Topics

Nov 16, 2018

Every answer in this final round contains the consecutive letters "Z-Z."

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

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When Mo Amer was nine, he left his home in Kuwait with his mother and sister. "It was a tough time," he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn. "We fled war in Kuwait and we ended up in Houston, Texas. Which is a natural destination for refugees."

Texas is where Amer first experienced stand up comedy. "I saw stand up for the first time when I was ten at the rodeo, and I told my brother that this is what I want to do for a living," he recalled.

Breaking Up

Nov 16, 2018

The lyrics to Alanis Morissette's classic break-up anthem "You Oughta Know" are rewritten to be about people and things that famously "broke up."

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

Michael C. Hall: Based On Nothing

Nov 2, 2018

Before Michael C. Hall played a funeral director on HBO's Six Feet Under, he had many odd jobs: He worked as bartender, a busboy, a knife salesman, and a suit salesman, among other things. But as he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, his worst pre-career posting was working as an operating room recovery room technician. "Being the first thing people saw when they woke up from anesthesia... intubation breath is the worst breath, that first exhale when you're like on the elevator and they're facing up at you and there's just nowhere to go."

Gibberish Lyrics

Nov 2, 2018

Can you say that again? Ophira and Jonathan deliver dramatic readings of nonsense song lyrics, and contestants try to identify the artist who made the song famous.

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

Bad Ideas From The Past

Nov 2, 2018

Sometimes even the smartest people get things wrong. In this game, contestants answer questions about things that some of history's supposedly great minds once thought were true.

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

What's More

Oct 19, 2018

Sometimes less is more, but not today. In this final round, contestants must pick which of two things there's more of.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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Fact Bag

Oct 19, 2018

7UP. Pennies. Charles Dickens. It's time for your favorite bag of facts. Fact Bag is back!

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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1990s Nostalgia

Oct 19, 2018

Break out the brown lipstick and buckle your jelly sandals! In this 1990s themed music parody game, contestants must identify events and cultural phenomena from the 1990s.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

Month To Month

Oct 5, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a month of the year.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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Two weeks before Kickstarter launched in 2009, Jill Sobule released her own crowdfunded record, California Years. Sobule began her fundraising efforts a year before the crowdfunding behemoth came into existence. She told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, that Kickstarter's founders even contacted her to gain insight on the crowdfunding process: "What an idiot! Why didn't I think of making it as a business?" she said.

Word Capitals

Oct 5, 2018

An atlas and a dictionary combine powers in this game where every answer is a word that contains the name of a world capital.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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Mystery Guest

Sep 28, 2018

Like the members of the Ask Me Another team, Bernadette Libonate's job involves a lot of questions. In this segment, Ophira and Jonathan turn the tables and ask her a lot of questions to find out what she does.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

#Girlbosses

Sep 28, 2018

People may call Bruce Springsteen "The Boss," but these high-powered women are the ones really in charge. In this musical parody, Springsteen songs are rewritten to be about notable women in the business world.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

Myth Connections

Sep 28, 2018

Do you know your myths from Aeneas to Zeus? In this final round, every answer contains a mythological figure.

Heard on DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come.

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Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

Sep 14, 2018

Before they were Matt and Kim, the pop duo known for ecstatic live shows and inventive music videos, they were Kim Schifino and Matt Johnson, two art students at the Pratt Institute in New York. At The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri, NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg asked which came first: Matt and Kim the couple, or Matt and Kim the band? "The doing it came first," Johnson said.

Fact Bag

Sep 14, 2018

The fact bag is back and ready to fact you up. Facts about Clydesdales. Facts about Lewis and Clark. Facts about weird dog studies. Fact bag is always and forever. Long live fact bag.

Heard on Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die.

Crazy Twain

Sep 14, 2018

In this music parody, lyrics to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" are changed to be about Missouri-native Mark Twain.

Heard on Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die.

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Why Haven't You Called?

Aug 31, 2018

The lyrics of songs about the telephone are changed to be about other forms of communication. "Can you hear me now?" I can't hear you respond; radio works only one-way.

Heard on Rose Byrne-ing Down The House.

Alphabet Soup

Aug 31, 2018

In this final round, every answer is a letter of the alphabet. Why is "B" very cool? Because it's sitting in the "A-C"! No? O-K.

Heard on Rose Byrne-ing Down The House.

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Fact Bag

Aug 31, 2018

Ophira and Jonathan are back at it again with the Fact Bag! What's that? A trivia question is pulled from its depths. A debate ensues. The answer is revealed. End scene.

Heard on Rose Byrne-ing Down The House.

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Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

Aug 31, 2018

Rose Byrne has her older sister to thank for launching her acting career. When Byrne was eight years old, her sister told their parents that Rose ought to study acting. "I was very shy," she told NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. "I think they thought it would help me come out of my shell, perhaps." Byrne, who grew up in Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, joined the Australian Theatre for Young People and discovered her love of acting.

Emojis Louise

Aug 17, 2018

In this final round, every answer is also an emoji, according to the Unicode Consortium. *sunglasses emoji*

Heard on Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens.

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Sasha Velour is a winner. In June of 2017, the drag queen took home the crown on season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race. More than a year later, she's still using her queendom to spread the word about drag, and challenge perceptions about the art form.

On stage at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York, Velour was dressed in yards of shiny silver fabric adorned with hundreds of huge, multicolored gems. She described the look to NPR's Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg as "a crown as a dress," or "what Queen Nosferatu wears to her daughter's lesbian summer wedding."

Banned Books on the Run

Aug 17, 2018

The lyrics of the Wings song "Band on the Run" are changed to be about books that were once banned, censored or challenged in the United States. It's trivia turned up to 451 degrees Fahrenheit.

Heard on Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens.

Final Round: The Time Has Come

Jul 27, 2018

Time flies — it's the final round already! In this rapidfire game, each answer has a word associated with time or timekeeping in it.

Heard on Jessica Walter's Alter Egos.

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The Order Of The Universe

Jul 27, 2018

Our ultra-competitive guest musician Julian Velard faces off against the audience in this space-themed game. See if he shoots for the moon, or spaces out.

Heard on Jessica Walter's Alter Egos.

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