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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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Palindrome Thunderdome

Mar 15, 2019

A trivia game that will make you say "ah, ha"! In this tricky final round, every answer is a two-word palindrome.

Head on Aparna Nancherla: Introvert Goes 'Corporate'

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Fact Bag With Aparna Nancherla

Mar 15, 2019

Ophira, Jonathan, and comedian Aparna Nancherla team up to guess the answers to our brain-tickling facts, conveniently stored in a bag. Fact Bag!

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Closing Time

Mar 15, 2019

You make me feel like a Natural... Wonders? In this music parody game, contestants identify retail chains that went out of business.

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New York City Landmarks

Mar 1, 2019

Eggheads take on the Big Apple: In this audio quiz, contestants must identify the New York City landmark based on descriptions provided by real residents and tourists.

As heard on Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again.

Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again

Mar 1, 2019

How has comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan's relationship with his wife Jeannie evolved over their 15 years of marriage? "I've become more and more frightened of her," Gaffigan deadpanned to Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York. "I was very resistant to [collaborating], but now it's full-on codependency."

Middle School Book Report

Mar 1, 2019

For everyone who thinks The Catcher in the Rye is about a baseball star stuck in a loaf bread, this game is for you. Contestants must identify books based on fictional book reports written by middle schoolers who only read the work's title.

As heard on Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again.

Love Is Love Is Love Is Love Is Love

Feb 15, 2019

In this heart-pounding finale, contestants tackle trivia questions where each answer contains the word "love."

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Meet The Expert: Esther Perel

Feb 15, 2019

In this edition of Meet the Expert, Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at The Bell House in New York, talks Esther Perel, a renowned couples therapist and host of the podcast Where Should We Begin?. Having just finished its third season, the podcast documents Perel as she leads live counseling sessions with real couples coping with sexlessness, infidelity, and loss.

Change Of Heart

Feb 15, 2019

Liver lovers, rejoice! In this music parody game, songs with the word "heart" in the title are rewritten to make them about other bodily organs.

Heard on Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

Days And Confused

Feb 1, 2019

In this final round, contestants answer trivia where every answer ends with the word or sound "day."

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Did You Just Eat That?

Feb 1, 2019

Yuck! Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change separate icky food fact from fiction with the help of Clemson University food science professor, Paul Dawson, author of the book Did You Just Eat That? Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab.

Classics On Classics

Feb 1, 2019

In this music parody game, classic rock songs are rewritten to be about what colleges refer to as "Classics." Warning: This game rocks harder than Medusa's victims.

Heard on Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade.

Revivals

Jan 18, 2019

Clear! Contestants are quizzed on things famously revived, to the tune of songs between 100-120 BPM—the correct pace for CPR chest compressions.

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Actually, It Is Brain Surgery

Jan 18, 2019

Time to use those noggins: Contestants channel their inner neurologists to answer some head-scratching, brain-related trivia.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

Alter Egos

Jan 18, 2019

Harry Houdini or Harry Hou-dat? In this nail-biter finale, contestants must provide the famous alter-ego of a real or fictional person.

Heard on Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

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Capital Schleps

Jan 4, 2019

It really doesn't get any more "Ask Me Another" than this: In this final round, every clue is an anagram of a capital city.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Fact Bag

Jan 4, 2019

Fact Bag is back. Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton rummage through an actual bag filled with actual facts. Fact Bag.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Grey's Monopoly

Jan 4, 2019

If you've ever played "Operation" and lost, maybe you'll have better luck with this word game where board games are mashed up with body parts.

Heard on Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

Family Gathering

Dec 21, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a word for a family member or relative.

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Unhappy Holiday

Dec 21, 2018

Unleash your inner Grinch in this word game where cheerful icons of the holiday season are mashed up with things that are not happy.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

San Dieg-O Holy Night

Dec 21, 2018

Sick and tired of all those 'classic' holiday songs? You're in luck! In this music parody game we rewrote public domain holiday songs to make them about things associated with sunny San Diego.

Heard on Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

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."

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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.

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