Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Ask Me Another
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.
The puzzle gurus behind Ask Me Another include John Chaneski, who devised tough questions and answers for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" before becoming one of the "puzzle guys" on the radio program "A Way With Words"; Art Chung who has written for and produced television game shows including "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," "Cash Cab," "The World Series of Pop Culture," and "Stump the Schwab"; and actor/writer Will Hines who has performed and taught improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for years, and obsessively reads books on compiling baseball statistics, a task he will never have to do.
Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
Friday, May 17, 2013 10:00amHost Ophira Eisenberg leads a game about matching literary classics and bestsellers to their actual Amazon one-star reviews. Jonathan Coulton leads an unthinkable game: Radio Pictionary. And VIP Michael Ian Black helps re-imagine famous advertising slogans as if they were read by Valley Girls.
Friday, May 17, 2013 10:00amHost Ophira Eisenberg begins the hour by exploring the international gustatory delights of the Golden Arches in a game called "Where In The World Is Ronald McDonald?" Plus, we mind our manners in a game called "The Mad Men's Guide to Etiquette."
Friday, May 17, 2013 10:00amWe continue the hour of games handpicked by host Ophira Eisenberg with a tribute to a Billy Joel classic. Plus, Ophira chats with author Chuck Klosterman. Then, Klosterman takes a turn in the puzzle hotseat for an Ask Me Another Challenge about his favorite band, KISS.
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:00amJonathan Coulton is wicked stoked to pay tribute to Boston in the best way he knows how: by substituting the names of Boston neighborhoods into the lyrics of well-known songs about other cities. Can you name the original towns? Or do you prefer a "Roslindale State of Mind"?
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:00amIt may take a lifetime to develop your fashion sense, but only a few trendsetters can boast clothing items actually named in their honor. Puzzle Guru Art Chung asks contestants about couture that carries the name of its inventor or inspiration.