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Recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, this rambunctious hour blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. 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.

Recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, this rambunctious hour blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. 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.
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Recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, this rambunctious hour blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. 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.

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Episodes

Justin Long And Marina Franklin: Franklin My Dear, I Don't Give A Long

1/17/2020
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Actor Justin Long returns to the Ask Me Another stage! Known for the "Get a Mac" ads, Long talks about hosting his new podcast Life Is Short, and interviewing his 103-year-old grandmother. Then, he plays a game of "Shorter or Longer?" Later, comedian Marina Franklin tells the story of how she bombed her first big break, and then tests her knowledge of themed restaurants.

Duration:00:52:13

Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Stanning For Cereal

1/10/2020
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That '70s Show alum Topher Grace and Broad City's Arturo Castro share stories of their big breaks into acting then face-off in a trivia game about breakfast cereal! This episode originally aired on Aug. 2, 2019.

Duration:00:51:35

Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

1/3/2020
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Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James chats about working with Beyoncé and Prince, acting on the series The Chi, and sings-along to some classic steamy slow jams. Plus, an audio quiz where contestants must identify famous robots in pop culture. Bleep-bloop!

Duration:00:51:57

Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

12/27/2019
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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. This episode originally aired on Dec. 21, 2018.

Duration:00:53:42

Kal Penn And Dan Soder: The Tournament Of Champions

12/20/2019
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Actor Kal Penn and comedian Dan Soder drop by Ask Me Another's first-ever Tournament of Champions, where we bring back four previous winning contestants to find who will be the big big winner. Penn talks about representing New York City's diversity in his comedy series Sunnyside. Then, he enters the ring to play a wrestling quiz against Soder, who stars in a new HBO special.

Duration:00:54:14

Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

12/13/2019
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Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. Plus, actor Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It). This episode originally aired Dec. 22, 2017.

Duration:00:53:56

Paula Cole: Where Have All The Puzzles Gone?

12/6/2019
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Singer-songwriter and activist Paula Cole shares how jazz inspired her to find her own Grammy-winning sound, and plays games that show off her anatomical and ornithological knowledge. Then, contestants play an audio quiz that reminds them why they should always turn off their cell phones before a show.

Duration:00:54:02

Trace Adkins And Carlene Carter: Cowboys And Cowpunks

11/29/2019
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Musician Trace Adkins shares the chance encounter that launched his career, and songwriter Carlene Carter reflects on growing up part of a legendary family. This episode originally aired May 31, 2019.

Duration:00:53:30

Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour

11/22/2019
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At the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, Americana singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen describes how his early days spent in Houston barrooms led to a career in music, how he first met his longtime friend, Lyle Lovett, and why his daughter had to talk him into doing his own podcast. Then he demonstrates one of his superpowers: knowing every U.S. president's birthday. Plus, things get cheesy when contestants play a really gouda music parody game.

Duration:00:52:14

Josh Gondelman And Catherine Cohen: Brooklyn Famous

11/15/2019
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Josh Gondelman, talks about why he gives strangers pep talks on Twitter, and Catherine Cohen explains how she makes her cabaret comedy into fashion. This episode originally aired June 14, 2019.

Duration:00:52:30

Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas

11/8/2019
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Latino punk veteran Alejandro Escovedo talks about growing up in a big musical family, his year living in the Chelsea Hotel, and his latest album, The Crossing. Then, his love of surfing and French cinema is tested in a gnarly game of This, That, or the Other. Plus, contestants channel their inner fifth grader in a game where every answer can be spelled upside-down on an LCD calculator.

Duration:00:52:23

Nicole Byer: Nailed It!

11/1/2019
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Ask Me Another heads to Seattle! Comedian and host of Nailed It!, Nicole Byer reflects on how she went from waiting tables to performing stand-up, and why celebrating failure is important. This episode originally aired on June 28, 2019.

Duration:00:52:40

Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie

10/25/2019
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At the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and "yacht rock" pioneer Michael McDonald reflects on his father's disappointment when he put down the banjo for rock and roll, and why he still considers himself a Doobie Brother. Then he plays a game inspired by his love of singers from the 1960s and '70s. Plus, meet the captain of a "cute lil' yellow tugboat," and gain some nautical knowledge.

Duration:00:49:07

Taylor Schilling: Orange Is The New Clown

10/17/2019
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Taylor Schilling explains why after seven seasons on Orange Is the New Black, she's going to clown school. This episode originally aired May 10, 2019.

Duration:00:52:19

Kristin Chenoweth: No Rest For The Wicked

10/11/2019
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Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth joins Ask Me Another in Houston, Texas. She reflects on her Wicked-ly impressive career on stage and her latest album, For The Girls. Then, the Broadway star belts it out in a game where she sings the titles of famous musicals, and takes on a quiz inspired by her love of 7-Eleven Slurpees. Plus, a final round with a "BIG" surprise ending.

Duration:00:52:53

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

10/4/2019
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SNL cast member Bowen Yang, and comedian Matt Rogers face off in challenges about bees and honey, and bad movies starring pop divas. This episode originally aired July 19, 2019.

Duration:00:52:43

Matthew McConaughey: Commerce And Vanity

9/27/2019
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Ask Me Another hits the road! Matthew McConaughey chats about his love for Austin, Texas and his new role as the University of Texas' Minister of Culture. Then, he reflects on why he still loves the first three words he said on screen, and he's challenged on unusual laws in Texas and some college mascot history.

Duration:00:52:26

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

9/20/2019
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She's Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise recalls pursuing acting to avoid detention. And, Taye Diggs reflects on playing Hedwig, and his return to TV. Then they face off for This, That, or the Other. This episode originally aired on May 3, 2019.

Duration:00:52:13

Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout

9/13/2019
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Ilfenesh Hadera, from the 2017 reboots of Baywatch and She's Gotta Have It, chats about growing up in Harlem, working with Spike Lee, and her new Epix series, Godfather Of Harlem. Then, this DJ school dropout plays a game about hip-hop samples. Plus, contestants play games about old-timey inventions and cheese, and the beloved Fact ag is back!

Duration:00:52:59

Retta: Tweet Yo' Self

9/6/2019
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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. This episode originally aired on April 19, 2019.

Duration:00:53:07