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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

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Episodes

QuaranTV: Ramy, Space Force And Lady Dynamite

5/29/2020
Actor and comedian Ramy Youssef chats about the new season of his Hulu series Ramy, and working with actor Mahershala Ali. Plus Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley), Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), and Jackie Kashian (The Dork Forest) join as contestants and bring the brainpower.

Duration:00:52:23

Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheros And Superstores

5/22/2020
Watchmen star Hong Chau reveals the inspiration behind her character the 'rich futurist' Lady Trieu, and opens up about Homecoming Season 2. Plus, Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show), Jenny Hagel (Late Night w/Seth Meyers) Nico Santos (Superstore) and Zeke Smith (Survivor) take a swing at some trivia!

Duration:00:52:41

Michael McDonald: Once A Doobie, Always A Doobie

5/15/2020
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Michael McDonald reflects on why he still considers himself a Doobie Brother after all these years, then plays a game inspired by his love of 60s singers. This episode originally aired October 25, 2019.

Duration:00:49:44

D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen

5/8/2020
HALLELOO! We're Here and RuPaul's Drag Race star D.J. "Shangela" Pierce talks about 'quaranqueening.' Plus, comedians Aparna Nancherla, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Chelsea Devantez show off their smarts.

Duration:00:53:06

TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

5/1/2020
Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Lauren Ash (Superstore), and Natasha Rothwell (Insecure) join us to play games that make them go 'hmmm', but also laugh out loud.

Duration:00:52:49

Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra

4/24/2020
Country artist Orville Peck explains what country music and punk rock have in common. Then, he plays a game about two of his heroes, Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. Plus, comedian pairs Mitra Jouhari & Whitmer Thomas and Alyssa Limperis & May Wilkerson go head-to-head in games about world leaders, outer space, and celebrities.

Duration:00:52:43

Alejandro Escovedo: Punk Rock Roots In Texas

4/17/2020
Rocker Alejandro Escovedo talks about growing up in a big musical family and about his latest album. Then, his love of surfing and French cinema is tested in a gnarly game of This, That, or the Other. This episode originally aired November 8, 2019.

Duration:00:53:11

Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun

4/10/2020
Comedian Marc Maron talks comedy during COVID-19, and musicians Aimee Mann & Michael Penn face-off.

Duration:00:52:13

Debra Messing & Paul F. Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace

4/3/2020
Actor and activist Debra Messing talks about the Will & Grace revival seasons. Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Naomi Ekperigin, and Andy Beckerman join us as this week's couple-testants.

Duration:00:52:23

Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode

3/27/2020
In this work-from-home episode, The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum talks about TV watching during COVID-19. Plus John Hodgman, Jackie Kashian, Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez stand in as contestants.

Duration:00:51:30

Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George

3/20/2020
Actor Larry Owens talks about his stint as a wedding singer and his love of Sondheim. Atlas Obscura's Dylan Thuras serves as the guest expert. This new episode was recorded on February 27, 2020.

Duration:00:51:55

Robert Earl Keen: Texas Troubadour

3/13/2020
Musician Robert Earl Keen shares how foosball led to a career in music. Then he demonstrates knowing every U.S. president's birthday. This episode originally aired November 22, 2019.

Duration:00:52:30

Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan

3/6/2020
Musician Dan Deacon talks about his love of audience participation and using his natural singing voice on his new album, Mystic Familiar. Then, Dan plays a game about board games with mundane themes.

Duration:00:52:52

Ilfenesh Hadera: Spike Lee Alum And DJ School Dropout

2/28/2020
Ilfenesh Hadera, from She's Gotta Have It, chats about growing up in Harlem, working with Spike Lee, and her new series, Godfather Of Harlem. This episode originally aired September 13, 2019.

Duration:00:51:59

Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars

2/22/2020
Ben Sinclair, co-creator and star of HBO's High Maintenance, opens up about his love of Chekhov and the real-life experiences that inspired the series. Plus, it's the battle of the podcast stars! The hosts of the podcasts Dr. Gameshow and Unofficial Expert play a series of puzzles and trivia games.

Duration:00:52:55

Antoni Porowski: Queer Eye For The Quiz Guy!

2/14/2020
Antoni Porowski, a charming fifth of Netflix's Queer Eye, talks about his love for cooking and corgis, and is given a choice to play a game about guacamole or a game about books. This episode originally aired on Aug. 16, 2019.

Duration:00:52:43

Tan France: Naturally Tan

2/7/2020
Queer Eye fashion expert Tan France discusses the responsibility of representation, embracing positivity in his new Netflix competition series Next in Fashion, and the secret behind his grandfather's clothing factory. Then, inspired by his upcoming stint on the Great Celebrity Bake-Off, France plays a game that puts his baking knowledge to the test. Plus, contestants face-off in a punk rock music parody game about not very punk fads.

Duration:00:51:26

John Cameron Mitchell: Getting Shrill

1/31/2020
Writer and performer John Cameron Mitchell talks about portraying a nightmarish boss in Hulu's comedy Shrill, Hedwig and the Angry Inch's enduring legacy, and working with Patti LuPone on his new musical podcast. Then, Mitchell plays a game called "We're Going to Make You Sing," where he's quizzed on 1970s glam and punk that inspired Hedwig. Plus, contestants must reimagine literary romances as flirty text exchanges.

Duration:00:52:05

Julio Torres: My Favorite Espooky Shapes

1/24/2020
Julio Torres reveals the inspiration behind his bilingual series, HBO's Los Espookys and plays a game where Greek gods are cast as Bachelor contestants. This episode originally aired August 30, 2019.

Duration:00:52:11

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

1/17/2020
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