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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

MathNuggets

7/23/2021
Guests: Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye; Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte It's a friendtestants reunion! Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye, hosts of the podcast Love About Town, return to play a math game about pop culture numbers. Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte, hosts of The War Report podcast, take on a music parody that's delicious and definitely not nutritious.

Duration:00:52:40

We Ship It

7/16/2021
Guests: Peppermint; Miracle Workers' Karan Soni & Geraldine Viswanathan; Naomi Ekperigin & Andy Beckerman. Ask Me Another returns to The Bell House for our final taping. Pre-sale tickets are available at nprpresents.org. Use the promo code: ASKMEANOTHER. RuPaul's Drag Race alum and Call Me Mother co-host Peppermint talks about the origins of her name, and why it was a bit of "a dumb mistake" to choose "Peppermint." Plus, Couples Therapy hosts Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman attend...

Duration:00:53:09

Fenway Bark And The Litter Box Disco

7/9/2021
Comedians Margaret Cho and Iliza Shlesinger from Good on Paper board a music parody time machine to several centuries' '70s. In Treatment and Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba says what she learned about therapy by playing a therapist, and how she and her sister annoyed her brother by speaking in gibberish. Quinta Brunson (She Memes Well) and Taylor Garron (As of Yet) put their middle school science class knowledge to the test in a game about the periodic table.

Duration:00:51:40

Rosie Perez, Fortune Feimster & Big Mouth's Ayo Edebiri: Fight And Flight

7/2/2021
Rosie Perez talks about recording PSAs for the New York City Subway, meeting Muhammad Ali, and her role in HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. Plus, Fortune Feimster and Jillian Bell play a game about delicious musicians, and Big Mouth's Ayo Edebiri and comedian Olivia Craighead tackle animal kingdom quandaries. This episode originally aired December 4, 2020.

Duration:00:51:32

Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

6/25/2021
As Ask Me Another prepares for its final run of new episodes, enjoy this week's encore of a past favorite, taped at the Virginia Arts Festival. The guest is U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. She improvises a poem. She plays a game about Star Trek: The Next Generation. Everything you love about this show is well-represented.

Duration:00:52:55

Better Call Saul & The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito; Hacks

6/18/2021
Better Call Saul and The Mandalorian's Giancarlo Esposito talks Baby Yoda. Plus, games with duos Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs of HBO Max's Hacks; Tanya Morgan's Donwill & Bethany Van Delft (Parentalogic)

Duration:00:52:46

Sara Bareilles, American Ninja Warrior & Rugrats

6/11/2021
Grammy-winning artist Sara Bareilles talks about how the musical Waitress changed her life and the harrowing experience of over-dressing to sing the national anthem at a Dodgers game. Then, the self-professed Golden Girls superfan puts it all on the line in a true/false trivia game. American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila plug in for a game about video game controllers. Plus, voice actors Cheryl Chase and Bart Simpson herself, Nancy Cartwright, talk about the...

Duration:00:51:48

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Meme Machines

6/4/2021
Comedian Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock) plays a game about Law & Order and shares some strong opinions about Kit-Kats. Actor Sarah Paulson (Ratched, Run, American Horror Story) talks about running from clowns, and plays an R&B music parody game celebrating the ampersand. Plus, YouTube phenoms Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson listen to Ophira and Jonathan act out scenes from imagined movies based on board games. This episode originally aired November 13, 2020.

Duration:00:52:11

Andrew Rannells: The Truth About Cats And Dogs

5/28/2021
Actor Andrew Rannells looks back on his time as Elder Price in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Then, he plays a game about HGTV lingo. From the Hulu series Shrill, Lolly Adefope and E.R. Fightmaster play "Dolly Parton, Dalai Lama, or Both?" Comedians Carmen Lynch and Liz Miele play a game inspired by The Great British Baking Show.

Duration:00:52:34

Ryan O'Connell: The Real Housewives And The Olsen Twins

5/21/2021
Ryan O'Connell, creator and star of the Netflix series, Special, talks about the challenges of writing about his cerebral palsy for the first time. Then he plays a game that combines geography, the Olsen twins, and Bravo's, The Real Housewives. Love About Town podcast hosts Kenice Mobley and Rohan Padhye guess which came first: Sliced bread or the electric toaster? Plus, childhood friends actor Micah Stock (Netflix's Bonding) and comic Beth Stelling (HBO Max Girl Daddy) play a game about...

Duration:00:51:51

Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9

5/14/2021
Will & Grace's Sean Hayes talks about his pandemic puppy, his new medical podcast HypocondriActor, and his early days working as a piano player for a dinner theatre. Then, he's challenged to two games based on his obsession with medical stories. The stars of the comedy series Rutherford Falls, Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms, face off in a game of This, That, or the Other. Real Estate bandmates Martin Courtney and Alex Bleeker compete in a 90s themed music parody game about things from the...

Duration:00:52:17

Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

5/7/2021
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom talks about her book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Plus, Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear Dolly Parton songs re-written to be about dolls. This episode originally aired November 20, 2020.

Duration:00:51:25

Maria Bamford & Richard Kind: Yogurt Is Gold, Baby

4/30/2021
Rutherford Falls' co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about Native American representation in her new sitcom, and explains what "bank plants" are. Maria Bamford & Richard Kind (Everything's Gonna Be Okay) learn about space cheese. Mary Holland and Maureen Bharoocha (Golden Arm) learn about blue fries.

Duration:00:51:59

RZA & Busy Philipps & 'Woke' Creator Keith Knight & A Lizard

4/23/2021
The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA talks with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton about his latest movie Cut Throat City, and the process of writing a new song for Good Humor's ice cream trucks. He also plays a game where he answers the question, "Is it a lizard?" Plus, Busy Philipps and comedy writer Shantira Jackson work together to make celebrity cocktails, and cartoonist Keith Knight and his sister Tracy geek out about The Brady Bunch. This episode originally aired September 18, 2020.

Duration:00:52:31

Yo-Yo Ma: Civic Duty

4/16/2021
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Words + Music) talks about performing at a COVID vaccination site. Then, he's quizzed on classical music pieces quoted in pop songs. Chefs Sohla El-Waylly and Stella Parks help Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton create dishes from random food items in their pantries. Timothy Simons (Veep) and The Pole producer Theodore Bressman listen to hair metal parodies about characters with little to no hair.

Duration:00:52:35

Spring TV: 'Chad' & 'Home Economics!' Also, Reggie Watts

4/9/2021
Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show) and Kate Berlant (POOG podcast) determine whether wellness products are real or fake. From ABC's Home Economics, Sasheer Zamata and Caitlin McGee learn what "holding the candle" means. Plus, Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad talks about her new TBS sitcom Chad and tries to guess the endings of classic I Love Lucy episodes.

Duration:00:52:19

Alfonso Ribeiro: Jokes About Butts And Mild Transgressions

4/2/2021
Comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Gabriel Gundacker rise to the top as they answer trivia questions about bread. Star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and host of America's Funniest Home Videos Alfonso Ribeiro talks about his Broadway days, epic fails, and the origins of the iconic Carlton dance. Alex Moffat (Saturday Night Live) and Jen Spyra (Big Time, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) learn about vampires and baby animals.

Duration:00:52:15

Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call

3/26/2021
From the NBC series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, actors Jane Levy and Alex Newell talk about the musical numbers on the show. Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn, of Grace and Frankie, talks about his SyFy Wire series The Great Debate and plays a game about Black playwrights. Plus, couple-testants Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Workin' Moms) break out the hot dish for a Minnesota-inspired game about Bob Dylan and Charles Schulz. This episode originally aired June 22, 2020.

Duration:00:52:39

HAIM: Women In Trivia Pt. III

3/19/2021
Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana of HAIM, discuss their third album Women in Music Pt. III, and being in a band with their parents. Then, they try to identify songs based only on the drum parts. Plus, comedians Greta Titelman, Benito Skinner, Erin Foley, and Arden Myrin play games about celebrity Zodiac signs and lesser-known sports. This episode originally aired July 24, 2020.

Duration:00:52:59

Justin, Travis And Griffin McElroy: My Podcast, My Podcast And My Other Podcast

3/12/2021
Podcast hosts Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) talk about their book, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You). Then they fight off trivia-spouting monsters in a game that tests their D&D knowledge and d20 luck. Plus, comedians Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte (The War Report podcast) listen to sped-up versions of slow jams and play a hilarious round of "Bridgerton character, sweatpants brand or potato?"

Duration:00:52:37