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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

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

12/4/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:11

Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

11/27/2020
Pack your knives and go turn on this episode! Top Chef and Taste the Nation's Padma Lakshmi talks to us about doing improv with her daughter and eating liver ganache. Then she helps Ophira and Jonathan create delicious dishes from random ingredients in their pantries. Plus, from Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin try to decipher the sounds of sheep from the sounds of human babies, and country singer-songwriter Margo Price and her guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey swear...

Duration:00:52:55

Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

11/20/2020
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom joins us to talk about her new 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.

Duration:00:52:35

Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Influencers

11/13/2020
It's a Sarah-bonanza! Sarah Paulson talks about her new Hulu film Run, out 11/20, and her Netflix series Ratched. Sarah Silverman tells us how she came up with the name of her new podcast, The Sarah Silverman Podcast. Plus, Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion join the fun!

Duration:00:51:54

Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheroes And Superstores

11/6/2020
Homecoming and Watchmen star Hong Chau plays a game about imaginary, misguided movie adaptations. Jordan Klepper (The Daily Show) and Jenny Hagel (Late Night With Seth Meyers) become amateur etymologists. Couple-testants Nico Santos (Superstore) and Zeke Smith (Survivor) try to remember 2019 trends. This episode originally aired May 22, 2020.

Duration:00:52:27

Chelsea Handler & Sharon Salzberg: Guided Meditation

10/30/2020
It's a stressful time, so meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg begins the show with a guided meditation. Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about her new HBO Max special 'Evolution' and plays a game about actors and authors. Plus, comedians Dewayne Perkins and Aasia LaShay Bullock visit Moo-town, and comedians Mike Albo and Amanda Duarte play Fact Bag.

Duration:00:52:26

The Daily Show & What The Constitution Means To Me: Kids In America

10/23/2020
Daily Show correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta play a game about Elvis and The Lord of the Rings. Heidi Schreck talks about her play What the Constitution Means to Me and audits the cutest civics class ever, where kids read the Constitution. Plus, comedians Danielle Perez and Madison Shepard win the "good sport" award in a quiz about mascots.

Duration:00:52:14

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

10/16/2020
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. This episode originally aired May 8, 2020.

Duration:00:51:57

Zachary Quinto: Spock-tober

10/9/2020
Zachary Quinto, of Star Trek and Heroes, talks about the new Netflix film adaption of The Boys in the Band. Then he plays a game about famous pits and Pittsburghers. Plus, Welcome to Night Vale's Cecil Baldwin and The Neo-Futurists' Kate Jones make their triumphant return to the show, this time as friend-testants, and podcast host Baratunde Thurston and actor Kiran Deol dine on some trivia about celebrity chefs. Bon Appetit!

Duration:00:51:22

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

10/2/2020
This episode originally aired May 1, 2020. Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz and Superstore's Lauren Ash compete in a game about city nicknames. Middleditch & Schwartz performers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz play a music parody game. Insecure's Natasha Rothwell tests her knowledge of home improvement shows.

Duration:00:52:37

Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design

9/25/2020
Queer Eye interior design expert Bobby Berk talks about learning from failure and tailoring designs for Queer Eye heroes. Then he plays an Animal Crossing-inspired game. Podcast hosts Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin take a quiz on tall things. Comedians Matt Rogers and Sudi Green play a game where they must sing the answers; only one of them wants to do it. This episode originally aired June 12, 2020.

Duration:00:52:27

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

9/18/2020
The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA talks with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton about his new 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.

Duration:00:52:16

Hilary Swank, Andy Richter & Yvette Nicole Brown: 'Away' We Go

9/11/2020
Hilary Swank joins us to discuss her new Netflix show Away, where she plays an astronaut on the first crewed mission to Mars. She'll also try to guess which luxury dog services are real in a game called "Swank Dogs." Plus, gameshow veterans Yvette Nicole Brown and Andy Richter play a meaty word game, and Dr. Gameshow podcast hosts Jo Firestone and Manolo Moreno take turns guessing whether animal mating habits are real or fake.

Duration:00:52:03

Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: The Option Of Mystique

9/4/2020
Stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Marc Maron talks about his Netflix special, End Times Fun, and takes a quiz about the 2019 movie, Cats (which he hasn't seen). Plus, two contestant couples go head-to-head: Musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn face off, and New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake takes on John Pastore. This episode originally aired April 10, 2020.

Duration:00:52:12

QuaranTV: Ramy, Space Force And Lady Dynamite

8/28/2020
Actor and comedian Ramy Youssef chats about the new season of his Hulu series Ramy and working with Mahershala Ali — plus he gives some tips on persuading your dad to buy you Pokemon cards. Plus comedians Jimmy O. Yang, Roy Wood Jr., Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian join as contestants and bring the brainpower. This episode originally aired May 29, 2020.

Duration:00:51:41

Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Tony Shalhoub: 10 Things I Hate About Zoom

8/21/2020
Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins us to discuss wearing wigs and playing an old man alien trapped in a teenage body. Then he makes our dreams come true in a game about songs famously associated with movies. Plus, the Oscar goes to... William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) and Yvonne Orji (Insecure) for playing a game about Oscar speeches! And Tony Shalhoub and Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) find out if animal Tinder profiles are as cringeworthy as human Tinder profiles.

Duration:00:51:54

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

8/14/2020
Musician 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, comedians Mitra Jouhari and Whitmer Thomas compete in an anagram game and comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson play a game that combines space and celebrities. This episode originally aired April 24, 2020.

Duration:00:51:49

Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships

8/7/2020
Actor and comedian John Early discusses Search Party and officiating Amy Schumer's wedding. Then he time travels to the 1970s for a groovy game combining The Brady Bunch and Hollywood Squares. Plus, Sasheer Zamata (SNL) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) get giggly guessing Muppet laughs and Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks) take the meat out of Meatloaf in a music game about meat substitutes.

Duration:00:51:59

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

7/31/2020
Actor and activist Debra Messing discusses the Will & Grace revival season and getting fired from her first job. Plus, comedians go head-to-head with their funny partners — Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Naomi Ekperigin, and Andy Beckerman join us as this week's couple-testants.

Duration:00:52:29

HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

7/24/2020
Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana, better known as HAIM, discuss their new album, what it was like to be in a band with their parents, and their deli tour, which was interrupted by coronavirus. Then—drum roll, please—they play a game about drum parts. Plus, Greta Titelman and Benito Skinner figure out who's SUCH a Gemini as they get quizzed on celebrity Zodiac signs. And in a game about lesser-known sports, will Erin Foley and Arden Myrin knock it out of the park, or will they drop the ball?

Duration:00:51:56