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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

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 manned 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

Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

7/17/2020
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:00:51:46

Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

7/10/2020
Bob the Drag Queen is back! The drag star, from RuPaul's Drag Race, tells us about traveling across the country for HBO's We're Here and plays a grab-bag game that finally brings together Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, and... clowns? Plus, Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes (Palm Springs) plug their noses through a game about things that stink, and comedians Laurie Kilmartin (CONAN) and Erin Jackson (Last Comic Standing) CRASH BOOM ROAR in a game about iconic movie sound effects.

Duration:00:52:23

Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

7/3/2020
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James chats about opening for Beyoncé and Prince and sings-along to some classic steamy jams. Plus, find out why he's super into wolves. This episode originally aired January 3, 2020.

Duration:00:51:55

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

6/26/2020
Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn, of Grace and Frankie, talks about his new SyFy Wire series The Great Debate and plays a game about Black playwrights. Plus, Jane Levy and Alex Newell (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) meditate on coping mechanisms, and 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.

Duration:00:51:41

Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin: Sherman's Showcase Black History Month...In June!

6/19/2020
The creators of IFC's Sherman's Showcase, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin chat about their Black History Month Spectacular out today. Comedians Solomon Georgio (High Fidelity, Shrill writer) and Casey Ley (The Gay Power Half Hour podcast) face off in a game about drag herstory. Then songwriters for Disney's Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, return to venture into the unknown.

Duration:00:51:57

Bobby Berk: Queer Eye For Home Design

6/12/2020
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.

Duration:00:51:47

DeRay Mckesson: Black Lives Matter

6/5/2020
In this episode from September 2018 we talk with Black Lives Matter activist, author, and host of the Crooked Media podcast Pod Save The People DeRay Mckesson. He chats about the protests in Ferguson in 2014, social action, and his book, On the Other Side of Freedom: A Case for Hope. Then, he plays a game matching X-Men to their iconic looks.

Duration:00:51:59

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