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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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New York, NY

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NPR

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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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English

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Episodes

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

Topher Grace And Arturo Castro: Stanning For Cereal

1/10/2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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