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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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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.
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.
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.
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?
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 they didn't start the fire in a game combining historical events and Billy Joel songs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comedian Marc Maron talks comedy during COVID-19, and musicians Aimee Mann & Michael Penn face-off.
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.
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Comments (24)

Mary O.

I guessed Oreos just from the package opening...🤷

Aug 8th
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J Alex Garnet

you have NO idea what I have mixed together...that WORKED

Jul 17th
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J Alex Garnet

Oh don't tempt me to BE there

Jul 17th
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Stephen Boykin

I enjoy this show. I like the host, Ophira, and her musical accomplice, Jonathan. They are very funny, the games, trivia, etc are also very entertaining and fun. BUT, a lot of their guests are gay or lgbtq and I am personally not a fan of that lifestyle, etc.

Jun 19th
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Luis Gutierrez

bob the drag queen is a pun name....

Apr 7th
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Mike Francoeur

the best episode. you guys are hysterical. love yous.

Mar 29th
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Chris

Let's... Never have this Manolo person back in the building

Feb 26th
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lorenzo leal jr.

i love you guys..

Feb 22nd
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Anthony

😊

Feb 17th
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Jim Ban Jovi

The Eyes of Midas is certainly available on Amazon.

Jan 20th
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Mika B

I like this podcast, but not a big fan of the Fact Bag segment (sorry) and reruns of episodes that came out within the same year.

Sep 6th
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Mindy Chanoff

I really enjoy this show. I listen to ever episode. I don't like that they rebroadcast a lot of episodes. I would like to have new ones or at least old ones from the beginning.

May 25th
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Jen C

yikes. really picked some special folks for these games.

May 22nd
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Dawn Wilkinson Evans

funny

Feb 23rd
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Ian Blasch

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Dec 15th
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Traci Fox

I love this show! I don't mind that the more recent episodes are replays, but I wish they were from further back! replaying an episode from June in October ofnthe same year makes it seem like I'm re-listening to one I just listened to yesterday!

Oct 26th
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JMF

Amazing show/interview!

Sep 12th
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Dennis Wright

ya

Aug 28th
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Sofia Zepeda

One of my favorite programs! If you enjoy those magical moments when Will Shortz shows up on NPR or Andy Zaltzman goes on a pun run, this show is for you.

May 21st
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iTunes User

This show has potential. It really does. The questions are fun and challenging. However, I find myself getting incredibly distracted in between the trivia rounds and tend to get bored and irritated with the seemingly endless banter that takes place through out the show. In order for this show to justify taking up 48 minutes of airtime it should either lengthen the trivia rounds or come up with far more interesting conversations. If I were in charge of editing this show I could easily take it down to 22 minutes so that we can get on with the show! But until something happens I feel I will generally avoid this show.

Aug 30th
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