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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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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.
Tan France: Naturally Tan

Tan France: Naturally Tan

2020-02-0700:52:154

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicole Byer: Nailed It!

Nicole Byer: Nailed It!

2019-11-0100:52:175

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.
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.
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.
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.
SNL cast member Bowen Yang, and comedian Matt Rogers face off in challenges about bees and honey, and bad movies starring pop divas. This episode originally aired July 19, 2019.
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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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iTunes User

If you enjoy NPR's "Wait, Wait" or TV's "Jeopardy", I believe you'll enjoy this show as well. The puzzles are challenging enough to keep you on your toes. The musical component is entertaining. The commentary is pretty funny. Thoroughly enjoyable. I'm looking forward to watching this show grow and improve. Kudos on an original new game show!

Aug 30th
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iTunes User

I attended a live taping of this show as well. Lots of fun! Very entertaining. A big high-five to the musical star Jonathan Coulton!

Aug 30th
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