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Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

52:06 | Jan 25th

Awkwafina talks about her role in Crazy Rich Asians and Sasha Velour reflects on the power of drag.

Terry Crews: The Man's Got Talent

52:24 | Jan 18th

Terry Crews reflects on his NFL career, activist work, and Hollywood breakthrough.

Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

52:01 | Jan 11th

Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.

Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

51:30 | Jan 4th

SNL alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions.

Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

52:19 | Dec 21st, 2018

American Idol alum Adam Lambert joins skateboarding icon Tony Hawk for festive trivia in San Diego.

Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

53:20 | Dec 14th, 2018

Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge.

Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight

52:15 | Dec 7th, 2018

Darlene Love reflects on her singing career, and collaborating with Tom Jones and Elvis.

Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

53:38 | Nov 30th, 2018

Comedians Michelle Wolf and Amber Ruffin go head to head in two games!

François Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

52:30 | Nov 23rd, 2018

AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons.

Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

52:38 | Nov 16th, 2018

Dascha Polanco shares a wild OITNB audition story and Mo Amer talks about how he got into comedy.

Ed Helms: Tag Me In

52:48 | Nov 9th, 2018

Actor Ed Helms shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers.

Michael C. Hall And Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot

52:24 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter.

Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

52:27 | Oct 19th, 2018

Nick Kroll discusses his childhood, his start in comedy, and the new season of his show, Big Mouth.

Tom Arnold And Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills

52:00 | Oct 5th, 2018

Comedian Tom Arnold and singer-songwriter Jill Sobule discuss their early careers and more recent projects.

DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come

52:25 | Sep 28th, 2018

Activist Deray Mckesson talks about his love of the X-Men, his iconic blue vest, and his new book.

Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo

52:38 | Sep 21st, 2018

Jenn Colella talks about the inspiration behind her character in Come From Away.

Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

52:00 | Sep 14th, 2018

Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim.

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

52:08 | Sep 7th, 2018

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks aobut challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi

Lena Hall: From Yitzhak to Hedwig

52:14 | Aug 24th, 2018

Tony winner Lena Hall recounts her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival.

Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

52:05 | Aug 17th, 2018

Awkwafina, star of Crazy Rich Asians and RuPaul's Drag Race winner Sasha Velour!

William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

52:25 | Aug 10th, 2018

William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place.

Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

52:14 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.

Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

52:35 | Jul 27th, 2018

Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.

Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

52:22 | Jul 20th, 2018

Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.

Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight

52:00 | Jul 13th, 2018

Singer Darlene Love reflects on collaborating with artists like Tom Jones and Elvis Presley.

Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

53:31 | Jul 6th, 2018

AMA blasts off to Washington D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!

Francois Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

52:00 | Jun 29th, 2018

AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with actor and singer François Clemmons.

Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BLEEP

52:13 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Mary Wiseman, from Star Trek: Discovery, talks about the passion of the fandom.

Ed Helms: Tag Me In

52:00 | Jun 15th, 2018

Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag, The Hangover, and a toothy secret he kept from The Office.

Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

52:23 | Jun 8th, 2018

Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the film Saturday Church.

Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob

52:00 | Jun 1st, 2018

The star of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical shares his path to the Tony-nominated role.

Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie

52:39 | May 25th, 2018

Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music.

Diane Guerrero: Most Likely To Be Superlative

52:00 | May 18th, 2018

Actor Diane Guerrero talks about working on Orange Is The New Black, and plays a game about celebrity superlatives.

Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift

52:04 | May 11th, 2018

Roxane Gay talks to Ask Me Another about writing the memoir she planned to avoid, and Scrabble.

Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo

52:00 | May 4th, 2018

Jenn Colella shares the inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away.

Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two

52:14 | Apr 27th, 2018

Famepocalypse, Part II with Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust.

Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

52:23 | Apr 20th, 2018

AMA heads to Los Angeles for the first of two special episodes.

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

52:31 | Apr 13th, 2018

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks about the challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi.

Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

52:03 | Apr 6th, 2018

Mozhan Marnò talks about her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on The Blacklist.

Lena Hall: From Yitzhak To Hedwig

52:14 | Mar 30th, 2018

Lena Hall talks about her next level audition for the Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival.

Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science

52:39 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Halt and Catch Fire's Kerry Bishé shares how she connected with her character, a computer engineer.

William Jackson Harper: Getting To The Good Place

52:26 | Mar 16th, 2018

William Jackson Harper shares where he was when he was cast on The Good Place.

Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

52:58 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.

Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

52:12 | Feb 16th, 2018

Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.

Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

52:00 | Feb 9th, 2018

Ask Me Another blasts off to Washington, D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!

Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

52:41 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.

Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BEEP

51:59 | Jan 26th, 2018

Mary Wiseman plays a game inspired being the first character in the Star Trek universe to swear.

Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

52:59 | Jan 19th, 2018

Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.

Luka Kain: Pikachu, Strike A Pose

00:52 | Jan 12th, 2018

Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the movie Saturday Church.

Movie Favorites

52:45 | Jan 5th, 2018

We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games.

Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

52:15 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Ophira and Jonathan use the power of trivia to melt the heart of puzzle guru Ebenezer Scrooge. With special guest Anthony Ramos (Hamilton, She's Gotta Have It), and Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper!

Roxane Gay: The Facts And The Furious: Orlando Drift

52:00 | Dec 15th, 2017

Ask Me Another is at Hard Rock Live in Orlando!

Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie

52:00 | Dec 1st, 2017

Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.

Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'

52:28 | Nov 24th, 2017

Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor talk about '90s comedy and nostalgia.

Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

52:31 | Nov 17th, 2017

Mozhan Marnò shares the research behind shaping her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on 'The Blacklist.'

Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces

1:27:05 | Nov 10th, 2017

From Netflix's GLOW, Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces.

Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two

52:20 | Nov 3rd, 2017

We're back in LA for Famepocalypse, Part II! This time our celebri-testants are Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust. Plus, a special game with Bulleye's Jesse Thorn.

Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

52:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants! Featuring D'Arcy Carden, Brett Gelman, Missi Pyle, and Paul Scheer, plus music by special guest Aimee Mann!

Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

1:25:30 | Oct 20th, 2017

Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, teaches us about presidential pets. And David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons. This episode originally aired on October 14, 2016.

Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

51:30 | Oct 13th, 2017

Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.

Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

53:49 | Aug 18th, 2017

VIP: Penn Jillette

Janeane Garofalo & Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'

53:00 | Jul 28th, 2017

Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor, the stars of the Broadway revival of 'Marvin's Room,' talk about 90s comedy and nostalgia. Then, they guess which of them said a famous line of movie and TV dialogue.

Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn

52:40 | Jul 21st, 2017

Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta resonated with fans and critics in its first season. This episode originally aired on January 27, 2017.

Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction

53:00 | Jul 14th, 2017

Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories. Then we quiz him on unlikely fan fiction.

Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger

51:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. This episode originally aired on Feb. 17, 2017.

Betty Gilpin: GLOW-ing Faces

53:00 | Jun 30th, 2017

From Netflix's 'GLOW,' Betty Gilpin talks about larger-than-life female wrestlers and making weird character faces. Then she plays a round of "Wrestling Name, Phish Song or Essie Nail Polish Color."

Naturi Naughton And Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

51:00 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. This episode originally aired on August 26, 2016.

Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'

52:00 | Jun 16th, 2017

Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, 'Wherever You Go, There They Are.' Then we challenge the former 'Dinner and a Movie' co-host to guess real and fake recipes from the show.

Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!

52:22 | Jun 9th, 2017

Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase. This episode originally aired on December 16, 2016.

Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road

52:53 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. This episode originally aired on Feb. 3, 2017.

AMA Bonus: Tank And The Bangas Full Set

36:15 | May 29th, 2017

Tiny Desk Contest winner Tank and the Bangas played more music than we could fit into our episode. So here's the entire four-song set! Be sure to check out the full episode in your podcast feed.

Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals

53:52 | May 26th, 2017

Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas tell us why they almost didn't apply for the NPR music competition. Plus, they throw down on Disney tunes, and play a few of their own!

Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary

53:00 | May 19th, 2017

Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.

Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week

53:03 | May 12th, 2017

Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals. Plus a game about weather forecasters who became celebrities.

Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

51:03 | May 5th, 2017

Ask Me Another brings a little bit of Brooklyn to Dallas with special guest Brooklyn Decker — who talks about acting in the Netflix series 'Grace and Frankie,' and then plays a game of two truths and a lie — boy band edition!

AMA Bonus: Ask Me Another Turns Five!

56:48 | May 4th, 2017

In honor of Ask Me Another's fifth anniversary, host Ophira Eisenberg and puzzle guru Art Chung revisit the show's first episode, and check in with actor and author John Hodgman to see how his life has changed since his first appearance.

Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

52:29 | Apr 28th, 2017

Ask Me Another rises from the ashes in Phoenix, AZ with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic, his strictly working relationship with Teller, and his love of being fooled.

Cameron Esposito And Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie

52:37 | Apr 21st, 2017

Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helpsparody the Styx song "Lady."

Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?

51:54 | Apr 14th, 2017

We travel to the Philadelphia area with Amy Sedaris! She talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting, and we put her crafting expertise in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian?"

Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

51:51 | Apr 7th, 2017

Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.

Josh Groban And Lucas Steele: Double Your Pleasure

51:29 | Mar 31st, 2017

Josh Groban and Lucas Steele from The Great Comet, a musical based on Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, share what makes their show unique, from audience interaction to immersive sound design.

Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

53:11 | Mar 24th, 2017

Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes

52:09 | Mar 17th, 2017

Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now," where celebrities reveal what makes them angry. Then we quiz her on strange episodes of classic sitcoms.

Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

1:26:41 | Mar 10th, 2017

The Queen Diva of bounce music, Big Freedia, gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

Tim Daly: Mr. Madam Secretary

50:54 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Madam Secretary's Tim Daly shares what it's like being in a show about the American government in our current political climate, and his friendship with Madeleine Albright.

Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough

1:27:27 | Feb 24th, 2017

Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby-Doo monsters. This episode originally aired on August 5, 2016.

AMA Bonus: Roy Wood Jr. Rapid-Fire Questions

05:34 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. answers a round of rapid-fire questions in this bonus that couldn't fit into our recent episode. Find out what Baskin-Robbins flavors Roy would advise against.

Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger

50:59 | Feb 17th, 2017

Comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. shares the struggles of raising his son in a world with racism and $9 smoothies. Then we quiz him on his favorite pastime—jigsaw puzzles!

Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!

52:58 | Feb 10th, 2017

Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.

Kathleen Madigan: Life On The Road

52:20 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Comedian Kathleen Madigan talks about her Netflix special, 'Bothering Jesus,' then battles Lewis Black in a quiz about life on the road. Plus, returning contestants take a second shot at AMA glory!

Zazie Beetz: Atlanta In Brooklyn

52:40 | Jan 27th, 2017

Zazie Beetz shares her theories as to why FX's Golden Globe-winning series "Atlanta" resonated with fans and critics in its first season. Plus, our Mystery Guest has a hobby that most women do not.

Eugene Mirman: Burger On A Sesame Seed Pun

53:08 | Jan 20th, 2017

AMA goes back to school at Haverford College with all-student contestants! Plus, comedian Eugene Mirman, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in comedy, plays Burger of the Day—AMA style.

Cat Cora: Her Kitchen Rules

51:56 | Jan 13th, 2017

Celebrity Chef Cat Cora dishes on her TV show "My Kitchen Rules" and the strange ways she kept her edge on "Iron Chef America." Plus, she guesses odd dishes made up of rhyming foods like "steak cake."

Connie Britton And Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls' (R)

51:26 | Jan 6th, 2017

AMA heads to Nashville! NPR's Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride talks about her writing process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.

Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums (R)

51:33 | Dec 30th, 2016

AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.

Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir (R)

53:21 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.

Tim Gunn: Make It Smirk!

53:32 | Dec 16th, 2016

Author Jason Porath talks rebellious, unapologetic, and brave women in "Rejected Princesses." Then Project Runway's Tim Gunn helps us "make it work" in a game that rewrites his famous catchphrase.

Pablo Hidalgo: Red Five Standing By

52:10 | Dec 9th, 2016

Lucasfilm Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo explains the challenges of keeping the Star Wars universe together. Plus contestants from all over the country phone in for an entirely in-studio episode.

Literary Favorites

51:00 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Why read books when you can play games about them? Join us as we revisit our favorite literary-themed games. Plus, a novel interview with author and actress Lauren Weedman. It's a real page turner!

Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk? (R)

52:23 | Nov 25th, 2016

NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk. This Episode originally aired June 3, 2016.

Cary Elwes, Dennis Quaid & Christian Cooke: The Art Of More

52:29 | Nov 18th, 2016

Dennis Quaid and Christian Cooke from the Crackle series The Art Of More reveal their odd jobs and set mishaps. And co-star Cary Elwes tests his wits in a game inspired by The Princess Bride.

Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

52:00 | Nov 11th, 2016

We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!

Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights (R)

52:55 | Nov 4th, 2016

Comedian Wyatt Cenac talks puppets and writing letters to SNL that landed him an internship at the Bell House in Brooklyn.

TV Favorites!

51:42 | Oct 28th, 2016

Get ready for TV on the radio! We revisit TV-themed games, including bizarre season finales and classic theme songs. Then we find out what Pulitzer Prize-winning TV critic Emily Nussbaum is watching.

Ti West and James Ransone: In A Valley Of Trivia

50:42 | Oct 21st, 2016

Director Ti West and actor James Ransone discuss their new Western In a Valley of Violence. Then they duel it out in a trivia game, proving that the AMA stage is big enough for the both of them.

Javier Muñoz & David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

52:13 | Oct 14th, 2016

Javier Muñoz, the new Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical, teaches us about some presidential pets. And David Harbour from Netflix's Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons, AMA style.

Connie Britton & Martina McBride: 'This One's For The Girls'

51:20 | Oct 7th, 2016

AMA heads to Nashville! NPR Music critic Ann Powers gives us the inside scoop on Music City, musician Martina McBride reveals her songwriting process, and actor Connie Britton plays a game about famous TV moms.

George Takei: Oh Myyy (R)

51:44 | Sep 30th, 2016

Best known as Hikaru Sulu from Star Trek, the actor, activist and social media sensation talks about Allegiance, the musical inspired by his life, and dramatically reads some especially mundane directions.

Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

51:27 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Natasha Lyonne plans a double feature strategy for her films Yoga Hosers and Antibirth. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes.

Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead (R)

51:48 | Sep 16th, 2016

Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless talk about their beloved characters Ash and Xena and about their TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. This show originally aired on October 23, 2015.

Cameron Esposito & Craig Robinson: Every Action Movie Has An Equal Opposite Reaction Movie

51:00 | Sep 9th, 2016

Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her new series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher. Plus Craig Robinson talks Morris From America, then helps parody the Styx song "Lady."

David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions (R)

52:16 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Comedian and actor David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character on the IFC series Todd Margaret after a long hiatus. Plus, he plays a game against his wife actress Amber Tamblyn.

Naturi Naughton & Omari Hardwick: Power Puzzlers

51:00 | Aug 26th, 2016

Naturi Naughton and Omari Hardwick reveal what inspires their characters on Starz's Power, then sing the titles to classic 90s R&B hits. Plus, a Mystery Guest has hired some unusual summer workers.

The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date (R)

52:47 | Aug 19th, 2016

This week, indie folk duo The Milk Carton Kids wishes you knew just how dark their band name is. Plus, the band plays a Seinfeld-themed version of the game Taboo.

AMA Bonus: Craig Robinson On "Morris From America"

04:01 | Aug 17th, 2016

In this extended interview, Craig Robinson from "The Office" tells a story about when he worked in an actual office. Then he shares his thoughts on his new movie, "Morris From America."

Ira Sachs, Jennifer Ehle, Garance Doré: New York Or Paris?

51:00 | Aug 12th, 2016

Director Ira Sachs and actor Jennifer Ehle share the inside scoop on their movie Little Men. Then, fashion writer Garance Doré must finally choose: Paris, or New York?

Gillian Jacobs And Kate Micucci: Your Brain Is Not Enough

51:00 | Aug 5th, 2016

Gillian Jacobs and Kate Micucci, stars of Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice, join Ophira Eisenberg to talk songwriting, scary improv moments, and Scooby Doo monsters.

Jonathan Groff And Raúl Castillo: Looking For Answers (R)

51:04 | Jul 29th, 2016

Actors Jonathan Groff and Raúl Castillo play a will-they-or-won't-they couple in HBO's Looking and recreate their onscreen chemistry in a game about famous TV on-again, off-again romances.

Loudon Wainwright III: 'Please Discover Me Now!'

52:28 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Singer-songwriter and actor Loudon Wainwright III joins us to read some clues and play some tunes, including a new song in which he imagines what a world in which Donald Trump became President.

Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood (R)

51:42 | Jul 15th, 2016

Sonia Manzano talks about retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after 44 years. And Emilio Delgado, who plays her TV husband Luis, joins for a game about the lesser-known puppets in the show's past.

Big Freedia: Queen Diva Of Quizzes

34:10 | Jul 8th, 2016

This week Big Freedia bounces onto the scene! The queen diva of bounce music gives advice to aspiring twerkers and reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

Wet Hot American Summer: Batteries Not Included (R)

50:19 | Jul 1st, 2016

Live from Central Park's SummerStage Festival, it's a special '80s-themed episode of Ask Me Another, with the creator and cast of Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

Jeff Goldblum, Maika Monroe, 'Weird Al' Yankovic: 10 Out Of 10 Goldblums

51:00 | Jun 24th, 2016

AMA heads to Los Angeles! Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe from Independence Day: Resurgence discuss the challenges of acting with CGI aliens. Plus, "Weird Al" Yankovic parodies a David Bowie classic.

Kimiko Glenn: Celine Di-On It!

51:00 | Jun 17th, 2016

Kimiko Glenn from Orange is the New Black and the musical Waitress talks about her quick turn-around from audition to regular on the Netflix. Then she sings her heart out to Celine Dion hits.

Lulu Miller And Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion (R)

52:36 | Jun 10th, 2016

From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.

AMA Bonus Game: Not The Band You're Looking For

05:00 | Jun 7th, 2016

In this bonus game, we'll give the rough opposite of a band's name; you give us the name of the band. For example, if we said VIDEO FEET, you'd say, RADIO HEAD.

Bob Boilen And Gaelynn Lea: What's In Your Tiny Desk?

51:00 | Jun 3rd, 2016

NPR Music host Bob Boilen talks about the Tiny Desk Contest and winner Gaelynn Lea plays two of her songs. Then naturally the two play a game about things you find in a desk.

Sir Patrick Stewart: Brush Up Your Shakespeare (R)

51:19 | May 27th, 2016

Sir Patrick Stewart talks about living in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his new show Blunt Talk. Then, Sir Patrick recites well-known song lyrics with the gravitas of a West End performance.

AMA Bonus: Extended Mike Rowe Interview

23:59 | May 24th, 2016

In this extended interview from Ask Me Another's show in Orlando, Florida, Mike Rowe talks about everything — from his new podcast, The Way I Heard It, to what he learned from Dirty Jobs about job creation and the skills gap.

Mike Rowe And NASA Scientists: Dirty Jobs In Spaaace!

51:00 | May 20th, 2016

Ask Me Another travels to Orlando! We talk to Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs about his own surprising career path. Plus, NASA scientists Gioia Massa and Melissa Jones dissect science in Hollywood films.

Uzo Aduba: Sister Versus Sister (R)

51:00 | May 13th, 2016

Uzo Aduba admits she quit acting the same day she was offered the part of Crazy Eyes on Orange is the New Black. Plus, Aduba plays against her sister in a game about the TV shows they watched as kids.

C2E2: Rose McGowan

51:00 | May 6th, 2016

Director and actress Rose McGowan joins us at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo to talk about how she's challenging the entertainment industry. Plus, Lucasfilm's Andi Gutierrez tells us about the world of Star Wars Twitter parody accounts.

Alia Shawkat And Jeremy Saulnier: In The 'Green Room'

51:00 | Apr 29th, 2016

Director Jeremy Saulnier and actress Alia Shawkat join us to talk punk rock and their latest thriller Green Room.

AMA Bonus: Leslie Odom Jr. Performs 'The Guilty Ones'

02:58 | Apr 21st, 2016

Ahead of the release of Ask Me Another's episode with Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., the singer and actor performs a cover of Duncan Sheik's "The Guilty Ones" from Odom's self-titled debut album — with guitarist Robin Macatangay. Tune in on April 21 ...Show More

Leslie Odom Jr.: Aaron Burr, Sir

51:00 | Apr 15th, 2016

Broadway's Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, joins us to talk about the show's meteoric rise and his path to Broadway as a high school student.

Unbreakable Tituss Burgess (R)

52:17 | Apr 14th, 2016

Actor Tituss Burgess reveals how he went from Broadway musicals to oddball TV roles on 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, then sings a "sedentary" version of a Guys and Dolls classic.

AMA Bonus Game: Dial Tones

06:47 | Apr 12th, 2016

In this Ask Me Another bonus, we turn our phone into a musical instrument to play a round of name that tune.

Jason Jones: Comfy Bunny Hug

51:00 | Apr 7th, 2016

Former Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones talks about the birds and the bees on his upcoming TBS series The Detour, and helps translate Canadian sayings into American.

AMA Bonus: Jason Jones' Ballsy Piece For 'The Daily Show'

04:09 | Apr 5th, 2016

The actor and comedian from the new series The Detour and former Daily Show correspondent tells us about how he and then Daily Show host Jon Stewart fought to air a particularly ballsy story.

Curtis Sittenfeld: Fifty Shades Of Jane (R)

52:32 | Mar 31st, 2016

This week, Ask Me Another travels to St. Louis to speak with Prep author Curtis Sittenfeld about her Laura Bush obsession and the similarities between Pride and Prejudice and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Wyatt Cenac: Pop Culture Fights

51:00 | Mar 24th, 2016

The comedian talks about his love of puppets and the challenge of releasing his latest album, Furry Dumb Fighter, on vinyl. Plus, Viceland's Hailey Gates reflects on fashion weeks in unlikely places.

Aasif Mandvi: Smooth Criminal (R)

53:08 | Mar 17th, 2016

The Daily Show's senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi discusses what it means to be a satirist of color on TV, and then moonwalks his way through a trivia game about the King of Pop.

Mark and Jay Duplass: 'People Give Us Blazers!'

51:00 | Mar 10th, 2016

From Sundance to HBO, Mark and Jay Duplass have done it all! On the Ask Me Another stage, the brothers talk filmmaking, their lack of sibling rivalry, and blazers.

Sketchfest 2016: Phil Johnston, Steve Sansweet, And Mo Willems

51:52 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Ask Me Another returns to San Francisco with the co-writer of Disney's Zootopia and Wreck-it Ralph, Phil Johnston, along with Star Wars collector Steve Sansweet and children's book author Mo Willems!

Sutton Foster: Really, Anything Goes (R)

51:00 | Feb 25th, 2016

Broadway star Sutton Foster talks about losing Star Search, winning two Tonys, and playing a 40-year-old pretending to be a 26-year-old on TV. Plus, variations on the titular song from Anything Goes!

Adrian Tomine: Cover Me

51:00 | Feb 18th, 2016

Illustrator best-known for his comic book series Optic Nerve, Adrian Tomine discusses his proudest New Yorker cover, his latest collection Killing and Dying, and parenthood.

Jim Gaffigan: The Dad Bod Diet (R)

51:00 | Feb 11th, 2016

This week, comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep, dark secrets.

Anna Chlumsky: Veep Of The Rings

52:00 | Feb 4th, 2016

Former child actress Anna Chlumsky talks about her return to acting on HBO's Veep and her love of Lord of the Rings. Plus, travel back in time with the Beatles' "Get Back."

George Takei: Oh Myyy

51:00 | Jan 28th, 2016

TV and Broadway and Twitter, Oh Myyy!

Matthew Weiner: A Mad Men Endgame (R)

52:52 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Ahead of the series finale of Mad Men, creator Matthew Weiner joins us in Santa Barbara, CA, to talk screenwriting, life before success and his secret past as a Jeopardy! champion.

Taran Killam: The Day Before Sunday In Real Time

51:00 | Jan 14th, 2016

Live from The Bell House, it's Taran Killam! The Saturday Night Live cast member describes his approach to celebrity impressions before taking on famous SNL catchphrases from the show's history.

David Cross: Increasingly Poor Decisions

51:00 | Jan 7th, 2016

Ahead of the season premiere of Todd Margaret, David Cross describes what it was like to revisit his character after a long hiatus. Plus, Cross plays against his wife, actress Amber Tamblyn.

John Darnielle: 'Til Death Metal Do Us Part (R)

51:37 | Dec 31st, 2015

Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves and old-timey occupations sound so alike? Then get loud with The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle, as he explores the heart of death metal.

AMA Bonus: The Eyeballs You're Born With

03:00 | Dec 28th, 2015

True or False: The eyeballs you're born with are the same size they'll be for the rest of your life.

Kids' Favorites!

51:00 | Dec 24th, 2015

Revisit some games the whole family can enjoy! From games about silly sounds to an unusual VIP who couldn't make it to our live show, this episode is sure to bring out the child in us all.

Holiday Spectacular 2014 (R)

01:00 | Dec 17th, 2015

This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic.

AMA Bonus: Guinea Pigs In Switzerland

04:00 | Dec 15th, 2015

True or False: In Switzerland, it's illegal to own fewer than two guinea pigs.

Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie!

51:36 | Dec 10th, 2015

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper talks about how she got her comedy start pitching headlines to The Onion, and about her experience hosting the Today Show.

Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion

52:47 | Dec 3rd, 2015

From the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh, it's NPR's Invisibilia! On Ask Me Another! Hosts Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel talk about science, story, and self-help.