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Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

52:12 | Apr 26th

Rose Byrne chats about her movie Juliet, Naked and explains the interesting way she got into acting.
Retta: Tweet Yo' Self

53:00 | Apr 19th

Actor Retta reflects on what she loves about portraying a fully realized character on Good Girls.
Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

53:14 | Apr 12th

Michelle Wolf talks about her performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner.
Greta Lee And Leslye Headland: Valley Of The Russian Dolls

53:21 | Apr 5th

Russian Doll's Leslye Headland and Greta Lee discuss their interpretation of the show's meaning.
Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

53:13 | Mar 29th

Actor Dascha Polanco chats juggling work and nursing school while auditioning for Orange Is the New Black.
Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

52:56 | Mar 22nd

Comedian and actor Nick Kroll discusses his childhood, his start in comedy, and the latest season of his show, Big Mouth.
Aparna Nancherla: Introvert Goes 'Corporate'

53:07 | Mar 15th

Aparna Nancherla talks about interning at NPR and turning her mental health struggles into comedy.
Natasha Lyonne: Random Houses

51:48 | Mar 8th

Natasha Lyonne walks us through her NYC survival kit.
Jim Gaffigan Brings The Laughs Again

52:20 | Mar 1st

Jim Gaffigan opens up about the real-life struggles that informed his 2018 comedy album Noble Ape.
Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

51:16 | Feb 22nd

Ask Me Another heads to The Pageant in St. Louis with pop duo Matt and Kim.
Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

51:25 | Feb 15th

Michael Ian Black talks redefining masculinity and hosting his podcast, Obscure.
DeRay Mckesson: The Vest Is Yet To Come

51:18 | Feb 8th

DeRay Mckesson, talks about X-Men, his signature blue vest, smelly preteens, and his recent book.
Bob The Drag Queen And Monét X Change: Some Tea, Some Shade

50:21 | Feb 1st

RuPaul's Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change dish on choosing their stage names.
Awkwafina And Sasha Velour: New York City Queens

52:24 | 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

52:42 | Jan 18th

Terry Crews reflects on his NFL career, activist work, and Hollywood breakthrough.
Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

52:20 | Jan 11th

Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.
Jay Pharoah And Adam Pally: Licensed To 'Champaign ILL'

52:08 | Jan 4th

SNL alum Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

53:31 | Dec 28th, 2018

Melissa Joan Hart shares her experience remaking The Watcher in the Woods.
Adam Lambert And Tony Hawk: A California Christmas

52:35 | 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

53:35 | 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

53:38 | 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

54:15 | Nov 30th, 2018

Comedians Michelle Wolf and Amber Ruffin go head to head in two games!
François Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

52:54 | Nov 23rd, 2018

AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons.
Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

52:45 | 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

53:30 | 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

52:41 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Michael C. Hall reflects on his roles in Six Feet Under and Dexter.
Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

52:25 | 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

52:28 | 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

52:51 | 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

53:09 | 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

52:48 | 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

52:44 | Sep 7th, 2018

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine talks aobut challenges of playing Ronnie on Showtime's The Chi
Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

52:52 | Aug 31st, 2018

Rose Byrne, of the new film, Juliet, Naked talks about getting her start in Australian soap opera
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak to Hedwig

52:51 | 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

52:21 | 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

52:45 | Aug 10th, 2018

William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on The Good Place.
Derek DelGaudio: Sleight Of Mind

52:42 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Derek DelGaudio explains pairing storytelling with magic in his off-Broadway show In & Of Itself.
Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

52:34 | Jul 27th, 2018

Jessica Walter talks about playing boozy, acerbic moms on Arrested Development and Archer.
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

52:51 | Jul 20th, 2018

Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.
Darlene Love: From Background To Limelight

52:42 | Jul 13th, 2018

Singer Darlene Love reflects on collaborating with artists like Tom Jones and Elvis Presley.
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

53:57 | Jul 6th, 2018

AMA blasts off to Washington D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Francois Clemmons: From Mozart to Mister Rogers

52:37 | Jun 29th, 2018

AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with actor and singer François Clemmons.
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BLEEP

52:40 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Mary Wiseman, from Star Trek: Discovery, talks about the passion of the fandom.
Ed Helms: Tag Me In

52:27 | 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

52:49 | Jun 8th, 2018

Luka Kain talks about his breakout role in the film Saturday Church.
Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob

52:41 | 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

52:45 | 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

52:05 | 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

52:44 | May 4th, 2018

Jenn Colella shares the inspiration behind her character in the Broadway musical Come From Away.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part Two

52:54 | Apr 27th, 2018

Famepocalypse, Part II with Linda Cardellini, Jeff Garlin, Lance Reddick, and Paul Rust.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

50:57 | Apr 20th, 2018

AMA heads to Los Angeles for the first of two special episodes.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

52:26 | 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

52:24 | Apr 6th, 2018

Mozhan Marnò talks about her character, FBI and Mossad operative Samar Navabi, on The Blacklist.
Lena Hall: From Yitzhak To Hedwig

52:12 | 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

53:01 | 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

52:25 | Mar 16th, 2018

William Jackson Harper shares where he was when he was cast on The Good Place.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

52:38 | Mar 9th, 2018

Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film The Watcher in the Woods
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.
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'

52:36 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the Sundance Now series Riviera.
Lola Kirke: Mozart In The Puzzle

52:32 | Feb 16th, 2018

Lola Kirke talks about "fake playing" the oboe on Mozart in the Jungle.
Chris Hadfield: Ground Control To Major Trivia

53:32 | Feb 9th, 2018

Ask Me Another blasts off to Washington, D.C. with astronaut Chris Hadfield!
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

52:39 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.
Mary Wiseman: Live Long And BEEP

52:38 | 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

51:20 | 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

51:24 | Jan 12th, 2018

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

51:24 | Jan 5th, 2018

We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games.
Annabelle Gurwitch: 'Don't Treat Me Like Family'

51:38 | Dec 29th, 2017

Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are.
Anthony Ramos: A Quiz-mas Carol

51:08 | 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!
Jason Mraz: Choco-mole And Pie

51:46 | 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'

50:58 | Nov 24th, 2017

Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor talk about '90s comedy and nostalgia.
Mozhan Marnò: Diaries, Screenplays, And Blacklists

51:38 | 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

52:52 | 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

52:46 | 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.
Los Angeles: Famepocalypse Part One

51:31 | Oct 27th, 2017

AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants!
Javier Muñoz And David Harbour: The World Turned Upside Down

51:48 | Oct 20th, 2017

Javier Muñoz, from the musical Hamilton, teaches us about presidential pets. And David Harbour from Stranger Things plays Dungeons & Dragons.
Adam Conover: Adam Fixes Everything

52:03 | Oct 13th, 2017

Adam Conover from truTV's Adam Ruins Everything tells us why ignorance is not bliss.
Amy Sedaris: Etsy Or Smithsonian?

52:44 | Oct 6th, 2017

Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting.
Melissa Joan Hart And Amy Seimetz: Multi Multi-Hyphenates

51:38 | Sep 29th, 2017

Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film 'The Watcher in the Woods,' and Amy Seimetz tells us about adapting 'The Girlfriend Experience' into a format-breaking series.
Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desks And Disney Musicals

53:52 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The Tiny Desk Contest winners get quizzed on Disney soundtracks.
Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'

53:03 | Sep 15th, 2017

Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera.
Judy Gold: Very Special Episodes

52:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now."
AMA Favorites: Sex, Drugs, And Rock 'N' Roll Edition

52:26 | Sep 1st, 2017

Ask Me Another touches on the holy trinity of debauchery in a compilation episode devoted to games about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
Rita Dove: Set Phasers To Poem

53:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

Ask Me Another goes to the Virginia Arts Festival with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove.
Penn Jillette: Fool Us Once

54:14 | Aug 18th, 2017

Ask Me Another is in Phoenix, Arizona with Penn Jillette! He pulls back the curtain on his distaste for magic and his working relationship with Teller.
Andy Karl: 'Groundhog Day' Seven Days A Week

53:01 | Aug 11th, 2017

Tony Nominee Andy Karl from Broadway's Groundhog Day shares what makes the script irresistible and his thoughts on movies turned musicals.
Kerry Bishé: Halt And Catch Science

53:05 | Aug 4th, 2017

Kerry Bishé from Halt and Catch Fire shares how, as a self-proclaimed Luddite, she was able to connect with her character, a computer engineer.
Janeane Garofalo And Lili Taylor: Returning To 'Marvin's Room'

53:23 | Jul 28th, 2017

Janeane Garofalo and Lili Taylor, the stars of the Broadway revival of 'Marvin's Room,' talk about '90s comedy and nostalgia.
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.
Chris Colfer: Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction

52:05 | 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.
Roy Wood Jr.: Puzzle Banger After Banger

52:52 | 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.
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

51:56 | 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'

53:53 | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMA Bonus: Me, Myself and Pi

05:24 | Mar 14th, 2015

It's March 14th, otherwise known as Pi Day--and this one's special, because the date (3/14/15) shows the first five digits. Math makes us hungry; join us in a pie shop for some pie-related trivia.
Unbreakable Tituss Burgess

47:57 | Mar 12th, 2015

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.
All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

53:34 | Feb 26th, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.
AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil

01:51 | Feb 25th, 2015

How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.
Puzzlehood!

50:47 | Feb 20th, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawk...Show More
AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz

02:10 | Feb 13th, 2015

Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.
The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

50:19 | Feb 12th, 2015

Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game...Show More
Teen Angstagrams

51:17 | Feb 5th, 2015

Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast y...Show More
Second Chances

50:27 | Jan 29th, 2015

Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Rev...Show More
'Til Death Metal Do Us Part

0:00 | Jan 22nd, 2015

Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as h...Show More
A Primate Example

0:00 | Jan 15th, 2015

(Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightl...Show More
Stark Raving Mad

0:00 | Jan 8th, 2015

What do you think is "the worst"? Let comedian and top-notch ranter Lewis Black (The Daily Show) tell you what he thinks is the worst, from child beauty pageants to soy lattes to Donald Trump. Plus, sing pop songs with the grammatical tendencies of C...Show More
AMA Bonus, Day 12: Lewis Black's Bar Mitzvah Debut

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2015

On the 12th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lewis Black's B ar Mitzvah gig story.  Hear the full episode with Lewis Black starting this Thursday, Janaury 8th.
AMA Bonus, Day 11: New York, I Love It When You're Mean

0:00 | Jan 4th, 2015

On the 11th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: host Ophira Eisenberg and Julian Velard praising mean ol' NYC.
AMA Bonus, Day 9: What Kind of Crazy Are You?

0:00 | Jan 2nd, 2015

On the 9th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a track from Bangs!, host Ophira Eisenberg's new comedy album.
AMA Bonus, Day 8: Dr. Ruth, Not Safe for Radio

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2015

On the 8th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Dr. Ruth detailing modern sexuality.
AMA Favorites: The Really Hard Edition

0:00 | Jan 1st, 2015

This episode is full of subjects known to put fear (or, for some, joy) into your hearts: philosophy, history, math. But fret not. We've put our own spin on them, and injected healthy doses of comedy, music, pop culture and puns. Amid these grueling r...Show More
AMA Bonus, Day 7: New Year's Eve!

0:00 | Dec 31st, 2014

On the 7th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a New Year's Eve fairy tale from host Ophira Eisenberg.
AMA Bonus, Day 6: Gilbert Gottfried at the Friar's Club

0:00 | Dec 30th, 2014

On the 6th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: a tale from Gilbert Gottfried, loudly.
AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio

0:00 | Dec 29th, 2014

On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition

0:00 | Dec 28th, 2014

On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers' edibility.
AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce "Knuffle"?

0:00 | Dec 27th, 2014

On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing "Knuffle Bunny" properly.
AMA Bonus, Day 2: Lake Street Dive Carols on Balloons

0:00 | Dec 26th, 2014

On the 2nd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lake Street Dive's helium revelry.
AMA Bonus, Day 1: Blaze of Gloria

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2014

On the 1st day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Jonathan Coulton's song of glo-wing glo-ry.
Holiday Spectacular 2013

0:00 | Dec 24th, 2014

Sing a comical rendition of "Deck The Halls" and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.
AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming

0:00 | Dec 19th, 2014

Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha'penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You're welc...Show More
Holiday Spectacular 2014

0:00 | Dec 18th, 2014

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 (you know the one).
AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness

0:00 | Dec 15th, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right a...Show More
This Birbiglian Life

0:00 | Dec 11th, 2014

(Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.
Coupe De Grace

0:00 | Dec 4th, 2014

This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza...Show More
Eat, Play, Love

0:00 | Nov 27th, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 307) Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.
Let's Do This Thing

0:00 | Nov 20th, 2014

(Rebroadcast Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O'Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.
AMA Bonus: Miracleman, Issue #26

0:00 | Nov 14th, 2014

Neil Gaiman says that he is working on issue #26 of Miracleman, the lapsed comic series he worked on in the 1990s with artist Mark Buckingham. Rumors have flown around the comics community for years — here, he confirms that the series shall return.  ...Show More
The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

0:00 | Nov 13th, 2014

Ask Me Another dons its mask and cape for a super special episode recorded live at New York Comic Con Super Week. In this love letter to comic book nerds and the people who love them, author Neil Gaiman sings 19th century operettas, stumps his fans, ...Show More
AMA Bonus: Love and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman

0:00 | Nov 12th, 2014

Author Neil Gaiman explains to Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg why his comic book series The Sandman is the only sexually transmitted comic in the world.
AMA Bonus: Suddenly "Seymour" - Ethan Hawke's Directorial Debut

0:00 | Nov 10th, 2014

Ethan Hawke discusses Robin Williams, his Dead Poets Society co-star, and Seymour Bernstein, the subject of his new documentary Seymore: An Introduction. Although he met them 30 years apart, Hawke considers both of them his mentors.
AMA Bonus: Happy Birthday Ethan Hawke!

02:24 | Nov 6th, 2014

In honor of Ethan Hawke's birthday (Nov. 6th), we let him be a little racy on public radio. Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg wonders if future directors will try to trump the Boyhood model — a movie filmed over 12 years — by making movies over ev...Show More
Puzzlehood

51:24 | Nov 6th, 2014

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades...and making a movie, Boyhood, over the course of 12 years. Plus: you've never heard Rick Astley like how Jonathan Coulton sings Rick Astley.
Games That Go 'Goosebumps' In The Night

0:00 | Oct 30th, 2014

(Rebroadcsat, Episode 303) Inspired by this week's Very Important Puzzler, the best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street), the games in this show have been designed to scare the answers out of you. Find out what zombie...Show More
AMA Bonus: Lobster Pee, The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week

0:00 | Oct 29th, 2014

In this debut segment of "The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week," find out whether lobsters actually pee out of their faces. Share with us the best piece of trivia YOU learned this week by visiting our Facebook or Twitter pages: facebook.com...Show More
AMA Bonus: Lake Street Dive Hearts The 90s

0:00 | Oct 24th, 2014

In this podcast bonus, enjoy the full version of Lake Street Dive's VIP Challenege, including two extra questions that didn't make it to air. Jonathan Coulton performs some radio hits from the 1990s, but butchers the lyrics. It's up to band members R...Show More
Lake Street Dive Bar Trivia

0:00 | Oct 23rd, 2014

Soul-pop band Lake Street Dive reveals how they kill time on their tour bus: singing 90's hits, playing songs on balloons and a game called "Guess Butt." Plus, hear some tunes played live off their album Bad Self Portraits.
VIDEO: Lake Street Dive Party Balloon Trivia

0:00 | Oct 21st, 2014

In this special video podcast bonus, indie band Lake Street Dive shows off their versatility by leading a game with their favorite tour-bus instruments: balloons. Can you name these squeaky tunes? Hear the full audio episode, with more music from Lak...Show More
Puzzlin' On The Dock Of The Bay

0:00 | Oct 16th, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 311) Bust myths, sing the news and quote action movies: from the San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest, we play games with Community's Danny Pudi, Mythbusters' Adam Savage and tech writer Farhad Manjoo.
AMA Bonus: Happy [Canadian] Thanksgiving!

0:00 | Oct 13th, 2014

To you Canadian listeners: Happy Thanksgiving! Take a breather from all that family catch-up time to check in with fellow Canucks Ophira Eisenberg and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. They swap stories about their favorite local foods, and the best circu...Show More
Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

0:00 | Oct 9th, 2014

(Episode 328) Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello quinoa, good-bye cakepop!
AMA Bonus: Top Chef's Weirdest Dishes

0:00 | Oct 7th, 2014

After 11 seasons and many spin-offs, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has tried a lot of different dishes. "A lot" is actually an understatement. In this podcast extra, host Ophira Eisenberg wanted to know about the worst and the weirdest.
Meet Me In Milwaukee

0:00 | Oct 2nd, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 316) From Milwaukee's Pabst Theater, VIPs Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform an ode to Brew City. Plus, a tribute to the Happy Days hometown with a round of trivia about other shows that have "jumped the shark."
Second Chances

0:00 | Sep 25th, 2014

(Episode 327) Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, whose one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway extravaganza Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 2014 Tony for Best Musical Revival. Plus, former contestants return to...Show More
AMA Bonus: Broadway 1998 vs. Broadway 2014

0:00 | Sep 22nd, 2014

John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) compares the Broadway of yesterday (Hedwig debuted in 1998) to the Broadway of today (Hedwig won four Tony Awards in 2014). The full episode with John Cameron Mitchell drops Thursday, Septem...Show More
AMA Bonus: The Aristocrats (The NPR Version)

0:00 | Sep 19th, 2014

The Aristocrats is the dirtiest, most offensive joke in history — an exercise in extremes for both comedians and audiences alike, and famously told by this week's Very Important Puzzler Gilbert Gottfried. Here, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg tr...Show More
Too Soon!

0:00 | Sep 18th, 2014

This week host Ophira Eisenberg talks with legendary stand-up Gilbert Gottfried about the lines that can’t be crossed in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, Gottfried whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout ...Show More
AMA Bonus: Gilbert Gottfried Unearths Stories of Old Hollywood

0:00 | Sep 16th, 2014

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried goes deep into stories of Old Hollywood with the guests on his Amazing Colossal Podcast. In this bonus clip, Gottfried recalls some highlights, such as when Boris Karloff's daughter reminisced about Karloff giving Frank Sin...Show More
Let It Lopez

0:00 | Sep 11th, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 315) The Oscar-winning songwriters for Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, lend their voices to a puzzling parody of "Let It Go," and a fierce V.I.P. game pitting spouse vs. spouse.