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Ask Me Another

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Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton bring the lively spirit of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. Hear hilarious games, puzzles, and music, all played in front of a live audience.
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52:48 | Sep 13th

lfenesh Hadera chats about working with Spike Lee, and her new series, Godfather Of Harlem.

52:39 | Sep 6th

Actor Retta reflects on what she loves about portraying a fully realized character on Good Girls.

51:56 | Aug 30th

Julio Torres shares his inspiration for Los Espookys, and his comedy special My Favorite Shapes.

53:28 | Aug 23rd

Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland and actor Greta Lee discuss their interpretation of the Netflix series' deeper meaning.

52:27 | Aug 16th

Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski talks about his cookbook and plays a game about corgis.

52:06 | Aug 9th

Michael Ian Black talks about his podcast, Obscure. And therapist Esther Perel chats about relationship statistics.

53:02 | Aug 2nd

Topher Grace and Arturo Castro face-off in a trivia game about breakfast cereal.

51:48 | Jul 26th

Comedian Aparna Nancherla on how she's transforming her struggles with mental health into comedy.

52:30 | Jul 19th

Las Culturistas co-hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers face off in challenges about bees and honey.

52:40 | Jul 12th

Jim Gaffigan opens up about the real-life struggles that informed his album Noble Ape.

52:22 | Jul 5th

Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change dish about discovering drag and choosing their stage names.

52:43 | Jun 28th

Ask Me Another heads to Seattle with comedian, actor, and Nailed It! host Nicole Byer.

51:59 | Jun 21st

Big Freedia the queen diva of bounce music reveals what it's like to get a phone call from Beyoncé.

53:00 | Jun 14th

Two New York comedians, Josh Gondelman and Catherine Cohen, face-off in trivia games.

52:53 | Jun 7th

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

52:50 | May 31st

Trace Adkins and Carlene Carter join forces for a night of games inspired by Music City.

52:59 | May 24th

Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews reflects on his football career, activist work, and his breakthrough in Hollywood.

52:35 | May 17th

Jay Pharoah looks back on his early stand-up days and shows off his celebrity impressions in a game with actor Adam Pally. This episode originally aired January 4, 2019.

52:35 | May 10th

Taylor Schilling explains why she's going to clown school after Orange Is the New Black ends.

51:31 | May 3rd

She's Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise and actor Taye Diggs play a round of This, That, or the Other.

52:12 | Apr 26th

Rose Byrne chats about her movie Juliet, Naked and explains the interesting way she got into acting.

53:00 | Apr 19th

Actor Retta reflects on what she loves about portraying a fully realized character on Good Girls.

53:14 | Apr 12th

Michelle Wolf talks about her performance at the White House Correspondents' dinner.

53:21 | Apr 5th

Russian Doll's Leslye Headland and Greta Lee discuss their interpretation of the show's meaning.

53:13 | Mar 29th

Actor Dascha Polanco chats juggling work and nursing school while auditioning for Orange Is the New Black.

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.

53:07 | Mar 15th

Aparna Nancherla talks about interning at NPR and turning her mental health struggles into comedy.

51:48 | Mar 8th

Natasha Lyonne walks us through her NYC survival kit.

52:20 | Mar 1st

Jim Gaffigan opens up about the real-life struggles that informed his 2018 comedy album Noble Ape.

51:16 | Feb 22nd

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

51:25 | Feb 15th

Michael Ian Black talks redefining masculinity and hosting his podcast, Obscure.

51:18 | Feb 8th

DeRay Mckesson, talks about X-Men, his signature blue vest, smelly preteens, and his recent book.

50:21 | Feb 1st

RuPaul's Drag Race alums Bob the Drag Queen and Monét X Change dish on choosing their stage names.

52:24 | Jan 25th

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

52:42 | Jan 18th

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

52:20 | Jan 11th

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

52:08 | Jan 4th

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

53:31 | Dec 28th, 2018

Melissa Joan Hart shares her experience remaking The Watcher in the Woods.

52:35 | Dec 21st, 2018

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

53:35 | Dec 14th, 2018

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

53:38 | Dec 7th, 2018

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

54:15 | Nov 30th, 2018

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

52:54 | Nov 23rd, 2018

AMA heads to the Nantucket Film Festival with François Clemmons.

52:45 | Nov 16th, 2018

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

53:30 | Nov 9th, 2018

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

52:41 | Nov 2nd, 2018

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

52:25 | Oct 19th, 2018

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

52:28 | Oct 5th, 2018

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

52:51 | Sep 28th, 2018

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

53:09 | Sep 21st, 2018

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

52:48 | Sep 14th, 2018

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

52:44 | Sep 7th, 2018

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

52:52 | Aug 31st, 2018

Rose Byrne, of the new film, Juliet, Naked talks about getting her start in Australian soap opera

52:51 | Aug 24th, 2018

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

52:21 | Aug 17th, 2018

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

52:45 | Aug 10th, 2018

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

52:42 | Aug 3rd, 2018

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

52:34 | Jul 27th, 2018

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

52:51 | Jul 20th, 2018

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

52:42 | Jul 13th, 2018

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

53:57 | Jul 6th, 2018

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

52:37 | Jun 29th, 2018

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

52:40 | Jun 22nd, 2018

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

52:27 | Jun 15th, 2018

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

52:49 | Jun 8th, 2018

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

52:41 | Jun 1st, 2018

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

52:45 | May 25th, 2018

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

52:05 | May 18th, 2018

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

52:04 | May 11th, 2018

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

52:44 | May 4th, 2018

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

52:54 | Apr 27th, 2018

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

50:57 | Apr 20th, 2018

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

52:26 | Apr 13th, 2018

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

52:24 | Apr 6th, 2018

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

52:12 | Mar 30th, 2018

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

53:01 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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

52:25 | Mar 16th, 2018

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

52:38 | Mar 9th, 2018

Melissa Joan Hart shares what still scared her while remaking the film The Watcher in the Woods

52:58 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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

52:36 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the Sundance Now series Riviera.

52:32 | Feb 16th, 2018

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

53:32 | Feb 9th, 2018

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

52:39 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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

52:38 | Jan 26th, 2018

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

51:20 | Jan 19th, 2018

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

51:24 | Jan 12th, 2018

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

51:24 | Jan 5th, 2018

We revisit some of our favorite movie-themed games.

51:38 | Dec 29th, 2017

Annabelle Gurwitch shares stories from her humorous memoir, Wherever You Go, There They Are.

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!

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.

50:58 | Nov 24th, 2017

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

51:38 | Nov 17th, 2017

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

52:52 | Nov 10th, 2017

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

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.

51:31 | Oct 27th, 2017

AMA heads to LA for the first of two special episodes with all celebrity contestants!

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.

52:03 | Oct 13th, 2017

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

52:44 | Oct 6th, 2017

Amy Sedaris talks about finally starting her dream project, a TV show about hosting.

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.

53:52 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The Tiny Desk Contest winners get quizzed on Disney soundtracks.

53:03 | Sep 15th, 2017

Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera.
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52:42 | Sep 15th, 2017

Julia Stiles

52:00 | Sep 8th, 2017

Comedian Judy Gold talks about coming out to her audience, and her podcast "Kill Me Now."

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.

53:00 | Aug 25th, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.
ARCHIVED: The podcast creator has made this episode no longer available for listening.

52:40 | Aug 4th, 2017

Kerry Bishe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

51:00 | Apr 29th, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

04:00 | Dec 15th, 2015

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