Ask Me Another

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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.

This week it's a classic episode from 2015. Actor Sonia Manzano talks about retiring from her role as Maria on Sesame Street after 44 years. Then, she and her TV husband Luis, played by actor Emilio Delgado, think back on all the Muppets they've encountered in their neighborhood.

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Older Episodes

William Jackson Harper shares where he was physically and emotionally when cast on _The Good Place_. Plus, ethics columnist Kwame Anthony Appiah. This episode originally aired on March 16, 2018.
Molecular Gastrivia Aug. 27, 2021
Guests: Nadiya Hussain; Gabrielle Hamilton & Ashley Merriman; Carla Hall & Nancy Fuller [Rev up those fryers](https://youtu.be/ys3qcbO5KWw), it's the Ask Me Another Food Show! _The Great British Bake Off_ winner Nadiya Hussain ([ _Nadiya's Time to Eat_](https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/programmes/m0006w6t/recipes), [_Nadiya Bakes_](https://www.netflix.com/title/81308321)) dishes about baking for the Queen and digs up the truth …
From the Broadway musical _Hamilton_ , Javier Muñoz leads a game about presidential pets. And from the Netflix series _Stranger Things_ , actor David Harbour is challenged to a game about Shakespeare with a Dungeons & Dragons twist. This episode originally aired on October 14, 2016.
Guests: Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone; Brett Goldstein & Hannah Waddingham; Gretchen McCulloch & Lauren Gawne [ _Ted Lasso_](https://tv.apple.com/us/show/ted- lasso/umc.cmc.vtoh0mn0xn7t3c643xqonfzy)'s Brett Goldstein & Hannah Waddingham score points in a game about scores. Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone take a 180 from making R-rated comedy to producing [a Bob Ross documentary](https://www.netflix.com/title/81155081). …
In this encore episode from 2015, Sir Patrick Stewart talks about life in Brooklyn, becoming a knight, and his deep knowledge of all things Shakespeare.
Two queens take the stage! From _Raya and the Last Dragon_ and _Crazy Rich Asians_ , Awkwafina recommends the best public restrooms in New York City. And _RuPaul's Drag Race_ winner Sasha Velour talks about the incredible final lip sync that snatched her the crown. This episode originally aired August …
MathNuggets July 23, 2021
Guests: Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye; Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte It's a friendtestants reunion! Kenice Mobley & Rohan Padhye, hosts of the podcast [_Love About Town_](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/love-about- town/id1450897182), return to play a math game about pop culture numbers. Shalewa Sharpe & Gastor Almonte, hosts of [_The War Report_](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-war-report-w-gastor- almonte-n-shalewa-sharpe/id1535312581) podcast, …
We Ship It July 16, 2021
Guests: Peppermint; Miracle Workers' Karan Soni & Geraldine Viswanathan; Naomi Ekperigin & Andy Beckerman. Ask Me Another returns to The Bell House for our final taping. [Pre-sale tickets are available at nprpresents.org](https://amafinaltaping.splashthat.com/). Use the promo code: ASKMEANOTHER. [ _RuPaul's Drag Race_](https://www.vh1.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race) alum and _Call Me Mother_ co-host Peppermint talks about …
Comedians Margaret Cho and Iliza Shlesinger from [_Good on Paper_](https://www.netflix.com/title/81406319) board a music parody time machine to several centuries' '70s. [_In Treatment_](https://www.hbo.com/in- treatment) __ and [_Orange Is the New Black's_](https://www.netflix.com/title/70242311) __ Uzo Aduba says what she learned about therapy by playing a therapist, and how she and her sister annoyed …
Rosie Perez talks about recording PSAs for the New York City Subway, meeting Muhammad Ali, and her role in HBO Max's _The Flight Attendant_. Plus, Fortune Feimster and Jillian Bell play a game about delicious musicians, and _Big Mouth_ 's Ayo Edebiri and comedian Olivia Craighead tackle animal kingdom quandaries. …
As Ask Me Another prepares for its final run of new episodes, enjoy this week's encore of a past favorite, taped at the Virginia Arts Festival. The guest is U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. She improvises a poem. She plays a game about _Star Trek: The Next Generation_. Everything you …
__[_Better Call Saul_](https://www.netflix.com/title/80021955) and [_The Mandalorian_](https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/the-mandalorian)'s Giancarlo Esposito talks Baby Yoda. Plus, games with duos Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs of HBO Max's [_Hacks_](https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYIBToQrPdotpNQEAAAEa) _;_[Tanya Morgan](https://tanyamorgan.bandcamp.com/)'s Donwill & Bethany Van Delft ([ _Parentalogic_](https://www.pbs.org/show/parentalogic/))
Grammy-winning artist Sara Bareilles talks about how the musical [_Waitress_](https://waitressthemusical.com/) __ changed her life and the harrowing experience of over-dressing to sing the national anthem at a Dodgers game. Then, the self-professed _Golden Girls_ superfan puts it all on the line in a true/false trivia game. [_American Ninja Warrior_](https://www.nbc.com/american-ninja-warrior) __ …
Comedian Sarah Silverman ( _Wreck-It Ralph_ , _School of Rock_ ) plays a game about Law & Order and shares some strong opinions about Kit-Kats. Actor Sarah Paulson ( _Ratched, Run_ , _American Horror Story_ ) talks about running from clowns, and plays an R&B; music parody game celebrating the …
Actor Andrew Rannells looks back on his time as Elder Price in the Broadway musical, _The Book of Mormon_. Then, he plays a game about HGTV lingo. From the Hulu series _Shrill_ , Lolly Adefope and E.R. Fightmaster play "Dolly Parton, Dalai Lama, or Both?" Comedians Carmen Lynch and Liz …
Ryan O'Connell, creator and star of the Netflix series, _Special_ , talks about the challenges of writing about his cerebral palsy for the first time. Then he plays a game that combines geography, the Olsen twins, and Bravo's, _The Real Housewives_. _Love About Town_ podcast hosts Kenice Mobley and Rohan …
_Will & Grace_'s Sean Hayes talks about his pandemic puppy, his new medical podcast _HypocondriActor,_ and his early days working as a piano player for a dinner theatre. Then, he's challenged to two games based on his obsession with medical stories. The stars of the comedy series _Rutherford Falls_ , …
_Crazy Ex-Girlfriend_ 's Rachel Bloom talks about her book _I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are_. Plus, _Late Night with Seth Meyers_ writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and _Orange is the New Black_ 's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear …
_Rutherford Falls_ ' co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about Native American representation in her new sitcom, and explains what "bank plants" are. Maria Bamford & Richard Kind ( _Everything's Gonna Be Okay_ ) learn about space cheese. Mary Holland and Maureen Bharoocha ( _Golden Arm)_ learn about blue fries.