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.

The Final Round Jan. 28, 2022
Series finale. Ophira and Jonathan look back on nine years of puzzles, word games and trivia by playing puzzles, word games and trivia.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses his cookbook _Food Between Friends_. Nico Santos and Zeke Smith play This That Or The Other. Comics Samantha Ruddy and Luke Mones rock out to _Grease_ songs about... Greece.
Comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Gabe Gundacker rise to the occasion in a game about bread. Alfonso Ribeiro ( _AFV_ ) talks about the Carlton dance. Alex Moffat ( _SNL_ ) and Jen Spyra learn about baby animals.
Podcast hosts Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) talk about their book, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You). Then they fight off trivia-spouting monsters in a game that tests their D&D; knowledge and d20 luck. Plus, comedians Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte (The War Report …
Sharon Salzberg leads a guided meditation. Chelsea Handler talks about her special, 'Evolution.' Plus, comedians Dewayne Perkins, Aasia LaShay Bullock, Mike Albo and Amanda Duarte play games.
Hilarious actor Richard Kind takes on Comedy Cloud founder Ray Ellin. NFL player-turned-actor Nnamdi Asomugha geeks out about holiday films. Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez are back for more!
We Ship It Dec. 10, 2021
_RuPaul's Drag Race_ alum and _Call Me Mother_ co-host Peppermint talks about the origins of her name, and why it was a bit of "a dumb mistake" to choose "Peppermint." Plus, Couples Therapy hosts Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman attend Masterclasses taught by animals, and _Miracle Workers_ stars Geraldine Viswanathan …
_Ted Lasso_ stars play a film score themed music parody. Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone ( _Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed_) do a quiz about tests. _Lingthusiasm_ hosts play an emoji speed round.
Molecular Gastrivia Nov. 26, 2021
Rev up those fryers, it's the Ask Me Another Food Show! _The Great British Bake Off_ winner Nadiya Hussain ( _Nadiya's Time to Eat_ , _Nadiya Bakes_ ) dishes about baking for the Queen and digs up the truth in a game about plant family trees. Plus, James Beard Award-winning …
Padma Lakshmi talks about her series _Taste The Nation._ Jenny Hagel, Amber Ruffin, Margo Price, and Jeremy Ivey play games about long things and events in history set to the tune of Billy Joel songs.
Yo-Yo Ma: Civic Duty Nov. 12, 2021
Yo-Yo Ma ( _Beginner's Mind_ on Audible) talks pandemic performance, chefs Sohla El-Waylly and Stella Parks play "Food Jazz," Timothy Simons ( _Veep, The Pole_ ) & Teddy Bressman hear "bald metal."
Eddie Huang talks directing his first film, _Boogie_. Keith and Kenny Lucas ( _Judas and the Black Messiah_ ) discuss pitching movies. Emily Heller and Emmy Blotnick meet guest host Oak-phira Eisen-birch.
Ken Jeong chats about _The Masked Dancer_. Actors Skylar Astin and John Clarence Stewart hear unconventional instruments. Comedians Cameron Esposito and Beth Stelling cruise through a game about maps.
Michelle Buteau chats season 2 of Netflix's _The Circle._ _You're Wrong About_ 's Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes meet a mysterious whale. _Love Fraud'_ s Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady play, is it a Lizard?
Giancarlo Esposito talks Gus Fring and Baby Yoda. Plus, games with _Hacks_ creators Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs, and Tanya Morgan's Donwill & Bethany Van Delft (Parentalogic).
_Late Late Show_ bandleader Reggie Watts and Kate Berlant hop into a time machine. Sasheer Zamata and Catilin McGee learn what "holding the candle" means. Nasim Pedrad chats about playing a teen boy.
Marc Maron talks about his comedy special, _End Times Fun_. Aimee Mann and Michael Penn face off, and cartoonist Emily Flake takes on husband John Pastore. This episode originally aired April 10, 2020.
The Final Round Sept. 24, 2021
Series finale. Ophira and Jonathan look back on nine years of puzzles, word games and trivia by playing puzzles, word games and trivia.
The Penultimate Puzzles Sept. 17, 2021
This show is packed with returning friends of AMA! Comedians Aparna Nancherla and Joyelle Nicole Johnson are subjected to Kidz Bop, _Welcome to Night Vale_ 's Cecil Baldwin and musician Julian Velard decipher poorly-researched podcast ads, and _Wandavision_ song writers Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez show off their theme classic …
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.