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.

Yo-Yo Ma: Civic Duty April 16, 2021
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma _(Words + Music)_ talks about performing at a COVID vaccination site. Then, he's quizzed on classical music pieces quoted in pop songs. Chefs Sohla El-Waylly and Stella Parks help Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton create dishes from random food items in their pantries. Timothy Simons ( _Veep_ …
Reggie Watts ( _The Late Late Show_ ) and Kate Berlant ( _POOG_ podcast) determine whether wellness products are real or fake. From ABC's _Home Economics_ , Sasheer Zamata and Caitlin McGee learn what "holding the candle" means. Plus, _Saturday Night Live_ alum Nasim Pedrad talks about her new TBS …
Comedians Demi Adejuyigbe and Gabriel Gundacker rise to the top as they answer trivia questions about bread. Star of The _Fresh Prince of Bel-Air_ and host of _America's Funniest Home Videos_ Alfonso Ribeiro talks about his Broadway days, epic fails, and the origins of the iconic Carlton dance. Alex Moffat …
From the NBC series _Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist,_ actors __ Jane Levy and Alex Newell talk about the musical numbers on the show. Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn, of _Grace and Frankie_ , talks about his SyFy Wire series _The Great Debate_ and plays a game about Black playwrights. Plus, couple-testants …
Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana of _HAIM_ , discuss their third album _Women in Music Pt. III_ , and being in a band with their parents. Then, they try to identify songs based only on the drum parts. Plus, comedians Greta Titelman, Benito Skinner, Erin Foley, and Arden Myrin play …
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 ( …
' _Fresh Off the Boat'_ author and restaurateur Eddie Huang discusses Taiwanese buns, basketball, and his directorial debut with the new film, ' _Boogie'_. Story writers of ' _Judas and the Black Messiah'_ Keith and Kenny Lucas learn about mushrooms, hacker aliases, and anime. Plus, comedians Emily Heller and Emmy …
Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses _Modern Family_ , his Michelin-star restaurant research for his one-man show _Fully Committed_ and his new cookbook _Food Between Friends_. Then, he plays a game about his home state, New Mexico. Nico Santos ( _Superstore_ ) and Zeke Smith ( _Disclosure_ ) play This That Or …
Emmy Award-winning actor Kyra Sedgwick discusses her nearly four decade spanning career and her new comedy series, _Call Your Mother_. Then, she is challenged to a game about G.O.A.T. goats. _Late Night with Seth Meyers_ writers Jeff Wright and Ben Warheit navigate the plots of cheesy Hallmark Original movies. From …
Bob the Drag Queen is back! The drag star, from _RuPaul's Drag Race_ , tells us about his HBO docuseries _We're Here_ and plays a grab-bag game that finally brings together Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, and... clowns? Plus, Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes ( _Palm Springs)_ plug their noses through a …
Actor Keegan-Michael Key ( _Key & Peele_) reveals which animal is the funniest, geeks out about Shakespeare and discusses his Audible Original series _The History of Sketch Comedy_. Actors Matt Wilkas and Brendan Scannell ( _Bonding_ ) hear fictional animals introduced as if they were at the Westminster Dog Show. …
Actor Ken Jeong talks about his journey from studying medicine to becoming an actor and chats about his time as a panelist on _The Masked Singer_ and its new spinoff, _The Masked Dancer_. Then, he plays a music parody game set to the tunes of iconic nineties rock songs. From …
A special bonus feed drop from the NPR podcast _Pop Culture Happy Hour_. Our producer and game show geek Travis Larchuk joined NPR's daily culture show, _Pop Culture Happy Hour_ host Stephen Thompson to talk about the 2020 reboot of _Supermarket Sweep_ , starring _Saturday Night Live_ alum Leslie Jones. …
Comedian Michelle Buteau talks about her new book _Survival of the Thickest_ and her gig hosting the socially-distanced Netflix reality series _The Circle_. Then she plays a game about Dutch things set to the tunes of Van Halen. Plus, Showtime docu-series _Love Fraud_ directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady answer …
_Daily Show_ correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta play a game about Elvis and _The Lord of the Rings_. Heidi Schreck talks about her play _What the Constitution Means to Me_ and audits the cutest civics class ever, where kids read the Constitution. Plus, comedians Danielle Perez and Madison Shepard …
Comedian Bowen Yang talks about his work as a cast member on the latest season of _Saturday Night Live._ Then he plays a quiz about imaginary TV/video game crossovers. Plus, _Call Me Kat_ actors Mayim Bialik and Cheyenne Jackson compete in an audio game about vintage toy commercials. And comedian …
It's _Ask Me Another's_ first Tournament of Champions! Plus, actor Kal Penn talks about his comedy series _Sunnyside_ and plays a wrestling quiz against comedian Dan Soder, who stars in the HBO comedy special _Son of a Gary_. This episode originally aired December 20, 2019.
Two San Diego legends return for the holidays: _American Idol's_ Adam Lambert joins skateboarder Tony Hawk for trivia at the Historic Balboa Theatre. This episode originally aired on December 21, 2018.
Musician Andrew Bird shares how composer Vince Guaraldi's soundtrack for _A Charlie Brown Christmas_ inspired his new holiday album _Hark!_ Oscar Award- winning composers Robert and Kristen Anderson Lopez try to spot fake holiday album titles. The NPR Christmas Carols (NPR employees named Carol) make their debut in a music …
Actor and former Raiders NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha takes on Christmas movie trivia and talks about his new film _Sylvie's Love_. Hilarious actor Richard Kind gets super competitive with comedian Ray Ellin — founder of the digital standup company [Comedy Cloud](https://www.comedycloud.co/). And comedians Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez return …