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Ask Me Another
NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's entertaining melange of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition Sunday's Puzzle Segment with Will Shortz, but infused with the vibrancy and quick wit of Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me.
Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics along with the competitors called up to the stage.
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00amHost Ophira Eisenberg leads a game about matching literary classics and bestsellers to their actual Amazon one-star reviews. Jonathan Coulton leads an unthinkable game: Radio Pictionary. And VIP Michael Ian Black helps re-imagine famous advertising slogans as if they were read by Valley Girls.
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00amHost Ophira Eisenberg begins the hour by exploring the international gustatory delights of the Golden Arches in a game called "Where In The World Is Ronald McDonald?" Plus, we mind our manners in a game called "The Mad Men's Guide to Etiquette."
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00amWe continue the hour of games handpicked by host Ophira Eisenberg with a tribute to a Billy Joel classic. Plus, Ophira chats with author Chuck Klosterman. Then, Klosterman takes a turn in the puzzle hotseat for an Ask Me Another Challenge about his favorite band, KISS.
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00pmJonathan Coulton is wicked stoked to pay tribute to Boston in the best way he knows how: by substituting the names of Boston neighborhoods into the lyrics of well-known songs about other cities. Can you name the original towns? Or do you prefer a "Roslindale State of Mind"?
Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00pmIt may take a lifetime to develop your fashion sense, but only a few trendsetters can boast clothing items actually named in their honor. Puzzle Guru Art Chung asks contestants about couture that carries the name of its inventor or inspiration.