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Ask Me Another
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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.

Host Ophira Eisenberg wearing a very stylish WUNC T-shirt
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Host Ophira Eisenberg wearing a very stylish WUNC T-shirt.

Latest Episodes
  • Comedians Emily Heller and Emmy Blotnick meet very special guest host Oak-phira Eisen-birch, who tests them about their tree knowledge. If you like a-corny puns, you're in fir a tree-t!
  • Writers and comedians Keith and Kenny Lucas are stayin' alive as house musician Jonathan Coulton sings songs from the Bee Gees rewritten to be about things with the initials B.G.
  • Comedy writers Emmy Blotnick and Emily Heller play a game about real journalists in fictional movies. Hey, when will Audie Cornish get cast in a blockbuster?
  • Fresh Off the Boatauthor and restaurateur Eddie Huang discusses Taiwanese buns, basketball, and his directorial debut, Boogie. Then, he plays a game about his favorite animal, pandas.
  • Story writers of Judas and The Black Messiah Keith and Kenny Lucas decide whether each clue is a pseudonym of a real hacker, a mushroom, or the name of an anime.
  • Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton talk about the bold fashion choices they made in high school.
  • Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton discuss fighting and succumbing to the need for reading glasses. Not related, but has anyone seen my reading glasses? I swear I just had them.
  • Comics Samantha Ruddy and Luke Mones are hopelessly devoted to hearing Jonathan Coulton remix classic Grease songs to be about, you guessed it, Greece!
  • Comics Samantha Ruddy and Luke Mones compete in this game about words that are spelled and pronounced the same, but have different meanings.
  • Nico Santos and Zeke Smith reveal what actors in hospital dramas are really saying behind their masks, then play a game about superhero power-ups. Go go gadget, PUBLIC RADIO SHOW!