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Ask Me Another

Ask Me Another is the rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and be serenaded by house musician Jonathan Coulton. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.

Every week on your radio or podcast, you can play along as Ophira poses questions to willing audience members and call-in contestants, Jonathan sings clues to the tune of pop songs and the resident puzzle guru attempts to keep everyone in line. Each week a new celebrity V.I.P. – that's Very Important Puzzler – dazzles from the puzzle hot seat in a custom-built game.

Are you game for NPR's guiltiest and most puzzling pleasure? To become a contestant, email You never know — you just might wind up playing a game with your favorite celebrity.

Ask Me Another is recorded in front of a live audience at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, and on the road in your city. To attend a taping, visit

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  • Jonathan Coulton's daughter just turned 16. He and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg discuss the bittersweet passage of time.
  • The hilarious Maria Bamford and Richard Kind (Everything's Gonna Be Okay) guess if various objects have been to space. But they're all silly objects, because "Soyuz capsule" is kind of a gimmie.
  • Maria Bamford and Richard Kind (Everything's Gonna Be Okay) play a word game celebrating Kind's musical theater performances, even the performances he doesn't remember very well.
  • Actor Mary Holland and director Maureen Bharoocha (Golden Arm) listen to clips of unusual musical instruments. The title of this game is a gratuitous pun of a series of young adult fantasy novels.
  • Rutherford Falls' co-creator Sierra Teller Ornelas talks about Native American representation in her new sitcom, and explains what "bank plants" are.
  • Actor Mary Holland and director Maureen Bharoocha (Golden Arm) guess if the failed products described are real or fake.
  • Timothy Simons (Veep, The Pole) and Theodore Bressman (The Pole) listen to hair metal songs rewritten to be about fictional characters who don't have a lot of hair.
  • Sohla El-Waylly (Ancient Recipes with Sohla) and Stella Parks (Bravetart) play an Ask Me Another challenge specifically tailored to their interests. Tarot, Marvel characters and horrors films, oh my!
  • Timothy Simons (Veep, The Pole) and Theodore Bressman (The Pole) are quizzed on their library knowledge. Can they Dewey Decimate this quiz?
  • World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Words + Music) talks about his impromptu performance at a COVID vaccination site and plays a game about pop songs that quote classical music pieces.