Ask Me Another

Airs Saturdays at 11 am & 8 pm
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton. Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.

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Amber Ruffin Says What!?

Nov 30, 2018

Before Amber Ruffin began writing for Late Night With Seth Meyers, she performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam and The Second City. However, a rejection from Saturday Night Live marked a turning point in Ruffin's career.

Who What When Where Why

Nov 30, 2018

We find out WHO the winner is in this final round, in which all of the answers begin with who, what, when, where, or why.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

Gregorian Makeover

Nov 30, 2018

In this word game, contestants mash-up months and days of the week with other words, phrases and names.

Heard on Michelle Wolf And Amber Ruffin: Late Night Trivia Fight

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When Mo Amer was nine, he left his home in Kuwait with his mother and sister. "It was a tough time," he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another at the Bell House in Brooklyn. "We fled war in Kuwait and we ended up in Houston, Texas. Which is a natural destination for refugees."

Texas is where Amer first experienced stand up comedy. "I saw stand up for the first time when I was ten at the rodeo, and I told my brother that this is what I want to do for a living," he recalled.

ZZ Topics

Nov 16, 2018

Every answer in this final round contains the consecutive letters "Z-Z."

Heard on Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

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Breaking Up

Nov 16, 2018

The lyrics to Alanis Morissette's classic break-up anthem "You Oughta Know" are rewritten to be about people and things that famously "broke up."

Heard on Dascha Polanco And Mo Amer: Orange Is The New Black Flag

Michael C. Hall: Based On Nothing

Nov 2, 2018

Before Michael C. Hall played a funeral director on HBO's Six Feet Under, he had many odd jobs: He worked as bartender, a busboy, a knife salesman, and a suit salesman, among other things. But as he told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, his worst pre-career posting was working as an operating room recovery room technician. "Being the first thing people saw when they woke up from anesthesia... intubation breath is the worst breath, that first exhale when you're like on the elevator and they're facing up at you and there's just nowhere to go."

Bad Ideas From The Past

Nov 2, 2018

Sometimes even the smartest people get things wrong. In this game, contestants answer questions about things that some of history's supposedly great minds once thought were true.

Heard on Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot.

Gibberish Lyrics

Nov 2, 2018

Can you say that again? Ophira and Jonathan deliver dramatic readings of nonsense song lyrics, and contestants try to identify the artist who made the song famous.

Heard on Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng: More Fun Than A Carrot.

What's More

Oct 19, 2018

Sometimes less is more, but not today. In this final round, contestants must pick which of two things there's more of.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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Fact Bag

Oct 19, 2018

7UP. Pennies. Charles Dickens. It's time for your favorite bag of facts. Fact Bag is back!

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

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1990s Nostalgia

Oct 19, 2018

Break out the brown lipstick and buckle your jelly sandals! In this 1990s themed music parody game, contestants must identify events and cultural phenomena from the 1990s.

Heard on Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie.

Two weeks before Kickstarter launched in 2009, Jill Sobule released her own crowdfunded record, California Years. Sobule began her fundraising efforts a year before the crowdfunding behemoth came into existence. She told Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR's Ask Me Another, that Kickstarter's founders even contacted her to gain insight on the crowdfunding process: "What an idiot! Why didn't I think of making it as a business?" she said.

Month To Month

Oct 5, 2018

In this final round, every answer includes a month of the year.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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Word Capitals

Oct 5, 2018

An atlas and a dictionary combine powers in this game where every answer is a word that contains the name of a world capital.

Heard on Tom Arnold and Jill Sobule: Nostalgia Kills.

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