Ask Me Another http://wuwm.com en Really Hard Edition 2: Part 3 http://wuwm.com/post/really-hard-edition-2-part-3 In the final segment, we pull out all the stops for a Very Important Puzzler and some special musical guests. In "Accidental Science," we challenge <em>Radiolab</em> host in the puzzle hot seat for a quiz about unintentional scientific discoveries. Then, They Might Be Giants devise a game literally filled with trick questions, appropriately titled, "Wrong, Wrong, Wrong." <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 editor 36234 at http://wuwm.com Really Hard Edition 2: Part 2 http://wuwm.com/post/really-hard-edition-2-part-2 Host Ophira Eisenberg and puzzle editor Art Chung continue the hour with a trio of games that push the limits on your ability to recall cultural references. In "Nick Names," identify famous people and fictional characters named "Nick." (See what we did there?) Sing along with house musician Jonathan Coulton in "Jingle All The Way," as he performs favorite commercial jingles...in Italian. Plus, insert comic strip characters into your favorite novels in "Literary Comic Strips." <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 editor 36235 at http://wuwm.com Really Hard Edition 2: Part 1 http://wuwm.com/post/really-hard-edition-2-part-1 In this hour, take on some of our trickiest games in recent memory with host Ophira Eisenberg and puzzle editor Art Chung. Do your best to remember two things at once in "International Doppelgangers" as puzzle guru John Chaneski asks you to combine celebrities with the names of countries, like that South American star, Argentina Fey. Then, try a twist on the mash-up in "Russian Dolls" by "nesting," or placing words inside a different one to make a longer word — putting a LAMB inside of a CAKE creates a CLAMBAKE. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 editor 36236 at http://wuwm.com The Body Eclectic http://wuwm.com/post/body-eclectic Make no bones about it, this final round is body-licious! The answer to every clue contains the name of a body part. Who will prove themselves head and shoulders above the rest?<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000 editor 35694 at http://wuwm.com The Soundgarden Of Music http://wuwm.com/post/soundgarden-music We mashed up popular musicians with the names of Broadway shows to create a can't-miss theatre lineup. Look out for the show about a rap artist who meets a girl named Maria: <em><em>Kanye West Side Story</em>.</em><p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:01:37 +0000 editor 35687 at http://wuwm.com Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder http://wuwm.com/post/doug-liman-action-speaks-louder Since his earliest films, director Doug Liman has been a rule breaker. He shot <em>Swingers</em> in increasing order of what scenes were most likely to get him arrested. When he made <em>The Bourne Identity</em> and <em>Mr. & Mrs. Smith</em>, Liman treated the multi-million dollar productions like a film school, figuring out every last detail out on the fly.<p>And in his latest film, <em>Edge of Tomorrow</em>, Liman stays true to that belief, as he cast Tom Cruise in a role he's never taken on before: an inept, cowardly soldier.<p>"[Cruise] loved that. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 editor 35688 at http://wuwm.com Doug Liman: Action Speaks Louder Nice Outfit http://wuwm.com/post/nice-outfit We're not sure if Prince would be into a girl wearing a "Raspberry Foulard." In this game, we've replaced songs featuring articles of clothing and accessories with more hilarious ones.<p><em>Heard in <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/330185780/live-puzzle-repeat" target="_blank">Episode 321: Live. Puzzle. Repeat</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 editor 35689 at http://wuwm.com Abumrad And Krulwich: Lab Partners Forever http://wuwm.com/post/abumrad-and-krulwich-lab-partners-forever <strong><strong></strong></strong>Although the on-air chemistry between Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, hosts of WNYC's<a href="http://www.radiolab.org/"><em> Radiolab</em></a>, is a big reason for their show's success, their initial collaborations were not so smooth. They first met when Krulwich ripped up Abumrad's script for a fundraising promo and then proceeded to improvise a new one — somehow mentioning aliens in the process. The pair soon began to meet for weekly breakfasts to chat about science and other worldly matters, and from that the beginnings of Radiolab emerged. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:31:00 +0000 editor 34655 at http://wuwm.com Abumrad And Krulwich: Lab Partners Forever Just Sit Right Back http://wuwm.com/post/just-sit-right-back It used to be that a TV theme song told an entire show's premise. Lately, all you get is a wordless ditty. In this game, we've rewritten the lyrics to classic TV tunes to be about modern-day dramas.<p>Plus, They Might Be Giants perform a new song, "Hate The Villanelle," live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:28:00 +0000 editor 34656 at http://wuwm.com Just Sit Right Back Rule of Three http://wuwm.com/post/rule-three It's said that all good things come in threes — which is why this final round is all about three-word groupings that always go together. Go! Fight! Win! Three cheers for this week's champion.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/325530804/we-might-be-giant-nerds"><em>Heard in Episode 320: We Might Be Giant Nerds</em></a> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:24:00 +0000 editor 34654 at http://wuwm.com Rule of Three