Ask Me Another http://wuwm.com en Patriotic Language http://wuwm.com/post/patriotic-language Why do we call them "French fries" even though they aren't French? When you're done pondering that question, you'll find that all answers in this final round contain nationalities.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/334463713/a-primate-example" target="_blank">Heard in Episode 322: A Primate Example</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 editor 36749 at http://wuwm.com Fair-Weather Friends http://wuwm.com/post/fair-weather-friends There's a trivia storm in the forecast: All the answers in this quiz are celebrities and characters whose names are weather-related. Which poet's travels were blocked by ice crystals? Robert Frost!<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/334463713/a-primate-example" target="_blank">Heard in Episode 322: A Primate Example</a> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 editor 36750 at http://wuwm.com Place That Band http://wuwm.com/post/place-band Geography rocks! Jonathan Coulton sings songs by classic rock bands named after cities, states, countries and continents, while rewriting the lyrics to hint at the locations.<p><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/ask-me-another/334463713/a-primate-example" target="_blank">Heard in Episode 322: A Primate Example</a></em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 editor 36751 at http://wuwm.com 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