Ask Me Another

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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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Ask Me Another
8:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 11:45 am

In this final round, every correct answer will start with a jolly "Ho!" sound. Which goalkeeper has won two Olympic medals with the U.S. women's soccer team? That would be Ho Ho Hope Solo!

Heard in Holiday Spectacular 2014

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8:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

All I Don't Want For Christmas

All they want for Christmas is for you to sing along.
Sylvie Rosokoff NPR

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 11:45 am

Warm up your vocal chords and join in singing some holiday tunes with the songwriting duo from Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The Oscar-winning husband-and-wife musical team has written some of the all-time catchiest tunes about winter, and on a previous episode of Ask Me Another, graciously lent their voices to a rewritten version of "Let It Go."

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Ask Me Another
8:36 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Chappy Cholidays

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 11:45 am

All answers in this round start with the letter "h", but we want you to pronounce them with that back-of-the-throat "ch" sound, in honor of the "ch" in "Chanukah." Have a lozenge or two ready.

Heard in Holiday Spectacular 2014

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9:01 am
Thu December 4, 2014

The Best Piece Of Trivia You Learned This Week: Parachuting Beavers

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 11:51 am

What's the best piece of trivia you learned this week? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter, and we'll figure out whether it's true or false.

After World War II, did Idaho really airlift beavers around the state using parachutes? Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton debate the premise before revealing the truth.

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9:01 am
Thu December 4, 2014

I Definitely Not Before E

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:06 am

Sometimes words like to break the rules. Every answer in this final round contains the letters "E" and "I" in that order, with complete disregard for the "I before E except after C" rule!

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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9:01 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Eliza Coupe: Legal Eagle

Eliza Coupe as Nina, in Benched.
USA Network Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:06 am

Eliza Coupe plays a corporate attorney turned public defender on the USA series Benched. When host Ophira Eisenberg asked her how much she's picked up about the law by playing a lawyer on TV, Coupe replied, "about as much as I did playing a doctor [on Scrubs]. I'm a surgeon now, AND I'll represent you in a court of law."

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9:01 am
Thu December 4, 2014

A-Plus

Originally published on Thu December 4, 2014 9:06 am

In this game we'll give certain words an A! For instance, if you give a purple fruit an A, you get what confident word? "Aplomb." All the answers will start with "A" and involve terrible wordplay.

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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9:01 am
Thu December 4, 2014

We'll Always Be Royals

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 11:51 am

The most popular lord of the 21st century is a teenage pop star from New Zealand who spells her name "L-o-r-d-e." We've rewritten her hit song "Royals" to be about famous royalty, both real and fictional.

Heard in Coupe De Grace.

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9:02 am
Thu November 13, 2014

One Letter Away From Fame

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 11:31 am

Take a single letter away from a celebrity's name and he's transformed. If the star of World War Z lost a letter in his first name, he becomes a piece of lingerie: "Bra Pitt."

Heard in Episode 402: The Model Of A Modern Major Game Show

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9:02 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Neil, Gamin': The Author Is Quizzed On Gilbert & Sullivan

Author Neil Gaiman sings along to Gilbert & Sullivan.
Courtesy of 92Y

Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 3:03 pm

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