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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Word War One

Dec 10, 2015

This game pits vowels and consonants against each other in a back-and-forth battle for ultimate control over a word. Each answer is a word or phrase that consists of alternating vowels and consonants.

Heard on Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie

Crash Test Yummies

Dec 10, 2015

In 1993 the Crash Test Dummies had their biggest hit, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm. Given the title, it's baffling it wasn't about food. Well, that's about to change, because we rewrote the lyrics to be about classic comfort foods.

Heard on Ellie Kemper: Good Day, Ellie

Blank Of Blank

Dec 3, 2015

One of Pittsburgh's nicknames is "City of Bridges," referring to its many river-spanning structures. Appropriately, all of the answers in this final round are three-word phrases with the word "of" in the middle.

Heard in Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion

It's A Numbers Game

Dec 3, 2015

Order the following famous families from most amount of brothers to the fewest brothers: Jonas Brothers, Marx Brothers, Ringling Brothers. That would be Ringling (7), Marx (5) and Jonas (4). That's the gist of this numerical ordering game.

Heard in Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion

In A Class By Itself

Dec 3, 2015

Let's face it, even the best universities have a few courses that aren't super-rigorous. In this game we read class titles and descriptions from unusual college courses. Contestants tell us whether the class is one we made up, or a real course that students are amassing thousands of dollars of debt to enroll in.

Heard in Lulu Miller & Alix Spiegel: I Second That Emotion

Letter Rip

Nov 12, 2015

Guest puzzle guru Cecil Baldwin leads our final round, "Letter Rip." All of the answers contain the sound of an alphabet letter. It's a B-dazzling good time!

Heard in Peter Sarsgaard: A Day In The Life

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A Day in the Life of Peter Sarsgaard

Nov 12, 2015

In his new movie Experimenter, Peter Sarsgaard plays Stanley Milgram, a psychologist who studied human behavior in the 1960s. In Milgram's most famous experiment, test subjects agreed to electroshock people in another room under pressure from an authority figure. Sarsgaard joined host Ophira Eisenberg on the Bell House stage to talk about the film, and the impact it had on him as a performer.

Meet the Expert is Ask Me Another's new segment! Executive producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Amy Kule, joins us onstage to lead a game based on this iconic holiday event. Did you know Snoopy is about to make his 39th parade appearance?

Heard in Peter Sarsgaard: A Day In The Life

Art For Art's Sake

Oct 28, 2015

Smartphone, pop-tarts and kickstarter. All of these answers have the letters a-r-t in order. Our final round is deceivingly simple as that!

Heard in Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Bring Out Your Undead

Oct 28, 2015

We asked our audience questions about how they would handle the end of the world. Then we put VIPs and undead experts Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless head-to-head to guess our audience's responses. What's your weapon of choice against the zombie apocalypse — shotgun, chainsaw, or crossbow?

Heard in Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Flip It And Reverse It #2

Oct 28, 2015

In our nerdy homage to Missy Elliot, every answer is a famous title or phrase, backwards. What long-running BBC show is about Roger Daltrey's time-traveling physician? Who Doctor. That's Doctor Who, backwards.

Heard in Bruce Campbell And Lucy Lawless: Ash Vs. Evil Dead

The Most Important Quiz Of The Day

Oct 8, 2015

West Egg on a Seabiscuit with Lady Marmalade―yum! For our final round, every correct answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a breakfast food or beverage.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

I Saw The Seinfeld

Oct 8, 2015

In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line. But there's a catch: Kenneth has never really seen Seinfeld.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

Opposites Attract

Oct 8, 2015

The word "sanction" can mean both "to approve or permit" and "to punish." Weird, huh? It's an example of a contronym: a word that can be its own opposite, or have two contradictory meanings.

Heard in The Milk Carton Kids: No Expiration Date

It's All Relative

Sep 23, 2015

This final round quiz is a family affair! All of the answers feature a type of familial relation. Pretty easy, Papa Smurf!

Heard in Sonia Manzano: These Are The Muppets In Your Neighborhood

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