Ask Me Another

Saturdays at 11 am
  • Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg

Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.

And don't miss out on our weekly Ask Me Another Trivia Challenge for your chance to win fabulous prizes from our famous Closet Of Leftover Thank You Gifts.

Ask Me Another Hotline

May 22, 2020

Ask Me Another listeners call in to talk about things they're learned (or re-learned) while practicing distance learning with their kids, because nobody expected the pythagorean theorem to come back into their lives.

Heard on: Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheros And Superstores.

Hong Chau

May 22, 2020

Hong Chau didn't plan on becoming an actor. She studied film at Boston University and planned on pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking. But after landing roles in Treme, Inherent Vice, and the off-broadway drama John, Chau had her breakthrough performance in Alexander Payne's sci-fi comedy Downsizing. In 2019, Chau played the hyper-wealthy futurist Lady Trieu in the critically-acclaimed HBO series Watchmen.

Couple-testants Nico Santos and Zeke Smith compete against Ask Me Another listeners in this numbers-based guessing game.

Heard on: Hong Chau & Nico Santos: Superheros And Superstores.

What's In The Box?

May 8, 2020

Inspired by the iconic Drag Race "unboxing," Shangela takes an audio quiz on unboxing videos found on YouTube.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen

May 8, 2020

Drag queen and actor D.J. "Shangela" Pierce gained national attention as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race. Shangela was the first queen eliminated in season 2, but Shangela's personality won fans and the producers over. In the premiere of season 3, the queen surprised the other contestants by popping out of an oversized gift box and joining them in the competition.

Since then, Shangela has appeared in the Oscar-nominated remake of A Star Is Born, The X-Files and Ariana Grande's 2019 album, thank u, next.

Something In Monet She Moves

May 8, 2020

Pop artists meet pop music in this music parody game where songs are rewritten about artistic movements, featuring comedians Aparna Nancherla and Joyelle Nicole Johnson.

Heard on D.J. "Shangela" Pierce: Quaran-Queen.

The Ask Me Another Hotline

May 1, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about the most decadent and shameful things they've eaten since social distancing began, because honestly? Making whipped coffee is more fun in theory than in practice.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

Natasha Rothwell

May 1, 2020

Before working on the HBO comedy series Insecure, writer and comedian Natasha Rothwell performed comedy in New York City, Washington D.C. and Tokyo. In 2014, she was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live's 40th season and later, Rothwell wrote and starred in an episode of the Netflix sketch series, The Characters.

Fact Bag re-emerges from the digital cloud to once again relay a fresh set of facts. Why? Because facts never sleep and neither does Fact Bag. Featuring comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz.

Heard on TV Face-Off: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Superstore, Parks & Rec, Silicon Valley & Insecure

SuperLucas

Apr 24, 2020

Ophira's son Lucas makes his Ask Me Another debut with this quiz about classic superhero theme songs.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Orville Peck

Apr 24, 2020

Country musician Orville Peck gained attention with the release of his debut album, Pony, in 2019. Released through Sub Pop Records, the album formally introduced the public to a queer masked crooner who straddled the line between outlaw country, punk and indie. After extensive tours through North America and Europe, Peck developed an audience for his unique songwriting and his energetic live performances.

Stars In The Stars

Apr 24, 2020

Hey now, it's all-stars versus all stars in this rhyming word game. Comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson get their game on; go play.

Heard on Orville Peck & Mitra Jouhari: A Cowpunk And One Busy Debra.

Marc Maron: End Times Fun

Apr 10, 2020

Stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Marc Maron didn't know what to expect when he started his podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, in 2009. Eleven years later, the podcast has a loyal listenership with more than a thousand episodes and counting. In WTF, Maron conducts off-the-cuff, long-form interviews with fellow comedians, actors and musicians.

Connection Difficulties

Apr 10, 2020

Married musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn try unplugging (and then plugging back in) their router to play this game about various kinds of connection difficulties.

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 10, 2020

Listeners call in to talk about their most decadent and/or shameful thing they've eaten since social distancing began. Octuple-stuffed Oreos don't count, right?

Heard on Marc Maron & Aimee Mann: End Times Fun.

The Ask Me Another Hotline

Apr 3, 2020

Listeners call in to tell us how their behavior has changed since social distancing began.

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Debra Messing: Show Yourself Some Grace

Apr 3, 2020

Actor and activist Debra Messing was already a recognizable performer by the time Will & Grace premiered. She starred as Stacey Colbert in the Fox comedy Ned & Stacey for two seasons and had the lead role in the short-lived ABC drama, Prey.

Love Is A Four-Letter Word

Apr 3, 2020

Stay F. Homekins hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Janie Haddad Tompkins join Jonathan Coulton for a music parody where the word "love" in song titles is replaced with another four-letter word beginning with "L."

Heard on Debra Messing & Paul F Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace.

Our Very First Work From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Ophira and Jonathan chat about their lives during quarantine in this all-new, never been done, work from home episode from Ask Me Another.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode

Mar 27, 2020

Emily Nussbaum has acted as The New Yorker's television critic since 2011, primarily contributing to the magazine's "On Television" columns.

Wrecking Ball Of Confusion

Mar 27, 2020

During this work-at-home audio quiz about combining song titles, the proceedings are continually interrupted by the participants' children.

Heard on Emily Nussbaum: The Watch From Home Episode.

Island Time

Mar 20, 2020

Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras describes unbelievable, yet real islands from around the world. Don't forget your sunscreen.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

Final Round: North, South, East, West

Mar 20, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from constellations to classic southern dishes in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Mar 20, 2020

Jonathan Coulton guides us there and back again in a music parody game about ill-fated journeys throughout history.

Heard on Larry Owens: Sunday In The Park 6 Feet Away From George.

Final Round: Two-Timers, Google And Gum

Mar 6, 2020

The two finalists test their knowledge of everything from economics to brands of gum in this rapid-fire final round.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

Decomposition Competition With Dan Deacon

Mar 6, 2020

The music video for Dan Deacon's recent single, "Sat By A Tree", features comedian Aparna Nancherla's body decaying into the Earth. In honor of that video, Deacon plays a game where he guesses how long it takes various things to decay or decompose.

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

By The Numbers

Mar 6, 2020

In this music parody, songs with numbers in the title are rewritten to be about things related to those numbers. As Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock would say, "It takes [the only even prime number] to make a thing go right."

Heard on Dan Deacon: Deacon-structing Dan.

GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)

Feb 21, 2020

In the final round of the Battle of the Podcast Stars, the two surviving podcast hosts go H2H in this T/F game about commonly-used acronyms. Who will take the L?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

I'm Just The Messenger With Ben Sinclair

Feb 21, 2020

On the HBO series High Maintenance, actor Ben Sinclair plays a weed delivery man. But can the man behind The Guy identify the famous historical messengers in this quiz?

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

Hold Me Close, Tiny Glucose

Feb 21, 2020

Unofficial Expert podcast hosts Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington put their confectionery knowledge to the test in this delectable music parody game where every answer is a dessert.

Heard on Ben Sinclair: High Maintenance And The Battle Of The Podcast Stars.

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