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Ask Me Another
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that 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.
For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.
The puzzle gurus behind Ask Me Another include John Chaneski, who devised tough questions and answers for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" before becoming one of the "puzzle guys" on the radio program "A Way With Words"; Art Chung who has written for and produced television game shows including "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?," "Cash Cab," "The World Series of Pop Culture," and "Stump the Schwab"; and actor/writer Will Hines who has performed and taught improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre for years, and obsessively reads books on compiling baseball statistics, a task he will never have to do.
Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01amSometimes 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!
Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01amIn 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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01amThe most popular lord of the 21st century is a teenage girl 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.
Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01amThis game is about heteronyms, words that are spelled the same but are pronounced differently and have different meanings. If we said, "He knelt while playing the violin," you'd say "bow" and "bow."
Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:01amSome sounds are so associated with a particular company, they're trademarked! So if you're a lion, you better roar in a different key than MGM's lion. Can you name the products tied to these sounds?