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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

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    • 4.6, 166 Ratings

Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

    Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships

    Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata And 'Star Trek: Lower Decks': Starships And Friendships

    Actor and comedian John Early discusses Search Party and officiating Amy Schumer's wedding. Then he time travels to the 1970s for a groovy game combining The Brady Bunch and Hollywood Squares. Plus, Sasheer Zamata (SNL) and Nicole Byer (Nailed It!) get giggly guessing Muppet laughs and Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid (Star Trek: Lower Decks) take the meat out of Meatloaf in a music game about meat substitutes.

    • 52 min
    Debra Messing & Paul F. Tompkins: Show Yourself Some Grace

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

    Actor and activist Debra Messing discusses the Will & Grace revival season and getting fired from her first job. Plus, comedians go head-to-head with their funny partners — Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Naomi Ekperigin, and Andy Beckerman join us as this week's couple-testants.

    • 52 min
    HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

    HAIM & Benito Skinner: Delis And Star Charts

    Sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana, better known as HAIM, discuss their new album, what it was like to be in a band with their parents, and their deli tour, which was interrupted by coronavirus. Then—drum roll, please—they play a game about drum parts. Plus, Greta Titelman and Benito Skinner figure out who's SUCH a Gemini as they get quizzed on celebrity Zodiac signs. And in a game about lesser-known sports, will Erin Foley and Arden Myrin knock it out of the park, or will they drop the ball?

    • 52 min
    Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

    Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch

    Pack your knives and go turn on this episode! Top Chef and Taste the Nation's Padma Lakshmi talks to us about doing improv with her daughter and eating liver ganache. Then she helps Ophira and Jonathan create delicious dishes from random ingredients in their pantries. Plus, from Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin try to decipher the sounds of sheep from the sounds of human babies, and country singer-songwriter Margo Price and her guitarist husband Jeremy Ivey swear they didn't start the fire in a game combining historical events and Billy Joel songs.

    • 51 min
    Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

    Bob the Drag Queen And Camila Mendes: We're Here... To Play Games!

    Bob the Drag Queen is back! The drag star, from RuPaul's Drag Race, tells us about traveling across the country for HBO's We're Here and plays a grab-bag game that finally brings together Whoopi Goldberg, Kesha, and... clowns? Plus, Cristin Milioti and Camila Mendes (Palm Springs) plug their noses through a game about things that stink, and comedians Laurie Kilmartin (CONAN) and Erin Jackson (Last Comic Standing) CRASH BOOM ROAR in a game about iconic movie sound effects.

    • 51 min
    Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

    Luke James: Not 'Chi' About Singing

    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Luke James chats about opening for Beyoncé and Prince and sings-along to some classic steamy jams. Plus, find out why he's super into wolves. This episode originally aired January 3, 2020.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

Twisted-Tiara ,

So much fun

I love the dynamic between Ophira and Jonathan! I listen and play along in the car!

Nleegp ,

Great for commuting

I love listening on my drive into work. The only thing I’ve started to notice is that themes/clues are repeated. Napoleon and Waterloo and frequently mentioned and so are classic novels and their authors. Also as a Canadian, Ophira could do a little more to stop perpetrating the “simple, friendly Canadians” stereotype through her jokes.

trickyjane ,

Thanks, I think?

My only problem with Ask Me Another is that it makes me look like an idiot. Not because I flunk the trivia challenges. I listen to the podcast while I get my daily morning exercise walking vigorously through a quiet park in Toronto, with my headphones on, and thanks to your show I frequently laugh out loud for no apparent reason. This invites concerned looks from dog-walkers, who worry about my mental stability. Other than that ... I love it! Thanks for all the laughs!

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