107 episodes

Finally, your daily puzzle fix—in audio form! Every day, in 10 minutes or less, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs and his celebrity guests will puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old puzzle favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses. 

Plus, Chief Puzzle Officer Greg Pliska joins A.J. each week to present new puzzles from the Puzzle Lab. And there’s a daily Extra Credit Puzzler for our Puzzlers at home. (Answers revealed in the following episode.) 


Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast today for more puzzling puzzles that will puzzle you, puzzlingly!


"The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 


Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.


The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 


Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.

The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs iHeartPodcasts

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    • 2.8 • 12 Ratings

Finally, your daily puzzle fix—in audio form! Every day, in 10 minutes or less, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs and his celebrity guests will puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old puzzle favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses. 

Plus, Chief Puzzle Officer Greg Pliska joins A.J. each week to present new puzzles from the Puzzle Lab. And there’s a daily Extra Credit Puzzler for our Puzzlers at home. (Answers revealed in the following episode.) 


Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast today for more puzzling puzzles that will puzzle you, puzzlingly!


"The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 


Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.


The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 


Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.

    "Which Is It?" w/ A.J. & Greg

    "Which Is It?" w/ A.J. & Greg

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: our very own Chief Puzzle Officer, Greg Pliska.

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 7 min
    "Retronyms" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    "Retronyms" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: author, journalist, and podcaster Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics fame!

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 11 min
    "Find the Link" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    "Find the Link" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: author, journalist, and podcaster Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics fame!

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    "Fact-Checking" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    "Fact-Checking" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: author, journalist, and podcaster Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics fame!

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    "Ants in France" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    "Ants in France" w/ Stephen J. Dubner

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: author, journalist, and podcaster Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics fame!

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 8 min
    "Political Insults" w/ Andy Borowitz

    "Political Insults" w/ Andy Borowitz

    Hello, Puzzlers! Puzzling with us today: New York Times best-selling author and satirical writer of The Borowitz Report, Andy Borowitz!

    Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.

    Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 

    "The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 

    Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.

    The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 

    Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

girlrudy ,

It’s pretty bad…

I’m a big fan of Greg Pliska’s work and AJ Jacob’s writing. But this is just awful.
There have been some great guests but AJ isn’t a great host and the ads are about 50% of the show - which is SUPER annoying on such a short show.
I keep hanging on but I don’t know if I can take much more. Incredibly disappointing.

Timtabulous ,

Puzzled

I’m puzzled as to where the Nov 24 episode is. The normally 80% advertising content has jumped to 99%. Interesting direction. Dare I say puzzling?

cgg... ,

So bad

Do you want a podcast that is literally 80% ads with some stupid puzzle between them? Then this is your podcast. Do yourself a favor and skip this.

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