300 episodes

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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    • 4.5, 4.1K 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.

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

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

    Actor 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. 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
    Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call

    Jane Levy and Alex Newell: Zoey's Extraordinary Zoom Call

    Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn, of Grace and Frankie, talks about his new SyFy Wire series The Great Debate and plays a game about Black playwrights. Plus, Jane Levy and Alex Newell (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) meditate on coping mechanisms, and couple-testants Catherine Reitman and Philip Sternberg (Workin' Moms) break out the hot dish for a Minnesota-inspired game about Bob Dylan and Charles Schulz.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

gozer42 ,

Always Fun and Entertaining

I may have already reviewed this, but I’m old and can’t remember stuff. Anyway, this show gives me lots of LOLs, and I look forward to it all week! Also, every few weeks I have to drive 350 miles to visit my elderly mom (and 350 miles again to get home), and the podcasts of the old shows seem to make the trips effortless! Brava Ophira Eisenberg and bravo Jonathan Coulton! Great show with always brilliant contestants and guests.

garrisonnjp ,

Always a highlight in my week

Each week I eagerly await the opportunity to be entertained by the quirky, nerdy and random exploits of Ask Me Another. Might I even dare to say their 2020 quarantine production has somehow transcended their original format? I’m fully prepared to illustrate my viewpoint, except Ask Me Another is too personal a joy to spend a wayward moment talking about it when I could be listening. Please keep broadcasting for us!<3

TNT4EVER# ,

Highlight to my week's end

I always look forward to listening to Ophira and Jonathan every weekend (even if it is a re-run). Even before the pandemic (gosh was there even a time?), I always look forward to participating in your games along with my husband and our dog in tandem with your fantastic guests. Yes I'm a big old-school nerd from way back when, so this show gives me some reassurance in my nerdiness.

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