326 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 • 4.6K 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.

    Sara Bareilles, American Ninja Warrior & Rugrats

    Sara Bareilles, American Ninja Warrior & Rugrats

    Grammy-winning artist Sara Bareilles talks about how the musical Waitress changed her life and the harrowing experience of over-dressing to sing the national anthem at a Dodgers game. Then, the self-professed Golden Girls superfan puts it all on the line in a true/false trivia game. American Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila plug in for a game about video game controllers. Plus, voice actors Cheryl Chase and Bart Simpson herself, Nancy Cartwright, talk about the Paramount+ reboot of Rugrats.

    • 51 min
    Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Meme Machines

    Sarah Silverman, Sarah Paulson, Rickey Thompson & Denzel Dion: Meme Machines

    Comedian Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph, School of Rock) plays a game about Law & Order and shares some strong opinions about Kit-Kats. Actor Sarah Paulson (Ratched, Run, American Horror Story) talks about running from clowns, and plays an R&B music parody game celebrating the ampersand. Plus, YouTube phenoms Denzel Dion and Rickey Thompson listen to Ophira and Jonathan act out scenes from imagined movies based on board games. This episode originally aired November 13, 2020.

    • 52 min
    Andrew Rannells: The Truth About Cats And Dogs

    Andrew Rannells: The Truth About Cats And Dogs

    Actor Andrew Rannells looks back on his time as Elder Price in the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon. Then, he plays a game about HGTV lingo. From the Hulu series Shrill, Lolly Adefope and E.R. Fightmaster play "Dolly Parton, Dalai Lama, or Both?" Comedians Carmen Lynch and Liz Miele play a game inspired by The Great British Baking Show.

    • 52 min
    Ryan O'Connell: The Real Housewives And The Olsen Twins

    Ryan O'Connell: The Real Housewives And The Olsen Twins

    Ryan O'Connell, creator and star of the Netflix series, Special, talks about the challenges of writing about his cerebral palsy for the first time. Then he plays a game that combines geography, the Olsen twins, and Bravo's, The Real Housewives. Love About Town podcast hosts Kenice Mobley and Rohan Padhye guess which came first: Sliced bread or the electric toaster? Plus, childhood friends actor Micah Stock (Netflix's Bonding) and comic Beth Stelling (HBO Max Girl Daddy) play a game about their home state, Ohio.

    • 51 min
    Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9

    Sean Hayes & Ed Helms: Podcast No. 9

    Will & Grace's Sean Hayes talks about his pandemic puppy, his new medical podcast HypocondriActor, and his early days working as a piano player for a dinner theatre. Then, he's challenged to two games based on his obsession with medical stories. The stars of the comedy series Rutherford Falls, Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms, face off in a game of This, That, or the Other. Real Estate bandmates Martin Courtney and Alex Bleeker compete in a 90s themed music parody game about things from the 1890s, 1790s, 1690s... you get it.

    • 57 min
    Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

    Rachel Bloom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Sane Current Guest

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom talks about her book I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are. Plus, Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and Orange is the New Black's Alysia Reiner and Beth Dover hear Dolly Parton songs re-written to be about dolls. This episode originally aired November 20, 2020.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

Nancat11 ,

Don’t miss this podcast!

This podcast is even better during the pandemic! I always enjoyed it before but the last many months Ophira and Jonathan have been so relatable with their studio mishaps and homey concerns that I feel they are my good friends (or at least the kids of my friends since I am their mothers’ age). And the games and stories with the guests are great, so intimate. I binged The Good Fight earlier this year and was thrilled to recognize Jonathan performing the creative informational songs trying to explain governmental actions at that time, too. A great listening pleasure!

Bearmcgyver ,

Always soooo good.

New and inventive, yet consistently solid content. I used to be a wait wait first then NdQ… and a few others. Now this is the FIRST PODCAST I catch up every time I load up the app!

I retain more solid facts and information from this show than my best AP teachers in high school and textbooks- and I’m NOT actually a great auditory learner! The context and delivery in consumable chunks is everything. And they do it so well. Even topics I’m not 100% sold on initially quickly gain traction.

Eve from Texas ,

My favorite show

Thank you Ophira and Jonathan and your crew. I have always loved this show and listened to it for years. Y'all make me smile and laugh and the jokes are so clever. It's clear that the guests also have a blast on your show. Keep up the great work!

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