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Thursday, July 10, 2014

(Episode 321) Get your popcorn ready for a thrilling, action-packed hour, as our V.I.P., Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman, shares his formula for making an edgy, mind-blowing blockbuster film.

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AMA Bonus: Doug Liman On "Edge of Tomorrow" and Its Meaning

Monday, July 07, 2014

Director Doug Liman has strived to include a message in all of his films, whether it's an independent film like "Swingers," or a blockbuster like "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." In this bonus clip from our upcoming episode, host Ophira Eisenberg talks with Liman about how he's tried to convey deeper meanings in his films, the political story behind "The Bourne Identity," and the meaning behind his new film, "Edge of Tomorrow" — how one person can make a difference.

Hear the full episode with VIP Doug Liman starting Thursday, July 10th.

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A Little Impression Goes A Long Way (R)

Thursday, July 03, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 302) As the saying goes, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," and this week's Very Important Puzzler, actor Justin Long has a knack for impressions.

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AMA Bonus: They Might Be Giants, Dial-A-Song

Friday, June 27, 2014

Starting in the mid-1980s, They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh and John Linnell used an unusual method of DIY distribution to share new music with their fans. In this bonus clip from this week's episode, hear them tell host Ophira Eisenberg how they hacked their answering machine, and why. 

Did you know Ask Me Another has a voicemail box? Call us at 563-ASK-ME-22 (563-275-6322) and record us your own song!

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Shall We Dance?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lace up your boogie shoes — in this game, we achieve the unachievable and dance on the radio. We give you step-by-step instructions to a popular dance, and you give us its name. It's electric!
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Just Sit Right Back

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It used to be that a TV theme song told an entire show's premise. Lately, all you get is a wordless ditty. In this game, we've rewritten the lyrics to classic TV tunes to be about modern-day dramas.
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Abumrad And Krulwich: Lab Partners Forever

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The hosts of WNYC's Radiolab describe first impressions, the show's bumbling beginnings and their mutual passion for shoes. Will these brainiacs get their wires crossed in a game about each other?
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Rule of Three

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's said that all good things come in threes — which is why this final round is all about three-word groupings that always go together. Go! Fight! Win! Three cheers for this week's champion.
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It Was The Best Of Lines

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Can you name these literary classics after we've modernized their opening lines with current slang? "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is cray-cray in its own way."
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'Wrong, Wrong, Wrong' With They Might Be Giants

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Musical guests They Might Be Giants treated us to a wicked game of their own invention. Be careful: don't let John Flansburgh and John Linnell's seemingly easy trivia questions leave you in the dust.
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We Might Be Giant Nerds

Thursday, June 26, 2014

(Episode 320) Brooklyn’s oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC’s Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.

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AMA Bonus: TMBG + JoCo, "Re: Your Brains"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton (nerd rock supergroup!) perform "Re: Your Brains" at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Wherever you're listening to this, we encourage you to sing along, like you're a zombie.

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AMA Bonus: Radiolab's Jad and Robert

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We know you listen to Radiolab becuase of its fascinating stories and explorations, but also because its hosts, Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, have a palpable friendship. In this bonus clip from our upcoming episode, host Ophira Eisenberg talks to them about first impressions, mind-melding, and the one argument that'll never end. 

Hear the full episode with VIPs Jad and Robert starting Thursday, June 26th.

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AMA Bonus: Stand Up, Brooklyn

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hear what it's like to attend a live taping of Ask Me Another! Host Ophira Eisenberg kicks off the show with a short stand-up comedy set that we can't air on the radio. This was recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as part of RadioLoveFest, with special guests They Might Be Giants. 

Hear our full episode starting Thursday, June 26th.

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How Punk Is This? (R)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 301) Shake things up in our nation's capital with one of D.C.'s music legends. V.I.P Ian MacKaye, of punk bands Fugazi and Minor Threat, shares tales from the road and muses about what "punk" means today. Plus: try out your best Nic Cage impression.

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Two Can Slay That Game

Thursday, June 12, 2014

(Episode 319)We quiz TV critic Emily Nussbaum on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, peek into the world of Wiki-wars and relive some great movie soundtrack moments. Who will vanquish the competition?

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Compound Fractures

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Compound words combine shorter ones, like "milkshake." The answers in this game seem compound, but aren't: you get a floor covering ("carpet") by combining a vehicle (car) with the family dog (pet).
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This, That Or The Other VII

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We give you a word; you tell us which of three categories it belongs to. This week's categories: animals, world capitals, and (lest we forget to be nerdy) Lord of the Rings characters.
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Emily The Puzzle Slayer

Thursday, June 12, 2014

We quiz Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, on her favorite show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Plus, she finds a lifeline in Tom Lenk, the actor who played the show's beloved nerd. Slay on.
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P.S. I Love You

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The final round is a postscript to our show. In this game, we took that idea literally: all the answers are two-word names or phrases with the initials "P.S." Which gal "got married" in a 1986 film?
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