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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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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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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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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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This Means Wiki-War

Thursday, June 12, 2014

There have been so many Wikipedia "edit wars," that there's an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to them. ("The Eagles" vs. "Eagles"?) In this game about notable edit wars, however, everyone's a winner.
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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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I Sense A Theme Music

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Who could forget Celine Dion's Titanic's love anthem, "My Heart Will Go On"? We wish we could. In this game, identify movies from their famous soundtrack moments.
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Emily Nussbaum: A Critical Mass Of Good TV

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The New Yorker TV critic favors Buffy the Vampire Slayer, shows that aren't afraid to be "off-putting," and carrying on Twitter debates about it all. Plus: What should you be watching right now?
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Trivia Is The New Black (R)

Thursday, June 05, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 226) We know you're gearing up to binge-watch the 2nd season of Orange Is The New Black this weekend. In preparation, listen to our interview and game with V.I.P. Piper Kerman, author of the women's prison memoir that inspired the hit show. Plus, hear two Mystery Science Theater 3000 veterans riff on bad movies.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

(Episode 318) John Turturro, a regular in films by the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and explosions-loving Michael Bay, recently hit the director’s chair himself. How will the Quiz Show star fare on a real game show?

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O Brother, Where Art Thou Quiz Show?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

(Episode 318) John Turturro, a regular in films by the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and explosions-loving Michael Bay, recently hit the director’s chair himself. How will the Quiz Show star fare on a real game show?

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Taking A Vowel Of Poverty

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In this final round, all answers are words that contain three or more of a single vowel — and only that vowel. Strap on your bikinis and muumuus, and crank up the Bananarama!
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Fuhgeddaboutdit!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Spice Girls are comprised of Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and...? We'll tell you all the members of a certain category, except one. Give us your Brooklyn accent. Call us out on the one we forgot.
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