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'Let It Go': A Hit Song, Spawned From Partnership

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The songwriters behind Disney's Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Bobby Lopez, recall their courtship and how a walk in the park led to the showstopper that won them an Oscar (and Bobby an EGOT).
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Be Kind, Rewind

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The days of rewinding VHS tapes are long gone, but in this game, imagine the plots of famous movies if you watched them end to beginning. A retired Rocky jogs backwards through Philadelphia...
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Animal Lamina

Thursday, April 24, 2014

You've got to think forwards and backwards in this game, to think up ridiculous palindromes that involve animals. Where might stylish alpacas go for new duds? A "llama mall"!
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Let It Lopez

Thursday, April 24, 2014

(Episode 315)Fresh off an Oscar win for Disney's Frozen, songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez lend their voices to a puzzling parody of "Let It Go," and a fierce VIP game pitting spouse vs. spouse.

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AMA Bonus: 'Let It Go' and its Many Parodies

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the Oscar-winning songwriting duo who penned Frozen's torch song, "Let It Go," weigh in on its most memorable covers and parodies. 

Stay tuned for the full episode of Ask Me Another with Kristen and Bobby, available starting April 24th. 

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Yippee-Ki-Yay, Nellie McKay! (R)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 304) This week, clean up Bruce Willis' Die Hard catchphrase, trivialize some dog breeds, and since no rule of three is complete without the third item, guess celebrities with triple names. Plus, the lovely and talented singer-songwriter Nellie McKay uses both her voice and brain to demonstrate her love of the icon Doris Day.

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AMA Bonus: Hannibal Buress on his '30 Rock' role

Friday, April 11, 2014

You may recognize comedian Hannibal Buress from his roles on Broad City and 30 Rock, the latter of which he also wrote for. In this bonus clip from Episode 314: Let's Do This Thing, Buress describes his experience with improv and its spontanaeity, and the genesis of his recurring role on 30 Rock as an eccentric homeless gentleman. 

For more Hannibal Buress on Ask Me Another, visit askmeanother.npr.org.

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The Internets

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Admit it, you spend too much time on the Internet. Never fear— all that procrastination should pay off in this final round, in which every answer features the letters "N-E-T" in consecutive order.
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Animal Logic

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Some animals are named after other animals, which makes no sense. This game asks you to to defy logic and remember the names of creatures like "elephant seal," whose names are two animals in one.
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Fruity Films

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The films A Clockwork Orange and 50 First Dates don't have much in common, except in the world of Ask Me Another. Go bananas in this game and think up films whose titles contain the name of a fruit.
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Jingle All the Way

Thursday, April 10, 2014

You've probably heard the jingles for products like Kit Kat and McDonald's hundreds of times. But can you recognize them when Jonathan Coulton sings them — in Italian? Buona fortuna!
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We Are the Champions

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It's often said that winners write history. Well, they also helped us write this game. We'll give you four major award winners—your job? Tell us the name of the prize they share.
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Hannibal Buress On Moving To New York With '$200 And Dreams'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hear how the comic and actor (Broad City) moved to New York and landed writing gigs on SNL and 30 Rock. Plus, Buress leads a game in which all the answers are terrible puns on the name "Shaq."
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Hannibal Buress: It's A Rap

Thursday, April 10, 2014

As part of his act, Buress performs his own "Gibberish Rap," but he's also an expert on hip-hop. He plays this game with our contestant, describing songs without using their titles.
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Let's Do This Thing

Thursday, April 10, 2014

(Episode 314) Make groan-worthy puns about Shaquille O’Neal, sing commercial jingles in Italian, and test your knowledge of rap music with comedian and television writer Hannibal Buress.

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AMA Bonus: Just A Friend

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A teaser for our upcoming episode with comedian Hannibal Buress as our V.I.P. Yes, his game involves a hat tip to Biz Markie's "Just A Friend," performed here by Jonathan Coulton with an assist from our in-house audience. 

Hear the entire episode with Hannibal starting April 10th, 2014.

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AMA Bonus: Blurred Rhymes

Friday, April 04, 2014

Remember way back in the summer of 2013, when you couldn't escape Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"? Well, we think the lyrics could have used some work; after all he rhymes "you wanna hug me" with "what rhymes with hug me?" So, we rewrote the song into a trivia game where all the answers rhyme with "hug me"...sort of.Hear the song in its entirety, sung by our favorite piano-playing troubadour, Julian Velard. You provide the answers.

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Our Delicious Bodies

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Cannibalism is gross, but admittedly, ladyfinger cakes are delicious. Try not to get too hungry as you think up various foods, all of which have a human body part in their name.
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Insert Coin Here

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Video game characters lead dangerous lives, so they could use our advice on how to stay out of trouble. Identify classic video games based on some helpful tips — before the ghosts get you!
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What's In A Name? Another Name

Thursday, April 03, 2014

What do Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? A name, obviously. In this game, identify famous people whose full names are found within the names of other celebrities.
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