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N-E-R-D Alert

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Be on the lookout for 'banner drops,' 'dinner dates' and other words, names and phrases that have the letters N-E-R-D in order.
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Bring Your 'Eh' Game

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What sound does a frog make when it plays this popular lawn game in Canada? Croak-eh? All the answers in this game are words that become other words when pronounced with a Canadian accent.
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Just Because

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What famous spy likes his martinis shaken, not stirred? Every answer for this final round is the name of a person or fictional character with the initials JB.
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All Hail The Mighty Quiz Show!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The creators of the cult podcast Welcome to Night Vale reflect on its runaway success and help lead a game about mysterious phenomena...that one should never speak of or acknowledge. This message will now self-destruct.
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AMA Bonus: Night Vale's Cecil, On Cecil

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How does Cecil Baldwin get into the mind of Cecil Gershwin Palmer, the voice of Night Vale on the cult podcast Welcome To Night Vale? It involves underwear.
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Puzzlehood!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.
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Puzzlehood

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ethan Hawke talks about the challenges of maintaining a successful acting career over several decades... and making a movie over the course of 12 years. The release of 2014's BOYHOOD, nominated for six Oscars (including Best Supporting Actor for Hawke), marked his eighth collaboration with director Richard Linklater. This episode originally aired on November 6, 2014.
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AMA Bonus: Mo Willems Fan Mail To Charles Schulz

Friday, February 13, 2015

Beloved children's author Mo Willems (Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus!) knew he wanted to write at an early age. In this bonus clip, our VIP goes back to his own childhood and recounts a well-intentioned letter he sent to his hero, Charles Schulz.
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The Pigeon Is On A Game Show!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Calling all Knuffle Bunnies: Children's author Mo Willems wants his books to be "played," not read, and recalls how a botched job interview landed him on Sesame Street. Plus House-Musician Joanthan Coulton plays a cry-along "Cat's In The Cradle" game.
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Teen Angstagrams

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Decode devious anagrams with novelist and word whiz Meg Wolitzer. The author of THE INTERESTINGS talks about the challenges in writing her first young adult novel BELZHAR and her own adolescent journaling habits. And speaking of young adults, toast your favorite mock-tails in a music game called THE TEETOTALLER'S PLAYLIST.
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Second Chances

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, who recently took over the leading role in his one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway smash hit, Hedwig And The Angry Inch (which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival). Plus, former contestants return to try and redeem themselves in this "second chances" show (Rebroadcast, Episode 327).
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The Actor Factor

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stars sell movies. Be honest: would you rather watch Snakes on a Plane or "Snakes on a John Wayne"? In this game, contestants replace words in movie titles with rhyming celebrity names.
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The Hills Are Alive

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Every correct answer contains the letters H-I-L-L. What phrase metaphorically refers to a fatal weak spot? If you slay this round, then perhaps you don't have one of these when it comes to trivia.
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Buffer The Consequences

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's going down at Ask Me Another! Don't crumble or stumble under the pressure, because in this game contestants have to think of words that end in "-umble." So let's get ready to...
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Sports, Explicated

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grab your oversized porous foam digit, because in this game, contestants must decipher the names of college sports teams from an overly literal explanation. Go athlete! Do the sport!
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State Of Mind

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Get on that midnight train to...North Korea?? Guess what US state actually completes these lyrics as Jonathan Coulton sings famous songs with the wrong geographic regions in their titles.
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John Darnielle: Master Of Reality

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Death metal really does come from the heart," says The Mountain Goats frontman and author of Wolf In White Van. In Durham, he plays "The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton."
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This, That Or The Other: IX

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves and old-timey occupations sound so alike? All the clues in this game fit into one of these three categories.
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'Til Death Metal Do Us Part

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grab a Corpse Reviver and perform a Shining Wizard with your Thimblerigger (Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves, and old-timey occupations sound so alike?).  Then get loud with North Carolina local John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats as he explores the heart of death metal.
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A Primate Example

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

(Rebroadcast) Brush up on your British slang with Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the Rings), who talks about getting into the mind of Caesar the ape, reveals the origin of Gollum's creepy voice, and teases us ever-so-slightly about his upcoming role in Star Wars VII.
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