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Leggo My Lego

Thursday, March 20, 2014

(Episode 312) Revisit a cherished childhood hobby with this week's Very Important Puzzler, LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya, who builds astounding, life-size sculptures out of those magical bricks.

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AMA Bonus: An Extra Bit of "California"

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hear Jonathan Coulton perform a cover of Rufus Wainwright's "California," recorded at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco during the comedy festival SF Sketchfest.

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AMA Bonus: Happy Pi Day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy March 14th - aka Pi Day! How will you celebrate? Why not check out this bonus round from our holiday episode, with VIP John Hodgman stepping into the role of puzzlemaster.

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Outta This World

Thursday, March 13, 2014

We're going galactic with this final round. Play along as puzzle guru Art Chung quizzes contestants on some truly extraterrestrial trivia, in which the answers are all things found in outer space.
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The News, According To Huey Lewis

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ask Me Another: it's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes, but it might just save your life. Jonathan Coulton twists Huey Lewis & the News' "The Power of Love," into a game about the 1980s.
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Danny Pudi: What's My One-Liner?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Get to know Pudi, who is best known as Community's idiosyncratic Abed, as he reveals his hidden talents, such as flirting in Polish, quoting lines from action movies and lighting himself on fire.
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You Can't Handle The Handle

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Many will recognize the "@" or "at" symbol from its place in Twitter usernames. Here, @jonathancoulton leads a challenging word game involving a play on adding the letters "a-t" to word beginnings.
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Yahoo, Seriously? With Farhad Manjoo

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Who's a "dead guy with crazy hair because he invented physics"? New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and his opponent try to identify historic figures from dubious Yahoo! Answers descriptions.
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Adam Savage: Bust That Myth!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

As one half of the Mythbusters duo, Savage has tested over 800 myths on TV. Many were death-defying, though all of them, Savage admits, begat great stories. Hear a few of his favorites.
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Puzzlin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bust myths, sing news and break out beloved action movies one-liners: from the San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest, we play games with Community's Danny Pudi, Mythbusters' Adam Savage and tech columnist Farhad Manjoo.

 

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AMA Bonus: Danny Pudi Makes Docs and Adam Savage Calls Space

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

For us, the mark of a good show is when we agonize over what to air, and what gets left on the cutting room floor. Our show in San Francisco at the SF Sketchfest comedy festival was one such show. Enjoy these extra clips from Community's Danny Pudi and Mythbusters' Adam Savage, and be sure to check out the full episode starting March 13, 2014.

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Lizz Free Or Die (R)

Thursday, March 06, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 215) Word nerds, unite! This week's show will whet your appetite for wordplay with a game that mashes up famous names and food items into portmanteaus. Our Very Important Puzzler, comedian and co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, is a bonafide game fanatic who shares the definitions of her own, made-up vocabulary, and plays a game about her home state of Minnesota.

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AMA Bonus: Stand Up For San Francisco

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In anticipation of our special episode recorded live in San Francisco as part of the comedy festival SF Sketchfest, here’s a taste of host Ophira Eisenberg’s rather salty stand-up set from the evening’s pre-show. 

You can hear this episode, featuring VIPs Danny Pudi and Adam Savage, as a podcast starting March 13th, 2014.

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Keep It Country

Thursday, February 27, 2014

We're going around the world for this game, in which every answer contains the name of a country. Puzzle guru John Chaneski stumps our contestants in the shortest Ask Me Another final round ever.
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Product Placement IV

Thursday, February 27, 2014

What if companies put their products in the titles of films? In this game, combine the names of famous brands and movies to imagine the resulting product placement, like "Some Like It Hot Pockets."
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Weird Almanac Facts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Did you know that the average American ate 11 times as many avocados in 2011 than in 1970? V.I.P. Sarah Janssen, editor of The 2014 World Almanac, helps lead this game about strange-but-true facts.
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All Answers Are Alliterative

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fee, fi, fo, fum! We smell a word game... in this one, you'd better bend your brain to come up with answers that are all three- or four-word alliterative phrases.
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Oscar Winners

Thursday, February 27, 2014

No cutoff music here: take your time while you identify fictional and factual "Oscars" based on the speeches they might give if they won Academy Awards.
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A Family Affair

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snap your fingers as Jonathan Coulton performs the The Addams Family theme with the lyrics rewritten to be about other families, both real and fictional. Your job? Tell us what clan we're describing.
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Sarah Janssen: It's In The Book

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Does The World Almanac include a list of the worst national flags? We wish! Play along as Ophira Eisenberg asks the book's editor whether a given article is in the almanac, or if we just made it up.
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