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AMA Bonus: The Aristocrats (The NPR Version)

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Aristocrats is the dirtiest, most offensive joke in history — an exercise in extremes for both comedians and audiences alike, and famously told by this week's Very Important Puzzler Gilbert Gottfried. Here, Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg tries her hand at a version devised especially for NPR listeners. Still: NSFW.

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Too Soon!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This week host Ophira Eisenberg talks with legendary stand-up Gilbert Gottfried about the lines that can’t be crossed in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, Gottfried whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.

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Passionate Proclamations With Gilbert Gottfried

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The legendary stand-up discusses "crossing the line" in comedy. Then, in his signature voice, he whispers sweet nothings into your ear in a game about famous romances throughout history.

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Go Johnny, Go!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Go, Johnny Coulton, go! Our one-man house band plays the Chuck Berry classic "Johnny B. Goode" with the lyrics rewritten to be about other famous guys named John. Can you sing your way to victory?

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The Big Score

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We wish we were as enthusiastic about anything as announcer Andres Cantor is about a soccer ball going into a net. Play a game about words or names that contain the sound "go," like "GOOOOO-pher!"

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The Time Machine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Travel back to 1914. All questions must be answered from the vantage point of that year, such as, how many stars are on the US Flag? But be quick: WWI is about to start and the Wi-Fi here is terrible.

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Rap It Up

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We're wrapping up the show with a game featuring the letters R-A-P. All answers contain those letters in consecutive order. For example, "a long-haired lady in fairy tales" is "Rapunzel."

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Cultured Film Quotes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We love low-brow film, but every once in a while, we crave high culture. In this game, we've classed up a few famous movie quotes with the names of important historical figures: "I'll be Bach."

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Everything But The 'Y'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

There are words...and then there are super words! Supervocalics are words that include each of the vowels A, E, I, O and U, like "tambourine." All of the answers in this game share this special power.

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AMA Bonus: Gilbert Gottfried Unearths Stories of Old Hollywood

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried goes deep into stories of Old Hollywood with the guests on his Amazing Colossal Podcast. In this bonus clip, Gottfried recalls some highlights, such as when Boris Karloff's daughter reminisced about Karloff giving Frank Sinatra acting lessons, and David Steinberg told the story of winding up on then-President Richard Nixon's enemies list.

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Let It Lopez

Thursday, September 11, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 315) The Oscar-winning songwriters for Disney's Frozen, Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, lend their voices to a puzzling parody of "Let It Go," and a fierce V.I.P. game pitting spouse vs. spouse.

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AMA Bonus: Get Geeky

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

How do you get your geek on? If you're Ask Me Another, then you rewrite the lyrics to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" to be clues about other geeky hobbies. And if you're musical guest Julian Velard, then you break out your vocoder and perform it in your best robot voice. 

This game originally appeared in Episode 325 "What's The Magic Word?"

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What's The Magic Word?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

(Episode 325) Lev Grossman, this week’s V.I.P. and the bestselling author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians, explains what happens when wizards lack guidance counselors, and takes you on a trip to the arcade.

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Celebrity Sightings

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Celebrities: they're just like us! They shop in malls, eat fast food and play word games. In this round, mash up chain stores or restaurants with celebrity names, like "Betty White Castle."

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Bachelor Of Yarrts

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Our Ask Me Another linguistic team figured out how to sound like a pirate: simply put a "Y" in front of words that starts with "A-R." Yarr! How many buccaneer words can you guess?

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Double Trouble

Thursday, September 04, 2014

What do LL Cool J and e. e. cummings have in common? Not only could both spit a mean verse, their names also both begin with a double letter, as do all of the answers in this final round game.

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Get Geeky

Thursday, September 04, 2014

If you're a fan of nerdy hobbies, then today's your lucky day! Julian Velard breaks out the vocoder and sings the Daft Punk song "Get Lucky" with the lyrics rewritten to be about geeky activities.

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Lev Grossman Catches Arcade Fever

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The author of the fantasy trilogy The Magicians talks about mentorship and Harry Potter. Then, he trades his magical keyboard for an Atari Centipede trackball in a game all about classic video games.

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Random Questions With: John Flansburgh

Thursday, September 04, 2014

This week's puzzle guru is so major, he's a Giant! They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh recounts past odd jobs and TV show theme songs he never got to write.

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In The Beginning

Thursday, September 04, 2014

"Now, the story of a wealthy family who lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together, it's..." our first game! Guess these opening narrations to TV shows.

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