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Puzzlin' On The Dock Of The Bay

Thursday, October 16, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 311) Bust myths, sing the news and quote action movies: from the San Francisco comedy festival SF Sketchfest, we play games with Community's Danny Pudi, Mythbusters' Adam Savage and tech writer Farhad Manjoo.

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AMA Bonus: Happy [Canadian] Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 13, 2014

To you Canadian listeners: Happy Thanksgiving! Take a breather from all that family catch-up time to check in with fellow Canucks Ophira Eisenberg and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons. They swap stories about their favorite local foods, and the best circumstances in which to enjoy them. (Do YOU know the best time to eat poutine? We bet you do.)

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Pack Your Knives And Go Play Trivia

Thursday, October 09, 2014

(Episode 328) Food writer, culinary expert and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons dishes on which food trends you should heed and which are oh-so-last-year. Hello quinoa, good-bye cakepop!

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Instrument Man

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Sing us a song you're the... Glockenspiel Man? House musician Jonathan Coulton sings Billy Joel's Piano Man with the lyrics rewritten to be about a musical dude jamming out on other instruments.

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It's All Swedish To Me

Thursday, October 09, 2014

In this game we honor the best cook in television history: The Swedish Chef from The Muppets. All the answers must be repeated three times in his signature accent and will rhyme with "bork-bork-bork!"

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Battle of The Silver Screen Sexes

Thursday, October 09, 2014

This final round game is all about movies with either "man" or "woman" in the title, like "Rain Man" and "Scent of a Woman." Who will be the last man or woman standing?

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Disconsolate Consonants

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Why are these consonants so gloomy? Because they're all alone. Each answer is a word with just one consonant. For example, the letter D is surrounded by vowels in a French word meaning goodbye: adieu.

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Retro Is The New Retro

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Here's a linguistic oddity for you: Retronyms are names for things that have to be altered after newer versions appear. What retronym was needed after the electric guitar arrived? Acoustic guitar.

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Gail Simmons: A Top Chef's Duel

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Given Simmons' Top Chef judging cred, we ask her to turn her discerning palate toward taking down some trendy foods that have overstayed their welcome. She's still waiting for a good cake pop.

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Random Questions With: Gail Simmons

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Top Chef judge knows a thing or two about food. But where does she stand on breakfast for dinner vs. leftovers for breakfast? In this game, competing foods battle it out for Simmons' approval.

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AMA Bonus: Top Chef's Weirdest Dishes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

After 11 seasons and many spin-offs, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has tried a lot of different dishes. "A lot" is actually an understatement. In this podcast extra, host Ophira Eisenberg wanted to know about the worst and the weirdest. 

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AMA Bonus: Top Chef's Weirdest Dishes

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

After 11 seasons and many spin-offs, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons has tried a lot of different dishes. "A lot" is actually an understatement. In this podcast extra, host Ophira Eisenberg wanted to know about the worst and the weirdest. 

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Meet Me In Milwaukee

Thursday, October 02, 2014

(Rebroadcast, Episode 316) From Milwaukee's Pabst Theater, VIPs Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform an ode to Brew City. Plus, a tribute to the Happy Days hometown with a round of trivia about other shows that have "jumped the shark."

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Second Chances

Thursday, September 25, 2014

(Episode 327) Put on some makeup and a wig with John Cameron Mitchell, whose one man show - turned - cult hit film - turned - Broadway extravaganza Hedwig and the Angry Inch won a 2014 Tony for Best Musical Revival. Plus, former contestants return to try to redeem themselves in this “second chances” show.

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Playground Nationals

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Don't you wish that the games you played as a kid were announced by professional sportscasters? In this game, try to figure out the playground classic as called from the skybox.

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I Saw The Signs

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Signs, signs, everywhere signs! House musician Jonathan Coulton sings "The Sign" by evil Swedish pop wizards Ace of Base, with rewritten lyrics that hint to actual signs, signals and omens.

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Worst. Vacation. Ever.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The world's a lonely planet, so why not turn to the Internet to figure out which spots need company. Try to guess which famous landmarks are depicted in these less-than-positive TripAdvisor reviews.

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Step up to the mound — every answer in this game is a word, phrase or proper noun that also contains a baseball term. Catch my drift?

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Animal Instincts

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Redemption is nigh for returning contestants who have reached the final round. Whose instincts about names containing animals (Snoop Dogg) will lead to victory?

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Random Questions With: John Cameron Mitchell

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Tony Award-winner is best known for creating the story of a transgender punk-rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. In this game, we remove the make-up and discover the man under the wig.

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