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AMA Bonus, Day 5: John Cameron Mitchell, Not Safe for Radio

Monday, December 29, 2014

On the 5th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: an un-cut interview with John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).

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AMA Bonus, Day 4: The Best Piece of Trivia You Learned This Week: Fruit Stickers Edition

Sunday, December 28, 2014

On the 4th day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: the truth about fruit stickers' edibility.

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AMA Bonus, Day 3: How Do You Pronounce "Knuffle"?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

On the 3rd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Mo Willems pronouncing "Knuffle Bunny" properly.

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AMA Bonus, Day 2: Lake Street Dive Carols on Balloons

Friday, December 26, 2014

On the 2nd day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Lake Street Dive's helium revelry.

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AMA Bonus, Day 1: Blaze of Gloria

Thursday, December 25, 2014

On the 1st day of bonuses, Ask Me Another gave to me: Jonathan Coulton's song of glo-wing glo-ry.

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Studio 360

Tarzan in the Village, by Jack Handey

Thursday, December 25, 2014

When Tarzan follows Jane to New York City, things get a little bit … hairy.

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Holiday Spectacular 2013

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sing a comical rendition of "Deck The Halls" and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.

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AMA Bonus: Christmas Is Coming

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sing along in a round with Jonathan Coulton and Oscar-winning Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Happy holidays! In other news, you just learned what a ha'penny is. Because you heard it in the song, and Googled it. You're welcome.

Hear the full 2014 Holiday Spectacular episode on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and askmeanother.npr.org.

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The Takeaway

Actor Oscar Nuñez Believes The Future Is Bright for Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Nuñez, this historic policy shift is deeply personal. He was born in Cuba, brought up in the United States, and his parents even went to school with Fidel Castro.

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Holiday Spectacular 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

This show's stuffed tighter than a Christmas turkey, with festive food trivia, song parodies and reindeer games galore. Plus Frozen's composers take on a Mariah Carey classic (you know the one).

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LIES

Jared Logan Is the Next Johnny Depp

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

They had Thanksgiving dinner together. And according to "The Secret"—his religion—that’s enough to put comedian Jared Logan in the same class as Depp himself.

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AMA Bonus: Spectacular Wrongness

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year: the Ask Me Another Holiday Spectacular! This year, we want to celebrate our contestants by highlighting those who give us the wrong answers, but do it in spectacular style. So next time you don't know the right answer, just take a cue from these fine folks. 

Hear the full Holiday episode starting Thursday, December 18th. 

Music: "I Don't Know How To Drive" by Julian Velard. "Ask Me Another Theme" by Jonathan Coulton.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fueled By a Dark Past, Richard Pryor Produced Comedic Genius

Monday, December 15, 2014

Scott Saul discusses his biography on of the life and career of comedian Richard Pryor.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 12, 2014

A graphic novel made out of animated GIFs, inspirational quotes from Werner Herzog, and heavy metal Christmas music. 
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This Birbiglian Life

Thursday, December 11, 2014

(Rebroadcast) You're in for a hilarious religious experience this week, as our Very Important Puzzler, comedian Mike Birbiglia, shares some bizarre personal tales, including why he once considered becoming a priest.

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LIES

Natalie Morales Had Voice Surgery to Sound Younger

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The actress from Parks & Rec, White Collar, Girls, and more talks about acting to pay for school, and why she takes comedy very seriously. 

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Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, December 05, 2014

A win for Star Wars is somehow a loss for George Lucas, and Chris Rock gives the most tweetable interview of the year.
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Coupe De Grace

Thursday, December 04, 2014

This week on the show, break the rules of spelling, sing along to our re-write of Lorde's "Royals" (that is about actual royalty), and, if it pleases the court, test your knowledge of cliché legal phrases with star of Benched and Happy Endings, Eliza Coupe. 

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Specials

Here's The Thing: Jerry Seinfeld

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Alec Baldwin sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: High Maintenance: The Internet's Best TV Show

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair don’t recall how the idea for High Maintenance came to them. Considering the show’s subject matter, that’s to be expected.
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