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.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
This week on Car Talk, Darlene’s bumpy road-trip prompts Ray to remember his explosive lesson about the dangers of over-inflated tires. Elsewhere, Cynthia hopes Tom and Ray can settle her brothers’ tug-of-war over a vintage Camaro, but it’s more likely they’ll just add a Magliozzi family feud to the mix. Also, Bill’s steering wheel is re-enacting “Ghostbusters” by oozing an odd substance; Marsha’s wondering if adding oil to her coolant is the end of the world, or at least the end of her Previa; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if marriage cured Ellen’s fiance of his high-performance add-on addiction. All this, plus the return of the Puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Friday, September 12, 2014
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?"
Saturday, September 06, 2014
This week on Car Talk, former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee plays a round of Stump the Chumps. Find out if Tom and Ray helped get Bill’s BMW running, or thrown one way over the backstop. Elsewhere, Jeff promised his girlfriend he’d get a driver’s license this Summer. The calendar has turned, and Jeff is still sans license, so what he needs now is a good excuse. Also, Ashley loves her Beetle, but it may be killing her with CO poisoning; Chris wants to know how big a dope slap to give her husband for keeping the heat on during a six-hour drive in 96 degree temperatures; and can Tom and Ray do any better diagnosing a broken lawnmower than they did on electric brakes? Well, they couldn’t do worse, right? All this and more, this week on Car
Friday, September 05, 2014
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians trilogy, doesn't mind that his books are often compared to Harry Potter, though decidedly more adult. In fact, he's a Potter fanatic who once got to meet his idol: J.K. Rowling. But: she didn't agree with Lev's assessment of one of her most maligned characters.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
This week on Car Talk, Richard the Goat Rescuer’s new pals like to climb on things—including cars, and especially Richard’s girlfriend’s Alfa Romeo. Does Richard need to turn to shock therapy to ground the goats and save his relationship? Elsewhere, Jeff’s Isuzu needs a new engine, but Jeff is worried that a transplant will irrevocably change his car’s soul. Can Tom and Ray provide some divine guidance on this existential-automotive conundrum? Also, Helena and her husband found a dream used car with one idiosyncrasy—it only goes in Reverse. Good thing it came with a spare transmission in the trunk. And, guess what turned up in a government auction—Sonja Henie’s tutu! Find out how, this week on Car Talk
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
(Rebroadcast, Episode 309) What's love got to do with it? A lot, actually. We explore the fuzzy feelings among families, couples and a puzzle guru and his games. Plus screenwriter and author Delia Ephron shares tales from the front lines of the romantic comedy business.