Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers
Feb 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.
Feb 13, 2014 — Ephron is no stranger to romantic comedies, having written and produced the likes of You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle alongside her sister Nora. She discusses her path from a "Girl Friday" to following in the family writing footsteps, and her recent visit to the pet psychic. Then she falls head over heels for our quiz on rom-com tag lines.
Jan 30, 2014 — Bell's late night comedy show may have recently joined the ranks of "brilliant-but-canceled," but its host says he's just getting started. He dropped by Ask Me Another to discuss the ups and down of having his first TV "internship" broadcast nationally, share life advice from Chris Rock and drop some hints about what's next for him.
Jan 16, 2014 — The "uber chick lit" author of Eat, Pray, Love may surprise you. She's cross dressed in public, befriended a moss expert and revisited the filthiest New York watering hole, where she worked — all in the pursuit of great stories. Gilbert joins Ask Me Another to discuss such adventurous pursuits, including unearthing authentic 19th-century erotica to inform her new period novel, The Signature of All Things.
Jan 9, 2014 — Host Ophira Eisenberg puts designer Jonathan Adler in the puzzle hot seat for a quiz all about how certain colors got their name. Does the guy who coined the word "chambeige" know which color is named after a desert-dwelling animal that also gives its hair to make overcoats? Find out.
Jan 9, 2014 — You may have seen designer Jonathan Adler's home furnishings in the interiors of discerning homeowners — but just how does he come up those eye-catching creations? Adler joined Ask Me Another to chat about his career as a potter and where he finds inspiration to make his colorful, joyous creations.
Dec 17, 2013 — Why should Christmas get all the attention? Host Ophira Eisenberg teams up with comedian John Hodgman for a spirited reading of the famous poem popularly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," with the lines rewritten to be about some less popular holidays and days of observance.
Dec 17, 2013 — Host Ophira Eisenberg pits comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead against a contestant in a game in which they must reproduce sound effects and music, like Tarzan's yell or the Jaws theme.
Dec 17, 2013 — What tradition do you think really exists: "the burning of the devil" in Guatemala or leatherback turtle races in Barbados? Hear writer A.J. Jacobs figure out which quirky holiday traditions from around the world are real, and which are fake.
Dec 5, 2013 — Considering the satin-voiced singer's fourth record, Normal as Blueberry Pie, was a tribute to Doris Day, we put McKay in the puzzle hot seat for a quiz about the legendary actress and singer. Plus, hear what vinyl she's currently spinning, and why she brought a pair of leopard-print, "second-hand love cuffs" to the show.