Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers
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.
Nov 21, 2013 — We put the best-selling horror author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series to the test in this Ask Me Another Challenge based on an audience poll. Did Stine know what scares our listeners more: ghosts, or being alone for the rest of your life? Plus, Stine reveals his own biggest fear.
Nov 21, 2013 — If you're a person of a certain age, this horror author probably terrified or delighted you with his Goosebumps and Fear Street series. Stine joined Ask Me Another to recount his origins as a humor writer and his "controversial" thoughts on things that go "bump" in the night.
Nov 14, 2013 — Once we discovered that our V.I.P., actor Justin Long, had a knack for celebrity impersonations, we had to hear them. So we put Long to work reading famous movie lines in the voices of actors Michael J. Fox, Sam Rockwell, Woody Allen and more. Plus, Jonathan Coulton performs a cover of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long." Yeah, we went there.
Oct 31, 2013 — The front man of the bands Minor Threat, Fugazi and The Evens played a fundamental role in the development of Washington, D.C.'s punk and straight-edge scene. Hear MacKaye opine on everything from performing for audiences with the lights on, to the importance of dental care.
Oct 31, 2013 — Throughout his career as a musician, MacKaye has played, listened to and analyzed countless hours of music. But how will he fare in our version of "Name That Tune"? MacKaye teams up with NPR's Stephen Thompson to identify acoustic renditions of punk songs performed by house musician Jonathan Coulton.
Oct 24, 2013 — Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, make fun of bad movies for our enjoyment. On Ask Me Another, the pair goes head to head to guess whether hilarities such as "War With the Mutant Spider Ants" or "Death Bed: The Bed That Eats" are movie titles, Choose Your Own Adventure book titles, or Weekly World News tabloid headlines.
Oct 24, 2013 — The author of the memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison speaks about navigating the prison social structure, how cooking behind bars allowed her to bond with fellow inmates, and the differences between her actual experiences and those depicted in the hit Netflix series based on her story.
Oct 10, 2013 — The former Late Show With David Letterman writer has penned fake oral histories of former President George W. Bush and reclusive writer J.D. Salinger. Hear Ruprecht explain how he crafts these phony accounts, and play a game in which he must distinguish quotes by Bush, Holden Caulfield, and David Hasselhoff.
Sep 12, 2013 — The editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit magazine sits down with host Ophira Eisenberg to chat about bizarre culinary trends, the enduring appeal of simple Italian cooking, and why the term "foodie" has become the new 'f' word. Plus, Rapoport goes head-to-head with professional competitive eater Eric "Badlands" Booker to identify major restaurant chains based on their real-life Yelp reviews.