Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers
May 3, 2013 — This week's Very Important Puzzler talks about his life as a "human guinea pig," from trying to become the healthiest person in the world, to living by the Bible for a whole year. Plus, we put Jacobs in the puzzle hot seat for an Ask Me Another Challenge about famous people who go by two initials and a last name.
Apr 19, 2013 — Host Ophira Eisenberg interviews the actor, comedian and long-suffering father of two. Michael offers up some sound parenting advice and reveals the once-in-a-lifetime role he dropped out of NYU to pursue: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Mar 29, 2013 — This week's Very Important Puzzler sits down with host Ophira Eisenberg to talk about what it takes to be an International Grandmaster of chess and how technology has changed the game. Plus, we test Ashley's knowledge on the human quirks of famous chess masters.
Feb 22, 2013 — Hear the actor's unlikely Hollywood success story, which began with him talking his way onto the Paramount lot and resulted in his roles in Police Academy, Diner and Three Men and a Baby. Plus, we challenge him to determine which of three celebrities is the father of some notable babies.
Feb 8, 2013 — The author of How To Sharpen Pencils is the master of the artisanally-sharpened No. 2. So what happens when we pit him against another graphite enthusiast in the ultimate pencil trivia match? Only one can prove that he is, indeed, the sharpest. Pencils of the mechanical sort will not be discussed.
Jan 25, 2013 — Our Very Important Puzzler is a renaissance man—he's been a cheesemonger, literary agent, traffic counter and more. A self-proclaimed expert in eschatology, the study of endings and destiny, he's a perfect candidate for our quiz on apocalyptic predictions.
Jan 8, 2013 — Everyone has a go-to drink, but only the real heavy-hitters get theirs named after them. (Would Tom Collins have thirsted for his eponymous drink, had he existed?) V.I.P. and bartender Rosie Schaap knows a thing or two about a good cocktail—having clocked over 13,000 hours in bars—so we test her mixological know-how against one of her regulars.
Jan 3, 2013 — With a V.I.P. as exciting as legendary sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, we had to pull out all the stops. So we conducted a highly-scientific sex survey of our audience and quizzed Dr. Ruth on the results. Suffice it to say, the lady knows sex. Plus, Jonathan Coulton plays a sexy song about about monogamy—a cover of George Michael's "Faith."
Dec 20, 2012 — Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone are two clowns who met in Afghanistan, fell in love and ran away to join the circus.
Dec 20, 2012 — Listen as Broadway star Crisitin Milioti (of Once) goes head to head against another Jersey native in an Ask Me Another Challenge about the fascinating people and ingenious inventions that were birthed by the Garden State. Plus, Jonathan Coulton takes us out with a cover of Bon Jovi's "Livin' On A Prayer."