The bell: either friend or foe to all contestants who grace the stage at Ask Me Another.
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The Man Who Knew Too Much. Way Too Much.

Our brainy V.I.P., John Hodgman, shares a few of his favorite apocalyptic prophesies. Plus, contestants are put to some pop culture challenges, like deciphering breakfast cereal haikus and a remixed nursery rhyme.

So you think you're a TV buff. But how well do you know shows by their episode titles? Contestants are put to some pop culture challenges, like deciphering breakfast cereal haikus and a remixed nursery rhyme. Plus, our Mystery Guest this week is a certain brainiac who shares a few of his favorite apocalyptic prophesies.

"I could be wrong, you know:" John Hodgman notes that while his book That Is All is intensely concerned with "the coming global superpocalypse," it also contains much information about travel and sports and wine, and is "not depressing." Brantley Gutierrez/Brantley Gutierrez hide caption

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John Hodgman: How Much Does The Know-It-All Know?

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