In this rousing hour, taped live in Boston, we play games with three hometown heroes: film critic Wesley Morris, young adult author Lois Lowry, and the wit of Capitol Hill--former Congressman Barney Frank.
Former Congressman Barney Frank chats with host Ophira Eisenberg at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Mass.
The "Frankenstein-Dracula," the "King's Indian" and the "Fried Liver" are all famous ways to do what? As this week's V.I.P., International Grandmaster of chess Maurice Ashley, knows, they're all strategies to begin a chess match. In this episode, Ashley divulges his own chess-playing strategy that combines Zen-like meditation with CIA-like mind games.
Strap on your safety goggles: we're turning up the Bunsen burners for a special math and science-themed episode. Our V.I.P., mathematician Steven Strogatz, is on a mission to prove that math isn't scary, but actually joyful.
Puzzle guru John Chaneski rocks his famous "nrd" shirt at the World Science Festival taping of Ask Me Another at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
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Our V.I.P is comedian, actor and author Michael Ian Black, who reveals how becoming a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle launched his career. Plus, a round of "This, That or The Other" that involves Star Wars planets.