Our one-man house band Jonathan Coulton wields his mighty axe in the name of puzzles.
Play it again, Coulton. This week, revisit some of the most raucous and rolling musical games from the Ask Me Another archives. They're led by our house musician, the geek-rock legend himself, Jonathan Coulton.
Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay (left) and house musician Jonathan Coulton ham it up at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, with a rendition of the tune "Get Along Little Doggies."
Clean up Bruce Willis' Die Hard catchphrase, trivialize some dog breeds and guess celebrities with triple names. Plus, Nellie McKay uses her voice and brain to show her love of the icon Doris Day.
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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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 Will Hines got into the spooky spirit in costume as a safari dude.
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Best-selling children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, Fear Street) inspires games designed to scare the answers out of you. Plus: what scares the man whose job it is to scare kids of all ages?
As the saying goes, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery," and this week's Very Important Puzzler, actor Justin Long has a knack for impressions.
Director Paul Feig (The Heat, Bridesmaids, Freaks and Geeks) pantomimes one of his childhood magic tricks, on Ask Me Another stage.
Paul Feig, director of Bridesmaids and Spy, discusses why funny women should be bigger stars, and reflects on the legacy of Freaks and Geeks.
Ian MacKaye: Punk rock icon, dental missionary. He joined Ask Me Another at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Shake things up in our nation's capital with one of D.C.'s music legends. V.I.P Ian MacKaye, of punk bands Fugazi and Minor Threat, shares tales from the road and muses about what "punk" means today.
Get ready for trivia!
Our V.I.P. this week is Piper Kerman, author of the memoir-turned-TV series Orange is the New Black: My Year In A Women's Prison. Plus, two Mystery Science Theater 3000 veterans riff on bad movies.
The star of Diner, Cocoon, and Three Men and a Baby wears plenty of other hats – author, reality show contestant, even Guinness World Record holder. In this episode we'll explore all things Gute.
Very Important Puzzler Tom Ruprecht waxes poetic on writing phony oral histories with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on stage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
Want to know what J.D. Salinger was really up to during all those years as a recluse? He wrote racy letters to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dined with Michael Jackson and cut a track with the Foo Fighters. At least according to V.I.P. Tom Ruprecht, a former Late Show With David Letterman writer and author of a totally phony oral history of Salinger's life.
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