Two professional competitive eaters square off in a game inspired by a Twisted Sister song. Plus V.I.P., Bon Appétit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport dishes about culinary trends and the scourge of Yelp.
Eat, pray and love your way through games about Italian foods, oddly-named deities and the best part of any newspaper--the funny pages--with V.I.P. and bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert.
This week's Very Important Puzzler, designer and potter Jonathan Adler, creates his eye-catching home furnishings much like we aim to design our games — to be colorful, witty and full of joy.
Games for grammar geeks and foodies, plus V.I.P. and pop culture-maven Julie Klausner dishes on Real Housewives and her abiding love for The Monkees.
Contestants play the "Ask Me One More" final round spelling bee-style. You can almost hear the tension in the room.
Discover baseball oddities with the father of fantasy baseball, combine highbrow folks (world leaders) with the lowest form of comedy (puns) and find out what happens when house musician Jonathan Coulton applies his mellow song stylings to the electric wizard, Jimi Hendrix.
Happy holidays from Ask Me Another!
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Sing a comical rendition of "Deck the Halls" and learn about quirky holiday traditions from around the world with writer A.J. Jacobs, The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and comedian John Hodgman.
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?
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