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.
They Might Be Giants.
Brooklyn's oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC's Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.
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.
Host Ophira Eisenberg.
We quiz TV critic Emily Nussbaum on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, peek into the world of Wiki-wars and relive some great movie soundtrack moments. Who will vanquish the competition?
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.
Actor and director John Turturro.
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John Turturro, a regular in films by the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and explosions-loving Michael Bay, recently hit the director's chair himself. How will the Quiz Show star fare on a real game show?
Host Ophira Eisenberg welcomes two brave contestants to the puzzle hot seat. Excitement? Nerves? You bet.
Hear about one man's quests to read the encyclopedia from A to Z, live his life according to the Bible, and achieve bodily perfection—author A.J. Jacobs. How do you quiz the V.I.P. who knows it all?
Learn all about proper party etiquette from this week's V.I.P, the self-proclaimed "King of Partying," musician Andrew W.K. Plus, we'll quiz him on the epic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.
Milwaukee's Bronze Fonz.
From Milwaukee's Pabst Theater, VIPs Aimee Mann and Ted Leo perform an ode to Brew City. Plus, a tribute to Happy Days' hometown with a round of trivia about other shows that have "jumped the shark."
Prepare yourself for a double dose of NPR hosts. This week's Very Important Puzzler, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal, reveals a few of his show's zaniest moments.
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